Redefining the kilogram: scientists to vote on more accurate way to measure mass

By on November 15, 2018

  The Weights and Measures Section of the Standards division of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is tasked with inspecting consumer weighing and measuring devices for accuracy. They also check pre-packaged items to determine if the weight

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

Today’s Topic: Veterans Day and Tree Seedling Discounts

By on November 13, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The North Carolina Forest Service is offering a 20 percent discount on tree seedling orders placed by active or retired military personnel

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Today’s Topic: Application period for Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018 opens Wednesday

By on November 6, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Starting Wednesday, Nov. 7, farmers affected by Hurricane Florence will be able to sign up for the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program

Recipe: Pumpkin Drop Cookies

By on November 1, 2018

The fair might be over, but some of the recipes are a year-round must. For fall, we suggest pumpkin drop cookies as an easy and festive dessert. North Carolina ranks fourth nationally in pumpkin production and has about 3,000 to

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Today’s Topic: Grant will expand opportunities at the Western N.C. Farmers Market.

By on October 31, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Western NC Farmers Market in Asheville opened in September of 1977, and it continues to serve the needs of farmers, residents

Tubakia, or not Tubakia? That is the Question.

By on October 31, 2018

Recently, oak trees throughout North Carolina are falling victim to a disease, evident by browning leaves  and premature leaf drop. When encountering a situation like this, forest health professionals handle it like a detective case, examining the available evidence, ruling

Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter

By on October 25, 2018

We know that many households are been divided when it comes to peanut butter – crunchy or smooth. Whichever way you like it, it’s easy to make at home. “When I make peanut butter, I make both smooth and crunchy,”

Stressed Out by Hurricanes!

By on October 24, 2018

Within the last month, back to back Hurricanes Florence and Michael have created stress on communities throughout our state and across the Southeast. While the loss of life and livelihoods are always of primary concern, many people have also had to

Upcoming swine floodplain buyout information sessions

By on October 24, 2018

Four information sessions are planned for producers interested in learning more about the latest round of swine floodplain buyout efforts. Below are the dates, times and locations of the upcoming sessions. The information sessions are free, please call to register