News Roundup: April 17-23

By on April 23, 2010

newsroundup11Each 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. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story.

  • Orange Co. awarded grant to protect farmland,” News & Observer: Orange County has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation (ADFP) Trust Fund to help the County protect 153 acres of farmland in the Schley community. …
  • Jolly good showmanship,” Durham Herald-Sun: Two Durham youths win honors at livestock show. When you think of Durham, it’s not likely that kids raising and showing goats is the first thing that comes to mind, but there’s a group of Durham 4-H kids who take it very seriously. …
  • Ag complex touted as economic boost,” Lumberton Robesonian: After almost two decades of planning for a Robeson County facility capable of providing for equestrian events, groundbreaking for a multi-purpose pavilion was held Tuesday at the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Center/Farmers Market. …
  • Robeson shelter to end use of heart sticks,” Fayetteville Observer: Animal rights advocates cheered a policy change Tuesday ending the use of a controversial euthanasia method at the Robeson County Animal Shelter. …
  • North Carolina pushing farm exports,” Southeast Farm Press: When farmer groups in North Carolina set out to promote their products in foreign markets, they have a secret weapon to help them: Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler. …
  • CDC: E.coli food poisoning down last year,” Charlotte Observer: Americans suffered a bit less food poisoning last year. There were significant drops in illnesses from shigella and the most dangerous form of E. coli, according to a government report released Thursday. …
  • A ripe Tar Heel opportunity,” News & Observer: By late this month, North Carolina’s strawberry crop will be in full swing across the state. Interested in buying local? Want food that is fresh, nutritious, fun and delicious? Here’s your chance. …
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