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News Roundup: June 3-9

By on June 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. “Carolinas Southern veg deal heating up after a frosty spring,” Southeast Produce Weekly: A late

Recipe: June is Dairy Month

By on June 8, 2017

As if you needed another reason to enjoy a big bowl of ice cream. June is National Dairy Month and a great time to celebrate the milk, cheese and, yes, ice cream produced by our North Carolina dairy farmers. North

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Today’s Topic: Four NC greenhouses among top 100 in US

By on June 6, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina is well-represented in Greenhouse Grower magazine’s rankings of the top 100 growers in America. Four North Carolina greenhouse and nursery

Students find NC strawberries sensational; Farm to School program shatters strawberry sales record

By on June 5, 2017

North Carolina school students definitely have a soft spot in their hearts when it comes to local strawberries. For the second year in a row, the N.C. Farm to School program has seen record sales of strawberries to participating schools,

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News Roundup: May 27-June 2

By on June 2, 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. “State of the State: Commissioner Steve Troxler talks NC ag past, present and future,” Southeast

What’s in Season: Fresh fruits and vegetables

By on June 1, 2017

It’s the beginning of June and farmers markets across the state are beginning to fill up with fresh, locally grown produce. Visitors to local markets should find a colorful and diverse array of fresh and local produce, including strawberries, blueberries,

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Today’s Topic: Hurricane season is here

By on May 30, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Hurricane season begins June 1, and Commissioner Troxler says it’s time for farmers to get ready for it. Researchers at N.C. State

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News Roundup: May 20-26

By on May 26, 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. “Rain drenches county, puts crops on hold,” Hendersonville Times-News: Rain is drenching the already saturated

NC Board of Agriculture approves new agronomic tests

By on May 25, 2017

The N.C. Board of Agriculture on May 24 approved changes to the suite of tests offered by the NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division. Here’s a summary of the changes: Added arsenic, selenium and chromium to the list of heavy metals the

Recipe Roundup: Celebrating the blues (berry)

By on May 25, 2017

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. Below, Brian and Lisa feature recipes that include our state’s official blue berry as the main ingredient. North Carolina is the