IMPEC grant has major impact on meat and seafood processors

By on December 30, 2020

In September 2020, Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler announced the creation of the Increasing Meat Production Efficiency and Capacity (IMPEC) grant program, administered by the NCDA&CS. The $20.25 million grant program aims to strengthen the meat supply chain and ensure

Mandatory auxin training will be different in 2021

By on December 28, 2020

Just like many things since March of 2020, changes are in store for North Carolina’s mandatory auxin herbicide training in the coming year. Instead of large in-person seminars, the training will be given through a screen, whether that be a

History and tradition at Hampton Farms

By on December 25, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Ron, Stuart and Ryan Joyce and Colton Curtis with Joyce Farms and Curtis Farms are a few of those farmers. The

Quarantine Kitchen: Celebrating Christmas with N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler

By on December 24, 2020

North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and his wife Sharon enjoy celebrating the holidays with great food and even better company of their friends, family members, dogs and each other. Like most families, many of the dishes that fill their

Food Distribution Division meets challenge of getting more food to more people

By on December 24, 2020

To say the NCDA&CS Food Distribution Division has had two monumental years may seem like a bit of exaggeration. The numbers make it clear though. Division director Gary Gay says the division has nearly doubled the amount of food its

Marshall Grant to join the N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame

By on December 23, 2020

Summary: Three men with broad agricultural backgrounds and wide impact have joined the N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame. The 2020 class includes Fred N. Colvard, John Holman Cyrus and Marshall Grant – all unanimous selections. The reach of these men’s

Quarantine Kitchen: A casual Christmas dish with a local twist

By on December 23, 2020

This year has been full of unprecedented times and situations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families and individuals will be cooking at home this holiday season. That’s why we are bringing the dishes to you all month long in

Quarantine Kitchen: A local dish for the center of the table

By on December 22, 2020

This year has been full of unprecedented times and situations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families and individuals will be cooking at home this holiday season. That’s why we are bringing the dishes to you all month long in

John Holman Cyrus to join to NC Agricultural Hall of Fame

By on December 22, 2020

Summary: Three men with broad agricultural backgrounds and wide impact have joined the N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame. The 2020 class includes Fred N. Colvard, John Holman Cyrus and Marshall Grant – all unanimous selections. The reach of these men’s

Quarantine Kitchen: A crowd-pleasing tomato casserole

By on December 21, 2020

This year has been full of unprecedented times and situations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families and individuals will be cooking at home this holiday season. That’s why we are bringing the dishes to you all month long in