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Troxler names new assistant commissioner and Research Stations division director

By on January 12, 2021

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With the start of a new year, two NCDA&CS employees have been promoted into leadership roles, including Kaleb Rathbone as a new

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

Delayed but not denied: revamped field day shares ag info

By on March 31, 2020

“The show must go on!” That’s the proverbial phrase that could be applied to a recent event at one of North Carolina’s agriculture research stations. While the planned Small Grains Field Day didn’t go on exactly as planned, it did

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

News Roundup: March 10-16

By on March 16, 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. “NC Farm Bureau director says NC is no longer Mayberry,” Salisbury Post: As of July

News Roundup

News Roundup: March 25-31

By on March 31, 2017

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. “Pruitt’s EPA denies petition to ban chlorpyrifos,” Southeast Farm Press: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed March

What’s Happening on the Farm: Researching ways to prevent fescue toxicosis in cattle

By on April 20, 2016

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Periodically, we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm during that month as well as give

Realigned beef cattle research program designed to strengthen industry; Beef Cattle Field Day is July 18 at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville

By on July 14, 2015

North Carolina’s beef cattle research herd is growing as part of a plan to create a centralized herd to accommodate research efforts across the state. Eight state-operated research stations and one field lab conduct beef cattle research, with projects focused