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
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.
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
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
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 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
The gypsy moth is not a new problem to the United States. Introduced from Europe to the Boston area in the 1860s, this invasive insect is now considered the worst pest of hardwood trees in eastern United States. Gypsy moth
Welcome the first baby of 2019, a calf that was born in Waynesville, North Carolina. This new baby is a result of a breeding synchronization study as well as an offspring of Select Sires’ Young Sire Program. The herd of
It’s hard to go wrong with a good chicken and waffles recipe, but especially this one. We recommend setting this idea aside for an appetizer for a game or any weekend brunch plans. North Carolina ranks 7th in the U.S.
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commissioner Troxler and other ag leaders recently toured some North Carolina food manufacturing facilities in the state. He’ll discuss his insights from