Archive for August, 2012

News Roundup: Aug. 27-31

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. “Soybeans hit all-time high as Isaac swirls north,” Charlotte Observer: The price of soybeans hit at an all-time high […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Shrimp and Mozzarella Appetizer

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. Here’s another great shrimp recipe to enjoy at your upcoming Labor Day cookout. Lisa borrowed the recipe from her sister Michele and added fresh N.C. […]

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Soil and water competition earns Enloe students $15,000 in scholarships

North Carolina’s State Champion Envirothon team from Enloe High School in Raleigh clinched third place at the 2012 Canon Envirothon, a week-long environmental education competition held last month at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Penn., and sponsored by Canon USA Inc. The Wake County high school students competed with an international field of 54 high school […]

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N.C. Christmas trees selected for White House

Out of millions of Christmas trees grown across the country, only one can be selected to be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House during the Christmas season. This year, that honor will go to a tree from North Carolina. A blue spruce grown by Russell and Beau Estes of Jefferson earned them […]

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Today’s Topic: Workshop on preventing and managing food recalls scheduled for Sept. 19

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. Food Safety and Defense Task Force are hosting a workshop on preventing and managing food recalls Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Eaddy Building, 4300 Reedy Creek […]

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Farmers markets and CSAs offer path to food business success

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

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The Big Tasty is looking for next great N.C. food product

If you’ve been looking for the push to start a new food business or expand your existing product line, The Big Tasty contest may be the incentive you need. Blue Ridge Food Ventures and Mountain BizWorks recently announced the contest made possible through support from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund. The Big Tasty contest is […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 18-24

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. “Mountain State Fair tickets now on sale,” Hendersonville Times-News: Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Mountain State […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Clare Turner’s Shrimp Casserole

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. If your children refuse to try seafood, Lisa recommends this dish as a delicious option to change their minds. In a mixing bowl, combine a […]

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Ag Voices: Summer update from Alycia McLamb

Alycia McLamb and the other students in our Ag Voices series are now back at N.C. State for the start of their junior year. McLamb recently sent us this post about her experience this summer working for a seed company, preparing for a National FFA office and attending various leadership conferences. Summer 2012 will surely […]

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