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Chocolate bunnies and chick peeps make better Easter basket gifts

By on April 17, 2019

Baby chicks, ducks and rabbits sure are cute, but they come with responsibility, too. This weekend, consider the long-term commitment they require before buying them for Easter baskets. More than 500 rabbits and 300 chickens are turned over to animal

News Roundup

News Roundup: April 14-20

By on April 20, 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. “CONAWAY HOPEFUL HOUSE WILL CONSIDER FARM BILL IN MAY,”  Southern Farm Network: House Agriculture Chairman

Backyard poultry breeders need to take precautions to prevent Salmonella

By on June 8, 2016

Backyard poultry breeders should take extra caution when working with poultry as North Carolina is part of a multi-state outbreak of human Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks. The Centers for Disease Control has seen

FSMA Files: Focus on the Produce Safety Rule

By on August 5, 2015

The federal Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011. This act represents significant and historic change in food regulation and addresses every aspect of food production from farm to fork. Assistant Commissioner Joe Reardon will address

Food Business Almanac: Food safety is everyone’s business

By on June 6, 2012

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that small-business owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist small-business owners with financial and market planning through

Today’s Topic: Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum

By on August 3, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week Rhonda and Commissioner Troxler talk about the sixth annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum, scheduled for Aug. 10 at the