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Organic production up $224.9 million in North Carolina since 2016

Organic production up $224.9 million in North Carolina since 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released results of the 2019 Organic Survey, which showed total North Carolina sales of organic farm products at $369.8 million, up $224.9 million from 2016. The largest area of increase was […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 11-16

News Roundup: Nov. 11-16

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. “Amid salmonella outbreak, experts say NC turkeys are safe to eat this Thanksgiving,” WRAL: With one week to go before Thanksgiving, many are wondering if turkey is safe to eat.  The concerns […]

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News Roundup: June 23-29

News Roundup: June 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. “Group rallies in support of agriculture in NC,” WRAL: Hundreds of supporters for agriculture and farming gathered in front of the legislature building Monday to show their support for the […]

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Live Easter pets require long-term commitments

Baby chicks, ducks and rabbits sure are cute, but they come with responsibility, too. This weekend, consider the long-term commitment they require before buying them for Easter baskets. Last year, more than 500 rabbits and 300 chickens were turned over to animal shelters in North Carolina. Dumping domesticated poultry or rabbits in wooded or rural […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 23 – 29

News Roundup: Dec. 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. “Industry set to make more meat, more money in 2018,” Meatingplace: The U.S. meat industry is expected to produce 6 percent more pork, 6 percent more beef and 2 percent […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 9 – 15

News Roundup: Dec. 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. “INCREASED FOCUS ON SENECAVIRUS A IN SWINE,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio)Animal health officials are conducting more tests related to a relatively low-impact swine disease which symptoms mimic a major disease […]

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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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Poultry operators granted exemption from NCDA&CS

Small flock owners faced an uncertain business dilemma last month when Cool Hand Meats in Marion, the only small poultry processor in the state, closed its doors. This left many small poultry growers who relied on the processor with no processing options. “A lot of small poultry growers raise only what they have presold for […]

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News Roundup: March 4-10

News Roundup: March 4-10

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. “Best wheat crop ever or the one you wish never happened,” Southeast Farm Press: Thanks to a La Nina weather pattern, Ron Heiniger believes North Carolina could well harvest its […]

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Tar Heel Kitchen: Idea for leftover Thanksgiving turkey

Tar Heel Kitchen: Idea for leftover Thanksgiving turkey

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: Oct. 22-28

News Roundup: Oct. 22-28

Each week 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. This week’s roundup focuses mostly on the impact of Hurricane Matthew on North Carolina’s farmers. “Feeling for NC farmers after Hurricane Matthew’s flooding,” The News & Observer: In […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 27- Sept. 2

News Roundup: Aug. 27- Sept. 2

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 plans $94 million ag lab in Raleigh,” News and Observer: The state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services plans to build a $94 million laboratory complex off Edwards Mill […]

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