Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.”
Every five years the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducts a Census of Agriculture to capture a comprehensive snapshot of where agriculture is at that particular moment in time. By collecting information from farmers and ranchers, it helps with setting ag policy as well as future planning. The original deadline for the Census information to be submitted was February. It has now been extended through Spring, in hopes of collecting more data to improve the accuracy of information at the state and county levels. Currently, North Carolina’s return rate is 40 percent out of 71,000 Census questionnaires. It is important that farmers and ranchers respond to make sure their farms and farming interests are counted.
Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “NC Farm Bureau director says NC is no longer Mayberry,” Salisbury Post: As of July
Grab your green or get pinched! March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day. Blogger and culinary adventurist Wendy Perry shares the following recipe to help you celebrate. We can’t promise you that it will bring you the luck of the Irish,
With last year’s active southern pine beetle outbreaks across the southeastern U.S., it is increasingly important to forecast if the “most destructive pest in the South” will again rear it’s ugly head. One of the ways to predict this is
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS Marketing Division has a couple of cost-share grants available for farmers and farmers markets. Farmers who test their water supply
If you are in Raleigh this Wednesday, March 14, stop by the N.C. Museum of History from noon to 1 p.m. for a little lunchtime learning. This museum will host a free lecture on the impact of farm-to-table economics through
Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “NORTH CAROLINA THE “HEMP EPICENTER”; JIM DUNPHY HONORED,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Spring Hope-based Hemp, Inc.
Charlotte-based food blogger Heidi Billotto has launched a series of blog posts about the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market. Her first blog explores local proteins available at the market. These include pork, beef, lamb, rabbit and goat. “The set up (at
Today is International Women’s Day and in celebration we are highlighting women in agriculture and the efforts they contribute to making agriculture North Carolina’s No. 1 industry. It’s been a big year for Alice Scott. She recently was named chairwomen
If your farmers market is thinking about promotions this year, consider applying for cooperative advertising funding from the department. The funds, which are made possible through a grant from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, will pay half of the