Posts tagged Emergency Programs

NCDA&CS staff trains others on foaming

Staff from the Veterinary and Emergency Programs divisions spent a recent day on a Moore County poultry farm training U.S. Department of Agriculture contractors how to humanely depopulate a poultry flock using foam. The contractors were from disaster response companies in Wisconsin, Mississippi and Louisiana that are under contract with USDA to go into states […]

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N.C. pets ready in case of disaster

Earlier this week, Emergency Programs Director Sharron Stewart was on hand when the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program made a special presentation to Pamlico County Emergency Management. Pamlico County became the first in the country to receive an AKC Pet Relief Trailer, which holds supplies for at least 50 pets in the aftermath of a […]

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Dan Madding named NCDA&CS July 2012 Employee of the Month

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized Dan Madding as the NCDA&CS Employee of the Month for July 2012 during a recent meeting in Raleigh. Madding, who is director of information support services for the Emergency Programs Division, was joined by his wife and two children at the ceremony. Madding is responsible for the daily management of […]

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Workshops aim to improve emergency response

With recent tornadoes in eastern North Carolina, flooding along the Mississippi River and hurricane season almost here, natural disasters are on the minds of many N.C. farmers. The Emergency Programs Division of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is being proactive before the next disaster hits. “Agriculture is so important to North Carolina’s […]

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Photos from the Field: Farmers market flood

According to a recent report from the NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, 2010 saw record-breaking snow storms, above-average temperatures and increased precipitation across the U.S. December was one of the coldest on record for Raleigh and other parts of North Carolina. And, while it might seem that fluctuating weather is a recent development, […]

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Top 5 In the Field posts of 2010

As another year comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to look back over the past 12 months and highlight our five most popular blog posts of the year. A unifying theme does not connect these posts. One department division is not represented more than another. Instead, the following posts are a […]

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Pet project: NCDA&CS division works to ensure companion animals can get shelter from storms

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd, which caused massive flooding throughout Eastern North Carolina in September 1999. The storm killed 52 people and millions of animals. It damaged crops, barns, equipment, businesses and homes. The level of devastation was unlike any the state had experienced. In the aftermath of Floyd, N.C. leaders began […]

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Today’s Topic: The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” On Sept. 16, 1999, Hurricane Floyd struck the North Carolina coast. The flooding that followed caused $6 billion in damage throughout Eastern North Carolina. The storm killed millions of farm animals and destroyed many crops. Hurricane […]

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NCDA&CS staff to do presentation about emergency response to group from India

Staff from the NCDA&CS Emergency Programs and Veterinary divisions will present information about the department’s agricultural emergency response and prevention efforts to visiting public policy professionals from India on Friday. The group is enrolled in the Uttar Pradesh Training Program, an on-campus/overseas training program offered by the Duke University Center for International Development. Duke officials […]

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