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News Roundup: June 11 – 17

By on June 17, 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. “History meets youth at NC potato partners Pamlico Shores,” The Produce News: (Video) Dawson Pugh and

Resolving to buy local

By on January 17, 2014

January is considered by many people to be a month for setting goals and resolutions to guide the year to follow. For many it may be losing weight, saving money or drinking more water, for Deanna Mitchell of Cary it

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Strawberry Scones

By on April 11, 2013

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. It’s almost strawberry season in North Carolina. Growers in the

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Cucumber Feta Salad

By on July 26, 2012

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. Lisa describes this recipe for Cucumber Feta Salad as delicious

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Zucchini Chips

By on June 14, 2012

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. This month, Brian and Lisa are cooking up some delicious

Today’s Topic: Finding local food

By on June 14, 2011

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 three resources North Carolinians can use to find locally grown food near them. The website

3 resources for finding local food

By on June 3, 2011

Finding fresh, locally grown food is not difficult in North Carolina. There is an abundance of fresh produce, meats and cheeses available throughout the year, and particularly in the summer months. But, keeping track of what’s in season and where

Today’s Topic: Farmers markets

By on June 1, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Interest in farmers markets seems to be stronger than ever, thanks in part to the momentum of the buy-local food movement.

UNC-TV program to focus on diversification in N.C. farming

By on April 23, 2010

North Carolina has long been known as the Tobacco State. After all, we lead the nation in the production of flue-cured tobacco, producing nearly 77 percent of all flue-cured tobacco grown in the U.S. But the days when a farmer

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell…poinsettia

By on December 3, 2009

Overall, floriculture contributes more than $207 million to our state’s economy, and poinsettias play an important role in that industry – North Carolina produced about 4.6 million poinsettias in 2008 and generated cash receipts of $17.9 million. Poinsettias are grown