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News Roundup

News Roundup: March 18 – 24

By on March 24, 2017

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. “Cold temperatures threaten early strawberry crop,” WWAY-TV: With the usually warm weather we’ve seen this

Recipe: Walking Meal

By on March 23, 2017

Spring is here and schedules are getting busy. This means eating healthy and well-balanced meals often take a back seat to what’s easy and quick.  Good nutrition is all about food choices that promote health and prevent disease. In celebration

DIY Cankerworm Sticky Bands: Time to remove them!

By on March 22, 2017

A surprise to us all, the groundhog was right this year, and winter came back to rear its ugly head once again! But warmer weather is already making its comeback, and this week marks the first week of spring. Many

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Small Farms Week

By on March 21, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” For 31 years, the Cooperative Extension program at N.C. A&T State University has highlighted North Carolina’s small farms with Small Farms Week.

North Carolina dairy industry leads way in secure milk plan

By on March 15, 2017

The dairy industry is a fine-tuned machine. From the farm to milk processors to the grocery store, today’s dairy industry is regional in scope and streamlined to run in a most efficient manner. In North Carolina today, there are about

Faces in the Field: Dr. Tahseen Aziz, avian pathologist

By on March 13, 2017

When we say that our avian pathologist wrote the book about his field of veterinary pathology, we mean it.  When it comes to diagnosing problems in birds, ducks and other avian species, the book that pathologists reach for is Avian Histopathology. And it

Got to be NC recipes: Peanut butter

By on March 9, 2017

The peanut. Call it a nut. Or better yet, call it a legume. Either way, it’s delicious! March is National Peanut month and the perfect time to enjoy some North Carolina peanuts. Peanuts are grown on more than 90,000 acres

Avian flu back in the news

By on March 8, 2017

Late on March 3, our Veterinary Division got word that there was a probable case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial poultry flock in Lincoln County, Tenn. Veterinary officials closely monitored the situation over the weekend and staff participated in

2017 brings changes to Veterinary Feed Directive

By on March 6, 2017

Antibiotic use in animal agriculture has been the subject of scientific and policy debate for many years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to study ways to limit the use in livestock of antimicrobial drugs that are medically important to humans.

What’s in Season: Asparagus recipes

By on March 2, 2017

Did you know that in North Carolina our growing season is year-long? Fresh, local and great tasting local produce is always available at farmers markets, grocery stores and restaurants. Use this handy chart to discover What’s in Season in North