Archive for June, 2009

Today’s Topic: SASDA meeting

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Earlier this month, agriculture commissioners from across the South held a meeting in Oklahoma City to discuss issues relevant to the South. The group is the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture and members represent […]

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Photos from the Field: A visit from the blueberry queen

We have an extensive collection of photos taken over the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ history.  In our Photos from the Field posts, we’ll pull some of these snapshots out of our archives and take a look back at pieces of North Carolina’s agricultural heritage. We’ll do our best to research the “who, […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “To save farms, you must save the farmers,” Charlotte Observer: Three trends are on a collision course: A rapidly […]

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In the Kitchen with Lisa and Valonda: Herb biscuits

WRAL noon anchor Valonda Calloway and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. We’ll post each video here, along with links to the recipes. This week, Lisa and Valonda spice up biscuits with herbs grown in North […]

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N.C. specialty foods showcase in New York

In a former Moore County tobacco field in Vass, Susan Rice recently showed N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler her plans for the largest truffle orchard in North America. Rice, a former real estate and land developer, now runs Black Diamond French Truffles, Inc., and Susan Rice Truffle Products with the hope to bring an appreciation […]

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NCDA&CS staff to do presentation about emergency response to group from India

Staff from the NCDA&CS Emergency Programs and Veterinary divisions will present information about the department’s agricultural emergency response and prevention efforts to visiting public policy professionals from India on Friday. The group is enrolled in the Uttar Pradesh Training Program, an on-campus/overseas training program offered by the Duke University Center for International Development. Duke officials […]

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Kitchen Sink: Lisa Prince shares recipe for blueberry-lemon bundt cake

Lisa Prince, a marketing specialist and one-half of WRAL’s Got to Be Good Cookin’ weekly recipe segment, will join us on the blog each month with bonus recipes, cooking tips and a behind-the-scenes look at marketing N.C. agricultural products…everything and the kitchen sink. North Carolina blueberries are in season and what an amazing little fruit!  […]

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Photos from the Field: Governor’s Mansion pig pickin’

We have an extensive collection of photos taken over the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ history.  In our Photos from the Field posts, we’ll pull some of these snapshots out of our archives and take a look back at pieces of North Carolina’s agricultural heritage. We’ll do our best to research the “who, […]

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FDA warns consumers not to eat Nestle Toll House prepackaged, refrigerated cookie dough

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning consumers not to eat any varieties of prepackaged Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough due to the risk of contamination with E. coli O157:H7 (a bacterium that causes food borne illness). The FDA advises that if consumers have any […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “How a Cabarrus farm is growing the next generation of farmers,” Charlotte Observer: As squash, okra and Swiss chard […]

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