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Today’s Topic: Woodland owners can apply for $2.5 million in reforestation funds through the Florence Reforestation Fund.

By on February 5, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Landowners are also eligible for assistance to restore woodlands that were damage by Hurricane Florence. The N.C. General Assembly appropriated $2.5 million

Recipe: Spicy Sausage Queso Dip

By on January 31, 2019

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, this last appetizer recipe will make for the perfect viewing party. This recipe is a little different from a traditional queso, since the dip has more of a kick. This recipe is

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Today’s Topic: State seeing some positive signs from the Slow the Spread Gypsy Moth Program. Captures of moths declined in 2018.

By on January 29, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina is seeing some positive results from its Slow the Spread Gypsy Moth program. Captures of gypsy moths in 2018 continued

Dr. Karen Beck-2018 NCDA&CS Employee of the Year

By on January 29, 2019

Dr. Karen Beck of Raleigh, an employee in the Emergency Programs Division, was recently selected as the NCDA&CS Employee of the Year for her exceptional performance and dedication to her work as a surveillance veterinarian. Karen was chosen from the

National Peanut Butter Day

By on January 24, 2019

It’s National Peanut Butter Day and we are going to give you some of our favorite peanut butter recipes for this scrumptious holiday. In honor of the national holiday, here are a few facts: North Carolina ranks 5th in the

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken & Leeks

By on January 24, 2019

It’s National Slow Cooker Month and the very end of football season so celebrate with this recipe. The chicken and leek combo is the best for a cold day and for any football get-together. North Carolina ranks 7th in the

Bug Off: Agency hard at work to keep invasive moth out of N.C.

By on January 23, 2019

The gypsy moth is not a new problem to the United States. Introduced from Europe to the Boston area in the 1860s, this invasive insect is now considered the worst pest of hardwood trees in eastern United States. Gypsy moth

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Today’s Topic: Ag Development Forum coming up Jan. 31 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

By on January 22, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 14th Annual Ag Development Forum is coming up Jan. 31 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The event features the annual

The first animal of 2019

By on January 18, 2019

Welcome the first baby of 2019, a calf that was born in Waynesville, North Carolina. This new baby is a result of a breeding synchronization study as well as an offspring of Select Sires’ Young Sire Program. The herd of

Recipe: Chicken and Waffle Bites

By on January 17, 2019

It’s hard to go wrong with a good chicken and waffles recipe, but especially this one. We recommend setting this idea aside for an appetizer for a game or any weekend brunch plans. North Carolina ranks 7th in the U.S.