Posts tagged 2012 White House Christmas Tree

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 […]

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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 […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. Fraser fir chosen as White House Christmas tree

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” For the 12th time since 1966, North Carolina is supplying the Christmas tree for the White House. That’s the most for any state. Russell and Beau Estes of Jefferson earned the right to provide the official 2012 […]

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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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News Roundup: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

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. “Bumper crop of fun at state fair,” The Apex Herald: I can feel it in the air. Fall has […]

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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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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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