Posts tagged exports

N.C. food companies eye international markets

To an outsider, inbound trade missions may look a lot like speed dating. Eight food companies set up tables around a room with their food products and samples. Four potential buyers then rotate throughout the group, spending about 30 minutes with each company. If there’s a connection, the buyer will contact the food company for […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 23-March 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. “Union has state’s first local foods agent,” Charlotte Observer: Dustin Adcock has an idea that could dramatically boost the […]

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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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Photos from the Field: Chinese lumber buyers visit Asheville

Last week, the department’s International Marketing office hosted a delegation of Chinese lumber buyers in Asheville. The group, which represented 11 Chinese lumber companies, were in Western North Carolina to learn more about Appalachian hardwoods and visit with N.C. lumber companies. The visit included a reception at the Western N.C. Agricultural Center and tours of […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS helps N.C. businesses keep exports moving

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” International purchases of North Carolina agricultural products help boost farm income and support jobs. But exporting many of these products wouldn’t be possible without documents known as phytosanitary certificates. These certificates ensure that a product meets the […]

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N.C. tobacco appeals to international markets

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps promote exports of N.C. agricultural products through its International Marketing office. Through these efforts, North Carolina now exports about $3 billion in agricultural products each year. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight some local growers and food manufacturers finding success on the global stage. Tobacco […]

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Faces in the Field: Cathy Ma, international trade specialist

With a pleasant smile and quick laugh Cathy Ma has helped N.C. companies find niche markets in North America, Europe and Asia for more than two years. Ma, an international trade specialist for the department, works with processed food, meat and seafood producers across the state to identify market opportunities abroad. In addition, she is […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 11-18

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. “Top USDA official discusses future of farming as growers age,” Hendersonville Times-News: The No. 2 official with the U.S. […]

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News Roundup: April 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. “A rental kitchen for pros,” News & Observer: In Durham, there’s a business that’s not a retail store but […]

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China Tobacco’s Beijing Center processing plant impressive

This week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and representatives from several N.C. commodity groups are visiting Beijing on a trade mission. Andrea Ashby, NCDA&CS assistant director of public affairs, is also in China and is posting periodic updates of the visit. Commissioner Troxler and members of the trade team toured China Tobacco’s Beijing Center cigarette processing  plant […]

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