Archive for December, 2010

News Roundup: Dec. 25-31

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. “Counting calories will soon get easier when eating out,” News & Observer: Diners in North Carolina soon will see […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Sweet potato casserole

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. As the holiday season comes to a close, Brian and Lisa share a sweet treat to help you thaw out from the snow. This sweet […]

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Top 5 In the Field posts of 2010

As another year comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to look back over the past 12 months and highlight our five most popular blog posts of the year. A unifying theme does not connect these posts. One department division is not represented more than another. Instead, the following posts are a […]

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Today’s Topic: Statistics yearbook shows N.C. agriculture by the numbers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with  Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about the 2010 yearbook of North Carolina agricultural statistics. The NCDA&CS Statistics Division works with USDA to publish this yearbook each year. Here are some of the highlights of the […]

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Food Distribution Division plays Santa, delivers cheese to Asheville food bank

Santa Claus isn’t the only one delivering presents this year. The NCDA&CS Food Distribution Division recently delivered nearly 1,600 cases of cheese to the MANNA FoodBank in Asheville. The packages of cheddar and mozzarella were supplied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to a food bank in Knoxville, Tenn., but there was more cheese than […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 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. “Inspectors checking gas pumps for accuracy,” WXII-TV: Twenty-four inspectors with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services […]

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NCDA&CS agronomist gives advice on starting greenhouse production

WINTERVILLE — Strawberries on 903 is a roadside market named after the highway where it is located, but don’t be fooled, it offers much more than strawberries. And this year the business began offering a new item that has been quite popular — greenhouse tomatoes. To grow this crop, owners Steve McLawhorn and Mike Skinner […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Glazed ham

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. In this segment, Brian and Lisa prepare a traditional ham with a non-traditional glaze featuring blueberry and blackberry preserves. This delicious dish would make the […]

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Today’s Topic: The holidays and the year ahead

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with  Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas is one of Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s favorite holidays. And this week, he and Rhonda talk about the many North Carolina commodities that contribute to holiday feasts. Sweet potatoes, chicken, pork, beef, pickles, eggs, milk and […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 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. “Farmers reflect on a bad year for crops,” New Bern Sun Journal: Scott Whitford said there was a lot […]

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