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NCDA&CS hopes to reduce flooding with $38 million allocated for new program

By on February 14, 2022

It may be an exaggeration to say Mitch Miller is dreaming of how to spend some of the $38 million appropriated in the latest state budget to help reduce flooding in North Carolina. The exaggeration would only be slight though.

New fairgrounds building made of N.C. native wood now bears name of ‘Renaissance man’ who managed construction

By on November 4, 2021

The newest building at the N.C. State Fair now has its official name. During the 2021 fair, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced the name at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and with that announcement he surprised the man who supervised the building’s

Department team recognized for food supply improvements that will last decades

By on June 21, 2021

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recently recognized a team of employees that has had a huge impact on the state by helping to fix a food supply chokepoint. It’s a problem that became more obvious in the beginning of the COVID-19

Even without the State Fair, there’s no shortage of fair food

By on October 21, 2020

Although the N.C. State Fair is cancelled for 2020, there are a couple of ways the spirit of the fair lives on in some small ways. Junior livestock shows and horse shows are giving participants and their families a taste

NCDA&CS checks regulation of antimicrobial pesticides for COVID-19 cleaning

By on May 25, 2020

It seems many people, including business owners and managers, are thinking about deep cleaning these days. That’s especially true as more businesses in North Carolina reopen and people transition from the governor’s “stay home” order to a “safer at home”

News Roundup

News Roundup: Dec 8 – 14

By on December 14, 2018

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Grant to fund bridge replacements,” Rocky Mount Telegram: Eleven bridges in the Twin Counties will be

News Roundup

News Roundup: Dec 1 – 7

By on December 7, 2018

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “We waste a lot of food. These people are doing something about it.” News &

Thankful for lower prices for Thanksgiving meals

By on November 21, 2018

According to the  American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of traditional Thanksgiving dishes, the average cost of this year’s meal for 10 individuals is $48.90, which is a 22-cent decrease from the $49.12 average last year. “Since 2015, the

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 11-16

By on November 16, 2018

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Amid salmonella outbreak, experts say NC turkeys are safe to eat this Thanksgiving,” WRAL: With one week

News Roundup

News Roundup: Sept. 8 – 14

By on September 14, 2018

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Moving chickens, harvesting tobacco, managing hog manure: N.C. farmers prepare for Florence,” Washington Post: Thick clouds and