Archive for August, 2011

UNC-TV launches local food show ‘Flavor, NC’ on Sept. 3

Back in June, we talked with Lisa Prince about a new local food series she was working on for UNC-TV called “Flavor, NC.” The idea behind this show is to highlight some of North Carolina’s homegrown specialties, the people producing and cooking with these farm fresh favorites, and the beautiful farming backdrops that our state is known for. […]

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Today’s Topic: Hurricane Irene devastates crops in eastern North Carolina

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Hurricane Irene devastated crops in eastern North Carolina over the weekend. Commissioner Troxler visited eastern counties after the storm and talked to Rhonda about what he saw. Eastern North Carolina accounts for about 75 percent of ag […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 20-26

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. HURRICANE IRENE HEADLINES “North Carolina farmers brace for Irene’s impact,” The Associated Press: Wilson Daughtry was among the Eastern […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Cantaloupe punch

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. “Tastes like August.” Those are the words Brian uses in the video below to describe this recipe for cantaloupe punch. This drink is perfect for […]

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Introducing the Ag Voices Series

In our new series, Ag Voices, we’ll hear from three sophomores at N.C. State University as they prepare for a career in agriculture over the course of an academic year. The series will highlight what they are learning in the classroom and how they plan to apply those lessons to the challenges facing agriculture in […]

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Plant Industry staff survey hydrilla at N.C. boat ramps

August is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. During the month, we’re identifying some of the invasive species found in North Carolina, highlighting the department’s efforts to combat them and offering tips on how you can help reduce invasive-species populations in your area. There’s an invasive species lurking in lakes across North Carolina, and […]

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Are you ready to evacuate with your pets?

Hurricane Floyd slowly passed over North Carolina on Sept. 16, 1999, dumping up to 24 inches of rain on eastern North Carolina. Coupled with the 15 inches that Hurricane Dennis had dumped on the state just weeks earlier, every river in eastern N.C. flooded.  People were forced to flee their homes due to rising floodwaters […]

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Today’s Topic: Food Safety Forum focuses on Food Safety Modernization Act

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The seventh annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum on Aug. 22 focused on implementation of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act. Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda it’s important that farmers and other food producers who will be subject to […]

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Time is running out to preserve summer produce

Over the next few weeks, children will be headed back to school for another year of classes. No more summer vacation. No more summer fun. No more summer produce. Truthfully, the latter may be more of a concern for adults than children. Summer produce lovers are running out of time to enjoy favorites such as […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 13-19

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. “Townsends Crestwood Farms growers seek solutions,” Southern Farm Network: More than 175 Townsends Crestwood Farms growers attended the first […]

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