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News Roundup: March 26 – April 1

News Roundup: March 26 – April 1

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. “Agribusiness still No. 1 in Robeson County,” Fayetteville Observer: A drive down the back roads of Robeson County reveals farmers who seem always to be working the fields to provide […]

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Today’s Topic: Free-trade agreements would boost N.C. ag exports

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Three pending free-trade agreements could mean a boost to N.C. agriculture. The trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama would eliminate or reduce tariffs on a variety of agricultural products. If Congress approves them, it is […]

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with fresh, local food

Whether your tailgating before fireworks or hosting a cookout at home, you can find fresh ingredients for your next event at a local farmers market near you. There are no special events planned during the July 4th weekend at the state-operated farmers markets, but there is a cornucopia of local fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses […]

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In the Market: Summer fruits and vegetables

With our In the Market feature, we’ll visit the State Farmers Market with nutrition marketing specialist Freda Butner to learn about nutrition facts, recipe tips and ways to maximize your local-foods shopping experiences across the state. It’s the beginning of summer, and local farmers markets are full of fresh fruits and vegetables. With a large variety […]

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China trade mission wraps up

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s agricultural trade mission to China wrapped up over the weekend. Friday, he spoke at a soybean conference in Guangzhou, then headed to Hong Kong to host a lunch for buyers of N.C. ag products. The soybean conference was well attended, and generated new leads for N.C. soybean producers. The conference gave […]

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Agriculture and social media: Q&A with Sue Colucci

Like we mentioned in our Facebook…and Farmers post, many agriculturists are finding value for themselves and their customers, suppliers and producers in social media tools like blogs, Twitter, Facebook and more. Here, we’ll highlight local organizations and businesses using these programs and find out how they’re benefiting from them. Sue Colucci is an area-specialized agriculture […]

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