Archive for October, 2011

News Roundup: Oct. 22-28

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. “Attendance tops 1 million at NC State Fair,” WTVD-TV: More than 1 million people visited the North Carolina State […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Streak’in oysters

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 are halfway through their month of recipes inspired by the North Carolina coast. This week’s recipe comes from Hunter Dipsey of Raleigh […]

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Today’s Topic: Agriculture needs a workable guest worker program

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Several states have passed laws requiring employers to use the federal E-Verify program to make sure immigrant workers are in the U.S. legally. But in at least one of those states, that action has led to shortages […]

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Volunteer fire department gets help from state program

Fire Prevention Week was especially rewarding this year for the Meadow Branch Volunteer Fire Department. The department has been in dire need of equipment, and the N.C. Forest Service, along with fire departments from across the state, answered that call. On Oct. 11, Forest Service personnel delivered a fire engine and other equipment to the […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Rosemary shrimp skewers

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 rosemary shrimp skewers. Coat the N.C. shrimp in olive oil, salt, pepper and a little bit of cayenne […]

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Today’s Topic: Junior livestock shows among State Fair’s opening-weekend highlights

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. State Fair has had nice weather and large crowds since it opened Oct. 13. One of the highlights of the opening weekend was the Junior Livestock Sale of Champions. Winning competitors in the Junior Livestock […]

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N.C. State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame inducts three new members

Kenneth E. Vaughn Dr. John C. Wilk Joyce Wilson General Supporters General Supporters Horses Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler inducted three longtime livestock supporters into the N.C. State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame Sunday, Oct. 16, at the State Fairgrounds. Inductees were Kenneth E. Vaughn of Statesville, Dr. John C. Wilk of Raleigh and Joyce Wilson […]

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Two more meetings on Hurricane Irene recovery scheduled with farmers

State agriculture and emergency management officials will meet with farmers and representatives from the agriculture and agribusiness communities to discuss progress and concerns related to Hurricane Irene recovery process. The meetings will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Dates and locations are below: Tuesday, Oct. 18, Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension Service Livestock Arena, 1175 […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Bang bang oysters

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. Like bang bang shrimp? Then you’re sure to like Brian and Lisa’s bang bang oysters. Fall is the perfect time to buy N.C. seafood, so […]

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Today’s Topic: It’s State Fair time!

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. State Fair takes place Oct. 13-23 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This week, Commissioner Troxler talks with Rhonda about some of the new attractions at the fair, which remains a showcase for North Carolina […]

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