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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: Feb. 7-13

By on February 13, 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story.  “Plant-grafting business breaks ground

News Roundup: 2011 Year in Review

By on December 30, 2011

The following are the top 10 headlines of 2011, as determined by our Public Affairs staff. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “S. Korea president signs laws enabling US trade deal,” USA Today (Nov. 29):

News Roundup: April 9-15

By on April 15, 2011

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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “North Carolina strawberries hit

There’s a new berry in town

By on June 9, 2010

The N.C. strawberry season started early with an abudant crop, due in part to the warmer-than-normal weather in the state this spring. As strawberry season is wrapping up, farmers markets and roadside stands are welcoming blueberry season with events such as Blueberry Day

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Lemon blueberry cake

By on June 3, 2010

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. North Carolina blueberry farmers produced 28.5 million pounds of blueberries

Photos from the Field: A visit from the blueberry queen

By on June 29, 2009

We have an extensive collection of photos taken over the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ history.  In our Photos from the Field posts, we’ll pull some of these snapshots out of our archives and take a look back

Kitchen Sink: Lisa Prince shares recipe for blueberry-lemon bundt cake

By on June 23, 2009

Lisa Prince, a marketing specialist and one-half of WRAL’s Got to Be Good Cookin’ weekly recipe segment, will join us on the blog each month with bonus recipes, cooking tips and a behind-the-scenes look at marketing N.C. agricultural products…everything and

Blueberry nut crunch: Sounds like a cereal, tastes like a dessert

By on June 11, 2009

Lisa Shively knows blueberries. Her book, Fat Little Blueberry Cookbook, offers 100 recipes featuring the delicious, little fruit. Lisa also knows that North Carolina is a great place to get blueberries, and that is why she was at the State

Blueberry Day at the State Farmers Market

By on June 10, 2009

My favorite part of the State Farmers Market is the sense of community I feel when I go there. People share stories, tips, recipes and my personal favorite – samples. Tomorrow, the State Farmers Market is hosting its annual Blueberry