News Roundup: September 4-10

By on September 10, 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.

  • Mountain State Fair: 10 days of fun,” Asheville Citizen-Times: It sounds corny to say it, but the N.C. Mountain State Fair, opening Friday at the WNC Agricultural Center, really does offer something for almost everyone. …
  • WNC apple growers like crop insurance proposal,” Hendersonville Times-News: About two dozen Henderson County apple growers heard some encouraging news Wednesday as a panel including U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler and industry leaders explained changes in the federal crop insurance policy that would better protect apple producers in the event of catastrophic loss. …
  • The New Napa Valley?Fox News: Many students are going back to school to learn how to make wine. All to keep up with a growing interest in the Yadkin Valley wine country. …
  • Iredell farms show off their best cattle at fair,” Statesville Record: “Aztec is destined for greatness, and a look at Lipstick from behind could easily bring to mind the southside of a northbound rhinoceros. But you should have seen Nitro and Jigsaw,” said Tom Benfield, the co-owner — along with son, Tommy and father, Thomas — of Flatwillow Farms of Statesville. …
  • September is Food Safety Education Month,” NBC-17’s “My Carolina Today”: Sharon Delaney interviews Brett Weed, food defense coordinator with the NCDA&CS, about food safety in North Carolina. …
  • For the Hinsons, farming is a real family affair,” Charlotte Observer: Some lessons are learned in the classroom. Others are learned by experience. Farming, as a business, is one of those hands-on lessons not found in a textbook. Doug and Kim Hinson live on a farm in Monroe with their three sons. …
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