News Roundup: November 13-19

By on November 18, 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.

  • NCSU wants to dip deeper into ice cream,” News & Observer: Sylvia Carter is not a student at N.C. State University, but this week she arrived at the D.H. Hill Library to embark on a scholarly research project: picking the ice cream flavors to serve at her wedding reception. …
  • Voice of the poor farmer rises again,” News & Observer: With his face half-hidden by a bushy black beard, Leonidas Polk looks forever stuck in the 19th century. Maybe that’s why Raleigh has mostly forgotten him. In his time, Polk helped open N.C. State University, start the state Department of Agriculture and found Progressive Farmer magazine. …
  • Tourists can see North Carolina farming up close,” News & Observer: There will soon be another road sign marking the entrance to Sandy Creek Farm and the list of fresh products available – a sign proudly proclaiming the farm is a member of the North Carolina Agritourism Networking Association. …
  • Beekeeper to teach how you can join in,” Hendersonville Times-News: Honeybees have gained the public’s attention over the past few years. We are losing one of our most important natural pollinators to CCD and other pests. Because of this, the public is beginning to realize their critical importance to our food supply. …
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