Archive for March, 2011

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Chicken and leeks

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 wrap up a month of chicken recipes with this one for chicken and leeks, based on directions from a 2009 issue of […]

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Shannon Joyner named January Employee of the Month

Shannon Joyner, an administrative assistant in the NCDA&CS’ Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division, was recently named the January 2011 Employee of the Month. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized her for her contribution to the department during a ceremony in Raleigh Monday. Joyner has been with the department for nearly six years and is instrumental […]

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Today’s Topic: Specialty crop block grants available

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 discuss the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The program helps fund new projects to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in the marketplace. Nearly $1.2 million is available this year through […]

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News Roundup: March 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. “FDA halts food imports from affected area of Japan,” Charlotte Observer: The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Chicken pastry

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. Whether you call it chicken and pastry, chicken pastry or chicken and dumplings, this week’s recipe is sure to please your entire family. Brian and […]

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Flavors of Carolina showcases best of local products

Last week, the annual Flavors of Carolina food show was held in Raleigh. You could tell a lot about the event, which was held at the Hilton North Raleigh, by looking around the hotel parking lot. Cars, trucks and SUVs were covered with window decals and bumper stickers displaying locally produced sauces, snacks, wines and […]

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Today’s Topic: Lots of interest in Flavors of Carolina food shows

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 discuss the annual Flavors of Carolina food shows held in Charlotte and Raleigh. The shows feature producers of local wines, produce, sauces and other specialty foods interested in marketing their products […]

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News Roundup: March 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. “Owner hopes dark meat flies,” News & Observer: The Ukrainian billionaire who purchased the North Carolina assets of bankrupt […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Whole baked chicken

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. Continuing a month of chicken recipes, Brian and Lisa prepare a whole baked chicken that is rich in flavor and light on the wallet. Lisa […]

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Kiss me, I’m Irish…potato

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, there are certain foods that come to mind: corned beef, cabbage and of course, Irish potatoes. Irish potatoes, which is a term used to describe a variety of white potatoes, are produced locally in the fertile soils of the coastal plain counties of Camden, Carteret, Currituck, Hyde, Pamlico, […]

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