Recipe: Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler

By on March 28, 2019

Strawberry season has arrived! April marks the beginning of strawberry season here in North Carolina and will run through the end of May. North Carolina is the fourth-largest producer of strawberries in the nation, with about 1,100 acres harvested across

You’re not from around here, are ya? Invasive species are a worldwide issue

By on March 27, 2019

There are several strangers in a strange land here in North Carolina. In fact, the majority of our worst forest pests are non-native invasive species. In the 1990s, the tree-killing hemlock woolly adelgid was first found in N.C. and can

NCDA&CS employees honored with Team Excellence award for outstanding work through hurricane relief

By on March 26, 2019

When Hurricane Florence hit, the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services had a team of employees that came together from various divisions. This group was made into the Mass Mortality Team, which would be responsible for providing leadership and

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Today’s Topic: Recent suspected case of Equine Infectious Anemia is a reminder to take steps to protect equine from exposure to the disease.

By on March 26, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A recent suspected case of Equine Infectious Anemia in a mule in Transylvania County is a reminder for equine owners to take

Zingy Lemon Chicken Pasta

By on March 21, 2019

Since April is National Nutrition Month, we wanted to share some healthy, easy recipes that anyone can make for any occasion.  You can head over to for tons of healthy recipes, how to eat healthy on a budget and

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Today’s Topic: It’s not too late to join us for Ag Awareness Day March 20. Lend your voice in support of North Carolina farmers and agribusinesses.

By on March 19, 2019

On March 20, the agriculture community will celebrate Ag Awareness Day with visits with legislators and a program to thank legislators for their support in 2018. Attendees can meet and park at the State Fairgrounds to ride buses downtown for

Recipe: Honey Chess Pie

By on March 14, 2019

In honor of Pi Day, here is a classic, Southern dish that is easy to make! This recipe takes Chess pie and adds a touch of North Carolina to it with some local honey. North Carolina is a popular state

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Today’s Topic: The General Assembly re-opens filing period for farmers in two more counties to apply for disaster assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018.

By on March 13, 2019

Farmers in Iredell and Wilkes counties are now eligible to apply for disaster assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. The General Assembly re-opened the filing period for those two counties only. The deadline to apply is

Celebrating Women in Ag: 5 Questions with Marlowe Ivey Vaughan

By on March 8, 2019

Today is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the cultural, economic and/or political achievements of women. We are highlighting Marlowe Ivey Vaughan, a mom, millennial farmer and a strong voice for farmers and agriculture in North Carolina. She serves

Recipe: Crunchy Chicken Peanut Salad

By on March 7, 2019

Happy National Peanut Month! Looking for a tasty lunch recipe to take to work? Want a unique and tasty appetizer for dinner? This salad recipe is the easy dish you’ve been looking for. Celebrate National Peanut Month with this nutty