local food

Recipe: Spicy Sausage Queso Dip

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, this last appetizer recipe will make for the perfect viewing party. This recipe is a little different from a traditional queso, since the dip has more of a kick. This recipe is delicious as it is, although some tasters suggested trying spicy sausage. Try it with local […]

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken & Leeks

It’s National Slow Cooker Month and the very end of football season so celebrate with this recipe. The chicken and leek combo is the best for a cold day and for any football get-together. North Carolina ranks 7th in the U.S. for chicken production and is home to nearly 23,300 chicken farms. With leeks also […]

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News Roundup: April 7- 13

News Roundup: April 7- 13

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. “What satellites can’t see,”  Southeast Farm Press: For decades, government satellites have been taking detailed photographs of crops around the world that are now being tapped by traders like Cargill Inc. […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

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. “There’s a good chance your Thanksgiving turkey was raised on a North Carolina farm,” The News & Observer: North Carolina is a top producer of the most popular Thanksgiving protein. […]

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News Roundup: March 11-17

News Roundup: March 11-17

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. “Urbanization, food safety regulations among challenges facing N.C. farming, speaker says,” Salisbury Post: On another subfreezing morning — one posing serious threats to Rowan County’s fruit and wheat crops — farmers. […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 24-March 3

News Roundup: Feb. 24-March 3

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. “Getting in on the ground floor,” Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald: The application process is now underway across the state for acceptance into a pilot program to grow industrial hemp for research in […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

News Roundup: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

  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. “Daily Ag Summary: Carolina Cotton Growers Coop Named Exporter of the Year,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Garner-based Carolina Cotton Growers Cooperative has been named the 2017 N.C. Exporter of the […]

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NC ranks 10th nationally in number of farms selling food locally

NC ranks 10th nationally in number of farms selling food locally

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina ranks 10th in the U.S. in the number of farms selling foods locally, and ranks 11th in total direct farm sales, according to the USDA’s first-ever nationwide survey of local food marketing practices. For 2015, […]

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Tar Heel Kitchen: Minted Melon Balls

Tar Heel Kitchen: Minted Melon Balls

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes tended to be seasonal with just a handful of ingredients. We thought these recipes needed […]

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News Roundup: May 28 – June 3

News Roundup: May 28 – June 3

  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. “Honeybees pick up ‘astonishing’ number of pesticides via non-crop plants,” Phys.Org: A Purdue University study shows that honeybees collect the vast majority of their pollen from plants other than […]

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Top reasons to visit an agritourism farm

Family-friendly, farm experience and spending time outside. These are the top reasons visitors to agritourism farms give when asked about their visit. “Agritourism farms are unique destinations,” said Annie Baggett, agritourism marketing specialist for the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “With close to two-thirds of visitors attending with families, including parents and grandparents, […]

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