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Busy Summer for Invasive Tree-Killer: Emerald ash borer detected in 11 new counties since May

By on July 19, 2019

Summer is often full of plans, but no one has been busier this year than the emerald ash borer. Although small, this invasive beetle is killing countless ash trees across the state. Since May, it has been confirmed in 11

Agriculture internships help build interest in Ag careers

By on July 17, 2019

Summer break is a time when many college students decide whether to spend their summer at the beach or the mountains. While other students utilize this time for career-building internships. This is a great way for students to get experience

Celebrating 20 Years: The N.C. Agromedicine Institute brings awareness to farmer health and safety

By on July 15, 2019

North Carolina is often recognized as a leader in agriculture. When it comes to the health and safety of our farmers, the N.C. Agromedicine Institute has ensured that we are a nationwide model in developing programs that protect and enhance

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Today’s Topic: Use caution with fireworks during the upcoming July 4th holiday

By on July 3, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” July 4th is just around the corner and that might mean shooting off fireworks for some listeners. With dry conditions across the

A Wayne County farm’s history is as old as our country

By on July 3, 2019

Not too many people can claim that their farm has been maintained in their family for more than 100 years. As a matter of fact, in North Carolina, less than 2,000 families are listed in the Century Farm Family Program,

Shucks, Corn’s Great! Tips for selecting the perfect ear.

By on July 1, 2019

Summertime brings the promise of fresh sweet corn to farmers markets and grocery stores. A trip to the N.C. State Farmers Market in Raleigh will likely feature several pickup trucks filled with just-picked corn in many delicious varieties and whether

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Today’s Topic: Agronomic Services Division conducting research on barley.

By on June 25, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers may soon have another market for their barley. Agronomic Services Division researching optimal nitrogen rates for malting quality barley. If successful,

Farmer on the Mall brings fresh produce downtown

By on June 21, 2019

It’s 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning in downtown Raleigh and, like clockwork, the Farmer on the Mall is open for business. Both the farmer — Roger Ball — and his produce stand have become something of a fixture in downtown

Recipe: Easy Peach Cobbler

By on June 20, 2019

It’s National Peaches and Cream day, and what’s better than fresh cobbler with vanilla ice cream on a hot day? With peaches in season, this is the perfect, easy dessert for any occasion. Make your cobbler with fresh N.C. peaches!

Apiary program keeps bees buzzing

By on June 18, 2019

In honor of National Pollinator Month June 17-23, we are highlighting some of the apiary services of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Tucked in a clearing off the side of Chatham Street in Cary, hundreds of honeybees