Viewing: Field Notes

Dietrich Kilpatrick has had quite the impact on N.C. Soil and Water Conservation

By on February 15, 2019

February is celebrated as Black History Month. As an industry, agriculture owes a lot to inventions and leadership of African-Americans. From nationally recognized leaders such as George Washington Carver, Booker T. Whaley, Henry Blair and Booker T. Washington to local

Calculating disaster aid payments for the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018

By on February 12, 2019

The first payments for Hurricane Disaster Aid were sent out Jan. 30. Since then, more than $54.8 million in payments have been sent and 70 percent of the aid applications have been processed. In a previous blog we reviewed commonly

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Today’s Topic: How farmers can check on the status of their disaster relief checks

By on February 12, 2019

Over 2,000 applications for disaster relief has been processed and checks cut to cover those, but work is ongoing. The first round of checks has generated questions and calls about the program, and Commissioner Troxler wants to go over some

Love is in the air, and so are McLean’s sweet treats

By on February 9, 2019

Need ideas for Valentine’s Day? Looking for a decadent treat for a gift? How about chocolate covered strawberries for your sweetie? North Carolina ranks 3rd nationally in strawberries. Local berries purchased this time of year are grown in green houses.

Doris Johnson’s collard business is growing one satisfied customer at a time

By on February 8, 2019

February is celebrated as Black History Month. As an industry, agriculture owes a lot to inventions and leadership of African Americans. From nationally recognized leaders such as George Washington Carver, Booker T. Whaley, Henry Blair and Booker T. Washington to

Laurel wilt found in Lenoir County for first time

By on February 7, 2019

Big things come in small packages, and that is certainly true in the case of laurel wilt disease, though not in a good way. The tree-killing disease has already killed an estimated half a billion redbay trees across the Southeast.

Recipe: Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash

By on February 7, 2019

Since February is Sweet Potato Month, we are here to bring you the tastiest sweet potato recipes that are easy for anyone to whip up! North Carolina is the number one producer in the country for sweet potatoes, supplying over

Updates on the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018

By on February 6, 2019

Starting late January, farmers who applied for assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018 began to receive payments. “We received around 7,000 applications for ag disaster assistance,” said Commissioner Steve Troxler. “The first round of checks that

Recipe: Spicy Sausage Queso Dip

By on January 31, 2019

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, this last appetizer recipe will make for the perfect viewing party. This recipe is a little different from a traditional queso, since the dip has more of a kick. This recipe is

Dr. Karen Beck-2018 NCDA&CS Employee of the Year

By on January 29, 2019

Dr. Karen Beck of Raleigh, an employee in the Emergency Programs Division, was recently selected as the NCDA&CS Employee of the Year for her exceptional performance and dedication to her work as a surveillance veterinarian. Karen was chosen from the