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Recipe: Honey Citrus Glazed Carrots

By on August 17, 2017

August 19 is National Honey Bee Day. According to the National Honey Board, honey bees are responsible for about 80 percent of all insect pollination. In all, honey bee pollination is valued at more than $17 billion a year. The

Recipe: National Potato Day

By on August 10, 2017

National Potato Day is Aug. 19, giving North Carolina residents the perfect opportunity to celebrate “new” potatoes. North Carolina farmers produce early-crop or summer-harvested potatoes, which are on the market during June and July. These new potatoes are both fresh

State Farmers Market helps farmers and specialty vendors grow their businesses

By on August 9, 2017

National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 6-12. North Carolina has numerous reasons to celebrate this event because our state’s farmers markets provide residents with fresh, healthy food and support the efforts of local farmers. According to the U.S. Department of

Community events bring crowds to NC farmers markets

By on August 7, 2017

National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 6-12. North Carolina has numerous reasons to celebrate this event because our state’s farmers markets provide residents with fresh, healthy food and support the efforts of local farmers. According to the U.S. Department of

High fives for the N.C. Farm to School Program, which helps put healthy, locally grown produce into school cafeterias across the state. Interactive mascots help engage students during special events and programs.

NCDA&CS serving the needs of today’s littlest consumers, too

By on July 31, 2017

This month, we’ve been highlighting some of the consumer services offered by the department as we mark the 20th anniversary of the addition of “& Consumer Services” to the department’s name. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler likes to tell people that

Spay/Neuter Program encourages responsible pet ownership

By on July 24, 2017

Some of the best things that owning a dog or a cat can bring include unconditional love and companionship. But pets also bring their share of expenses, including food, vaccinations and, of course, the cost of spaying or neutering. The

David Welch is being posthumously recognized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a Recovery Champion for his conservation work.

Late NCDA&CS employee posthumously honored as a Recovery Champion by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

By on July 19, 2017

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” — Sheryl Sandberg By all accounts, David Welch left a lasting legacy through his work with the Plant Conservation Program

Curbing credit card skimmers at fuel dispensers protects consumers

By on July 17, 2017

Identity theft is a growing problem, affecting both consumers and businesses. In the last year, there has been an increasing number of reports in North Carolina of skimming devices being found inside of fuel dispensers to collect the credit and

In the kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Rounding up a few favorite beef recipes

By on July 6, 2017

    WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. Below, Brian and Lisa feature recipes with beef as a main ingredient. With 1,000 registered meat handlers in the

Red Light, Green Light: Bee ‘Traffic Light’ is a Best Management Practices Tool

By on June 22, 2017

Farmers, growers, applicators, homeowners and beekeepers have a new tool to help reduce the pesticides risks to bees.  The Pesticide Toxicity to Bees “Traffic Light” uses a color-coded system to show pesticide toxicity levels. The traffic light, developed by the