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“In the Field” tips for picking a ripe watermelon

By on July 4, 2022

July is primetime for homegrown watermelons in North Carolina. In the heat of summer, few things are better than the refreshment you can find in a sweet ripe watermelon. Independence Day is certainly a popular time to have watermelon during

In the Field Blog has moved

By on June 29, 2022

Enjoy reading our Today’s Topics, profiles of agriculture and other stories about the department? Be sure to bookmark and check back regularly on our new website blog.ncagr.gov We will see you there!

N.C. Agriculture is an international endeavor

By on June 29, 2022

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Zach Mussler, International Marketing Specialist with our Marketing Division, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each Wednesday here on

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Department offering Phase 4 of IMPEC grants. Deadline to apply is Sept. 1

By on June 28, 2022

The application period for Phase 4 of IMPEC grants is open, with proposals due by Sept. 1. The grants are targeted to small to mid-sized independent meat and seafood processors. We recently opened Phase 4 of the IMPEC grants for

Create a summertime bucket list including fun farm adventures

By on June 24, 2022

We have officially entered the lazy days of summer, when school is out and fun adventures are to be had. Mark the calendar, pack a picnic, water bottles, sunscreen and tennis shoes and head out on your own farm adventure

Hurricane season is here. NCDA&CS Emergency Programs can help you prepare.

By on June 23, 2022

Warm weather is here, and with it comes the yearly threat of hurricane season. For North Carolinians, it’s not exactly a new phenomenon – hurricanes are a part of life here – but in recent years the storms have grown

Running on four hooves and an agriculture dream

By on June 22, 2022

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Will Thompson, Livestock Marketing Specialist, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each Wednesday here on the blog or any

N.C. products are a local catch

By on June 20, 2022

Agriculture is integrated in every aspect of our lives, from food to clothing and even sports. Our Got To Be NC team capitalizes on this widespread view of agriculture every year by partnering with local baseball teams to market and

Emory New: The New Face of Agriculture

By on June 16, 2022

22-year-old Emory New is polished and proficient, especially when it comes to all things agriculture. This year she graduated from N.C. State University with a bachelor’s in biological and agricultural engineering. She is continuing her education in business and biotechnology,

Monitoring food and ensuring consumer safety

By on June 15, 2022

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Lucy Love, Produce Safety Specialist with our Food and Drug Protection Division, is one of those employees. Stay tuned each