Viewing: Field Notes

Extensive collection of plows and farm equipment donated to NCDA&CS

By on October 21, 2018

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has received a generous gift from the estate of John William “Bill” Turner: a large collection of antique plows and associated farm equipment. A portion of the collection has been on display

A Bird’s Eye View: Aerial surveyors map timber damage from Hurricane Florence

By on October 1, 2018

As one of the top 10 most damaging hurricanes, Hurricane Florence dealt North Carolina a staggering blow in September 2018.  As Florence battered North Carolina’s coast, it brought wind gusts of more than 100 mph, a pre-landfall storm surge that

Mosquitoes – a Flood Bug

By on September 27, 2018

By Kelly Oten Top 3 Things You Need to Know About Mosquitoes After a Flood Excessive rainfall from Hurricane Florence dealt a major blow to North Carolina, but there is one critter that will thrive, mosquitoes. Some species of mosquitoes

Winners named in N.C. Specialty Foods Association’s 2018 Product Competition

By on September 27, 2018

The N.C. Specialty Foods Association announced winners in its 2018 Product Competition, held Sept. 7 in Bermuda Run. This year’s competition was one of the largest yet, with 82 entries submitted across seven categories. Mike D’s BBQ was named Grand

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Got To Be NC shines during Wide Open Bluegrass

By on September 26, 2018

This week, downtown Raleigh is teeming with toe-tapping, banjo-playing bluegrass enthusiasts. Wide Open Bluegrass, held Sept. 28 and 29, is the urban bluegrass music festival that closes out the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass week. The festival features

NCDA&CS suggests avenues for donations

By on September 21, 2018

 Donations help to purchase supplies for delivery to areas most in need    As the effects of Hurricane Florence continue to create great needs across the state of North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has had

Union County couple named Conservation Farm Family of the Year

By on September 18, 2018

Scott and Lisa Baucom of Marshville were recently named the Outstanding Conservation Farm Family of 2018 by the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The Baucoms take the initiative to implement sound, innovative, and cost-effective conservation techniques on

Winner, winner pork dinner

By on September 13, 2018

Winners were announced in pork cooking contests held during the 25th N.C. Mountain State Fair. The fair runs through Sept. 16 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. The N.C. Pork Council sponsored Monday night’s contest that asked competitors to

Love Football? Thank Agriculture!

By on September 6, 2018

Tonight marks the first official night of football for the season! Not only does that mean more games, cooler weather and fun tailgates, but more support from the agriculture industry as well. The agriculture industry has its hands in football,

FSMA Files: State and national ag leaders participate in on-farm readiness review demonstration

By on August 22, 2018

The federal Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011. This act represents significant and historic change in food regulation and addresses every aspect of food production from farm to fork. Below Commissioner Steve Troxler discusses FSMA