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Sen. Elizabeth Warren objects to foreign-run farms in the U.S., Grassley says Smithfield purchase 'concerning'

Foreign-owned food production and agriculture companies have provoked the ire of U.S. lawmakers.

Grassley's earlier 'concerns' about ag merger continue to surface

In 2013, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed his concerns about Chinese company Shuanghui International, now known as WH Group, purchasing Smithfield Foods.

As trade agreement with China nears, Citizens for the Republic exec offers support for Trump on his stance

As an agreement to end the trade war between the U.S. and China edged closer Thursday, the impact of any deal on the country's largest pork producer, Smithfield, will likely to be worked out in the weeds.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Edgecombe County residents is highest in North Carolina

Edgecombe County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in North Carolina, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE SENATE: Strong Support in North Carolina for Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL) praises Sandy Smith, North Carolina candidate for U.S. Senate, for signing the pledge to term limit Congress.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in North Carolina is 24th lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for North Carolina ranks 24th in the nation, according to a new study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: North Carolina ranks 5th lowest on state cigarette taxes

The state cigarette taxes charged in North Carolina ranked 46th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on 2016 data.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 15: Celeste Cairns, Candidate in NC Special Election Race, Pledges Term Limits Support

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises Celeste Cairns, North Carolina congressional district 03 candidate, for signing its pledge to term limit Congress.

Average tax refund in North Carolina ranks 10th lowest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in North Carolina ranked 41st among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Right-to-farm: Big-Ag calling to amend laws in wake of nuisance suits

Big-Ag is calling for state laws to be amended in its favor when it comes to neighbors suing farms over nuisance complaints.

USDA study reveals connection between contaminated water and animal waste

As the world's largest pork producer, Smithfield Foods, faces further litigation from citizens living within close proximity to their farms, U.S. Department of Agriculture microbiologist Mark Borchardt has published a study revealing the negative impact of agricultural production on public water.

Smithfield Foods continues to face legal hurdles

Legal claims have engulfed Smithfield Foods, the largest hog and pork producer in the world, after a number of eastern North Carolina residents filed bodily injury claims and property damage suits against the company.

Release of Swine Waste Management General Permit raises concerns

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's recent release of the state’s Swine Waste Management General Permit has left some environmental agencies unsatisfied. The department governs the disposal of the nearly 9.5 billion gallons of hog waste generated each year at the state’s industrial swine operations.

New guidelines issued within hog farm permit in effort to protect local water

New guidelines have been issued for industrial hog farms with the intention of better protecting groundwater and neighbors from pollution.

Five Candidates in North Carolina CD-09 Sign Term Limits Pledge

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises state senator Dan Bishop, candidate for U.S. House in North Carolina congressional district 9, for signing the congressional term limits pledge.

North Carolina posts 21st lowest property tax rate in new national study

North Carolina ranked 21st in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Alleghany County has fastest growing local economy in North Carolina

Alleghany County was ranked the top-performing local economy in North Carolina in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

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