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Even in winter, crews keep busy on agricultural research stations

By on February 10, 2021

A farmer’s work is never done, even in what’s sometimes called the “dead of winter.” The same is true for North Carolina’s agricultural research stations. They operate as working farms with a platform for agricultural research. So even if there’s

Corbett ensures multiple farms have what they need to continue research

By on November 12, 2020

Managing a farm of any size is a tough job, so it’s hard to imagine the challenge of overseeing 18 different farms with around 90 different commodities across nearly 25,000 acres. Tommy Corbett in the N.C. Department of Agriculture doesn’t

It’s a fine time for muscadines

By on September 16, 2020

This time of year muscadine grapes are a hot commodity in North Carolina and the southeast. The juicy and sweet grapes are native to the region, and now is the time to find them from backyards to small farms and

Animal care, other work continues on research stations despite pandemic

By on April 2, 2020

This morning before a single ray of sunlight hit the Cherry Research Farm, two workers showed up to milk the cows. In the dark of 4 a.m. their shift began on the farm in Goldsboro. About 140 dairy cows need

Could purple carrots bring the green for N.C. farmers?

By on February 17, 2020

Purple carrots may seem like a fantasy right out of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – a quirky little snack you’d only find by following a white hare down a rabbit hole. They’re no fantasy though. Instead, purple carrots are a

News Roundup: Dec. 14-20

By on December 20, 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. “Taming the dangerous –

Photos from the Field: 1940 Biennial Report

By on September 24, 2012

This month, two research stations operated in partnership between the department, N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University celebrate a centennial. The Tidewater Research Station in Plymouth celebrated 100 years last week, and the Oxford Tobacco Research Station  will

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

Today’s Topic: Two research stations hit the century mark in September

By on September 11, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” September is a notable month for the NCDA&CS Research Stations Division, as two stations will be celebrating their 100th anniversaries. The Oxford

Today’s Topic: An update on North Carolina’s budget

By on May 24, 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 gives Rhonda an update on the state’s budget process. The state House recently adopted its version of the