Christmas

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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Tar Heel Kitchen: Chocolate Covered Peanuts

Tar Heel Kitchen: Chocolate Covered Peanuts

  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 […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 19-25

News Roundup: Nov. 19-25

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. “Christmas tree harvest not affected by drought, experts say,” Watauga Democrat: In the coming days and weeks, the familiar site of Christmas trees strapped to car roofs and lying in […]

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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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The Got to Be NC Big Cart is spreading holiday cheer

The Got to Be NC Big Cart is spreading holiday cheer

Be on the lookout for the Got to Be NC Big Cart at the Raleigh Christmas Parade tomorrow. The Parade will be telecast live on WRAL-TV if you can’t make it in person. It’s forecast to be a little chilly, so we suggest packing a Thermos full of hot, N.C. apple cider and stopping by […]

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Don’t kiss your mistletoe-infected trees goodbye

This festive time of the year usually has people in high spirits. And there are some folks who may be in even higher spirits … those who steal a smooch under the mistletoe! Mistletoe is a sign of love and friendship in Norse mythology, and the holiday tradition of kissing under the mistletoe is rooted […]

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Today’s Topic: Reflecting on a challenging 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 North Carolina farms provide a lot for the holidays, from food for feasts to greenery for decorations. It’s a time of year to get together with family and friends and reflect on […]

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Today’s Topic: The holidays and the year ahead

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with  Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas is one of Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s favorite holidays. And this week, he and Rhonda talk about the many North Carolina commodities that contribute to holiday feasts. Sweet potatoes, chicken, pork, beef, pickles, eggs, milk and […]

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Photos from the Field: N.C. Christmas Trees

Last week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler held a press conference at the State Farmers Market to discuss the 2010 N.C. Christmas tree crop. Despite recent drought conditions, the annual crop looks very healthy and should top five million trees again. North Carolina is the second-largest producer of Christmas trees in the United States, accounting for […]

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