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Local Restaurant & Brewery Focused on Community and Sustainability

By on October 8, 2020

In 2010, Max Saxon and Ian Baltutis, the mayor of Burlington, had an idea of starting a brewery in downtown Burlington. Little did they know that this idea would become North Carolina’s first cooperative brewery. “It took five and a

News Roundup

News Roundup: April 7- 13

By on April 13, 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. “What satellites can’t see,”  Southeast Farm Press: For decades, government satellites have been taking detailed photographs

Today’s Topic: Labor Department withdraws rule restricting young people from farm work

By on May 1, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The U.S. Department of Labor is withdrawing proposed rules that would have limited the types of work children under the age of

Today’s Topic: Senate Committee on Emergency Preparedness makes recommendations to help agriculture

By on February 21, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss recommendations for disaster response that the state Senate’s Committee on Emergency Preparedness put forward last

N.C. strawberries signal sweet start to market season

By on April 20, 2011

There is something about strawberry season that is refreshing. It could be because  strawberries signal the opening of many farmers markets and the start of the spring produce season. Maybe it’s because pick-your-own strawberry farms provide quality family time and

Today’s Topic: 2011 legislative session

By on January 25, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The General Assembly begins a new session tomorrow, and the big topic is going to be the state budget. North Carolina is

Today’s Topic: Farm tours

By on July 27, 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 his upcoming tours of farms in Eastern North Carolina. Commissioner Troxler will be

News Roundup

By on January 29, 2010

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Making Family Farms Profitable,”

News Roundup

By on July 3, 2009

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Rain keeps recession from

Looking for agritourism farms? Here’s your sign.

By on April 20, 2009

Finding a moonlit hayride in the mountains, alpaca farm in the Piedmont or a pick-your-own berry field near the coast just got easier. Full-color, fold-out maps of North Carolina agritourism farms will soon be available at the nine state Welcome