Today’s Topic: Burn ban issued for 18 eastern North Carolina counties.

By on June 4, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and canceled all burning permits

Recipe: Strawberry Crisp

By on May 30, 2019

In honor of the last week of strawberry month, go support local farmers markets and grab some strawberries to make this sweet treat! Thanks to Belle of the Kitchen, we are sharing this fruity dessert with you this week. Ingredients

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Today’s Topic: Farmers markets are alive with fresh produce, events and activities.

By on May 29, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers market season is well under way and shoppers will find plenty of locally grown fruits and vegetables at the market, plus

Hemp industry sees explosion of interest

By on May 24, 2019

By Joey Pitchford Since the passage of the federal farm bill in 2018 legalized the growing of industrial hemp, interest in the crop here in North Carolina has exploded. Since the end of 2018, the number of licensed hemp growers

It’s that time of the year again, grilling season!

By on May 23, 2019

It’s that time of the year again, grilling season!When we think of summer break, we think about the warm weather, swimming in pools and lakes, hiking in the mountains, and of course the smell of a cookout. To kick off

Recipe: Nachos topped with Fried Eggs

By on May 23, 2019

It’s still National Egg Month! Add a little protein to your favorite snack with this recipe. This nacho dish only takes 30 minutes to whip together and serves as much as 10 people. The egg industry ranks seventh in North

Get to know Jade Wang: International Marketing Specialist

By on May 22, 2019

May is World Trade Month. At the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, we have a team of employees that work to promote NC products all over the world. The total value of international agricultural exports is nearly $4

Today’s Topic: New agriculture/agribusiness numbers released by Dr. Mike Walden

By on May 21, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Dr. Mike Walden, an economist at N.C. State University, releases annual agriculture and agribusiness numbers that factor in the economic impact of

Recipe: Dole Whip

By on May 16, 2019

Looking for a sweet treat to help keep you cool this season? We are sharing the perfect recipe that you can whip up quickly thanks to SoFabFood. Dole Whip is meant to be a fruity, creamy mix that can be

Pellets for Pullets project changes the energy production game

By on May 14, 2019

Since 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly has appropriated funds to support the development of energy production from North Carolina agricultural products through the N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative. The initiative is managed by the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer