Field Trip: Inspecting turkeys and hams

In our “Field Trip” feature, we take readers into the field with a NCDA&CS employee to find out more about the varied types of work that go on in the department. On any given day, Ronnie Abbott visits between three and five grocery stores in Wake County. Across the state, he and other standards inspectors […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “N.C. Turkey gets Obama pardon,” Winston-Salem Journal: President Obama pardoned his first turkey Wednesday, sparing “Courage,” a 45-pound broad-breasted […]

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Today’s Topic: Pardon us while we talk turkey

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Monday, Commissioner Troxler took part in the sendoff for two turkeys that will be “pardoned” by President Obama at the White House. This is the 62nd year the National Turkey Federation will present the White House […]

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