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NCDA&CS continues to monitor High path Avian Influenza in wild bird population; urges industry and hobby growers to follow strong biosecurity measures.

By on February 15, 2022

Summary: With the detection of High Path Avian Influenza in hunter harvested migratory waterfowl, the department’s Veterinary Division continues to monitor for High Path AI in commercial and backyard flocks. State Veterinarian Mike Martin urges industry and hobby growers to

Looking back at 2017: our year-in-review

By on December 31, 2017

With over 2,000 employees in 20 divisions and a presence in all 100 counties, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services touches the lives of North Carolinians every day. We have regulatory and service responsibilities that are wide-ranging, but

NCDA&CS 2016 in review

By on December 30, 2016

For a department that touches the life of each and every N.C. resident on a regular basis, it’s tough to come up with a year in review that’s not the size of a small town’s phone book. The NCDA&CS has

News Roundup

News Roundup: May 14-20

By on May 20, 2016

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. “Carolina, Virginia farmers try to meet hops demand for local craft beer,” Southeast Farm Press: The

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Board of Agriculture approves fee for avian flu testing of commercial flocks

By on February 18, 2016

The N.C. Board of Agriculture on Feb. 16 approved a new fee for rapid avian influenza tests conducted by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The fee, to be paid by the commercial poultry industry,

News Roundup

News Roundup: Jan. 9-15

By on January 15, 2016

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 lifts ban after avian flu outbreak last year,” Shelby Star: The suspension of live

News Roundup

News Roundup: Jan. 2-8

By on January 8, 2016

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. “Ban on poultry shows, sales lifted,” Jacksonville Daily News: Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today

News Roundup

News Roundup: Dec. 26-31

By on January 1, 2016

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. “Warm, wet winter wreaking havoc on NC farm fields,” WRAL: Winter is the season to

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 14-20

By on November 27, 2015

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. “NC Farmers Begin Selling Live Christmas Trees,” TWC News: (Video) With the holidays around the

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 14-20

By on November 20, 2015

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. “Agricultural-focused startups are blossoming in the Triangle,” News & Observer: North Carolina, and the Triangle