Archive for January, 2012

Today’s Topic: Cost-share assistance available to farmers for water resources

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 discuss cost-share assistance available to farmers to help them develop and conserve water resources. The Soil and Water Conservation Commission has allocated $340,000 to the Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program to […]

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New Got to Be NC dining series starts Tuesday

If you’ve ever wanted to be a judge on reality cooking shows such as “Iron Chef,” then you won’t want to miss the first-ever Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series. Sixty-four North Carolina chefs will compete against each other in weekly competitions, as diners help decide who will be named the grand champion. The […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 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. “Sierra Nevada brewery will bring tourism, big economic bump to Western North Carolina,” Asheville Citizen-Times: Look for an economic […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: House-Autry Mills Breaded Creamy Bacon Roll-ups

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 another award-winning N.C. pork recipe. Domino Ireland won first place for this bacon roll-up recipe in the House-Autry Mills […]

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NCDA&CS marketing specialist Heather Barnes wins national Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet

As you might expect, the department is full of employees who have a strong passion for agriculture. NCDA&CS marketing specialist Heather Barnes’ passion paid off recently as she took first place in the Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet held in Honolulu earlier this year. Barnes will receive a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado and free registration […]

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Today’s Topic: 2011 N.C. crop summary contains good and bad news

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 discuss USDA’s 2011 crop summary for North Carolina, which was a mix of good and bad news. Yields for corn, cotton and tobacco all took a beating because of weather and […]

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Food Business Almanac: Tips for tax season

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 tax time again, and […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 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. “Try to eat local all year long,” Salisbury Post: Many people think of eating local only during mid-summer, when […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Sausage and Tortellini Soup

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 quick and easy soup recipe is sure to be a hit on cold winter nights in the future. Start by cooking some Italian sausage […]

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Today’s Topic: Ag Development Forum takes place Feb. 2

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The seventh annual Ag Development Forum will take place Thursday, Feb. 2, at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Farmers, agribusiness professionals and the public are invited to the event, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to […]

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