Posts tagged ginseng

News Roundup: April 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. “Some NC farmers markets struggle to accept food stamps,” The News & Observer: Consumers can use food stamps to […]

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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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News Roundup: Aug. 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. “Report: Drought intensifies in Kansas, Nebraska,” Charlotte Observer: A new report suggests that while recent rains stabilized the devastating […]

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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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Photos from the Field: Ginseng

While you may have heard of ginseng used in teas, medicines and supplements, you may not realize the plant is found in the wild across the state of North Carolina. We checked in with one of our botanists, Laura Gadd, to learn more about the plant and the local industry. Wild American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) […]

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Faces in the Field: Laura Gadd, botanist

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, agricultural marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection…and more. Once a month, we’ll talk to one of our employees and hopefully provide a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to serve North Carolina. Ask Laura Gadd […]

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