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N.C. tree shines as center of White House Christmas decor

By on December 1, 2021

A Christmas tree from North Carolina is now on display as the official White House Christmas tree and the centerpiece of the home’s Christmas decorations. The Fraser fir from Peak Farms in Ashe County is in the Blue Room. First

Research station welcomes visitors for popcorn tour

By on September 2, 2021

On a hot, humid, August morning recently, Amy Manzulich of Roxboro stood on the edge of a corn plot on the Oxford Research Station, watching her four children pull ears of corn from the stalks. Braving the heat was worth

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

Say you’ll be wine, Valentine

By on February 14, 2019

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to head to your local winery for their specials and tastings? Grab your sweetheart and find your neighborhood winery for a night to “wine” down. If you’re looking for a night in,

The first animal of 2019

By on January 18, 2019

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

Dec. 12: National Poinsettia Day

By on December 12, 2018

What is the holiday season without the beautiful and vibrant plant, the poinsettia? The festive flower is incredibly important to North Carolina as the state ranks second in poinsettia production and sales. “Poinsettia production in our state has a major

Recipe: Pecan Pie Muffins

By on November 15, 2018

Need a last-minute dessert to bring to your family Thanksgiving dinner? Celebrate Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays with this quick and easy twist on Pecan Pie that all your friends and family are sure to love. Pecans are a staple

Senate Super Sippers best House All Stars in N.C. dairy chugging contest

By on June 17, 2015

  A big crowd formed to watch the 16th annual N.C. Dairy Chugging Contest held at the Legislative Building in Raleigh. The Senate Super Sippers, represented by Sen. Mike Woodard and interns from Sen. Andrew Brock and Sen. Ralph Hise’s

Photos from the Field: It’s Strawberry Time!

By on May 22, 2014

May is prime time for fresh N.C. strawberries. To celebrate the season, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. Strawberry Association partnered to highlight local strawberries in grocery stores and commissaries statewide. The promotion included special

Photos from the Field: Southern Plant Board’s annual meeting held in Raleigh

By on April 30, 2014

Today wraps up the 2014 annual meeting of the Southern Plant Board in Raleigh. U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Services officials and state plant regulators from 13 Southern states and Puerto Rico are here to discuss plant