Archive for January, 2010

Weather causing cancellations at some facilities across the state

The National Weather Service has almost the entire state under a Winter Storm Warning for Saturday, so what does that mean for facilities operated by the NCDA&CS? According to Ron Moore, who oversees the facilities run by the Marketing Division, the plan is to remain open. But he recommends that people call ahead before heading […]

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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. “Making Family Farms Profitable,” Parade Magazine: In 1959, the U.S. was home to 4.1 million farms. Today, there are […]

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Kitchen Sink: Lisa Prince shares a recipe for a hearty tailgating snack

    Lisa Prince a marketing specialist and one half of the 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.  This month on Local Dish the recipes have been featuring North […]

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In the Kitchen with Lisa and Brian: Jalapeño and Sausage Dip

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader 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.

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Agriculture and social media: Telling your story

For many organizations, last year was the beginning of their journey into social media. Others are trying to figure out why they should give a “tweet” about sites such as Facebook or Twitter. One organization actively using social media tools is the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, which works closely with vendors at the State Farmers Market to redistribute […]

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Today’s Topic: Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Over the past few years, interest in locally raised food has grown dramatically. The General Assembly took note of this trend last summer by passing legislation creating the N.C. Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council. Its diverse […]

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Photos from the Field: Cornbread Week

While field corn is produced primarily for animal feed and industrial uses such as ethanol and cooking oil, sweet corn is produced for human consumption. One favorite end result is corn bread, celebrated above. North Carolina ranks 11th in the nation in production of sweet corn.

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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. “Preserving open land,” Winston-Salem Journal: There are some beautiful places in New Jersey, but “the Garden State” is not […]

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NCDA&CS assistant commissioner honored by soybean group

Dr. Richard Reich, assistant commissioner for agricultural services at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, received the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association’s Meritorious Service award at the association’s 43rd annual meeting in New Bern on Jan. 14. The award is the association’s most prestigious recognition for outstanding contributions to North Carolina soybean farmers. […]

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Stained-glass…pig?

Stained glass windows depict many beautiful settings, from abstract mosaics and flowers to religious depictions and landscapes. But have you ever seen a stained-glass pig? Visit the downtown Raleigh location of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and you’ll find just that (along with stained-glass oysters, cucumber, cotton and more) hanging over the […]

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