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News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

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. “There’s a good chance your Thanksgiving turkey was raised on a North Carolina farm,” The News & Observer: North Carolina is a top producer of the most popular Thanksgiving protein. […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Meat and Poultry Division steps in to help small turkey producers before the holidays

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Meat and Poultry Division steps in to help small turkey producers before the holidays

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Meat and Poultry Inspection Division recently put temporary exemptions in place to allow farms that are permitted to process their own poultry to be able to process for other small farms. This work around was able […]

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Poultry operators granted exemption from NCDA&CS

Small flock owners faced an uncertain business dilemma last month when Cool Hand Meats in Marion, the only small poultry processor in the state, closed its doors. This left many small poultry growers who relied on the processor with no processing options. “A lot of small poultry growers raise only what they have presold for […]

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