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News Roundup: March 4-10

By on March 10, 2017

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Best wheat crop ever or the one you wish never happened,” Southeast Farm Press: Thanks

Got to be NC recipes: Peanut butter

By on March 9, 2017

The peanut. Call it a nut. Or better yet, call it a legume. Either way, it’s delicious! March is National Peanut month and the perfect time to enjoy some North Carolina peanuts. Peanuts are grown on more than 90,000 acres

Don’t Let Spring Give Your Trees a Cold Shoulder: Protecting trees and shrubs in the event of a late freeze

By on March 8, 2017

It’s only early March, and we’ve already seen a few weeks of spring here in North Carolina. Unseasonably warm weather is bringing singing birds, insects and early tree blooms with it. While this is a welcome sight to many, some

Avian flu back in the news

By on March 8, 2017

Late on March 3, our Veterinary Division got word that there was a probable case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial poultry flock in Lincoln County, Tenn. Veterinary officials closely monitored the situation over the weekend and staff participated in

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Today’s Topic: NC’s industrial hemp pilot program now accepting applications

By on March 7, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Temporary rules are now in place for the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program. The N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission adopted the rules in

2017 brings changes to Veterinary Feed Directive

By on March 6, 2017

Antibiotic use in animal agriculture has been the subject of scientific and policy debate for many years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to study ways to limit the use in livestock of antimicrobial drugs that are medically important to humans.

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News Roundup: Feb. 24-March 3

By on March 3, 2017

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Getting in on the ground floor,” Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald: The application process is now underway across

What’s in Season: Asparagus recipes

By on March 2, 2017

Did you know that in North Carolina our growing season is year-long? Fresh, local and great tasting local produce is always available at farmers markets, grocery stores and restaurants. Use this handy chart to discover What’s in Season in North

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Today’s Topic: Specialty crop block grants available

By on February 28, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting grant applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Applications are due

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News Roundup: Feb. 18-24

By on February 24, 2017

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Yadkin County tobacco grower attends NC State Tobacco Short Course,” The Yadkin Ripple: Ben Hobson,