blueberries

Regional Agronomists provide April crop updates

With a long, wet winter and now Easter behind us, field work and land preparation for the 2021 crop is in full swing. With the soils drying out over the past week, many acres have been tilled and/or burndown herbicides have been applied to row crop acres. There are still low-lying and/or poorly drained areas […]

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Today’s Topic: Blueberry season and keeping it local.

Today’s Topic: Blueberry season and keeping it local.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Activity remains steady at farmers markets across the state as blueberry season gets underway. Summary of Talking points: Activity at the state operated farmers markets has remained steady as we continue to navigate this COVID-19 pandemic. I […]

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News Roundup: June 2 – 8

News Roundup: June 2 – 8

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. “OPENING THE WORLD TO CAROLINA AGRICULTURE,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) The world may be your oyster, but where does Europe get their oysters FROM? Or how about the Chinese consumer who […]

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News Roundup: July 22-28

News Roundup: July 22-28

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. “Bradley Johnston brings boutique dairy farming to Mills River,” Mountain Xpress: If you’re in Mills River and want to talk dairy farming, you go see S.O.B. But don’t be alarmed: Sweet […]

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Recipe: National Ice Cream Month

Ask 10 people their favorite place to go for ice cream and you are likely to get 10 different places. Hot summer days and warm nights make a frozen treat a welcome sight,  which is why July is perfect for National Ice Cream Month. North Carolina has 39 ice cream and value-added dairy manufacturers. If […]

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News Roundup: June 3-9

News Roundup: June 3-9

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. “Carolinas Southern veg deal heating up after a frosty spring,” Southeast Produce Weekly: A late March freeze wreaked havoc on some Southern crops, but the classic Southern veg crops in […]

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News Roundup: May 27-June 2

News Roundup: May 27-June 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. “State of the State: Commissioner Steve Troxler talks NC ag past, present and future,” Southeast Produce Weekly: SPW spent last weekend at the ‘Got to Be NC’ Festival here, an […]

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Recipe Roundup: Celebrating the blues (berry)

Recipe Roundup: Celebrating the blues (berry)

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. Below, Brian and Lisa feature recipes that include our state’s official blue berry as the main ingredient. North Carolina is the sixth-largest producer of blueberries in the nation, with about 8,000 acres of blueberries grown in […]

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News Roundup: March 11-17

News Roundup: March 11-17

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. “Urbanization, food safety regulations among challenges facing N.C. farming, speaker says,” Salisbury Post: On another subfreezing morning — one posing serious threats to Rowan County’s fruit and wheat crops — farmers. […]

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News Roundup: March 4-10

News Roundup: March 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 wheat crop ever or the one you wish never happened,” Southeast Farm Press: Thanks to a La Nina weather pattern, Ron Heiniger believes North Carolina could well harvest its […]

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News Roundup: July 9-15

News Roundup: July 9-15

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 program to conserve environment near military installations in the East,” WNCT: (Video) A federal initiative coming to 33 counties in Eastern North Carolina aims to get our many military […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Blueberry Roundup

In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Blueberry Roundup

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month Brian and Lisa featured recipes that feature one of North Carolina’s top fruit crops, blueberries. North Carolina is the seventh-largest producer of blueberries in the nation, yielding 48.8 million pounds in 2014. Bladen County […]

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