NCDA&CS checks regulation of antimicrobial pesticides for COVID-19 cleaning

By on May 25, 2020

It seems many people, including business owners and managers, are thinking about deep cleaning these days. That’s especially true as more businesses in North Carolina reopen and people transition from the governor’s “stay home” order to a “safer at home”

From white fields to Wrangler jeans: A journey of N.C. cotton

By on May 22, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Donny Lassiter, of Lassiter Family Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on

Recipe: Red, White & Blue Potato Salad is perfect for Memorial Day weekend

By on May 21, 2020

Potatoes are in season in North Carolina, making fresh potatoes a hot commodity right now. If you don’t grow your own, you should be able to find potatoes grown in North Carolina at roadside markets, farmers markets and grocery stores

2020 Graduate Spotlight: Melanie Fishel

By on May 21, 2020

One thing is for certain, 2020 is a year that no one will forget. This is especially true for the thousands of North Carolina seniors that will forego tradition graduation ceremonies this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. During May

A Second Chance for Hemlocks

By on May 20, 2020

N.C. Forest Service Nursery & Tree Improvement Program makes hemlock seedlings available to the public. In 1995, the hemlock woolly adelgid was found in North Carolina for the first time. Although tiny, this invasive insect can kill a massive hemlock

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Work is in the home stretch on the Agricultural Sciences Center. Update on where the project stands.

By on May 19, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Summary: The Agricultural Science Center is expected to be less than 6 months away from completion. Commissioner Troxler offers an update on

N.C. Farm Stands find answers for safer operation during COVID-19

By on May 18, 2020

As many of North Carolina’s produce stands and farmers markets geared up for the spring and summer season this year, there were a lot of questions facing farmers and others who operate those markets. This big question about how to

It’s a farm life: The story of a strong daddy-daughter bond

By on May 15, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Darrell, Sheryl and Megan Lambeth, of Daddy-Daughter Farm, a few of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire

Promotion Amid Problems – N.C. Wine Month in the era of COVID-19

By on May 14, 2020

John Wright is delivering wine to doorsteps these days – a service his Sanctuary Vineyards has never offered in the past. It’s a direct result of the changes surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic response. “We’re typically busy with customers in our

Agricultural Sciences Center Update: Interior is taking shape and plans turn to moving in

By on May 13, 2020

In less than six months, work is expected to be completed on the NCDA&CS Agricultural Sciences Center. For a project that has been more than four years in the making, the approaching deadline brings excitement and a greater focus on