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News Roundup: Dec. 6-12

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. “Kalettes, Broccoflower And Other Eye-Popping Vegetables For 2015,” WFAE: Does a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale sounds like […]

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News Roundup: May 31-June 6

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. “NC And Climate Change, Part 3: Agriculture Accidentally Prepares,” WFAE: North Carolina’s agriculture industry supplies nearly a fifth of […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 11-17

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. “Cold may have damaged fruit crops,” Salisbury Post: Cold damage often does not show up until spring, as seen […]

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Meet agriculture’s newest mascots

Commissioner Troxler and a parade of colorful fruit and vegetable characters were quite the sight on the Capitol grounds earlier this week. A few heads were turned as apple, peach, corn, strawberry, watermelon, potato and blueberry made their way from the agriculture building to the Capitol to take a few photos to be used in […]

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News Roundup: April 7-13

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. “FDA wants farmers to get prescriptions for antibiotics used in animals,” News & Observer: The U.S. Food and Drug […]

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News Roundup: July 9-15

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. “Farmers’ Market accepts WIC and food stamps,” Salisbury Post: Salisbury Farmers’ Market is making fresh fruits and vegetables easier […]

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Farm to School program has record year; program gets the video treatment

The department’s Farm to School Program is wrapping up a record-setting year for school sales. A total of $800,000 worth of North Carolina commodities were purchased by schools systems across the state during 2009-2010, easily outpacing 2008-2009 sales by $100,000. Strawberries and blueberries are the final two commodities of the year, both extremely popular with school kids. A total of […]

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Schools enjoying North Carolina strawberries now

School kids in 47 of the state’s school systems will be enjoying locally grown strawberry goodness in the coming weeks as part of North Carolina’s Farm to School program. Schools placed orders for a total of 12,813 flats of strawberries. The NCDA&CS Food Distribution Division began delivering the flats to participating schools last week, and will […]

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