Posts tagged Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

Specialty foods showcased at Southern Christmas Show

If you attend the final weekend of the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte, be on the lookout for @ The Market N.C. Specialty Foods exhibit. The store features more than 200 items produced locally by 34 food businesses from across the state. You’ll find a variety of products for your upcoming holiday festivities, including cooking […]

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The Big Tasty is looking for next great N.C. food product

If you’ve been looking for the push to start a new food business or expand your existing product line, The Big Tasty contest may be the incentive you need. Blue Ridge Food Ventures and Mountain BizWorks recently announced the contest made possible through support from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund. The Big Tasty contest is […]

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News Roundup: May 14-20

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. “Got to Be NC Festival,” My Carolina Today: Join your friends and family for three great days of down-home […]

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News Roundup: May 7-13

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. “New uptown food market slated to open this fall,” Charlotte Observer: Work on the new uptown food market is […]

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Farmer’s questions lead to changes in tissue sampling for lettuce

When farmers need nutrient management advice, they often turn to our Agronomic Services Division. Sometimes, these interactions work in reverse. Two years ago, Bill Hering of Hering Farms in Faison called regional agronomist Tim Hall with a question about tissue test results. That call and subsequent dialogue triggered a series of field tests and, ultimately, […]

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News Roundup: April 23-29

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. “N.C. ports ‘missing the boat’ on agriculture exports,” Wilmington Star-News: North Carolina’s ports are “missing the boat” on agriculture […]

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UNC-TV to air second program about N.C.’s agricultural diversity Sept. 3

UNC-TV will air the second episode of a two-part series about the diversification of farming in North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 3, at 9:30 p.m. “North Carolina Farm Fresh: Fall Harvest” will focus on late-season crops — such as pumpkins, apples and Christmas trees — plus corn mazes and other agritourism activities. (Check out the […]

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UNC-TV program to focus on diversification in N.C. farming

North Carolina has long been known as the Tobacco State. After all, we lead the nation in the production of flue-cured tobacco, producing nearly 77 percent of all flue-cured tobacco grown in the U.S. But the days when a farmer could make a comfortable living growing just a few acres of tobacco are gone. Changes […]

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Today’s Topic: Trade mission to China

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is leading a trade mission to China Aug. 1-8 to expand markets for North Carolina tobacco, soybeans, cotton and other commodities. Meetings with Chinese officials will take place in Beijing, Kunming, Guangzhou […]

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Looking for agritourism farms? Here’s your sign.

Finding a moonlit hayride in the mountains, alpaca farm in the Piedmont or a pick-your-own berry field near the coast just got easier. Full-color, fold-out maps of North Carolina agritourism farms will soon be available at the nine state Welcome Centers, county extension offices, state farmers markets and other spots across the state. You can […]

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