Oaks Unlimited named N.C. Exporter of the Year
Oaks Unlimited Inc., a Waynesville lumber company, has been named 2016 Exporter of the Year by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The award honors agribusinesses that have excelled in exporting their products around the world. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler presented the award to company President Joe Pryor at the Ag Development Forum on Feb. 4 at the State Fairgrounds. Read More>>
N.C. poultry producers urged to maintain strict biosecurity after HPAI confirmed on Indiana farm
State Veterinarian Doug Meckes is encouraging N.C. poultry farmers and flock owners to maintain strict biosecurity measures after the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in southwestern Indiana in January. It was the first detection of HPAI in the United States since June 2015. Poultry owners and growers should be aware of and comply with all import requirements for movement of poultry into the state. For more information, click here.