Posts tagged Christmas trees

News Roundup: Nov. 27-Dec. 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. “Extension mission focus on farms,” Wilmington Star-News: Mention the words cooperative extension today and master gardeners, 4-H Clubs or […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 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. “New USDA rule would speed poultry-processing lines, worrying inspectors,” Charlotte Observer: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is poised to […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Today’s Topic: N.C. farm income grew in 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Cash receipts from farming in North Carolina grew to more than $9.6 billion in 2010, according to the latest Agricultural Statistics Yearbook. That’s an increase of more than $400 million over the 2009 total. Net farm income […]

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Today’s Topic: It’s the most wonderful time of the year for N.C. Christmas trees

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With Christmas only weeks away, North Carolina tree growers are in the midst of their busy season. Many growers in North Carolina offer buyers the opportunity to choose and cut their tree right on the farm. These […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 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. “Ag Commissioner: ‘Best crop of Christmas trees ever’,” WNCN. For North Carolina Christmas tree growers, it’s the most wonderful […]

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UNC-TV to air second program about N.C.’s agricultural diversity Sept. 3

UNC-TV will air the second episode of a two-part series about the diversification of farming in North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 3, at 9:30 p.m. “North Carolina Farm Fresh: Fall Harvest” will focus on late-season crops — such as pumpkins, apples and Christmas trees — plus corn mazes and other agritourism activities. (Check out the […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “N.C. Christmas tree crop is tops, ag commissioner says,” Winston-Salem Journal: State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says the state […]

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