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SASDA Update from Williamsburg

SASDA Update from Williamsburg

The Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture met this week in Williamsburg, Va. SASDA is comprised of the Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of Agriculture from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi,...

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State operated farmers markets have been serving North Carolina residents and farmers for 29-plus years. Recently, the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market celebrated its 40th year of service.

State operated farmers markets have been serving North Carolina residents and farmers for 29-plus years. Recently, the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market celebrated its 40th year of service.

Summary: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services operates four regional farmers markets that offer residents and farmers a place to buy and sell local produce and food products. Each market has served communities for 29 or more years. The Charlotte...

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Now is a good time to keep watch for early-stage nests of an invasive hornet that has been found in Georgia and South Carolina. Although it has not been seen in North Carolina, it’s proximity in neighboring states makes it a species of concern.

Now is a good time to keep watch for early-stage nests of an invasive hornet that has been found in Georgia and South Carolina. Although it has not been seen in North Carolina, it’s proximity in neighboring states makes it a species of concern.

Summary: The yellow-legged hornet is an invasive species that has been found in Georgia and the southern part of South Carolina but has not been found in North Carolina. The NCDA&CS’ Plant Industry Division wants people to be on the lookout for the insects’...

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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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