Archive for May, 2011

Today’s Topic: N.C. farmers should prepare for hurricane season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Hurricane season begins tomorrow and continues until the end of November. This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about some of the things farmers can do to get ready for a season that N.C. State University scientists […]

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News Roundup: May 21-27

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. “‘Got to be NC’ says eat and buy local,” WRAL-TV: Rides and food took over the State Fairgrounds Saturday, […]

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Farmers markets make Memorial Day shopping easy

If you’re hosting a Memorial Day cookout this weekend, plan a visit to a state farmers market for your grocery needs. You can find a large selection of locally grown produce, as well as a variety of fresh meats and cheeses. A trip to a farmers markets also is a great way to spend time […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Strawberry bruschetta

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. Strawberry season has almost ended in North Carolina, but you still can find berries at a few locations across the state. Brian and Lisa offer […]

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Got to Be NC Festival wraps up another great year

An estimated 85,000 people attended the 2011 Got to Be NC Festival, May 20-22, at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Sponsored by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the free event featured more than 1,000 pieces of antique farm equipment, the Got to Be NC Food and Wine Expo, Carolina FiberFest, animal interactions, […]

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Today’s Topic: An update on North Carolina’s budget

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler gives Rhonda an update on the state’s budget process. The state House recently adopted its version of the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda that the […]

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Workshops aim to improve emergency response

With recent tornadoes in eastern North Carolina, flooding along the Mississippi River and hurricane season almost here, natural disasters are on the minds of many N.C. farmers. The Emergency Programs Division of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is being proactive before the next disaster hits. “Agriculture is so important to North Carolina’s […]

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State Farmers Market celebrates milestone

This weekend, the State Farmers Market will pass a milestone as it celebrates 20 years of operation at its “new” location. During that time, Raleigh’s population has nearly doubled from about 212,000 people to more than 400,000. And, while the location off Lake Wheeler Road has become the State Farmers Market for many in the […]

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News Roundup: May 14-20

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. “Got to Be NC Festival,” My Carolina Today: Join your friends and family for three great days of down-home […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Strawberry spinach salad

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 a month of strawberry recipes with this one for strawberry spinach salad. The healthy combination of fruits and vegetables includes a […]

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