Get to know the new faces in Emergency Programs

By on March 29, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Programs division is responsible for protecting people and agricultural industry across North Carolina from a wide range of threats. From natural disasters and nuclear incidents all the way to inspecting animals at the

Ninety years of making cheese and making memories at English Farmstead Cheese

By on March 26, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Terry English with English Farmstead Cheese is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our

NCDA&CS aid after Bertie County tornado aims to prevent flooding

By on March 25, 2021

As Hurricane Isaias brushed the Carolina coast in early August, a tornado spun off in the outer bands, touching down in Bertie County in the middle of the night. At about 1:15 a.m. on August 4, the tornado started spinning

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Social media series introducing a farmer a week wraps up one-year run. More stories to come.

By on March 24, 2021

The department has reached the one-year mark on a social media series introducing followers to North Carolina farmers. It’s been a popular feature so we plan to continue it through July and will then launch a follow-up series introducing people

Women at Work

By on March 23, 2021

March is celebrated as National Women’s Month, a time to recognize the many accomplishments of women. There’s a common misconception that agriculture is a male-driven field. In North Carolina, there’s many trail-blazing women that are not only making their impact

New research station building reflects state’s investment in sweet potatoes

By on March 22, 2021

At first glance, the new building at the Horticultural Crops Research Station may not seem that remarkable. It’s a light beige metal building. 60 feet wide. 100 feet long. It’s distinguished by its reddish-maroon trim. Otherwise, it’s a near twin

Wine more at Dover Vineyards

By on March 19, 2021

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Elizabeth Dover of Dover Vineyards is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our Facebook,

Plant and care for trees on Arbor Day … and every day

By on March 18, 2021

“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.” Thomas Fuller Arbor Day was established as a tree-planting holiday in 1872. The first Arbor Day was celebrated in glorious fashion when more than a million trees were planted in Nebraska. Today,

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

Use caution when burning during Spring fire season.

By on March 16, 2021

 The N.C. Forest Service defines March through May as Spring wildfire season and cautions residents to be careful when burning during this time of year. As the temperatures warm up, people are getting out in their yards, clearing out debris