Posts tagged peaches

News Roundup: June 28 – July 3

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. “Bladenboro farmer producing electricity from hog waste,” Fayetteville Observer: From inside a red metal building on a hog farm, […]

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News Roundup: March 22-28

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. “Russia approves four U.S. cold storage facilities for pork exports,” Meatingplace.com: Russia has approved four U.S. cold storage facilities […]

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News Roundup: July 22-Aug. 2

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. “Workers finish final shift at House of Raeford as plant closes, leaving hundreds without jobs,” Fayetteville Observer: Leaning over […]

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News Roundup: July 6-12

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. “Heavy rains dampening farmers’ summer profits,” The News & Observer: The heavy rains expected through the weekend are dampening […]

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2012 a bad year for N.C. apples, good for other fruits

Apple production in North Carolina severely declined in 2012, according to a USDA report released Jan. 25. Total production was 33.5 million pounds, compared with 140 million pounds in 2011, the report showed. The yield last year was 5,000 pounds per acre, compared with 20,300 pounds in 2011. The 76 percent drop in production was […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Michelle’s Fruit Trifle

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. This month, Brian and Lisa will share some family recipes from the WRAL morning show anchors and reporters. These favorites are a hit at their […]

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News Roundup: July 30-August 5

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. “Cargill recalling 36M pounds of ground turkey,” Charlotte Observer: Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground […]

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Visit farmers markets early to avoid crowds, heat

Visiting one of the five state-operated farmers markets can make for a great family outing on the weekends, but a short weekday trip to the markets can be just as much fun. Not only will you find a similar selection of local food, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the market without the weekend […]

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with fresh, local food

Whether your tailgating before fireworks or hosting a cookout at home, you can find fresh ingredients for your next event at a local farmers market near you. There are no special events planned during the July 4th weekend at the state-operated farmers markets, but there is a cornucopia of local fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses […]

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Today’s Topic: Peach season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week Rhonda talks with Commissioner Troxler about North Carolina’s peach crop. Thanks to a cold winter, peach trees produced heavy blooms this year, which should mean a really good crop. Peach season began in late […]

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