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Promotion Amid Problems – N.C. Wine Month in the era of COVID-19

John Wright is delivering wine to doorsteps these days – a service his Sanctuary Vineyards has never offered in the past. It’s a direct result of the changes surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic response. “We’re typically busy with customers in our tasting room and don’t have the staff to send on deliveries,” Wright said. “We have […]

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News Roundup: March 3 – 9

News Roundup: March 3 – 9

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. “NORTH CAROLINA THE “HEMP EPICENTER”; JIM DUNPHY HONORED,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Spring Hope-based Hemp, Inc. says the company is set to grow up to 25,000 acres of industrial hemp this […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 13-19

News Roundup: Jan. 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. “Documentary: Land of Opportunity,” WRAL: (N.C. Board of Agriculture member Jose Calerdon is featured) Immigration is a polarizing issue and the subject of an ongoing national debate. The issue isn’t […]

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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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News Roundup: Oct. 28 – Nov. 3

News Roundup: Oct. 28 – Nov. 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. “Road to recovery: WNC addresses food waste with a regional summit,” Mountain Xpress: That bundle of lettuce from the tailgate market was bright green and tempting when you lovingly transferred […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

News Roundup: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

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. “Ag Secretary Perdue Says Communication With the Non-Farming Public Up to Farmers,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) On Thursday, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted a roundtable discussion around biotechnology at NC State […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 9-15

News Roundup: Sept. 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. “Irma Could Devastate Expected Record Peanut Crop,” Southeast Farm Press: At this year’s field day held Sept. 8 at the Peanut Belt Research Station in Lewiston-Woodville, N.C., concern about Hurricane […]

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News Roundup: April 22-28

News Roundup: April 22-28

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. “Troxler joins Trump as president signs order to rethink agriculture policy,” North State Journal: On Tuesday N.C.’s Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler joined President Donald Trump, his newly confirmed Agriculture […]

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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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Got to Be NC recipes: Ronnie’s Christmas Red Punch

Got to Be NC recipes: Ronnie’s Christmas Red Punch

‘Tis the season for gathering and being festive. This week’s recipe is for an adults-only punch that features North Carolina wine. North Carolina is home to more than 140 wineries. Most wineries focus on the native muscadine grapes or the European-style vinifera grapes. Duplin Winery is the largest winery in the south, selling more than […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 10-16

News Roundup: Dec. 10-16

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. “McCrory signs $200M disaster recovery bill,” WRAL: Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday signed a $200 million disaster recovery bill into law at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh. The measure isn’t […]

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North Carolina’s Appalachian High Country AVA becomes fifth in the state

North Carolina’s Appalachian High Country AVA becomes fifth in the state

North Carolina is home to 525 vineyards, more than 180 wineries and five designated American Viticultural Areas. What better way to celebrate Small Business Saturday than to take a trip to a local winery and support an industry that consists almost entirely of small business owners? Wine lovers have something special to celebrate this holiday […]

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