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Today’s Topic: FDA may take action to enforce truth in labeling on milk products

Today’s Topic: FDA may take action to enforce truth in labeling on milk products

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Continual efforts are under way to encourage the Food and Drug Administration to take action to enforce truth in labeling on milk products. An NCDA&CS assistant commissioner recently made comments at the FDA’s Nutrition Innovation Strategy Public […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 4-10

News Roundup: Aug. 4-10

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. “Best farmers’ markets in America,”  MSN: The State Farmers Market in Raleigh and the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Colfax rank in the Top 50 Farmers Markets in the U.S. […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 5-9

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. “National Farmers Union launches Farm Bill campaign,” Southeast Farm Press: National Farmers Union and Farmers Union state divisions have developed a digital campaign, complete with a new website, a Farm […]

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News Roundup: July 29-Aug. 4

News Roundup: July 29-Aug. 4

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. “Her goal is to connect farmers, food businesses to people with money to lend,” The News & Observer: As a child, Carol Peppe Hewitt often traveled with her father, a […]

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News Roundup: July 15-21

News Roundup: July 15-21

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. “In Orange County, a millennial farm boy follows in his father’s footsteps.” Durham Herald-Sun: “Hello?” Jonah Sykes said, answering his cellphone on Wednesday. “Yeah. mmhm, yeah. I’d like to talk. […]

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Today’s Topic: On-farm readiness reviews help farmers get ready for new federal food safety rules

Today’s Topic: On-farm readiness reviews help farmers get ready for new federal food safety rules

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is taking part in a program to help produce farmers get ready for new federal food safety requirements. North Carolina is among a handful of states that are piloting […]

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2017 brings changes to Veterinary Feed Directive

2017 brings changes to Veterinary Feed Directive

Antibiotic use in animal agriculture has been the subject of scientific and policy debate for many years. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to study ways to limit the use in livestock of antimicrobial drugs that are medically important to humans. Some studies have shown an increasing rate of microbial resistance to these drugs in humans. […]

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NCDA&CS 2016 in review

NCDA&CS 2016 in review

For a department that touches the life of each and every N.C. resident on a regular basis, it’s tough to come up with a year in review that’s not the size of a small town’s phone book. The NCDA&CS has more than 2,000 employees located across the state. We are present in all 100 counties […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS gets $5.3 million FDA grant for produce safety

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS gets $5.3 million FDA grant for produce safety

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS recently received a grant from the Food and Drug Administration to enhance produce safety. The department’s Food and Drug Protection Division received a five-year, $5.3 million grant from FDA. The funding will be used to ensure that North […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 10 – 16

News Roundup: Sept. 10 – 16

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. “Black cohosh: WNC’s next cash crop?” Asheville Citizen-Times: Seems like it would be a slam dunk. Many of the pieces have been in place for years: the key ingredient, the […]

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News Roundup: April 16-22

News Roundup: April 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. “Pork council appeals hog waste decision,” Greensboro News & Record: The N.C. Pork Council served notice last week that it will challenge a recent ruling by the state Utilities Commission […]

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News Roundup: March 5-11

News Roundup: March 5-11

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. “Three Local Farms Aided By Tobacco Funds,” The Transylvania Times: Through the Western North Carolina AgOptions program, 35 farms in Western North Carolina were recently awarded a total of $177,000 […]

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