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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS gets $5.3 million FDA grant for produce safety

By on October 4, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS recently received a grant from the Food and Drug Administration to enhance produce safety. The department’s Food and Drug Protection Division received

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 23-29

By on July 29, 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. “Tomato industry still going strong in Rowan County,” Salisbury Post: Tomato culture runs deep in the

Market Report: Find plants and pumpkins this October

By on October 2, 2015

Did you know the four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are open year round? That means you can support local farmers throughout the year. October is a great time to find pumpkins, apples and grapes, as

Market Report: What’s at the market this weekend?

By on June 18, 2015

This Father’s Day weekend the four state-operated farmers market have you covered for all your cookout needs. Fresh local meat, cheeses, breads and, of course, a summertime abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh peaches are at all four markets

Versatility, variety help Cleveland County farm stay profitable

By on August 11, 2014

First-generation farmer Jason Rhodes is not afraid to try something new. Over the past 15 years, he has grown more than 12 crops under five different production systems at his Rhodesdale Farm in Grover. He currently produces about 650 acres

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS offering workshop for produce businesses Oct. 3

By on September 25, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” There have been several produce-related recalls around the country over the past couple of months, including one involving a North Carolina farm.

News Roundup: Sept. 8-14

By on September 14, 2012

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. “Fair offers fun on

News Roundup: Feb. 12-18

By on February 18, 2011

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. “In a time of