budget cuts http://wfae.org en Teaching Farmers How To Farm In Concord http://wfae.org/post/teaching-farmers-how-farm-concord <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Say you want to become a farmer. If you didn't grow up on a farm, where do you start? In </span>Cabarrus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County, you can go to farm school.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://lomaxfarm.org/" target="_blank">Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm</a> was launched in 2009 to give first-generation farmers an opportunity to learn the trade.</p><p>And earlier this month, it was the subject of a funding controversy that led to the organic farm being shut down for a week in the middle of the growing season.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:34:05 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 54840 at http://wfae.org Teaching Farmers How To Farm In Concord Budget Cuts Mean NC Is Failing Students, Say Districts In Leandro Case http://wfae.org/post/budget-cuts-mean-nc-failing-students-say-districts-leandro-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawyers representing low-income school districts say North Carolina has abandoned its efforts to make sure it provides all students a sound, basic education.&nbsp; They say budget cuts are keeping the state from living up to its commitment. They’re asking a judge to hold a hearing on the matter in August.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>WFAE’s Lisa Miller joins All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey to discuss:</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:40:12 +0000 Lisa Miller 50644 at http://wfae.org Budget Cuts Mean NC Is Failing Students, Say Districts In Leandro Case North Carolina Lawmakers Oppose Sequester Cuts To Tobacco Farmers http://wfae.org/post/north-carolina-lawmakers-oppose-sequester-cuts-tobacco-farmers <p>Another round of the budget cuts known as the sequester are beginning to take effect, and once again there’s no agreement between Republican and Democratic lawmakers to head it off. But, a bipartisan group of North Carolina congressional lawmakers are pushing to exempt one program—payments to tobacco farmers—from the sequester’s effect.</p><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 15:22:12 +0000 Ben Bradford 40120 at http://wfae.org North Carolina Lawmakers Oppose Sequester Cuts To Tobacco Farmers Defense Industry Starts To Feel The Sequester http://wfae.org/post/defense-industry-starts-feel-sequester <p>Cleveland County defense contractor, Ultra Machines and Fabrication, will lay off as many as 100 employees in May due to cuts in federal contracts. It could be the first in a rising wave of job losses related to the sequester.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the last three years, Ultra’s received $46 million in federal contracts—what that business, and most defense contractors rely on. But as the sequester and other federal budget cuts kick in, those contracts are drying up.</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:37:31 +0000 Ben Bradford 23896 at http://wfae.org