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Dec. 12: National Poinsettia Day

By on December 12, 2018

What is the holiday season without the beautiful and vibrant plant, the poinsettia? The festive flower is incredibly important to North Carolina as the state ranks second in poinsettia production and sales. “Poinsettia production in our state has a major

News Roundup

News Roundup: Dec 1 – 7

By on December 7, 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. “We waste a lot of food. These people are doing something about it.” News &

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Shop early for NC Christmas Trees and Poinsettias

By on December 5, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Consumers can count on North Carolina farmers to make the Christmas holidays festive. The state is the second-leading producer in the country of both

North Carolina puts the ‘merry’ in the holidays

By on December 16, 2015

If it weren’t for North Carolina farmers, Christmas and other winter holidays just wouldn’t be the same. The Tar Heel state plays an international role in holiday decorating with millions of real, fragrant Christmas trees, greenery and poinsettias coming from


Deck the halls with festive poinsettias

By on December 11, 2015

What is red, white and green and serves as the harbinger of the holiday season? Poinsettias, of course! And North Carolina has a lot to celebrate when it comes to these festive plants. The Tar Heel State ranks second nationally

Market Report: Deck the halls with products from your local farmers market

By on December 2, 2015

Whether you’re hosting your entire family for a full-fledged holiday meal, bringing a dessert to the office party, or making appetizers for New Year’s Eve festivities, remember to check out the great selection of farm-fresh ingredients available at your regional

Today’s Topic: N.C. Christmas trees and poinsettias

By on November 27, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas decorations were on display in some stores before Halloween, but the season for holiday greenery really kicks into gear now that

In the Kitchen with Lisa and Brian: Holiday Cheeseball

By on December 10, 2009

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. We’ll post each video here, along with links to the

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