Archive for May, 2010

News Roundup: May 22-28

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 each paper’s full story. “Robeson County approves new animal shelter policies,” WRAL: Officials in a North Carolina county have approved two new […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Berry Trifle

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. The end of May is a special time for berry lovers in North Carolina. Blueberry season is just beginning at local farmers markets as strawberry season comes to […]

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Today’s Topic: Prepare for hurricane season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30, and forecasts call for a potentially busy season. North Carolina is all-too familiar with hurricanes. Storms such as Fran, Floyd and Isabelle are notorious […]

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Photos from the Field: Soil Lab move

The Agronomic Soil Testing Lab has occupied three locations in its history: downtown Raleigh in the Agriculture building on West Edenton Street, in the building now currently occupied by our Pesticides Division on Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh and in its current location in the Donald W. Eaddy Building on Reedy Creek Road. The lab […]

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News Roundup: May 15-21

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 each paper’s full story. “Crop mobs sprout up on farms,” USA Today: The mob descended on Chris Wimmer’s farm on a rainy […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Chocolate-strawberry tart

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. Strawberry season is nearly over, but there is still time for one more fresh, N.C. strawberry recipe. In this segment, Lisa and Brian combine chocolate and […]

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Got to Be NC Food & Wine Expo features N.C. agriculture

The third-annual Got to Be NC Festival will be full of rides, music, antique farm equipment and lawn-mower racing this weekend at the State Fairgrounds, but the highlight of the three-day event will be N.C. agriculture. The N.C. Food & Wine Expo in the Exposition Center will feature more than 100 vendors offering samples of N.C. produce, meats, […]

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Today’s Topic: Got to Be NC Festival

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The third annual Got to Be NC Festival runs May 21-23 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The NCDA&CS started this festival in 2008 to showcase North Carolina’s rich agricultural heritage, and it continues to grow […]

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Photos from the Field: Metrolina Greenhouses

Flats of plants sit beneath hanging baskets at Metrolina Greenhouses Inc. in Huntersville Charlotte is known more for banking than agriculture, but the area is home to the largest single-site, heated greenhouse in the United States — Metrolina Greenhouses Inc. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recently visited the Huntersville nursery while touring farms in the region. […]

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News Roundup: May 8-14

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 each paper’s full story. “Weeds adapting to potent herbicide raise farmers’ concerns,” Fayetteville Observer: Several years ago, farmers Lynn Carr and Roger […]

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