Archive for December, 2011

News Roundup: 2011 Year in Review

The following are the top 10 headlines of 2011, as determined by our Public Affairs staff. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “S. Korea president signs laws enabling US trade deal,” USA Today (Nov. 29): South Korea’s president on Tuesday signed a slew of laws needed to implement the country’s […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Malted Milk Ball and Cashew Butter Pie

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. While this dessert may not help you with your new year’s resolutions, it should come in handy when planning your new year’s celebration. Domino Ireland […]

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Food Business Almanac: Opening a new door in 2012

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that small-business owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist small-business owners with financial and market planning through the agribusiness development section. She can be reached at annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov. It’s hard to believe that […]

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Today’s Topic: Proposed reorganization of NASS could harm N.C.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service will be closed if a proposal recently approved by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack becomes reality. The plan calls for USDA to consolidate all the NASS field offices […]

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Merry Christmas from NCDA&CS!

Silent Night, sung at a recent luncheon, by Vernon Cox, Jim Burnette, Ray Starling, Dr. Richard Reich and David Williams. Merry Christmas from the N.C. Department of Agriculture!

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News Roundup: Dec. 17-23

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. “With prices up, more farmers may plant peanuts,” Charlotte Observer: Drought and strong prices could push more peanut production […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Caramel Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Rolls

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 recipe for breakfast rolls is a perfect prize-winning treat for a morning spent opening presents underneath a Christmas tree. It’s so good it earned […]

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Rick Reid recognized for 24 years of service to National Guard

When Rick Reid retired from the National Guard in 2010, he was just pleased to know he had the chance to serve his country for 24 years. Recently, he received some well-deserved recognition for his service. Reid, a supervisor in the department’s Structural Pest Control Section, was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal from the United […]

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Today’s Topic: Reflecting on a challenging year in agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas is almost here, and North Carolina farms provide a lot for the holidays, from food for feasts to greenery for decorations. It’s a time of year to get together with family and friends and reflect on […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 10-16

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. “‘Tis the season to support local tree farmers,” Hendersonville Times-News: Christmas is a great season to show your support […]

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