Posts tagged dairy

Dairy producers invited to meeting about federal Margin Protection Program

North Carolina dairy producers are invited to a meeting about the federal Margin Protection Program at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 at the Iredell County Agricultural Resource Center in Statesville. Registration deadline is Sept. 26. The USDA Farm Service Agency is organizing the meeting, and FSA personnel will explain the mechanics of the program. Dr. Geoff […]

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2014 Legislative Milk-Chugging Contest

The 15th annual legislative milk-chugging contest took place today at noon as part of Livestock Legislative Day.  The “Senate Super Sippers” and the “House All Stars” competed to see who could chug six pints of milk the fastest through a straw. Prior to the main event, staff from the N.C. Farm Bureau and the Department […]

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June is N.C. Dairy Month

June is National Dairy month. North Carolina has a thriving dairy industry that is growing with value-added processors, such as cheese and ice cream. Here’s a look at the latest numbers and facts about our state’s dairy industry: There are about 290 dairy farms in North Carolina. The average size of a N.C. dairy farm […]

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News Roundup: July 14-20

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. “National drought a double-edged sword for NC farmers,” WWAY: The drought across much of the country is threatening to […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 11-17

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. “Helping farmers is a way of life for Knightdale man,” News & Observer: For farmers, the government is a […]

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Agriculture and social media: Q&A with Matt Lange

The North Carolina Association for Dairy Stabilization and Growth Inc., better known as Dairy Advantage, is leading the way for enhancements to the dairy industry in North Carolina. Facebook is one of the tools Dairy Advantage uses to connect with dairy enthusiasts and build “dairy excitement” throughout the state. Matt Lange, dairy development coordinator for Dairy […]

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Today’s Topic: ‘Meat the Need’

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and his counterparts across the country have offered the federal government a new proposal to help struggling dairy, pork and poultry farmers. The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has […]

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