Viewing: North Carolina

Tips for protecting against mosquitoes

By on August 20, 2012

Recent reports of the West Nile Virus appearing across the country and in North Carolina have led many people to ask what they can do to prevent the spread of the disease. One of the easiest ways is to manage

Ag Voices: Summer Plans

By on May 2, 2012

Our Ag Voices series focuses on young people preparing for a career in agriculture. The series highlights what the students are learning in the classroom and how they plan to apply those lessons to future challenges in the agriculture industry.

Ag Voices: Value of Agricultural Education

By on February 22, 2012

Our Ag Voices series focuses on young people preparing for a career in agriculture. The series highlights what the students are learning in the classroom and how they plan to apply those lessons to future challenges in the agriculture industry.

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

Eastern Fish Co. issues allergy alert for shrimp after testing by NCDA&CS finds presence of sulfites

By on June 4, 2010

Eastern Fish Co. of Teaneck, N.J., is recalling Bloom brand frozen raw extra jumbo shrimp because the product may contain undeclared sulfites. The recall applies to shrimp sold in 16-ounce packages and at full-service seafood cases in Bloom grocery stores.

Watermelon Day at the State Farmers Market Thursday, Aug. 6

By on August 5, 2009

The State Farmers Market’s annual Watermelon Day might as well be called “What a melon!” Day, as the annual celebration will crown the state’s largest watermelon Thursday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors will also be able

Photos from the Field: A visit from the blueberry queen

By on June 29, 2009

We have an extensive collection of photos taken over the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ history.  In our Photos from the Field posts, we’ll pull some of these snapshots out of our archives and take a look back

Five free (or almost free) things produce growers need to develop international markets

By on April 23, 2009

From local roadside stands to international markets, North Carolina produce and agricultural products are in demand. Peter Thorton heads up our international marketing office, which helps bridge the gap between international buyers and N.C. suppliers of agricultural commodities, value-added foods