Posts tagged NCDA&CS

Today’s Topic: N.C. Cantaloupe Pilot Program

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, the Commissioner and Rhonda discuss a project to help North Carolina cantaloupe producers develop strategies for reducing the risk of food contamination. A partnership between the NCDA&CS and N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, the education and […]

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Today’s Topic: Workshop on preventing and managing food recalls scheduled for Sept. 19

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. Food Safety and Defense Task Force are hosting a workshop on preventing and managing food recalls Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Eaddy Building, 4300 Reedy Creek […]

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Public comment sought on reorganization of fisheries agencies

State officials are looking for ideas from the public on how three different agencies can cooperatively provide more efficient, productive and enjoyable uses of the state’s fisheries resources. The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will accept comments on this subject at its August meeting in Raleigh on behalf of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, N.C. […]

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Chugging for Charity

Today was Livestock Lobby Day at the General Assembly, which means it was also the annual Legislative Milk-Chugging Contest. Armed with just straws and half-pints of milk, the competition pitted members of the N.C. Senate and members of the N.C. House against one another. With bragging rights and a donation for the charity of their […]

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NCDA&CS employees receive awards for exports

Each day, department employees work to better the state of agriculture in North Carolina. Too often, these employees get overlooked for their accomplishments. Recently, however, two employees in our International Marketing Section were recognized for their work promoting N.C. agricultural exports. Cathy Ma, international trade specialist, swept all the categories for which she was nominated […]

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Photos from the Field: NCDA&CS hosts EPA officials

Jim Jones, acting assistant administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the Environmental Protection Agency, visited with farmers, labor organizations, Cooperative Extension agents and department employees from the Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division last week to learn more about issues facing North Carolina’s farm workers. Friday, Cooperative Extension agents and […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS sponsoring Food Business Conference in May

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will sponsor its first-ever Food Business Conference on May 8. It will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Alamance Cooperative Extension office in Burlington. This […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. potato growers will vote on renewing assessment program

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commercial growers of Irish potatoes in nine northeastern North Carolina counties will vote this month on renewing an assessment program that supports promotional and research work of the N.C. Potato Association. Official ballots will be mailed March […]

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Today’s Topic: Nickels for Know-How referendum occurs Nov. 16

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Users of feed and fertilizer in North Carolina will vote at Cooperative Extension offices tomorrow on whether to continue the self-assessment of 15 cents per ton on fertilizers and animal feed produced in the state. Known as […]

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Troxler receives Distinguished Service Award from N.C. Agricultural Foundation

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is one of two recipients of 2011 Distinguished Service Awards given by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation at N.C. State University. State Sen. David Rouzer also received the award this year. The awards are given annually to individuals who provide outstanding support to N.C. State University and the university’s College of […]

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