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News Roundup: May 13-19

By on May 19, 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. “Can ag’s big data solve Carolina production problems on a bigger scale?” Southeast Farm Press:

What’s Happening on the Farm: Recovering from Hurricane Matthew at Cherry Research Farm

By on February 1, 2017

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Periodically, we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm during that month as well as give a

NCDA&CS acts swiftly to fight emerald ash borer in Wayne County

By on April 15, 2015

The emerald ash borer is on the move once again, and this time it has made quite a leap. Last month, the tree-killing, invasive insect was detected for the first time in Wayne County, 73 miles from the nearest known

More than $5.7 million of local food purchased in 10% Campaign’s first year

By on July 22, 2011

North Carolina residents and businesses bought more than $5.7 million worth of local food in the first year of the 10% Campaign, a statewide effort to stimulate economic development, create jobs and promote farms and fisheries in the state. The

NCDA&CS sites receive safety awards

By on June 13, 2011

The N.C. Department of Labor recently recognized 22 NCDA&CS sites with awards for workplace safety. The awards program is designed to increase safety at private and public workplaces statewide by recognizing employers and employees for maintaining safe work environments. Two levels of awards

Photos from the Field: Research stations

By on September 13, 2010

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in partnership with N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University, operates 18 research stations across the state. Agricultural researchers run tests to address a varitey of issues facing N.C. farmers, from disease management to

NCDA&CS Agronomic Division recognized for occupational safety

By on August 25, 2010

The NCDA&CS Agronomic Division is a Public Sector Star. The state Department of Labor honored the division this week for achieving Public Sector Star status. Public Sector Star is part of the Carolina Star Program, which recognizes workplaces with exemplary