Ag emergency hotline activated
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its toll-free hotline to help farmers affected by the winter storm to connect with resources that can assist with recovery.
Farmers who have an agricultural emergency can call 1-866-506-6222.
Feb. 24 Food Business Conference rescheduled
The NCDA&CS has postponed its Food Business Conference scheduled for Feb. 24 in Burlington. It will take place on March 6 instead.
Registration has reopened, and the deadline is March 2.
NC restaurants featuring sweet potatoes this month
February is Sweet Potato Month in North Carolina, and restaurants across the state are celebrating by offering sweet-potato dishes on their menus. It’s all part of the “Signature Sweets” promotion, sponsored by the N.C. SweetPotato Commission. Read More>>
NCDA&CS launches focus on ag pollinators
Habitat loss, disease and environmental changes have contributed to the decline of pollinators, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The best way to reverse this is a multi-step approach to support pollinators through expanding and protecting habitats on the farm and protecting pollinators. Find out more about what the NCDA&CS is doing -- and how farmers and landowners can help. Details>>