Archive for April, 2011

News Roundup: April 23-29

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. “N.C. ports ‘missing the boat’ on agriculture exports,” Wilmington Star-News: North Carolina’s ports are “missing the boat” on agriculture […]

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Charlotte market now open Sundays through August

May starts this weekend, which means the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market will add an additional day to its schedule. The farmers market will be open Sunday afternoons from now until August. If you’re in the Charlotte area, be sure to visit the market for a large selection of N.C. strawberries, asparagus, beef, pork, greens and […]

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NCDA&CS agribusiness development specialist and part-time author honored

Annette Dunlap, an agribusiness development specialist and author of “Frank: The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland,” is being honored today at the Marshfield Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield, Mo. The annual three-day event celebrates the town of Marshfield and the state of Missouri, but it is also unique in that it draws many descendents of U.S. […]

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David Bartone named March employee of the month

Dave Bartone, an engineer with the Property and Construction Division, was recognized as employee of the month for March 2011 at a recent meeting in Raleigh. Bartone has worked for the department for a little over a year, but has already made a significant contribution, particularly with his role at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Due […]

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Korean ambassador’s visit promotes free trade, ag exports

Han Duk-soo, the South Korean ambassador to the United States, toured North Carolina this week to promote the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement. Tuesday, the ambassador toured a hog farm in Benson and met with Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and N.C. commodity leaders to discuss the positive impact the trade agreement could have on N.C. ag […]

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Today’s Topic: Lunch ‘n’ Learn workshop for value-added producers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS will host a Lunch ‘n’ Learn workshop May 12 to provide value-added producers with tips on pricing and selling their food products. The course will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Eaddy Agronomic […]

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Easter hunts and gardening advice

For many, this weekend will include at least one family meal. Make sure to plan a trip to a local farmers market to pick up fresh ingredients for your family meals. The department manages markets in Asheville, Colfax, Charlotte, Raleigh and Lumberton. You also can search for local farmers markets near you at www.ncafarmfresh.com. If […]

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News Roundup: April 16-22

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. “Perdue gives a helping hand to farmers and homeowners,” WECT-TV: Governor Beverly Perdue signed measures intended to help with […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Carrot cake

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 an incredible carrot cake recipe just in time for your Easter dinner. Nicole Miller took first place for […]

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N.C. strawberries signal sweet start to market season

There is something about strawberry season that is refreshing. It could be because  strawberries signal the opening of many farmers markets and the start of the spring produce season. Maybe it’s because pick-your-own strawberry farms provide quality family time and a chance to get out of the house after a long winter. It also could […]

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