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News Roundup: April 14-20

News Roundup: April 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. “CONAWAY HOPEFUL HOUSE WILL CONSIDER FARM BILL IN MAY,”  Southern Farm Network: House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway is hopeful the U.S. House will consider the 2018 farm bill next month, […]

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Today’s Topic: Cost-share grants available through NCDA&CS for farmers markets, farmers and agritourism operations.

Today’s Topic: Cost-share grants available through NCDA&CS for farmers markets, farmers and agritourism operations.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS Marketing Division has a couple of cost-share grants available for farmers and farmers markets. Farmers who test their water supply as a part of a pre- and post-harvest food safety program, can apply for reimbursement […]

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Today’s Topic: Food Business Conference coming up Feb. 14; early registration deadline is Jan. 5

Today’s Topic: Food Business Conference coming up Feb. 14; early registration deadline is Jan. 5

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” An upcoming Food Business Conference on Feb. 14 in Durham ties into broader efforts to create more value-added processing and food manufacturing opportunities in the state. The goal is to create more jobs, particularly in the agriculturally […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 23-Dec. 1

News Roundup: Nov. 23-Dec. 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. “A Sweet Potato Tale,” UNC-TV: (Video) Find out how North Carolina became a sweet potato-producing powerhouse. Producer Frank Graff follows sweet potatoes from farms in North Carolina to restaurants in […]

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N.C. sweet potatoes hit the road in Germany

N.C. sweet potatoes hit the road in Germany

The department’s International Marketing section partnered with the N.C. SweetPotato Commission in July to sponsor a food truck introducing N.C. sweet potatoes and sweet potato recipes in Germany. The food truck traveled across Germany, stopping at festivals in Augsburg, Stuttgart, Berlin, Hamburg, Dortmund and Cologne. A member of the food truck team reports sweet potato […]

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Food Business Almanac: Hemisphere Beverages

Food Business Almanac: Hemisphere Beverages

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that agribusiness owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist business owners with financial and market planning through the agribusiness development section. She can be reached at annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov. https://youtu.be/Cw5wbVZGjAg In the video above, […]

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Food Business Almanac: Q&A with Little Black Dressing Co.

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that agribusiness owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist business owners with financial and market planning through the agribusiness development section. She can be reached at annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov. httpvh://youtu.be/y83OHUog5WI In this interview, Annette […]

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News Roundup: March 9-15

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. “Turkey plant closing in Raeford will eliminate 950 jobs,” News & Observer: The state’s poultry industry suffered another blow […]

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Food Business Almanac: 13 Services for a Successful 2013

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that agribusiness owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist business owners with financial and market planning through the agribusiness development section. She can be reached at annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bol4WWpAyRk The N.C. Department of […]

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The Big Tasty is looking for next great N.C. food product

If you’ve been looking for the push to start a new food business or expand your existing product line, The Big Tasty contest may be the incentive you need. Blue Ridge Food Ventures and Mountain BizWorks recently announced the contest made possible through support from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund. The Big Tasty contest is […]

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Food Business Almanac: Building long-term relationships

NCDA&CS food business specialist Annette Dunlap offers resources that small-business owners and food entrepreneurs can use to grow and manage their business. Annette is available for free one-on-one consultations and can assist small-business owners with financial and market planning through the agribusiness development section. She can be reached at annette.dunlap@ncagr.gov. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrohCfi2Soo Late spring and early […]

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Today’s Topic: Lunch ‘n’ Learn workshop for value-added producers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS will host a Lunch ‘n’ Learn workshop May 12 to provide value-added producers with tips on pricing and selling their food products. The course will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Eaddy Agronomic […]

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