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New changes coming to N.C. State Fair livestock program

New changes coming to N.C. State Fair livestock program

Winning the N.C. Born and Bred category has long been a source of pride for exhibitors at the N.C. State Fair and N.C. Mountain State Fair. The category is a testament to the quality of cattle, goats, sheep and swine that are truly homegrown. Starting in 2016, the winning animals will be known as Got […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 10-16

News Roundup: Oct. 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. “NC State Fair opens Thursday with new mascot, pavilion,” The News & Observer: The state commissioner of agriculture is the person most closely associated with the N.C. State Fair, but now […]

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News Roundup: July 25-31

News Roundup: July 25-31

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. State is preparing for possible avian influenza outbreak, Tryon Daily Bulletin: State Veterinarian Doug Meckes announced additional precautions that […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 3-9

News Roundup: Jan. 3-9

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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “US tobacco growers learned some things in 2014,” Southeast Farm Press: The 2014 U.S. tobacco-growing season, which ended emphatically […]

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Veterinary labs receive five-year accreditation

The N.C. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System recently received full accreditation for a five-year period by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians after a review of the system’s labs was conducted in September.  The lab system is comprised of Rollins Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Raleigh, Arden Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fletcher, Elkin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory […]

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Today’s Topic: 2012 N.C. State Fair has third-highest attendance ever

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 2012 State Fair has come to a close. Total attendance was 965,297, the third-highest total ever. Commissioner Troxler says he likes to see people at the fair having a great time, regardless of total attendance. Despite […]

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Today’s Topic: Youth earn $89,600 at Sale of Champions

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” One of the highlights of the State Fair’s opening weekend was the Junior Livestock Sale of Champions. Exhibitors walked away with a total of $89,600 at the sale. The auction featured the grand and reserve-grand champions from […]

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Today’s Topic: 2012 N.C. State Fair

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 2012 N.C. State Fair opens Thursday. This year, there are new entertainers, new rides and new deep-fried foods, but also some new changes to the way competition livestock are housed. Visitors will notice different animal and […]

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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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Fair changes put humans, animals farther apart,” WRAL: Visitors to the 2012 North Carolina State Fair will see even […]

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News Roundup: July 14-20

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. “National drought a double-edged sword for NC farmers,” WWAY: The drought across much of the country is threatening to […]

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News Roundup: April 17-23

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. “Orange Co. awarded grant to protect farmland,” News & Observer: Orange County has been awarded a $150,000 grant […]

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Today’s Topic: The cold snap

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina has gotten a heaping dose of winter weather the past couple of weeks, and the snow storms and frigid temperatures have had an impact on some of the state’s farmers. Wet soil conditions coupled […]

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