Archive for August, 2010

UNC-TV to air second program about N.C.’s agricultural diversity Sept. 3

UNC-TV will air the second episode of a two-part series about the diversification of farming in North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 3, at 9:30 p.m. “North Carolina Farm Fresh: Fall Harvest” will focus on late-season crops — such as pumpkins, apples and Christmas trees — plus corn mazes and other agritourism activities. (Check out the […]

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Today’s Topic: Best Dish in N.C. winners

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Several North Carolina restaurants have some bragging rights after placing in the Best Dish in North Carolina restaurant contest. This annual statewide competition, sponsored by the NCDA&CS and Our State magazine, recognizes and rewards the efforts […]

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Photos from the Field: Floriculture

Tulips may not be the first crop that comes to mind when you think of N.C. agriculture, but the beautiful flower is part of a significant agricultural sector in our state - floriculture. The sector, consisting of flowers and ornamental plants, contributes more than $207 million to the state’s overall agricultural economy. Flower growers, like the Van Staalduinens, have […]

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News Roundup: August 21-27

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 the full story. “Small farmers can deliver safer food than agribusiness,” Asheville Citizen-Times: “The chickens are coming home to roost” could be […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Tomato-cucumber tartlets

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. For many families, the start of another school year signals the end of summer picnics and backyard barbecues. However, summer is not over at farmers markets and roadside […]

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NCDA&CS Agronomic Division recognized for occupational safety

The NCDA&CS Agronomic Division is a Public Sector Star. The state Department of Labor honored the division this week for achieving Public Sector Star status. Public Sector Star is part of the Carolina Star Program, which recognizes workplaces with exemplary occupational safety and health programs. The Public Sector Star is awarded to state and local […]

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Kitchen Sink: Putting a new spin on the tomato pie recipe

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. Since tomatoes have been the feature this month on the Local Dish […]

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Today’s Topic: Troxler teaches college

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The start of a new school year finds Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler returning to his alma mater, N.C. State University, to teach a course on agricultural policy. Forty students have enrolled in the one-credit course, “Agriculture […]

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Photos from the Field: N.C. wine

Duplin Wine Cellars, now Duplin Winery, produced the first N.C. brandy since prohibition to stimulate the fledgling N.C. grape industry. The brandy, distilled from locally grown Carlos, Magnolia and Scuppernong grape varieties, was first marketed in 1982. North Carolina has since become the seventh-largest wine producer and ninth-largest grape producer in the country. To find out more […]

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News Roundup: August 14-20

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 the full story. “NC eggs are safe,” AgDaily.com: The latest widespread food recall is involving eggs produced and shipped from Iowa. Brian Long, […]

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