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Recent spring storms damage blueberry crop

By on May 18, 2021

North Carolina blueberry farmers in Pender, Bladen and Robeson counties are surveying their fields to assess crop damage from a recent spring storm with hail. Some strawberry growers also saw damage. Spring is a great time of year, but it

Regional Agronomists provide April crop updates

By on April 8, 2021

With a long, wet winter and now Easter behind us, field work and land preparation for the 2021 crop is in full swing. With the soils drying out over the past week, many acres have been tilled and/or burndown herbicides

Today’s Topic: Blueberry season and keeping it local.

By on May 12, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Activity remains steady at farmers markets across the state as blueberry season gets underway. Summary of Talking points: Activity at the state

News Roundup

News Roundup: June 2 – 8

By on June 8, 2018

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. “OPENING THE WORLD TO CAROLINA AGRICULTURE,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) The world may be your oyster,

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 22-28

By on July 28, 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. “Bradley Johnston brings boutique dairy farming to Mills River,” Mountain Xpress: If you’re in Mills River

Recipe: National Ice Cream Month

By on July 20, 2017

Ask 10 people their favorite place to go for ice cream and you are likely to get 10 different places. Hot summer days and warm nights make a frozen treat a welcome sight,  which is why July is perfect for

News Roundup

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

News Roundup

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

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

News Roundup

News Roundup: March 11-17

By on March 17, 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. “Urbanization, food safety regulations among challenges facing N.C. farming, speaker says,” Salisbury Post: On another subfreezing