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News Roundup: 2011 Year in Review

By on December 30, 2011

The following are the top 10 headlines of 2011, as determined by our Public Affairs staff. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “S. Korea president signs laws enabling US trade deal,” USA Today (Nov. 29):

News Roundup: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

By on December 2, 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. “Farmers worry new labor

Today’s Topic: Free-trade agreements would boost N.C. ag exports

By on October 4, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Three pending free-trade agreements could mean a boost to N.C. agriculture. The trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama would eliminate

News Roundup: July 2-8

By on July 8, 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. “Costly wildfire mostly contained,”

News Roundup: April 23-29

By on April 29, 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. “N.C. ports ‘missing the

Korean ambassador’s visit promotes free trade, ag exports

By on April 27, 2011

Han Duk-soo, the South Korean ambassador to the United States, toured North Carolina this week to promote the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement. Tuesday, the ambassador toured a hog farm in Benson and met with Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and N.C.

NCDA&CS employee, Marine reservist takes Got to Be NC message to Korea, organizes care packages for troops

By on October 8, 2010

When NCDA&CS employee Antonio Borrego left on a two-week Marine Corps training deployment to Camp Mujuk, South Korea, in August, he took a little bit of North Carolina with him — specifically, a Got to Be NC Agriculture flag. In

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk talks ag trade in Cabarrus County

By on July 21, 2010

Ambassador Ron Kirk, President Obama’s U.S. trade representative, paid a visit to North Carolina last week to tout the pending free trade agreement with South Korea. If enacted, the agreement could be a boon to North Carolina farmers by expanding