Heather Overton

Food Distribution Division is set to deliver over $3.6 million in locally sourced foods to North Carolina schools – a record for the program. This Farm to School effort has not only benefitted North Carolina producers but also the school children who enjoy the freshest foods available.

Food Distribution Division is set to deliver over $3.6 million in locally sourced foods to North Carolina schools – a record for the program. This Farm to School effort has not only benefitted North Carolina producers but also the school children who enjoy the freshest foods available.

Summary: North Carolina farmers have been able to supply over $3.6 million worth of food products to schools across the state, which is a new record for the N.C. Farm to School program. Schools have increased their purchases of North Carolina products thanks to USDA...

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Spring pesticide collection events coming up.

Spring pesticide collection events coming up.

Summary: 18 special Pesticide Disposal Collection Days are planned across the state to help farmers and homeowners properly dispose of unwanted pesticides. The special collection days are a partnership between the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’...

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Calling Century Farms

Calling Century Farms

Summary: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is looking for farms that have been in continual family ownership for 100 years or more to apply to be part of the Century Farm Family program. This year on Oct. 21 we will hold the Century Farm Family...

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Spring wildfire season is here.

Spring wildfire season is here.

Summary: With the arrival of spring wildfire season, residents should take care when burning outdoors and secure a burn permit. We talk about wildfires a lot in North Carolina and for good reason. We are blessed with many acres of forestland across the state. I would...

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