News Roundup: April 28-May 4

By on May 4, 2012

Each 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.

  • Outbreak has sickened 40, hurt businesses,” Asheville Citizen-Times: A bacterial outbreak that sickened dozens in Buncombe County and hurt local businesses is less severe than health regulators first thought. …
  • Fishing is all business for Harnett County flounder farmer,” Fayetteville Observer: One of these days, Larry Lanier will retire, kick up his feet and maybe do a little bit of fishing. For now, fishing is all business. And, deep inside a row of former chicken houses, business is very good. Meet the future of flounder. …
  • New Bern store pays fines for price-scanning errors,” New Bern Sun Journal: A New Bern Dollar General store was among several that paid fines to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division for excessive price-scanning errors. …
  • Major Colorado brewer planning Brevard expansion,” Hendersonville Times-News: Western North Carolina appears to have landed yet another national craft-beer heavyweight. Oskar Blues, maker of the popular canned products Dale’s Pale Ale and Old Chub that are widely available in Western North Carolina, plans to build a 30,000-square-foot brewery with an adjoining restaurant and music venue in downtown Brevard. …
  • Mouthful blog: Finalists named in Best Dish in North Carolina contest,” News & Observer: Several Triangle restaurants are among the finalists named in the annual Best Dish in North Carolina contest. The contest, sponsored by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Our State magazine, recognizes the use of North Carolina products at casual and fine dining restaurants. …
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