News Roundup: August 28 – September 3

By on September 3, 2010

News Roundup logoEach 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 the full story.

  • Perdue: N.C. dodged a bullet with Earl,” WRAL-TV: Hurricane Earl churned past the Outer Banks, and its powerful gusts and driving rains were starting to be felt in southeastern Virginia early Friday, the beginning of at least 24 hours of stormy, windy weather along the East Coast. …
  • Orange County unveils new solar field,” Chapel Hill Magazine: It was a great morning at Maple View Agricultural Center, where a crowd of business owners, farmers, residents and elected officials celebrated the unveiling of the Orange County Solar Field. …
  • Pest makes first US appearance at S. Calif. Port,” Charlotte Observer: Federal agriculture inspectors at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have found a destructive pest in a shipment of pineapples that’s never been seen before in the United States. …
  • Tours offer apples right off the tree,” Hendersonville Times-News: Festival attendees can pick an apple from a vendor’s basket or straight off the tree during the North Carolina Apple Festival. …
  • New N.C. rule allows pets to join patio dining,” Winston-Salem Journal: A new state rule allowing dogs and cats in outdoor dining areas at restaurants got mostly favorable reactions from restaurants and customers yesterday. …
  • Secure wheat seed before contracting crop,” Southeast Farm Press: Wheat seed will likely be in high demand this year, and Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recommends that producers ensure their wheat seed supplies are secured before initiating any contracts for the sale of new crop wheat. …
  • A great recipe is just the beginning,” News & Observer: Your friends say that your hot sauce – or relish or cake – is so good that you ought to sell it. Now, the economy is shaky, your job is wobbly (or gone) and you think, “Everyone’s gotta eat.” Maybe it’s time to introduce your food product to the world. …
  • Schools support local farmers,” Fuquay-Varina Independent: The first deliveries of North Carolina produce will soon hit cafeterias in 55 school systems as part of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Farm to School Program. …
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