News Roundup: Dec. 29-Jan. 4

By on January 4, 2013

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.

  • DuPont State Forest Visitor Center gets a name,” Asheville Citizen-Times: It’s still not officially born, but it already has a name. Commissioner Steve Troxler of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the N.C. Forest Service and the Friends of DuPont Forest  have announced that the new Visitor Center at DuPont State Forest – still under construction – will be named the Aleen Steinberg Center. …
  • 2013 Farm Press High Cotton winners announced,” Southeast Farm Press: Cotton has had its ups and downs in the last few years. But that hasn’t stopped the winners of this year’s Cotton Foundation/Farm Press High Cotton awards from trying to produce the best and most environmentally-friendly crops they can. …
  • Horsemen gallop into county for 3-day show at Ag Center,” The Robesonian: Hundreds of riders and their horses will be racing into the Southeastern North Carolina Agriculture Center on Friday for the first of two Winter Team Roping and Barrel Racing Series events held by the Eleven Bar East Ranch of Sanford.
  • Healthier-food movement can be effective again,” Charlotte Observer: Is there a viable and effective food movement in America? There’s no doubt that Americans are eating more organically grown foods and shopping more at natural-foods stores. ….
  • Temporary farm bill leaves many farmers on-the-cliff,” Southeast Farm Press: While the majority of tax-paying Americans avoided going over the proverbial ‘fiscal cliff’ as 2013 came to life, most farmers are left wondering what the nine-month extension to the 2008 farm bill will really bring for them in the upcoming cropping year. …
  • Deal reached for stopping spike in milk prices,” News & Observer: The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month. …
  • Weigl: A list of must-do food events,” News & Observer: In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, I’ve compiled a dozen annual food events across the Triangle that I consider must-do-at-least-once experiences. …

Local chefs open shops that elevate humble items,” News & Observer: The glazed doughnut with chocolate icing has that crunchy initial bite with a chewy follow-through. It achieves chef Tom Ferguson’s aim of “mouth-pull.” …

DuPont State Forest Visitor Center gets a name,” Asheville Citizen-Times: It’s still not officially born, but it already has a name. Commissioner Steve Troxler of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the N.C. Forest Service and the Friends of DuPont Forest have announced that the new Visitor Center at DuPont State Forest – still under construction – will be named the Aleen Steinberg Center. …

2013 Farm Press High Cotton winners announced,” Southeast Farm Press: Cotton has had its ups and downs in the last few years. But that hasn’t stopped the winners of this year’s Cotton Foundation/Farm Press High Cotton awards from trying to produce the best and most environmentally-friendly crops they can. …

Horsemen gallop into county for 3-day show at Ag Center,” The Robesonian: Hundreds of riders and their horses will be racing into the Southeastern North Carolina Agriculture Center on Friday for the first of two Winter Team Roping and Barrel Racing Series events held by the Eleven Bar East Ranch of Sanford. …

Healthier-food movement can be effective again,” Charlotte Observer: Is there a viable and effective food movement in America? There’s no doubt that Americans are eating more organically grown foods and shopping more at natural-foods stores. ….

Temporary farm bill leaves many farmers on-the-cliff,” Southeast Farm Press: While the majority of tax-paying Americans avoided going over the proverbial ‘fiscal cliff’ as 2013 came to life, most farmers are left wondering what the nine-month extension to the 2008 farm bill will really bring for them in the upcoming cropping year. …

Deal reached for stopping spike in milk prices,” News & Observer: The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month. …

Weigl: A list of must-do food events,” News & Observer: In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, I’ve compiled a dozen annual food events across the Triangle that I consider must-do-at-least-once experiences. …

Proposals look at dry bulk export facility at the Port of Wilmington,” Wilmington Star-News: The N.C. State Ports Authority has issued a request for proposals to design and build a major dry bulk export facility at the Port of Wilmington. …

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