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North Carolina’s “Tomato Man” makes a mark saving and sharing heirloom tomatoes

By on July 16, 2020

Many North Carolinians may know Craig LeHoullier simply as “the Tomato Man” or maybe “the North Carolina Tomato Man” if they’re being specific. …but he never even ate a tomato until he was a teenager. It’s an odd fact in

Crop Report: Rain and more rain determining crop conditions and harvest times

By on August 13, 2018

Rain continues to be a challenge this growing season according to N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ regional agronomists. Regional agronomists located across the state work individually with farmers to help troubleshoot problems and increase crop production. They are

Recipe: Tomato Casserole from the NCDA&CS Chief of Staff

By on August 2, 2018

Now that tomato season is underway and they’re popping up in your local farmers market, it’s time to get creative with summer recipes. While the classic tomato sandwich never gets old, Zane Hedgecock, the N.C. Department of Agriculture chief of

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 7 – 13

By on July 13, 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. “A Soybean Surge Makes Trump’s Trade War Look Deceptively Good,” WRAL: President Donald Trump’s trade

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News Roundup: April 21 – 27

By on April 27, 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. “Jury awards hog farm neighbors $50 million,” The News & Observer: A North Carolina jury

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News Roundup: Jan. 6-12

By on January 12, 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. “Former Mebanite envisions community farm,” Burlington Times News: Imagine a sustainable farm that offers programs

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Tomato sandwiches four ways

By on August 31, 2017

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. Below, Brian and Lisa feature recipes starring a favorite of summertime meals – the tomato. Check out your local farmers market

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News Roundup: Aug. 5-11

By on August 11, 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. “Will dicamba technology remain available in Southeast?” Southeast Farm Press: Despite all the issues of

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News Roundup: June 10-16

By on June 16, 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. “Six quick facts about N.C. A&T’s agriculture college,” Greensboro News & Record: (Video) N.C. A&T

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Time for Tomatoes

By on September 1, 2016

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month Brian and Lisa featured recipes made with delicious vine-ripened, N.C.- grown tomatoes. North Carolina farmers produce about 85 million