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News Roundup: April 14-20

By on April 20, 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. “CONAWAY HOPEFUL HOUSE WILL CONSIDER FARM BILL IN MAY,”  Southern Farm Network: House Agriculture Chairman

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Today’s Topic: Cost-share grants available through NCDA&CS for farmers markets, farmers and agritourism operations.

By on March 13, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS Marketing Division has a couple of cost-share grants available for farmers and farmers markets. Farmers who test their water supply

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Food Business Conference coming up Feb. 14; early registration deadline is Jan. 5

By on December 26, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” An upcoming Food Business Conference on Feb. 14 in Durham ties into broader efforts to create more value-added processing and food manufacturing

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News Roundup: Nov. 23-Dec. 1

By on December 1, 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. “A Sweet Potato Tale,” UNC-TV: (Video) Find out how North Carolina became a sweet potato-producing

N.C. sweet potatoes hit the road in Germany

By on August 3, 2016

The department’s International Marketing section partnered with the N.C. SweetPotato Commission in July to sponsor a food truck introducing N.C. sweet potatoes and sweet potato recipes in Germany. The food truck traveled across Germany, stopping at festivals in Augsburg, Stuttgart,

Food Business Almanac: Hemisphere Beverages

By on June 16, 2015

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that agribusiness owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist business owners with financial and market planning through

Food Business Almanac: Q&A with Little Black Dressing Co.

By on March 18, 2015

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that agribusiness owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist business owners with financial and market planning through

News Roundup: March 9-15

By on March 15, 2013

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. “Turkey plant closing in

Food Business Almanac: 13 Services for a Successful 2013

By on February 13, 2013

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that agribusiness owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist business owners with financial and market planning through

The Big Tasty is looking for next great N.C. food product

By on August 25, 2012

If you’ve been looking for the push to start a new food business or expand your existing product line, The Big Tasty contest may be the incentive you need. Blue Ridge Food Ventures and Mountain BizWorks recently announced the contest