Archive for February, 2011

Photos from the Field: Fuel analysis truck

Tomorrow is the start of National Weights and Measures Week, which recognizes the sometimes unnoticed contribution of state and local weights and measures officials. In North Carolina, the NCDA&CS Standards Division is responsible for regulating weights and measures for businesses. Hundreds of inspectors travel the state each day to make sure consumers are getting what […]

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Faces in the Field: Joe Hampton, superintendent of the Piedmont Research Station

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, agricultural marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection…and more. In Faces in the Field, we’ll talk to one of our employees and provide a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to serve North Carolina. We recently […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 19-25

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. “Ukrainian about to buy N.C. chicken processor: Bankrupt Townsends employs 1,200 in Chatham County, buys from farmers.” Charlotte Observer: […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Stew beef

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. This week, Brian and Lisa continue a month’s worth of beef-inspired recipes with a classic stew beef. The simple recipe can be prepared in the […]

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Today’s Topic: Governor’s proposed budget not kind to agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Gov. Bev Perdue’s proposed budget, released last week, would cut the NCDA&CS by nearly 30 percent. The proposal would close seven agricultural research stations and transfer the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund out of NCDA&CS, […]

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N.C. A&T student selected for national ag conference

Brielle Wright, a senior agribusiness major at N.C. A&T State University, recently was selected to be one of 24 university juniors and seniors invited to attend the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2011 Agricultural Outlook Forum in Virginia Feb. 24 and 25. Wright will join college students from other agriculture-related programs that were chosen based on […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 12-18

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. “In a time of austerity, budget spares no one,” News & Observer: Gov. Bev Perdue presented a $19.9 billion […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Steak pizza

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. Your Super Bowl party may be a thing of the past, but this recipe for steak pizza is worth keeping for future game days, cookouts […]

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Western N.C. Ag Center events receive high praise

This time of year is awards season in the entertainment industry with the grand finale being the Oscars at the end of the month.  The “Oscars” of the equine inustry, however, have aleady been announced and two horse events held at the Western N.C. Agricultural Center took top honors. The 2010 Blue Ridge Classic won favorite Saddlebred […]

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Local Dish cooks up a recipe for charity

The Local Dish team of Lisa Prince and Brian Schrader put their cooking chops to the test competing against local celebrity-chef teams from NBC 17 and WTVD. Team NBC 17 was Elise Johnson from “My Carolina Today’s” “Cooking with Elise” and Sharon Delaney, ”My Carolina Today” anchor. Team WTVD was made up of WTVD Community Affairs Specialist Angela Hampton and […]

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