Posts tagged ag exports

Golden LEAF grant helping plans for cold storage facility at Wilmington move forward

The board of the Golden LEAF Foundation on Thursday approved an $800,000 grant to the Southeastern Partnership to help fund the purchase of equipment for a planned cold storage facility at the Port of Wilmington. A partnership between the State Ports Authority and USAInvestCo will create a state-of-the-art facility for near-vessel cold storage of agricultural […]

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Faces in the Field: Annie Qiao

China, with a population of more than 1.3 billion, is one of several growing markets for N.C. products. In 2011, the department opened its first trade office in China. Since then, the Beijing office has helped N.C. farmers, foresters and specialty food producers connect with buyers across the country. Annie Qiao is one of three […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 2-8

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. “More doctors, chefs, joining effort to boost local-produce consumption,” News & Observer: Heart-shaped boxes of Valentine’s Day chocolates are […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

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. “Grants offer local farmers chance to diversify,” Hendersonville Times-News: Four local farmers were among the recipients of $148,500 in […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 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. “FDA review of tobacco products grinds to a halt,” Charlotte Observer: Talk about a smoke break. Tobacco companies have […]

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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 […]

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News Roundup: May 5-11

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. “Farmers markets getting money to take food stamps,” Hendersonville Times-News: The federal government is spending $4 million to help […]

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News Roundup: April 21-27

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. “NC Ag Commissioner Considers Greensboro Event a Learning Experience,” Southern Farm Network: On Wednesday, North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve […]

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News Roundup: March 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. “Latest buzz on bee decline: Maybe it’s pesticides,” WRAL:  A common class of pesticide is causing problems for honeybees […]

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News Roundup: 2011 Year in Review

The following are the top 10 headlines of 2011, as determined by our Public Affairs staff. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “S. Korea president signs laws enabling US trade deal,” USA Today (Nov. 29): South Korea’s president on Tuesday signed a slew of laws needed to implement the country’s […]

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