covid-19

Farmers Market Managers Recognized for COVID-19 Response

Farmers Market Managers Recognized for COVID-19 Response

These days, the four NCDA&CS farmers markets are still operating with modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been three and a half months since the markets plunged into emergency response mode – having to make immediate adjustments for public safety while also staying open to provide a viable source of food for people. While […]

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Virtually celebrating NC FFA members

Around this time each June, downtown Raleigh becomes a sea of corduroy blue as hopeful NC FFA members from across the state come together. This year, however, the streets of Raleigh will be much quieter. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the 92nd North Carolina FFA State Convention was unfortunately canceled. Instead of an in-person convention, NC […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS working on bill to expand local meat processing.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As food processing facilities nationwide are working hard to meet demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, NCDA&CS is seeking funding to help expand local processing capabilities. This forward-looking measure is part of a bill under consideration in the […]

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Promotion Amid Problems – N.C. Wine Month in the era of COVID-19

John Wright is delivering wine to doorsteps these days – a service his Sanctuary Vineyards has never offered in the past. It’s a direct result of the changes surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic response. “We’re typically busy with customers in our tasting room and don’t have the staff to send on deliveries,” Wright said. “We have […]

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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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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS playing “matchmaker” between growers and grocery stores. And, don’t forget mom on Mother’s Day.

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS playing “matchmaker” between growers and grocery stores. And, don’t forget mom on Mother’s Day.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” NCDA&CS continues work to help growers who supplied restaurants and other institutions make connections with grocery stores. A few weeks ago, we talked about bulk chicken truckload sales happening across the state. Those are continuing, which has […]

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