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Ronald W. Simmons Jr. is the 2018 North Carolina Small Farmer of the Year

By on April 4, 2018

Last week, the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University celebrated its 32nd annual Small Farms Week. The event celebrates the contributions of small-scale producers in North Carolina who generate $250,000 or less annually in agricultural gross sales. This

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

We’ve got a lot to be thankful for this holiday season

By on November 23, 2015

We are truly blessed to live in North Carolina, and holiday meal planning is a good reminder why. We are blessed to have access to so much locally grown goodness throughout the year. We can truly serve an entirely North

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News Roundup: July 18-24

By on July 24, 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. “Tri-Hishtil facility takes shape

News Roundup: Dec. 20 – Jan. 2

By on January 2, 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. “Christmas tree farms a

Today’s Topic: N.C. farm income grew in 2010

By on December 13, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Cash receipts from farming in North Carolina grew to more than $9.6 billion in 2010, according to the latest Agricultural Statistics Yearbook.

News Roundup: July 10-16

By on July 16, 2010

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. “N.C. swine farms not making

News Roundup

By on October 9, 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. “More Americans growing food

News Roundup

By on May 1, 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. “Eating pork won’t make

H1N1 Flu Outbreak and N.C. agriculture

By on April 30, 2009

I’ve got to admit that I’ve been a little frustrated this week as I’ve read all the news reports about the H1N1 influenza outbreak that continues to be called “swine” flu.  I’ve been working with my counterparts in the National