Archive for November, 2011

Today’s Topic: November Crop Report shows decline in cotton yields

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The November Crop Report from USDA showed that North Carolina cotton yields have continued to decline in the wake of Hurricane Irene. The latest yield forecast is 660 pounds per acre, which is down 21 percent from […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 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. “N.C. poinsettias brighten up the holidays,” Perishable News: The poinsettia is a decorating staple for the winter holidays, but […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Pound 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. By now, your Thanksgiving meal is probably set in stone. However, you may want to keep this recipe tucked away for your next family gathering. […]

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Buy local this Thanksgiving

With hundreds of farmers markets and roadside stands across the state, it’s easy to buy locally grown ingredients for your Thanksgiving meal. Three of the five state-operated farmers markets will be open Thanksgiving day, so you can pick up any last-minute additions for your family gathering. We recently stopped by the State Farmers Market in […]

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Today’s Topic: Farm-City Week reminds us of agriculture’s importance

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 talk about National Farm-City Week, which began Friday, Nov. 18, and continues through Thanksgiving. In counties across North Carolina and the  country, Farm-City Week celebrates the relationships between rural and urban […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 11-18

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. “Top USDA official discusses future of farming as growers age,” Hendersonville Times-News: The No. 2 official with the U.S. […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Peanut butter cup rice crisp treats

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. This week, Brian and Lisa prepare a simple and delicious dessert you can make with your kids during the upcoming holiday season. The recipe, submitted […]

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Today’s Topic: Nickels for Know-How referendum occurs Nov. 16

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Users of feed and fertilizer in North Carolina will vote at Cooperative Extension offices tomorrow on whether to continue the self-assessment of 15 cents per ton on fertilizers and animal feed produced in the state. Known as […]

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NCDA&CS employee completes N.C. Certified Public Manager Program

Patrick Jones, deputy director for pesticide programs with the NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division, recently completed the N.C. Certified Public Manager Program. He was among 79 graduates in 2011 representing state agencies and universities across North Carolina. The CPM program is an intensive curriculum requiring more than 80 hours of classroom participation and […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 5-10, 2011

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. “Grants for farm diversification, local agriculture groups,” Smoky Mountain News: Small farmers needing help might just find the financial […]

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