NCDA&CS employees receive awards for actions in extraordinary circumstances

By on March 6, 2020

Recently the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recognized two teams of employees for extraordinary service. The employees received “Excellence in Team Accomplishment” awards. A rescue from floodwaters One team was more specifically a pair. Matthew Massey and Jordan Johnson

Happy Weights and Measures Week!

By on March 5, 2020

Happy Weights and Measures Week 2020! Weights and Measures week is celebrated every year from March 1-7, to commemorate President John Adams signing the first U.S. weights and measures legislation into law on March 2, 1799. To mark the occasion,

Recipe: Boiled Peanut Hummus

By on March 5, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only celebration to be found in March. It’s also National Peanut Month! North Carolina ranks fifth nationally in peanut production. Local peanuts can be found at various locations, including Mackey’s Ferry Peanuts, Hampton Farms Peanuts,

Faces in the Field: Brad Allen – 2019 NCDA&CS Employee of the Year

By on March 4, 2020

Brad Allen has earned a reputation for going above and beyond, and that earned him recognition as the 2019 Employee of the Year in the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Chief Deputy Commissioner David Smith presented Allen with

Recipe: sweet potato soldiers

By on February 28, 2020

February is almost over, which means that National Sweet Potato Month is coming to an end. It’s only right that we end off the month with one more sweet potato dish, and one that might just help satisfy your sweet

Person County Century Family Farm owner born into slavery; farm symbolizes hope and hard work.

By on February 26, 2020

Not too many families 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,

Charlotte’s Stoke finds new ways to use local produce

By on February 24, 2020

Even in the heart of North Carolina’s biggest city, it’s not hard to find farm-fresh food grown right here at home. That’s the idea behind Stoke, a Charlotte restaurant located in the Marriott City Center at 100 W. Trade St.

Recipe: slow cooker sweet potato bisque

By on February 19, 2020

This time of year it’s pretty difficult to find truly local produce that’s in season in North Carolina. Collards certainly are an option, and there may be some goodies growing in greenhouses. There’s certainly not an abundance of local farm-fresh

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS’ 2020 goals and priorities.

By on February 19, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commissioner Troxler recently gave his annual State of Agriculture speech where he provided an update on the industry and he also talks

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Today’s Topic: Carolina Fine Snacks honored with the Exporter of the Year award

By on February 18, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently recognized Carolina Fine Snacks as its Exporter of the Year. The Greensboro-based snack