agritourism

News Roundup: Aug. 4-10

News Roundup: Aug. 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. “Best farmers’ markets in America,”  MSN: The State Farmers Market in Raleigh and the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Colfax rank in the Top 50 Farmers Markets in the U.S. […]

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Recipe: Southern Smoke BBQ’s Mexican street corn (elotes)

Recipe: Southern Smoke BBQ’s Mexican street corn (elotes)

This spring Southern Smoke BBQ  held one of it’s popular South Supper Series at it’s location in Garland. This event celebrates farm-to-table in a community atmosphere centered around a culinary theme. It’s a big event for the one-caution-light town and draws visitors from several hours away. The spring event fell on Cinco De Mayo, which inspired […]

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News Roundup: June 23-29

News Roundup: June 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. “Group rallies in support of agriculture in NC,” WRAL: Hundreds of supporters for agriculture and farming gathered in front of the legislature building Monday to show their support for the […]

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News Roundup: May 28 – June 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. “Flooded Asheville-area farmers: “A lot of money just flushed away,”Asheville Citizen-Times: Randy Edmundson of Edmundson Produce Farm figures he’s only seen Shaws Creek jump its banks 10 times in close to […]

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News Roundup: May 14 – 18

News Roundup: May 14 – 18

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. “Drivers warned to look out for farm equipment on the road,”  Greenville Daily Reflector: Recent collisions between passenger vehicles and farm equipment have put a spotlight on the need for […]

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News Roundup: April 5 – 10

News Roundup: April 5 – 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. “STUDY: U.S. FARMLAND SHRINKING,” Southern Farm Network: A report from American Farmland Trust released Wednesday finds that between 1992 and 2012, almost 31 million acres of farmland were lost, equal to […]

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Agritourism farms offer summer vacation day trips and longer excursions

This week is National Travel and Tourism Week and a great time to highlight North Carolina’s agricultural tourism. The number of North Carolina farms welcoming visitors has skyrocketed in the last 10 years, increasing by 89 percent. Moreover, the diversity of agritourism-related activities has increased. There are still plenty of pick-your-own strawberry fields and corn mazes, […]

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News Roundup: April 14-20

News Roundup: April 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. “CONAWAY HOPEFUL HOUSE WILL CONSIDER FARM BILL IN MAY,”  Southern Farm Network: House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway is hopeful the U.S. House will consider the 2018 farm bill next month, […]

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Today’s Topic: Cost-share grants available through NCDA&CS for farmers markets, farmers and agritourism operations.

Today’s Topic: Cost-share grants available through NCDA&CS for farmers markets, farmers and agritourism operations.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS Marketing Division has a couple of cost-share grants available for farmers and farmers markets. Farmers who test their water supply as a part of a pre- and post-harvest food safety program, can apply for reimbursement […]

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Grant funding available for agritourism farms

North Carolina farms that welcome visitors can take advantage of the 2018 Agritourism Marketing Cost-Share Grant available through the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Deadline for application has been extended to March 16, 2018. The $100,000 grant, which is funded by the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, is available for individual farms or […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

News Roundup: Jan. 27 – Feb. 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. “If record yields didn’t make profits in 2017, how might 2018?” Southeast Farm Press: How did the 2017 crop year turn out? That is one of the questions I ask […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 16-22

News Roundup: Dec. 16-22

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. “Thieves fooled by hemp in farmer’s field,” Southeast Farm Press: Back in September, industrial hemp made the news in eastern North Carolina when five Edgecombe County men were arrested for […]

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