Archive for November, 2010

Today’s Topic: Battling bedbugs

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” In the past decade, bedbugs have made a comeback across the U.S. and in North Carolina. Homeowners and business owners need to be aware that the effective treatment of a bedbug infestation can be costly, and […]

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Photos from the Field: N.C. Christmas Trees

Last week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler held a press conference at the State Farmers Market to discuss the 2010 N.C. Christmas tree crop. Despite recent drought conditions, the annual crop looks very healthy and should top five million trees again. North Carolina is the second-largest producer of Christmas trees in the United States, accounting for […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 20-26

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. “Ag Commissioner: ‘Best crop of Christmas trees ever’,” WNCN. For North Carolina Christmas tree growers, it’s the most wonderful […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Cheese Biscuits

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. During November, the WRAL morning crew has been sharing favorite holiday recipes. This week, Bill Leslie shares his sister Miriam’s recipe for cheese biscuits, which […]

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Turkey by the numbers

This Thanksgiving as you look around your holiday table, consider the bounty of food that comes from North Carolina. One staple of many Thanksgiving meals is turkey, and so, in honor of the holiday, we would like to present some fun facts about N.C. turkey. 2 North Carolina’s national rank in turkey production. 9 Turkeys […]

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Today’s Topic: L.L. Polk

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A little-known but important figure in the history of North Carolina agriculture was honored last week with the opening of his restored house. Commissioner Troxler took part in a celebration to mark the opening of the […]

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Field Trip: Inspecting turkeys and hams

In our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that go on in the department. On any given day, Ronnie Abbott visits between three and five grocery stores in Wake County. Across the state, he and other standards inspectors […]

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Restored Polk House is lasting legacy to agriculture advocate

Yesterday I had the honor of speaking at a ceremony commemorating the opening of the L.L. Polk House in Raleigh. Many North Carolinians probably don’t know much about Leonidas LaFayette Polk, but he was instrumental in standing up for agriculture in North Carolina during the latter half of the 19th century. Polk grew up in Anson […]

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News Roundup: November 13-19

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. “NCSU wants to dip deeper into ice cream,” News & Observer: Sylvia Carter is not a student at N.C. […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Salad and dressing

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. Brian and Lisa continue their month-long journey through the family cookbooks and recipes of the WRAL morning team. This week, the two prepare a lighter […]

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