agribusiness

Today’s Topic: Latest farmland preservation efforts preserve more than 800 acres; first joint partnership between Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and the U.S. Air Force.

Today’s Topic: Latest farmland preservation efforts preserve more than 800 acres; first joint partnership between Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and the U.S. Air Force.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The department’s Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently signed the first two conservation easements under a joint partnership with the U.S. Air Force. The project protects more than 800 acres from two farms in Northeastern […]

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News Roundup: May 6-12

News Roundup: May 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. “New farmers face dwindling land, soaring prices in Triangle,” The News & Observer: Thomas Saile of Raleigh hopes to own a farm one day. Saile has spent time in an […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 4 – 10

News Roundup: Feb. 4 – 10

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. “919 Beer: Sweet potato lager,” WRAL: (Video) February is Sweet Potato month and what better way to celebrate North Carolina’s dominance in the sweet potato industry, than drinking sweet potato beer. […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

News Roundup: Nov. 26-Dec. 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. “Family Trees: Selling Christmas trees more of a passion than a business,” Winston-Salem Journal: When Christmas tree lots start popping up all over the city, the horticulturist inside of me gets […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 17-23

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. “Crop science execs defend mergers; NC Senator cites regulation as driving deals,” WRAL: Top officials for Monsanto and Bayer defended their proposed $66 billion merger before skeptical senators on Tuesday, insisting […]

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Today’s Topic: Economic impact of NC agriculture, agribusiness increases to $84 billion

Today’s Topic: Economic impact of NC agriculture, agribusiness increases to $84 billion

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” N.C. State University economist Mike Walden has released his yearly analysis of the impact that agriculture and agribusiness have on North Carolina’s economy. His analysis showed that agriculture and agribusiness are still the state’s largest industry, with an economic impact that […]

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News Roundup: March 26 – April 1

News Roundup: March 26 – April 1

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. “Agribusiness still No. 1 in Robeson County,” Fayetteville Observer: A drive down the back roads of Robeson County reveals farmers who seem always to be working the fields to provide […]

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Today’s Topic: NC Ag Awareness Day bringing big crowd to Raleigh

Today’s Topic: NC Ag Awareness Day bringing big crowd to Raleigh

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” National Agriculture Day is tomorrow (March 18), and in North Carolina it’s also Ag Awareness Day. Organizers are expecting about 1,500 people from agriculture and agribusiness to attend the event in Raleigh. The purpose is to celebrate […]

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Today’s Topic: Taking stock of the year in agriculture

  Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas is almost here, and it’s a time of year to reflect on many things, including the past year in agriculture. Overall, 2014 has been a pretty good year for North Carolina agriculture, Commissioner Troxler says. […]

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Today’s Topic: Economic impact of agriculture, agribusiness grows to $78 billion

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Agriculture and agribusiness’ value to our state’s economy continues to grow, according to the latest analysis by N.C. State University economist Mike Walden. The industry contributes $77.9 billion to our state’s economy, according to Walden’s study. That’s […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 24-30

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. “North Carolina’s Largest Industry Needs Stability not Uncertainty,” Elkin Tribune: Agriculture and agribusiness is the largest industry in North […]

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Food Business Almanac: Product Design

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that agribusiness owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist business owners with financial and market planning through the agribusiness development section. She can be reached at annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov. The old adage that a […]

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