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News Roundup: April 23-29

News Roundup: April 23-29

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. “Area farmers report a bumper crop,” Burlington Times-News: A mild winter has made strawberries ripe for the picking. Local strawberry farms are reporting a bumper crop this year, with most opening […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 23-29

News Roundup: Jan. 23-29

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. “Johnston Co. May Have Competition On Proposed CSX Project,” Time Warner Cable News: “At the end of the day it’s a great project,” said Johnston County Director of Economic Development, Chris […]

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Deck the halls with festive poinsettias

Deck the halls with festive poinsettias

What is red, white and green and serves as the harbinger of the holiday season? Poinsettias, of course! And North Carolina has a lot to celebrate when it comes to these festive plants. The Tar Heel State ranks second nationally in poinsettia sales. In 2013, 4.3 million plants were produced for total cash receipts of […]

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Today’s Topic: Tobacco research referendum scheduled for Nov. 19

Today’s Topic: Tobacco research referendum scheduled for Nov. 19

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina tobacco growers will vote Nov. 19 on whether to continue their self-assessment to support tobacco research and education. State law requires that a referendum be held every six years. The assessment under the tobacco checkoff program […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

News Roundup: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

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. “ENC Farmers Cope With Significant Crop Loss,” Public Radio East: (Audio) Agriculture is the number one industry in North Carolina, contributing $78 billion dollars to the State’s economy. Much of the […]

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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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What’s Happening on the Farm: Eastern Broccoli Project

What’s Happening on the Farm: Eastern Broccoli Project

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Periodically, we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm during that month as well as give a little insight into the world of farming and innovative agricultural research. There are 18 research […]

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What’s Happening on the Farm: Cucumber Research

What’s Happening on the Farm: Cucumber Research

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Periodically, we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm, as well as give a little insight into the world of farming and innovative agricultural research. There are 18 research stations across […]

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News Roundup: May 2 – 6

News Roundup: May 2 – 6

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 “Top cheese: N.C. Cheese Trail puts locally made cheeses on the map,” Burlington Times-News: Is there a food more […]

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Today’s Topic: NC Ag Awareness Day bringing big crowd to Raleigh

Today’s Topic: NC Ag Awareness Day bringing big crowd to Raleigh

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” National Agriculture Day is tomorrow (March 18), and in North Carolina it’s also Ag Awareness Day. Organizers are expecting about 1,500 people from agriculture and agribusiness to attend the event in Raleigh. The purpose is to celebrate […]

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Today’s Topic: Cultivating young people’s interest in agriculture

  Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The average age of North Carolina farmers has continued to increase and now stands at 58.9, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. That’s a concern because the world’s population will reach 9 billion people by […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 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. “New State Veterinarian Named for North Carolina,” Southern Farm Network: Dr. Douglas Meckes of Apex, NC, has been named […]

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