Christmas trees

News Roundup: Aug. 27- Sept. 2

News Roundup: Aug. 27- Sept. 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. “NC plans $94 million ag lab in Raleigh,” News and Observer: The state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services plans to build a $94 million laboratory complex off Edwards Mill […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 26-31

News Roundup: Dec. 26-31

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. “Warm, wet winter wreaking havoc on NC farm fields,” WRAL: Winter is the season to grow wheat, to harvest soybeans and for strawberries to take hold, among other crops. But […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 12-18

News Roundup: Dec. 12-18

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. “Local family makes selling Christmas trees a tradition,” Winston-Salem Journal: Fraser firs are practically a part of the King family when it comes to Christmastime. Jeff King, owner of King’s […]

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North Carolina puts the ‘merry’ in the holidays

North Carolina puts the ‘merry’ in the holidays

If it weren’t for North Carolina farmers, Christmas and other winter holidays just wouldn’t be the same. The Tar Heel state plays an international role in holiday decorating with millions of real, fragrant Christmas trees, greenery and poinsettias coming from North Carolina soils each year. And, it’s not just the decorating, the Tar Heel state […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 5-11

News Roundup: Dec. 5-11

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. “A Weekend in Christmas Tree Country,” Garden & Gun’s Daily Shot Blog: Deep in the forested heart of northwestern North Carolina lies Watauga County, the self-proclaimed “Choose and Cut Christmas Tree […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

News Roundup: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

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. “Eyes on the future: Saving WNC’s farms,” Mountain Xpress: Robin Reeves is the sixth generation to grow up on her family’s Madison County farm — a lineage that dates back to […]

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Market Report: Deck the halls with products from your local farmers market

Market Report: Deck the halls with products from your local farmers market

Whether you’re hosting your entire family for a full-fledged holiday meal, bringing a dessert to the office party, or making appetizers for New Year’s Eve festivities, remember to check out the great selection of farm-fresh ingredients available at your regional farmers market. The four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh are open […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 14-20

News Roundup: Nov. 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. “NC Farmers Begin Selling Live Christmas Trees,” TWC News: (Video) With the holidays around the corner, Christmas tree farms are preparing for major sales. The North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture […]

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News Roundup: April 25- May 1

News Roundup: April 25- May 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “TOE TALK — NTR water quality and the Christmas tree industry,” Avery Journal: During a 20-year period between 1960 […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 27-Dec. 5

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. “Extension mission focus on farms,” Wilmington Star-News: Mention the words cooperative extension today and master gardeners, 4-H Clubs or […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 15-21

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. “New USDA rule would speed poultry-processing lines, worrying inspectors,” Charlotte Observer: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is poised to […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. Christmas trees and poinsettias

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas decorations were on display in some stores before Halloween, but the season for holiday greenery really kicks into gear now that Thanksgiving has passed. Choose-and-cut tree farms are now open in the mountains and foothills for […]

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