Hurricane Dorian Hotline

NCDA&CS activates hotline to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.  An operator will be available on the hotline between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. 866-645-9403 The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its hotline to connect those impacted by Hurricane Dorian with resources that can assist with agricultural emergencies. The toll-free number […]

SB 315 – Farm Act of 2019

The North Carolina Horse Council is currently addressing issues with Senate Bill 315, The North Carolina Farm Act of 2019. One section of this bill addresses the expansion of the definition of agritourism activities. The proposed definition would include shooting sports. The NCHC lobbyist are working with multiple legislators to address our concerns. If you […]

Wake County Development of Park

Attention all trail riders! Wake County is conducting a series of community forums for input on the development of a 300 acre park along Hwy 42 in Willow Spring. There is a planning meeting on Tuesday, February 12, to discuss the proposed plan. All equestrians are encouraged to attend the meeting to offer input on […]


U.S. SENATORS INTRODUCE RTP FULL FUNDING ACT Contact: Washington, D.C. (November 1, 2018) – The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) has aided trail construction and maintenance projects and programs nationwide since 1991. Created through landmark surface transportation legislation, RTP reflected Congressional belief that federal gas taxes paid on motorfuel used in motorized nonhighway recreational activities […]

Hurricane Michael Update

To: Commodity leaders From: Steve Troxler Commissioner RE: TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF MOTOR VEHICLE REGULATIONS ______________________________________________________________________________ Due to the approach and potential impacts of Hurricane Michael, the Governor has declared a State of Emergency for 66 counties in North Carolina. Hurricane Michael creates an imminent threat of severe economic loss of livestock, poultry and crops ready […]

Resource Drop-off and Pick-up Location Information/Veterinary Triage Available

There is a staging resource drop-off and pick-up at: Cottonwood Farm 1700 Streets Ferry Rd Vanceboro, NC 28586 -Jill Taylor is the owner and managing non-Veterinary resource distribution. -I am still coordinating acquisition of all resources Veterinary and feed/supply. No horses for Veterinary triage yet, but this is our triage location as well. ~ Emily […]


From: Michelle Lovejoy <> Date: September 21, 2018 Subject: Flo + NRCS response re animal mortality Sharing what I’m hearing in case it helps you in your recovery efforts … Mass Mortality Cost Share NRCS is releasing a process to SWCD to enroll folks into EQIP contracts for mass mortality. They indicated that state funds […]

Hurricane Evacuation & Assistance

Please check the following links for evacuation options during Hurricane Florence.  To add your location as a possible evacuation site call Eliza LaLuna at (910) 330-0327 or email   East Coast Evacuation List  Other Options: Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve, 1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock NC 28605, (828) 295-4700 Pinehurst Harness Track, 200 Beulah Hill Road […]