News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

By on November 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. “There’s a good chance your Thanksgiving turkey was raised on a North Carolina farm,” The

Recipe: Blushing Turkey Soup (made with leftover Thanksgiving turkey)

By on November 22, 2017

Looking for a way to enjoy your leftover turkey after the Thanksgiving feast is over? Below is a recipe provided by blogger Wendy Perry using leftover turkey, George’s BBQ sauce and pork skins. “This soup takes about five minutes to

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Today’s Topic: Agritourism farms offer fun holiday activities

By on November 21, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A lot of families will be traveling and getting together for Thanksgiving this week. In fact, it is recognized as the holiday

Talking Turkey: Tips for a safe Thanksgiving

By on November 20, 2017

Family and friends will gather around the table this Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. The star of most of these tables will be the turkey. If you are in North Carolina, that’s great reason to celebrate. North Carolina is the second-largest

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News Roundup: Nov. 10-17

By on November 17, 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. “Morganton community college rallies to help turkey farmers,” Asheville Citizen-Times: The only Animal Welfare Act-approved

Recipe: Pork favorites from NC Food Bloggers

By on November 17, 2017

Last month, a handful of N.C. food bloggers  celebrated “Pork-tober,” also known as National Pork Month, by highlighting farmers, farmers markets and recipes featuring pork. The results? Delicious. Our state ranks second nationally in pork production. Duplin, Sampson, Bladen and

DIY Sticky Bands Can Protect Trees from Cankerworms in the Spring

By on November 15, 2017

Turkey will be the main course for many North Carolinians next week as we celebrate Thanksgiving.  After the kitchen is cleaned up however, there’s no time to rest.  Instead, it’s time to worry about another main course which you won’t

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Meat and Poultry Division steps in to help small turkey producers before the holidays

By on November 14, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Meat and Poultry Inspection Division recently put temporary exemptions in place to allow farms that are permitted to process their own

Poultry operators granted exemption from NCDA&CS

By on November 13, 2017

Small flock owners faced an uncertain business dilemma last month when Cool Hand Meats in Marion, the only small poultry processor in the state, closed its doors. This left many small poultry growers who relied on the processor with no

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 4-9

By on November 9, 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. “CRISIS TEXT ALERT SYSTEM AVAILABLE FOR PORK PRODUCERS,” Southern Farm Network: The Pork Checkoff has