State Veterinarian lifts ban on public poultry sales and shows due to High Path Avian Influenza.

By on June 14, 2022

Summary: As of June 1, the ban on public poultry sales and shows has been lifted because no new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in the state. Poultry owners are encouraged to continue to follow strict

Father’s Day gift guide supporting N.C. farmers, producers

By on June 13, 2022

Father’s Day is just days away, and if you’d like to give your dad something that also supports North Carolina farmers and/or businesses that make products in the state, this list may help. One place to start is the “Find

Invasive plants and pests are spreading faster, and they’re getting a lot of help

By on June 9, 2022

Now that the months have turned to summer, folks are spending more time outdoors. Whether that makes you an outdoor enthusiast, or simply puts you in the yard, in front of a grill or by the pool, you may notice

A career above ground: Working with trees in N.C.

By on June 8, 2022

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Bobby Smith, Tree Improvement Supervisor in the eastern part of the state with our N.C. Forest Service, is one of

Shoppers can find lots of local produce in season now as farmers markets are hitting their peak. Shopping local helps support farmers, ensuring access to local foods.

By on June 7, 2022

Farmers markets are bustling places across North Carolina with many fresh fruits, vegetables and meats being available now for shoppers. Supporting farmers markets helps support North Carolina farmers who face significant increases in input costs. Talking Points: Weren’t we just

Bradford Pear Bounty program a success

By on June 6, 2022

It started with a simple question: how do we get rid of those Bradford Pears? A simple premise, but complicated in execution. So when Dr. Kelly Oten of NC State University Extension began looking at ways to start reducing the

Ways to show local love on your wedding day

By on June 3, 2022

It’s wedding season, which means that couples across North Carolina are coming together to demonstrate their love for one another and commit to a lifetime together. This special day is a wonderful opportunity for couples to also showcase love for

N.C. Ag in the Lab

By on June 2, 2022

We Are Agriculture is a year-long series that will highlight the hard-work done by employees across the Department of Agriculture. Micah Gardner, Chemist and lab Supervisor in our Microanalytical Lab of the Food and Drug Protection Division, is one of

Research station aims to provide world’s best Fraser firs

By on June 2, 2022

Like any other farmers, Christmas trees growers in western North Carolina are always looking for ways to grow more and better product. One challenge to that effort is a root rot that’s affecting swaths of Christmas trees, particularly the Fraser

N.C. State’s Dr. Mike Walden releases new agriculture economic impact numbers. Pandemic a temporary setback to reaching $100 billion milestone.

By on May 31, 2022

Summary: Latest economic impact numbers from agriculture point to continued strength in the state as agriculture and agribusiness account for one-sixth of the state’s income and employment. Numbers also provide insight into the effects of the pandemic as totals fail