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Regional Agronomists provide April crop updates

With a long, wet winter and now Easter behind us, field work and land preparation for the 2021 crop is in full swing. With the soils drying out over the past week, many acres have been tilled and/or burndown herbicides have been applied to row crop acres. There are still low-lying and/or poorly drained areas […]

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Kalawi Farms: A peachy family affair

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Jan and Art Williams, of Kalawi Farms, are two of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Be sure to tune in each Friday afternoon […]

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Recipe: Peach on the Atlantic Beach Pie

We’re sharing a sweet dish that is a famous N.C. recipe that might help in this heat wave. Wendy Perry, Culinary Adverturist and Home Economist, has passed along this recipe and a few tips on how to make it. “You may be familiar with the infamous Atlantic Beach Pie,” said Wendy. “Now you can get […]

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Crop Report: Rain and more rain determining crop conditions and harvest times

Crop Report: Rain and more rain determining crop conditions and harvest times

Rain continues to be a challenge this growing season according to N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ regional agronomists. Regional agronomists located across the state work individually with farmers to help troubleshoot problems and increase crop production. They are the department’s crop advisors. Regional agronomists work with individual farmers to provide guidance on crop […]

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Recipe: Savory BBQed Honey-Rosemary Grilled NC Peaches

Recipe: Savory BBQed Honey-Rosemary Grilled NC Peaches

Summertime may be winding down but there’s still time to enjoy juicy and delicious NC peaches. August is National Peach Month and a great time to find creative ways to use peaches while they are still available. Below is a recipe by Wendy Perry, a North Carolina food blogger and culinary adventurist,  that incorporates peaches […]

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News Roundup: July 15-21

News Roundup: July 15-21

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. “In Orange County, a millennial farm boy follows in his father’s footsteps.” Durham Herald-Sun: “Hello?” Jonah Sykes said, answering his cellphone on Wednesday. “Yeah. mmhm, yeah. I’d like to talk. […]

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News Roundup: July 8-14

News Roundup: July 8-14

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. “Wayne E. Bailey at the top of its game with Petitelings,” The Produce News: Always at the top of his game, George Wooten, president of Wayne E. Bailey in Chadbourn, NC, […]

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Recipes: Ideas for peach lovers

Recipes: Ideas for peach lovers

It’s a great time of year if you are a fan of peach ice cream, peach cobbler and all other things peachy. Growers are reporting a good crop of late-variety freestone peaches. Freestones are a popular variety that many consumers enjoy for the ease in which the flesh of the peach separates from the seed, […]

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News Roundup: March 18 – 24

News Roundup: March 18 – 24

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. “Cold temperatures threaten early strawberry crop,” WWAY-TV: With the usually warm weather we’ve seen this winter Lewis Farms is planning to open earlier than normal. Owner Cal Lewis says the […]

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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: Feb. 18-24

News Roundup: Feb. 18-24

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. “Yadkin County tobacco grower attends NC State Tobacco Short Course,” The Yadkin Ripple: Ben Hobson, a Yadkin County young farmer, participated with 45 other tobacco farmers and industry representatives recently […]

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