Recipe: Banana Split Cake

By on June 8, 2018

Pig pickins’ and other summertime cookouts are in full swing, which means a lot of good Southern barbecue meals that end with a big heaping bowl of banana pudding. The recipe below also has bananas, but includes local strawberries. Brian

Season Confusion: Fall webworm making its debut

By on June 6, 2018

It may seem early to be talking about fall, but the fall webworm is already beginning to rear its ugly web. Called the fall webworm because the web nests in which it makes its home are highly visible in the

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Today’s Topic: North Carolina’s pork industry feeds us and provides jobs in North Carolina.

By on June 5, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina’s pork industry has been in the news lately, but not in a way that tells its overall contributions to our

Tips to keep bed bugs from invading your space

By on June 4, 2018

“Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” It’s more than just an expression. Bed bugs, which used to be more common before the 1950s ,have been on the increase since the 1990s. Bed bugs get their name from their

News Roundup: May 28 – June 1

By on June 1, 2018

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. “Flooded Asheville-area farmers: “A lot of money just flushed away,”Asheville Citizen-Times: Randy Edmundson of Edmundson Produce

Recipe: A trio of crawfish recipes

By on May 31, 2018

Crawfish might sound like a Cajun delicacy, but these delicious shellfish are also harvested here in North Carolina. And it’s ok if you prefer to call them crayfish or crawdads, we know what you mean. This weekend the State Farmers Market

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Today’s Topic: New FieldCheck and BeeCheck apps launch for the FieldWatch program. Designed to help protect bees and crops

By on May 29, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The online mapping programs DriftWatch and BeeCheck were launched two years ago, and the recent addition of two new apps (FieldCheck and

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News Roundup: May 19 – 25

By on May 25, 2018

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. “These long horns aren’t longhorns. How an NC farmer is sustaining a rare cattle breed,”

Recipe: Grilled Pork Shoulder

By on May 25, 2018

Memorial Day weekend is when grilling season officially “heats” up in North Carolina. It’s a great time to gather with family and friends and grill steaks, burgers, hot dogs, seafood or, try the delicious pork recipe below from WRAL’s Local

Deadly Laurel Wilt Disease Found in Sassafras for the First Time in N.C.

By on May 23, 2018

In 2002, an uninvited guest made itself at home in the U.S. when the redbay ambrosia beetle was unintentionally introduced near Savannah, GA. By itself, the beetle would probably not be a big deal. However, it carries with it a