Archive for October, 2012

Natalie Woolard named NCDA&CS Employee of the Month

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized Natalie Woolard, an employee in the Division of Soil and Water Conservation, as employee of the month for September 2012 at a recent meeting held in Raleigh. Woolard is the chief of the technical services section and administers the division’s technical programs. She oversees the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, manages […]

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Today’s Topic: October crop report continues to show strong yields

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The latest USDA crop report for North Carolina continues to forecast strong yields for the state’s largest field crops, as long as Hurricane Sandy doesn’t mess them up. The cotton yield is now forecast to be 910 […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 20-26

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. “2012 State Fair ends on a high note,” WRAL: State Fair organizers pronounced this year’s event a success, confirming […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Spicy Barbecue Pork

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. North Carolina is the second-largest hog producer in the country, and because of that, there’s an abundance of great pork recipes in the state. This […]

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Today’s Topic: 2012 N.C. State Fair has third-highest attendance ever

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 2012 State Fair has come to a close. Total attendance was 965,297, the third-highest total ever. Commissioner Troxler says he likes to see people at the fair having a great time, regardless of total attendance. Despite […]

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Today’s Topic: Youth earn $89,600 at Sale of Champions

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” One of the highlights of the State Fair’s opening weekend was the Junior Livestock Sale of Champions. Exhibitors walked away with a total of $89,600 at the sale. The auction featured the grand and reserve-grand champions from […]

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Three inducted into N.C. State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler inducted three new members into the N.C. State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame Sunday, Oct. 14, at the State Fairgrounds. The 2012 inductees were Major Bond of Hickory, Charles Myron McCoy of Cove City and Edwin Bruce Shankle II of Polkton. All honorees received a plaque and pin, and will be […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Sweet Potato Creme Brulee

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. The N.C. State Fair starts today, and that means fall has arrived in North Carolina. To celebrate, Brian and Lisa are creating some fall treats. […]

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Today’s Topic: 2012 N.C. State Fair

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 2012 N.C. State Fair opens Thursday. This year, there are new entertainers, new rides and new deep-fried foods, but also some new changes to the way competition livestock are housed. Visitors will notice different animal and […]

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Officials select 19-foot N.C. Fraser fir for White House

If you think picking a Christmas tree for your house is difficult, imagine picking one for the White House. Dale Haney, superintendent for the White House, and Jim Adams, chief horticulturalist with the National Park Service, had that task last week as they and other White House staff toured Peak Farms in Ashe County to […]

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