Il Palio Ristorante at the Siena Hotel

News Roundup: May 1-7

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 each paper’s full story. “Son leaves corporate world to join dad in a new farming venture,” Hendersonville Times-News: Larry Stepp Jr. is […]

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Today’s Topic: Best Dish in North Carolina finalists

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Twenty restaurants from across North Carolina have been selected as finalists in the Best Dish in North Carolina contest.  Sponsored by the NCDA&CS and Our State magazine, the contest recognizes and rewards the efforts of restaurants […]

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Faces in the Field: Matt Tunnell explains the Best Dish

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection…and more. Once a month, we’ll talk to one of our employees and hopefully provide a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to serve North Carolina. Matt Tunnell spends a […]

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Judge for yourself: Best Dish in NC contest judging begins

The finalists in this year’s Best Dish in NC restaurant contest were recently named and have been posted to the Best Dish Web site. I recently scrolled through the pictures of the dishes in the Fine and Casual dining categories and thought to myself, “wow, I want to be a judge.” I even mentioned it […]

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