Posts tagged research stations

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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N.C. strawberry research gets boost from grant

Strawberries are a delicious, healthy fruit that brought in more than $29 million for North Carolina farmers last year. Unfortunately, the strawberry season in our state is relatively short. So strawberry lovers and farmers might welcome the news that a scientist at N.C. State University has received a grant to further his research into extending […]

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Today’s Topic: How NCDA&CS fared in the new state budget

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about the new state budget and its impact on the NCDA&CS. The fiscal year began July 1. Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda the department lost positions and some farmland preservation money, […]

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Faces in the Field: Joe Hampton, superintendent of the Piedmont Research Station

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. In Faces in the Field, we’ll talk to one of our employees and provide a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to serve North Carolina. We recently […]

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Today’s Topic: Governor’s proposed budget not kind to agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Gov. Bev Perdue’s proposed budget, released last week, would cut the NCDA&CS by nearly 30 percent. The proposal would close seven agricultural research stations and transfer the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund out of NCDA&CS, […]

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Annual report on agricultural research stations available online

North Carolina has a nationally recognized agricultural research system that has worked to improve crop productivity and farming techniques. The partnership between NCDA&CS, N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University continues to benefit agriculture in our state, as evidenced in the 2010 Research Stations Annual Report, which is now available at http://www.ncagr.gov/research/documents/ResearchStations2010AnnualReport.pdf. The annual […]

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Forestry research helps landowners best manage their own timber stands

In our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that go on in the department. One of the signature qualities of North Carolina is the lushness of its land and forests. Anytime I fly, I marvel at the agricultural […]

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