Archive for February, 2010

News Roundup: Feb. 20-26

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. “Organic advocates optimistic about new USDA rules,” Charlotte Observer: New federal rules that define what makes milk and meat […]

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In the Kitchen with Lisa and Brian: Vegetable Slaw

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. Lisa and Brian continue a month of cooking heart-healthy recipes from Stacy Moretz, registered dietitian with WakeMed’s Corporate & Community Health Department. The final segment of […]

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Faces in the Field: Billy Tarpey – 2009 NCDA&CS Employee of the Year

William “Billy” Tarpey of Fuquay-Varina, an employee in the  Food and  Drug Protection Division, was recently selected as the NCDA&CS Employee of the Year for his exceptional performance and dedication to duty as facility maintenance supervisor of the division’s labs. Billy was chosen from the 12 Employee of the Month selections from 2009. As facility […]

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Agriculture and social media: Q&A with David Smith

North Carolina Farm Bureau has been an advocate for agricultural and rural families for more than 70 years. The organization now serves 500,000 member families throughout the state. Part of N.C. Farm Bureau’s success is how it adapts to change. In this Q&A, we talk to public relations director David Smith about how the bureau has […]

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Today’s Topic: Food marketing workshops in Western N.C.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A couple of weeks ago, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced a series of workshops in Eastern North Carolina aimed at small food companies thinking about expansion. The department is going to duplicate […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 13-19

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. “Sessions to explore agri-business,” Triad Business Journal: Three information sessions are planned in March to help N.C. farmers explore […]

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In the Kitchen with Lisa and Brian: Braised Collards

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. Lisa and Brian continue a month of cooking heart healthy recipes from Stacy Moretz, registered dietitian with WakeMed’s Corporate & Community Health Department. This week’s […]

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Commissioner Troxler takes time for Alpha Zeta mule egg

Commissioner Troxler keeps a busy schedule throughout the year, but the past few weeks have been especially full. He has held press conferences, spoken at breakfasts, luncheons and commodity group meetings, and given the annual State of Agriculture Address. Somewhere in his schedule, he even found time to sign a mule egg. That’s right, a […]

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NCDA&CS, NCSU collaborating on speaker series for ag students

For decades the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and N.C. State University have partnered on agricultural research and various other programs and services. On Thursday, we’re launching our latest collaboration, a speaker series for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Like many of our partnerships, the goal of this series […]

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Today’s Topic: State expands fire ant quarantine

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has expanded a state quarantine for the imported fire ant, which has become a real pest across the state. With the expansion, the quarantine now includes portions or […]

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