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Recipe: Dixie Peanut Brittle

By on December 20, 2018

Tis the season for peanut brittle! We’re going to give you the best recipe for this delicious, holiday favorite that would make for the perfect go-to snack or gift giving. North Carolina produced 479.7 million pounds of peanuts in 2017

Today’s Topic: Deadline to apply for Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program is nearing; applications due Dec. 10

By on November 27, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers have until Dec. 10 to get in their applications for the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. If funded by

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News Roundup: Sept. 1 – 7

By on September 7, 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. “A de-vine time September is N.C. Wine and Grape Month,” McDowell News:  Wineries, grape growers, restaurateurs

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News Roundup: July 21 – 27

By on July 27, 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. “Less than a Week Left to Complete Census of Agriculture,” Southern Farm Network: The National Ag

News Roundup: Feb. 5-9

By on February 9, 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. “National Farmers Union launches Farm Bill campaign,” Southeast Farm Press: National Farmers Union and Farmers

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Census of Ag set to begin in December

By on November 28, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Census of Agriculture is conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and it provides a comprehensive snapshot of

Poultry operators granted exemption from NCDA&CS

By on November 13, 2017

Small flock owners faced an uncertain business dilemma last month when Cool Hand Meats in Marion, the only small poultry processor in the state, closed its doors. This left many small poultry growers who relied on the processor with no

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News Roundup: May 6-12

By on May 12, 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. “New farmers face dwindling land, soaring prices in Triangle,” The News & Observer: Thomas Saile

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News Roundup: March 25-31

By on March 31, 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. “Pruitt’s EPA denies petition to ban chlorpyrifos,” Southeast Farm Press: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed March

Top reasons to visit an agritourism farm

By on May 5, 2016

Family-friendly, farm experience and spending time outside. These are the top reasons visitors to agritourism farms give when asked about their visit. “Agritourism farms are unique destinations,” said Annie Baggett, agritourism marketing specialist for the N.C. Department of Agriculture and