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North Carolina dairy industry leads way in secure milk plan

By on March 15, 2017

The dairy industry is a fine-tuned machine. From the farm to milk processors to the grocery store, today’s dairy industry is regional in scope and streamlined to run in a most efficient manner. In North Carolina today, there are about

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

By on December 2, 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. “Family Trees: Selling Christmas trees more of a passion than a business,” Winston-Salem Journal: When Christmas

News Roundup

News Roundup: April 9-15

By on April 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. “When hives don’t thrive, pollinators needed,” Hendersonville Times-News: At Gary Steiner’s home on Newmann Road

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Dairy producers, flue-cured tobacco farmers to vote on assessments

By on January 19, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina dairy producers and flue-cured tobacco farmers will be voting on assessment programs in January. On Jan. 20, dairy producers will vote

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News Roundup: June 27 – July 2

By on July 3, 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. “Sally Elliott: Cultivating a

News Roundup

News Roundup: June 20-26

By on June 26, 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. “NC suspends bird shows

Senate Super Sippers best House All Stars in N.C. dairy chugging contest

By on June 17, 2015

  A big crowd formed to watch the 16th annual N.C. Dairy Chugging Contest held at the Legislative Building in Raleigh. The Senate Super Sippers, represented by Sen. Mike Woodard and interns from Sen. Andrew Brock and Sen. Ralph Hise’s

Dairy producers invited to meeting about federal Margin Protection Program

By on September 24, 2014

North Carolina dairy producers are invited to a meeting about the federal Margin Protection Program at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at the Iredell County Agricultural Resource Center in Statesville. Registration deadline is Sept. 26. The USDA Farm Service Agency is

2014 Legislative Milk-Chugging Contest

By on June 3, 2014

The 15th annual legislative milk-chugging contest took place today at noon as part of Livestock Legislative Day.  The “Senate Super Sippers” and the “House All Stars” competed to see who could chug six pints of milk the fastest through a

June is N.C. Dairy Month

By on June 10, 2013

June is National Dairy month. North Carolina has a thriving dairy industry that is growing with value-added processors, such as cheese and ice cream. Here’s a look at the latest numbers and facts about our state’s dairy industry: There are