Archive for November, 2012

News Roundup: Nov. 24-30

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. “Michelle Obama receives White House Christmas tree,” Los Angeles Times: The official White House Christmas tree arrived Friday morning […]

Share

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Bill Leslie’s Lavender Shortbread Cookies

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 a special dessert from WRAL morning anchor Bill Leslie. His lavender shortbread cookies are a sweet and refreshing end […]

Share

Cathy Ma receives Governor’s Award for Excellence

Cathy Ma, an international trade specialist with the department, received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding State Government Service Tuesday during a ceremony at the N.C. Museum of History. Through the International Trade Office, Ma works with processed food, meat and seafood producers across the state to identify market opportunities abroad. She also coordinates […]

Share

Today’s Topic: N.C. Christmas trees and poinsettias

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas decorations were on display in some stores before Halloween, but the season for holiday greenery really kicks into gear now that Thanksgiving has passed. Choose-and-cut tree farms are now open in the mountains and foothills for […]

Share

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Elizabeth’s Oyster Dressing

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. Some call it dressing; others call it stuffing. No matter what you call it, this recipe from WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner will have everyone agreeing […]

Share

Today’s Topic: 2012 Farm-City Week

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” National Farm-City Week started Nov. 16 and continues through Thanksgiving Day. The annual event helps promote a greater understanding of agriculture and its connection to the foods we all enjoy – not just on Thanksgiving, but every […]

Share

Tips on preparing a safe Thanksgiving meal

Between picking out the right size turkey, decorating the table and planning for unexpected guests, Thanksgiving can get overwhelming. Fortunately, there are great resources available to make your turkey troubles fly away.  Unexpected guests? Well that’s a different story. Here’s a list of resources to ensure you have a safe and successful Thanksgiving: Let’s Talk […]

Share

News Roundup: Nov. 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. “Frugal feast: How to stretch your Thanksgiving dollar,” News & Observer: Thanksgiving dinner is inching closer to 50 bucks […]

Share

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Kelcey’s Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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, WRAL morning anchor Kelcey Carlson shares her grandmother’s recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. The family favorite has stood the test of time, though […]

Share

USDA forecasting record yields for N.C. peanuts, soybeans

North Carolina’s peanut and soybean crops are forecast to have record-setting yields this year, according to the USDA Crop Production Report for November. The yield for peanuts is forecast to be 3,800 pounds per acre, which would be 100 pounds higher than the previous record, set in 2009. Production is forecast to total 402.8 million […]

Share