N.C. ag exports

Today’s Topic: N.C. ag exports top $3.7 billion, set a record

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” 2011 was a record year for agricultural exports from North Carolina. The value of exports of agricultural products topped $3.75 billion, an increase of $500 million from 2010, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 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 the full story. “House panel shelves major immigration legislation,” News & Observer: A special House panel on immigration reform dissolved abruptly Thursday […]

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N.C. Christmas trees find new markets in Latin America

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps to promote exports of N.C. agricultural products through its International Marketing office. Through these efforts, North Carolina now exports about $3 billion in agricultural products each year. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight some local growers and food manufacturers finding success on the global stage. […]

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Faces in the Field: Cathy Ma, international trade specialist

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCGCAm17Y6A With a pleasant smile and quick laugh Cathy Ma has helped N.C. companies find niche markets in North America, Europe and Asia for more than two years. Ma, an international trade specialist for the department, works with processed food, meat and seafood producers across the state to identify market opportunities abroad. In addition, she […]

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N.C. sweet potatoes take root abroad

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps to promote exports of N.C. agricultural products through its International Marketing office. Through these efforts, North Carolina now exports about $3 billion in agricultural products each year. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight some local growers and food manufacturers finding success on the global stage. […]

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News Roundup: March 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. “North Carolina aims to open trade route with China,” Nursery Management: A group of green-industry professionals from Shanghai, China, […]

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Today’s Topic: Improving N.C. ports could boost ag exports

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Exports play a big role in North Carolina agriculture, and Commissioner Troxler believes the state could do a lot more if it improved the state ports. He recently talked with members of the Governor’s Logistics Task Force […]

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Korean ambassador’s visit promotes free trade, ag exports

Han Duk-soo, the South Korean ambassador to the United States, toured North Carolina this week to promote the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement. Tuesday, the ambassador toured a hog farm in Benson and met with Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and N.C. commodity leaders to discuss the positive impact the trade agreement could have on N.C. ag […]

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Trade representative Paul Chang to head up NCDA&CS trade office in Beijing

Four weeks ago, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services opened its first trade office in China — a move that is expected to pay big dividends for N.C. agriculture and local farmers. The NCDA&CS office space is small but functional, with shared conference and break rooms for all businesses housed within the suite of offices. Beijing is a bustling city […]

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Today’s Topic: A recap of the China trade mission

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commissioner Troxler recently returned from an agricultural trade mission to China. The purpose of the trip was to increase export opportunities for N.C. tobacco, cotton, soybeans, wheat and other commodities. The commissioner also opened a North Carolina […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS, YDA become ‘Brother Departments of Agriculture’

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Last week, Commissioner Troxler took another step in developing the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ relationship with the Chinese by signing an agreement to become a “Brother Department” with the Yunnan Department of Agriculture. Commissioner […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. vegetable exports

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina exported more than $37 million worth of vegetables in 2009. That’s a 34 percent increase over 2008. Sweet potatoes, which are popular in the United Kingdom, accounted for $20 million in exports. North Carolina […]

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