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Recipe: Sweet Potato & Sausage Hash

By on February 7, 2019

Since February is Sweet Potato Month, we are here to bring you the tastiest sweet potato recipes that are easy for anyone to whip up! North Carolina is the number one producer in the country for sweet potatoes, supplying over

Recipe: Spicy Sausage Queso Dip

By on January 31, 2019

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, this last appetizer recipe will make for the perfect viewing party. This recipe is a little different from a traditional queso, since the dip has more of a kick. This recipe is

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken & Leeks

By on January 24, 2019

It’s National Slow Cooker Month and the very end of football season so celebrate with this recipe. The chicken and leek combo is the best for a cold day and for any football get-together. North Carolina ranks 7th in the

Winners named in N.C. Specialty Foods Association’s 2018 Product Competition

By on September 27, 2018

The N.C. Specialty Foods Association announced winners in its 2018 Product Competition, held Sept. 7 in Bermuda Run. This year’s competition was one of the largest yet, with 82 entries submitted across seven categories. Mike D’s BBQ was named Grand

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

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

By on November 24, 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. “There’s a good chance your Thanksgiving turkey was raised on a North Carolina farm,” The

News Roundup

News Roundup: March 11-17

By on March 17, 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. “Urbanization, food safety regulations among challenges facing N.C. farming, speaker says,” Salisbury Post: On another subfreezing

News Roundup

News Roundup: Feb. 24-March 3

By on March 3, 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. “Getting in on the ground floor,” Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald: The application process is now underway across

News Roundup

News Roundup: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

By on February 3, 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. “Daily Ag Summary: Carolina Cotton Growers Coop Named Exporter of the Year,” Southern Farm Network:

Today's Topic

NC ranks 10th nationally in number of farms selling food locally

By on January 17, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina ranks 10th in the U.S. in the number of farms selling foods locally, and ranks 11th in total direct farm