Gov. Bev Perdue

New group will focus on growing N.C.’s local food economy

Shortly after I took office as commissioner of agriculture five years ago, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services launched a new marketing program called Got to Be NC. The purpose of the program was to raise awareness of food and agricultural products grown or produced right here in North Carolina. Over the past […]

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Thank a farmer

Thanksgiving is next week, and I always look forward to spending the holiday with my family (especially now that I have grandchildren to spoil). I’m very thankful for my family and the joy they bring me. Another thing I’m thankful for is the role North Carolina farmers play in putting food on our tables. Our […]

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