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High fives for the N.C. Farm to School Program, which helps put healthy, locally grown produce into school cafeterias across the state. Interactive mascots help engage students during special events and programs.

NCDA&CS serving the needs of today’s littlest consumers, too

By on July 31, 2017

This month, we’ve been highlighting some of the consumer services offered by the department as we mark the 20th anniversary of the addition of “& Consumer Services” to the department’s name. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler likes to tell people that

News Roundup

News Roundup: March 26 – April 1

By on April 1, 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. “Agribusiness still No. 1 in Robeson County,” Fayetteville Observer: A drive down the back roads

Today’s Topic: Free-trade agreements would boost N.C. ag exports

By on October 4, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Three pending free-trade agreements could mean a boost to N.C. agriculture. The trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama would eliminate

Celebrate the Fourth of July with fresh, local food

By on July 1, 2011

Whether your tailgating before fireworks or hosting a cookout at home, you can find fresh ingredients for your next event at a local farmers market near you. There are no special events planned during the July 4th weekend at the

In the Market: Summer fruits and vegetables

By on June 30, 2010

With our In the Market feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local-foods shopping experiences across the state. It’s the beginning of

China trade mission wraps up

By on August 9, 2009

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s agricultural trade mission to China wrapped up over the weekend. Friday, he spoke at a soybean conference in Guangzhou, then headed to Hong Kong to host a lunch for buyers of N.C. ag products. The soybean

Agriculture and social media: Q&A with Sue Colucci

By on April 7, 2009

Like we mentioned in our Facebook…and Farmers post, many agriculturists are finding value for themselves and their customers, suppliers and producers in social media tools like blogs, Twitter, Facebook and more. Here, we’ll highlight local organizations and businesses using these