Archive for September, 2010

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Pork panini

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. With just two weeks until the start of the 2010 N.C. State Fair, Lisa and Brian are gearing up with winning recipes from previous State […]

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Today’s Topic: Whole-farm GAP certification

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Mike Davis fills in for Rhonda and talks with Commissioner Troxler about an action item that came out of the recent annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. At the […]

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Photos from the Field: Andy Griffith

    This past weekend, the town of Mount Airy hosted Mayberry Days, its annual celebration of “The Andy Griffith Show.” Mount Airy was the inspiration for the town of Mayberry, and is also the home of the Andy Griffith Museum. That’s where we went to find out more about this unique photo from our collection. We spoke with Emmett […]

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News Roundup: September 18-24

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. “States expand efforts to combat ‘funny honey’,” Greensboro News & Record: You might call them the Honey Police — […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. establishes standards for honey

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 and the N.C. State Beekeepers Association have launched a new initiative aimed at preventing the sale of honey products containing additives, such as corn syrup, that are marketed […]

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Photos from the Field: Horse shows

Before the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex was completed in 1983, horse shows such as the 4-H Horse Show pictured above were one of a variety of activities held in the multiple-purpose Dorton Arena. Some horse-related events are held periodically in Dorton Arena, but the majority of the 90 annual horse shows held at the […]

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News Roundup: September 11-17

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. “Murdock: N.C. Research Campus ‘picking up speed’,” WRAL-TV: N.C. Research Campus founder David Murdock touted his top three private […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Apple sausage pie

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 2010 N.C. State Fair is less than a month away, and Lisa is ramping up for her duties as cooking contest superintendent. Over the next several weeks, Brian […]

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NCDA&CS, Marines working together for common goals

For a while now, our staff has been working with the U.S. Marine Corps on a unique partnership. The Marine Corps is interested in creating buffers around its bases and training zones so that Marines can continue to train without bothering homes, businesses and schools. For example, Marine pilots have to practice a variety of […]

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Today’s Topic: Muscadines

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Rhonda and Commissioner Troxler talk about muscadine grapes. These bronze, purple and black grapes are native to North Carolina, and they’re in the peak of their harvest season now. You’ll be able to get […]

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