Archive for September, 2012

Second season of ‘Flavor, NC’ under way on UNC-TV

Season 2 of UNC-TV’s ”Flavor, NC” program is under way and Saturday’s episode features the State Farmers Market in Raleigh and Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina. The episode runs at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on UNC-TV. “Flavor, NC” showcases North Carolina farms, foods and restuarants from the mounatins to the coast. It is hosted by Lisa Prince, a […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 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. “Vegetable garden provides healthy bounty on the cheap,” WRAL: Two reasons many people don’t eat enough vegetables are cost […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Fresh Apple Muffins

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. Lisa and Brian have a Fresh Apple Muffin recipe just in time for fall. Even if your muffins usually come from a box, you’ll love […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS offering workshop for produce businesses Oct. 3

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” There have been several produce-related recalls around the country over the past couple of months, including one involving a North Carolina farm. These recalls, coupled with forthcoming federal rules governing produce safety, prompted the NCDA&CS to plan […]

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Photos from the Field: 1940 Biennial Report

This month, two research stations operated in partnership between the department, N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University celebrate a centennial. The Tidewater Research Station in Plymouth celebrated 100 years last week, and the Oxford Tobacco Research Station  will hold its celebration this week. In honor of these accomplishments, we pulled some photos and […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 15-21

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. “Agricultural experts seek immigration reform,” Charlotte Observer: A North Carolina agriculture official joined growers from other states Wednesday in […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Grilled Apple Salad

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. Many people think salads are just for summer months, but this delicious mix of grilled apples and mixed greens is perfect for fall. Top it […]

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Today’s Topic: Troxler attends NASDA annual meeting

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Rhonda caught up with Commissioner Troxler at the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, which was taking place in Des Moines, Iowa. NASDA is composed of the agriculture commissioners, secretaries and directors […]

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N.C. crop outlook keeps getting better

When Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler talked with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison about the USDA August crop forecast for North Carolina, he was happy that yields were up from a year ago (you can listen to their conversation here). He should be even happier after seeing the September forecast. Here’s the skinny on what […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 8-14

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. “Fair offers fun on final weekend,” Asheville Citizen-Times: Time is running short to visit the 19th annual North Carolina […]

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