strawberries

Recipe: Strawberry Yogurt Shortcake

Happy 4th of July! This week, we want to share a sweet, festive treat for this patriotic weekend from The Dairy Alliance. North Carolina ranks 3rd in the nation in strawberry production. Be sure to grab your ingredients at your local farmers market or neighborhood grocery store. Don’t forget to look for the Got To […]

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Recipe: Strawberry Mini Cakes

Since strawberry season has officially begun in North Carolina, we thought we would share another sweet treat with you. The N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and N.C. Strawberry Association will celebrate with two Strawberry Day events in May. The first event is at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh on May 2. The […]

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Recipe: Banana Split Cake

Recipe: Banana Split Cake

Pig pickins’ and other summertime cookouts are in full swing, which means a lot of good Southern barbecue meals that end with a big heaping bowl of banana pudding. The recipe below also has bananas, but includes local strawberries. Brian Shrader calls it one of the “tastiest desserts they have ever featured on Local Dish.” […]

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News Roundup: April 5 – 10

News Roundup: April 5 – 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. “STUDY: U.S. FARMLAND SHRINKING,” Southern Farm Network: A report from American Farmland Trust released Wednesday finds that between 1992 and 2012, almost 31 million acres of farmland were lost, equal to […]

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Today’s Topic: Strawberries are in season

Today’s Topic: Strawberries are in season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The strawberry season has been a little slow to arrive because of cooler temperatures, but fresh, locally grown berries are hitting the market and pick-your-own fields are beginning to open. Today’s Topic for May 1

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News Roundup: April 21 – 27

News Roundup: April 21 – 27

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. “Jury awards hog farm neighbors $50 million,” The News & Observer: A North Carolina jury awarded $50 million to neighbors of a 15,000-hog farm in Eastern North Carolina in a […]

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News Roundup: April 7- 13

News Roundup: April 7- 13

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. “What satellites can’t see,”  Southeast Farm Press: For decades, government satellites have been taking detailed photographs of crops around the world that are now being tapped by traders like Cargill Inc. […]

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News Roundup: May 20-26

News Roundup: May 20-26

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. “Rain drenches county, puts crops on hold,” Hendersonville Times-News: Rain is drenching the already saturated ground in Henderson County, putting many farming operations on hold, and forecasters say several more […]

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News Roundup: May 13-19

News Roundup: May 13-19

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. “Can ag’s big data solve Carolina production problems on a bigger scale?” Southeast Farm Press: As North Carolina State University and its partners work to improve agricultural yields and production […]

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News Roundup: May 6-12

News Roundup: May 6-12

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. “New farmers face dwindling land, soaring prices in Triangle,” The News & Observer: Thomas Saile of Raleigh hopes to own a farm one day. Saile has spent time in an […]

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Recipe Roundup: Creative strawberry recipes

Recipe Roundup: Creative strawberry recipes

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their weekly Local Dish Cooking segment. Below, Brian and Lisa feature recipes that include our state’s official red berry as the main ingredient. North Carolina is the fourth-largest producer of strawberries in the nation and the crop generated more than $23 million […]

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What does this week’s rain mean for NC crops?

What does this week’s rain mean for NC crops?

Dry conditions across North Carolina appear to have blunted the impact of this week’s heavy rain on crops. The rain damaged ripe strawberries that had not been picked, but green fruit and the plants themselves came through the event in good condition, according to initial reports from NCDA&CS regional agronomists. “For the most part, any ripe […]

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