Christmas

Christmas with the Clawson Family

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Joey Clawson, of Clawson’s Choose & Cut Tree Farm, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run through December 2021 on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday […]

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Red, white, pink and more! N.C. State Poinsettia trials bring new varieties and color.

Poinsettias are a popular flower, especially during the holidays. Earlier this month, North Carolina State University hosted its annual poinsettia trials, co-sponsored by the N.C. Commercial Flower Growers Association. Each year, multiple private industry breeders come together to see who can grow the best flower, showcasing both old and new varieties. But how are these […]

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Today’s Topic: Christmas is just a week away and if you are still looking for something for that hard-to-buy-for person, think locally made food products for a tasty gift.

Today’s Topic: Christmas is just a week away and if you are still looking for something for that hard-to-buy-for person, think locally made food products for a tasty gift.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas is just a week away and if you are still looking for something for that hard-to-buy-for person, think locally made food products for a tasty gift.

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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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Recipe: Eggnog for all ages

Eggnog is a seasonal treat that’s readily available at the grocery store this time of year. And whether you prefer you eggnog with a sprinkle of nutmeg, topped with whipped cream or even added to coffee, the taste and the smell just reminds you of this time of year. As a young girl, at Christmas […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 23-Dec. 1

News Roundup: Nov. 23-Dec. 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. “A Sweet Potato Tale,” UNC-TV: (Video) Find out how North Carolina became a sweet potato-producing powerhouse. Producer Frank Graff follows sweet potatoes from farms in North Carolina to restaurants in […]

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In the kitchen with Brian and Lisa: WRAL holiday favorites

In the kitchen with Brian and Lisa: WRAL holiday favorites

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. This month’s recipes are a collection of favorite holiday dishes from WRAL reporters and anchors. Check out Mikaya’s Mom’s Famous seven-layer salad, Renee Chou’s raw apple walnut cake and Lena Tillet’s lamb chops and quinoa. Reporter […]

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Today’s Topic: Agritourism farms offer fun holiday activities

Today’s Topic: Agritourism farms offer fun holiday activities

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A lot of families will be traveling and getting together for Thanksgiving this week. In fact, it is recognized as the holiday where more people travel than any other. The extended weekend makes it a great time […]

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Today’s Topic: Christmas time is family time

Today’s Topic: Christmas time is family time

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” For many families that are scattered throughout the state, Christmas is a time when the whole family comes home. This yearly family reunion is a great time to talk to younger generations about the importance of agriculture in North Carolina […]

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Tar Heel Kitchen: Fudgy Nut Pie

Tar Heel Kitchen: Fudgy Nut Pie

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes tended to be seasonal with just a handful of ingredients. We thought these recipes needed […]

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