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Post-Florence improvements still in the works thanks to disaster recovery funds secured by NCDA&CS

By on March 17, 2021

Throughout North Carolina, there are dozens and dozens of disaster recovery projects still in the works in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in 2018. Many of those are projects that have been made possible with support from the Soil and

Food Distribution Division meets challenge of getting more food to more people

By on December 24, 2020

To say the NCDA&CS Food Distribution Division has had two monumental years may seem like a bit of exaggeration. The numbers make it clear though. Division director Gary Gay says the division has nearly doubled the amount of food its

With End of Days comes spirits to enjoy, not fear

By on October 27, 2020

[This article is the first in a series about North Carolina distilleries in honor of N.C. Spirits Month, which was first proclaimed in 2017. Each article is part of a “spooky spirits” theme ahead of Halloween.] Not far from the

Among city streets, urban farm connects people to agriculture

By on August 5, 2020

National Farmers’ Market Week takes place Aug. 2-8, 2020. Farmers’ markets across North Carolina offer communities access to fresh, nutritious food, while also stimulating local economies. National Farmers’ Market Week is a time to celebrate those who produce fresh foods

State Forests offer great options for Father’s Day outings

By on June 18, 2020

Father’s Day is just a couple of days away, and North Carolina’s state forests are great options for dads to get outside with their families. There are 10 state forests throughout the state – all managed by the N.C. Forest

N.C. Liver Mush Festival one of many canceled this summer

By on June 8, 2020

Festivals are among the many things that won’t be normal in North Carolina this summer. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many events to cancel or postpone. One that could certainly be considered one of the more unique and quintessential North

Creating a beneficial by-product from the damage left behind by Hurricane Florence

By on February 11, 2019

In January FEMA approved $12.6 million to reimburse the state for the innovative poultry disposal methods used below. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services first used this method for bird disposal for Hurricane Matthew in 2016. For Hurricane

Live Easter pets require long-term commitments

By on March 28, 2018

Baby chicks, ducks and rabbits sure are cute, but they come with responsibility, too. This weekend, consider the long-term commitment they require before buying them for Easter baskets. Last year, more than 500 rabbits and 300 chickens were turned over

Commissioner Troxler, industry representatives on trade mission to Brazil

By on February 19, 2018

This past Saturday, Commissioner Troxler and ag representatives from the North Carolina Farm Bureau, N.C. commodity groups and N.C. Board of Ag members, boarded a plane to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over the next week, the group will tour factories, farms

Field Trip: Following a meat and poultry inspector

By on March 28, 2016

NCDA&CS inspector Codi Brandon’s office is located at Piedmont Custom Meats, a slaughter and processing plant in Gibsonville. And at this facility, inspecting the animals is her job. She is one of about 85 inspectors located across North Carolina whose job