prescribed burns

News Roundup: Feb. 2-8

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. “More doctors, chefs, joining effort to boost local-produce consumption,” News & Observer: Heart-shaped boxes of Valentine’s Day chocolates are […]

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N.C. Forest Service helps with Hemlock Bluffs prescribed burn

Monday, the N.C. Forest Service set a portion of the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary on fire. The prescribed burn was the result of nearly two years of planning by local, county and state officials to rejuvenate the urban forest and prevent any unplanned wildfires from being able to spread to nearby homes. North […]

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Faces in the Field: Laura Gadd, botanist

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, agricultural marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection…and more. Once a month, we’ll talk to one of our employees and hopefully provide a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to serve North Carolina. httpv:// Ask Laura […]

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