News Roundup: October 2-8

By on October 8, 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.

  • What draws you to the State Fair?,” News & Observer: Is it that ham biscuit, the N.C. State ice cream, the ferris wheel or the mule jumping? Ninety-five percent of the fairgoers surveyed by the State Agriculture Department said they expected to return the next year to the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh. …
  • NC begins to survey damage from rain and floods,” NBC-17: Officials were assessing damage from rain and floods Tuesday in eastern North Carolina, even as some areas continued to face high water unlikely to recede before the weekend. …
  • Fair teaches students importance of agriculture,” WGHP-TV: Long before the Dixie Classic Fair became populated with amusement rides and mouth-watering food stands, agriculture and farming was the No. 1 attraction. Organizers of the fair continue that time-honored tradition with numerous blue ribbon contests for all types of agriculture. …
  • Apple farms attract tourists to harvest activities,” Hendersonville Times-News: In the heart of Henderson County’s apple country, the names effortlessly roll off farmers’ tongues: Honeycrisp, Gala, Jonagold, Fuji, Pink Lady, Gingergold, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Empire, Stayman, Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty, Crispin or Mutsu and several dozen more. To enjoy a slice of this year’s bounty, visitors from near and far are heading to Henderson County apple farms to celebrate the sweet harvest of a favorite fall fruit…
  • Social media becoming new tools for region farmers,” Fayetteville Observer: According to its Facebook page, Jackson Farm in Sampson County is married and has a daughter. So it’s clear that owner Jan Mann hasn’t quite mastered the social networking website just yet. …
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