A Wayne County farm’s history is as old as our country

By on July 3, 2019

Not too many people can claim that their farm has been maintained in their family for more than 100 years. As a matter of fact, in North Carolina, less than 2,000 families are listed in the Century Farm Family Program,

Shucks, Corn’s Great! Tips for selecting the perfect ear.

By on July 1, 2019

Summertime brings the promise of fresh sweet corn to farmers markets and grocery stores. A trip to the N.C. State Farmers Market in Raleigh will likely feature several pickup trucks filled with just-picked corn in many delicious varieties and whether

Recipe: Homemade Banana Pudding

By on June 27, 2019

With the 4th of July coming up, we wanted to share summer dessert recipes with you! This southern dish is a favorite and incredibly easy to whip together for any occasion. Thank to The Dairy Alliance for this fruity recipe.

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Agronomic Services Division conducting research on barley.

By on June 25, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers may soon have another market for their barley. Agronomic Services Division researching optimal nitrogen rates for malting quality barley. If successful,

Today’s Topic: Blueberry season is in full swing.

By on June 24, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Fresh North Carolina blueberries can be found in grocery stores, roadside stands and farmers across the state. Get them while you can.

Farmer on the Mall brings fresh produce downtown

By on June 21, 2019

It’s 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning in downtown Raleigh and, like clockwork, the Farmer on the Mall is open for business. Both the farmer — Roger Ball — and his produce stand have become something of a fixture in downtown

Recipe: Easy Peach Cobbler

By on June 20, 2019

It’s National Peaches and Cream day, and what’s better than fresh cobbler with vanilla ice cream on a hot day? With peaches in season, this is the perfect, easy dessert for any occasion. Make your cobbler with fresh N.C. peaches!

Apiary program keeps bees buzzing

By on June 18, 2019

In honor of National Pollinator Month June 17-23, we are highlighting some of the apiary services of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Tucked in a clearing off the side of Chatham Street in Cary, hundreds of honeybees

Study underway to help farmers produce malting barley for breweries

By on June 17, 2019

If NCDA&CS Agronomist Kristin Hicks has her way, in a couple of years North Carolina beer brewers and malting houses will have access to more locally grown malting barley rather than having to source that ingredient from farmers in the

Recipe: Cucumber & Feta Salad

By on June 13, 2019

Since it’s National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables month and National Cucumber Day today, we are sharing a healthy and fresh dish. This recipe is perfect for a hot, summer day and only takes 15 minutes to put together! Save this