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2007 News Releases

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December

12-21-07 Farmers can boost yield by improving soil sampling strategy
12-21-07 New federal rules regarding chemicals may affect farmers; NCDA&CS urges farmers to review guidelines soon
12-20-07 State purchasing hay to resell to farmers at lowest cost possible
12-20-07 NCDA&CS raises reimbursement limits for programs helping farmers with hay-transportation costs
12-19-07 N.C. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America donates $18,000 to NCDA&CS hay-relief efforts

12-18-07 Aquaculture Development Conference to be held in Atlantic Beach
12-17-07 Agritourism Networking Association's second annual workshop set for Feb. 1 near Asheboro
12-13-07 Wheat fertilization requires close scrutiny this year
12-11-07 Asheville resident receives NCDA&CS Employee of the Month honor

12-10-07 Got to Be NC Festival coming to State Fairgrounds in June 2008
12-10-07 MEDIA ADVISORY: Symposium Dec. 12 and 13 in RTP will focus on the risk that globalization poses to agriculture, public health
12-7-07 State reaches agreement with All Creatures Great and Small to improve conditions, remove animals
12-6-07 N.C. poinsettia crop top quality despite drought
12-6-07 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to meet Dec. 11
12-5-07 Troxler alerts nurseries about Small Business loans for drought losses
 

November

11-30-07 Granite Falls resident receives Employee of the Month
11-30-07 Henderson resident receives Employee of the Month
11-30-07 Applications for Golden Hay Relief Program due Dec. 31
11-29-07 Five stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
11-27-07 North Carolina offers 400 choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms

11-27-07 Troxler proud of North Carolina Christmas trees
11-27-07 NCDA&CS announces program to help horse owners with cost of transporting hay for the winter

11-26-07 Powers Great American Midways to operate carnival at 2008 N.C. State Fair
11-20-07 Ag Commissioner Troxler to watch Friday as Christmas tree from Laurel Springs is cut, loaded for trip to White House
11-20-07 Taylor to manage Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Ag Center
11-16-07 N.C. Pesticide Board approves settlement agreements
11-13-07 WNC dairy and beef cattle farmers to benefit from Ingles Supermarkets
11-8-07 Structural Pest Control Committee meets in Raleigh
11-6-07 N.C. Irish potato growers gain greater access to Canadian markets
11-6-07 More than 10,000 North Carolina farms join NCFarmID program
11-2-07 Six stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
11-1-07 State Farmers Market hosts Fall Craft Fair Nov. 9-11

October

10-31-07 Alternative feeds for beef cows should be tested for nitrates
10-23-07 NCDA&CS official to speak about food safety Thursday at conference in Washington, D.C.
10-23-07 Tetterton named superintendent of Tidewater Research Station
10-23-07

Trophies awarded in State Fair Folk Festival competitions

10-23-07

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle benefits from leftover Fair food

10-23-07

More State Fair livestock winners announced 

10-22-07

2007 N.C. State Fair ends on two record-setting notes

10-21-07

Being knotty and decoy-ative earns craftsmen awards at N.C. State Fair’s Village of Yesteryear

10-21-07

Pear-Cardamom Streusel Pie wins first place in the Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust Pie Baking Championship at the State Fair

10-21-07

More livestock winners announced at State Fair

10-19-07

Livestock winners announced in State Fair competitions

10-18-07

Garner High School’s painted chicken takes People’s Choice Award in N.C. State Fair Farm Animal Frenzy

10-18-07

Livestock winners announced in State Fair competitions

10-18-07

Jane’s Tarheel Meatloaf wins N.C. Pork Council Tarheel Pork Challenge at the State Fair

10-17-07

Raleigh man wins Seriously Twisted Sub contest at State Fair

10-17-07

Wake County father-son team prepares for metal mayhem at the N.C. State Fair Demolition Derby
10-16-07

2007 N.C. State Fair student essay contest winners announced

10-16-07

N.C. State Fair awards 165 medals in commercial winery division

10-15-07 N.C. Christmas tree will grace the White House
10-15-07

2007 N.C. State Fair County Fair Best of Show winners announced

10-14-07

State Fair livestock auction nets $105,000 for youth winners

10-14-07

Three inducted into the State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame

10-14-07

Livestock winners announced in the State Fair competitions

10-14-07

Fleischmann’s Yeast “Bake for the Cure” Contest rises to the top with Twisted Cheese Bread at the State Fair

10-13-07

Guinness Book of World Records holder for tallest horse to compete in N.C. State Fair draft horse competition

10-13-07

Cookies take first place in BBQ sauce recipe contest

10-13-07

Breakfast on a fork wins blue ribbon in State Fair cooking contest

10-12-07

Janice Wolfe takes first blue ribbon in N.C. State Fair cooking contests

10-10-07 Troxler urges farmers to act now to buy hay, feed for livestock before winter arrives

10-10-07 N.C. Farm Bureau Insurance donates $10,000 to help drought-stricken N.C. farmers

10-10-07 N.C. State Grange donates $5,000 to help drought-stricken N.C. farmer

10-9-07 N.C. State Fair has a green feel

10-9-07 Cardinal Gibbons, Knightdale and Broughton high schools win N.C. State Fair’s first ‘Farm Animal Frenzy’ contest
10-8-07 NCDA&CS communicator wins national award
10-8-07 Farmland preservation workshops scheduled; series begins Oct. 31
10-3-07 Early soil sampling provides real benefits
10-2-07 Funding available for farmland preservation projects
10-1-07 State Farmers Market hosts Great Pumpkin Contest Oct. 4
10-1-07 Planting cover crops is especially important this year

September

9-27-07 Duke Energy, West Brothers delivering feed to drought-stricken N.C. cattle farmers; companies hauling cornstalk bales from Eastern N.C. to western counties
9-24-07 Celebrate Apple Day on Sept. 27 at the State Farmers Market
9-21-07 NCSF News: Mall sales begin Sept. 27
9-21-07 NCSF News: Alternative transportion pays off for the pocketbook with $10 in Subway coupons
9-19-07 NCDA&CS advises farmers to take steps to reduce potential spread of plant pests when moving hay or forage
9-17-07 Mountain State Fair sets new attendance records
9-17-07 State Farmers Market hosts Sweet Potato Day Sept. 20
9-14-07 Going the extra mile for N.C. farmers and livestock producers

9-14-07 Farmers can learn about baling, using cornstalks, soybeans for livestock feed at workshop Sept. 21 near Butner
9-13-07 NCSF News: Subway, State Fair launch Seriously Twisted Sub Contest
9-13-07 NCSF News: Seriously twisted fun planned for 2007 NC State Fair
9-13-07 NCSF News: State Fair competitive entries deadline is Sept. 17
9-13-07 Six stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
9-13-07 Agricultural Development and Farmland Trust Fund Advisory Committee to meet Sept. 18
9-12-07 N.C. crops continue to suffer because of drought; soybean yield lowest since 1983
9-11-07 NCDA&CS, Golden LEAF team up to help farmers with cost of moving hay across North Carolina
9-10-07 NCSF News: State Fair Farm Animal Frenzy contest kicks off at local high schools
9-10-07 NCSF News: Daughtry Concert sells out
9-7-07 Board of Agriculture approves rule governing sale of unpasteurized milk for pet food
9-6-07 Troxler advises farmers to prepare for possible storm damage

August

8-31-07 State asks for authority to remove animals from All Creatures Great and Small in Hendersonville
8-31-07 Board of Agriculture to vote on rule governing sale of unpasteurized milk for pet food Sept. 7 in Fletcher; vote on animal euthanasia rules postponed
8-29-07 Howell receives NCDA&CS employee of the month award
8-29-07 State Fair tickets go on sale Tuesday
8-29-07 Farmers can learn about baling cornstalks for hay during workshop Sept. 7 in Goldsboro
8-28-07 Ag Commissioner Troxler: State facing hay emergency; creativity needed to help farmers cope
8-27-07 Livestock farmers can learn about using baled cornstalks, soybean hay as feed Sept. 5 in Laurel Springs
8-23-07 It's Muscadine Time!
8-23-07 Livestock farmers can learn about using baled cornstalks, other feed alternatives Aug. 30 in Salisbury
8-22-07 Troxler names Eddie Pitzer director of NCDA&CS Research Stations Division
8-22-07 Farmers can learn about baling cornstalks and soybean plants for hay during workshop Aug. 31 in Whiteville
8-21-07 NCDA&CS and Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines continue to promote agricultural fairs through patch program
8-20-07 Livestock farmers can learn about using bales of cornstalks, soybean hay as feed Aug. 24 in Waynesville
8-15-07 Troxler announces drop-off sites for aflatoxin testing
8-13-07 Buy early and save on N.C. State Fair tickets
8-13-07 MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. congressmen, staffers to hear about NCDA&CS efforts to protect food supply Aug. 16 at 10 a.m.
8-10-07 Production of many N.C. crops lower than a year ago
8-9-07 Raleigh and Salisbury stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
8-9-07 Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler to attend Watermelon Day Aug. 10 at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
8-6-07 Celebrate North Carolina’s bountiful harvest during National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 5-11
8-6-07 Celebrate Gourd Day at the State Farmers Market on Aug. 11
8-2-07 Don't fertilize grass during drought
8-1-07 NCDA&CS inspectors remove more than 10,000 cans of recalled food from store shelves across state
8-1-07 Chef Harry Schwartz joins the State Farmers Market on Aug. 9 in celebrating Watermelon Day, National Farmers Market Week 

July

7/26/07 N.C. peaches available in limited supplies
7/25/07 NCDA&CS conducting blitz to make sure recalled Castleberry's food products, dog food removed from shelves
7/24/07 2007 State Fair concert lineup announced
7/20/07 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler following a tour of drought-stricken Western North Carolina farms.
7/20/07 Summertime is a great time for soil sampling
7/19/07

Farmers urged to test all forage for high nitrate levels; abnormally high levels seen statewide

7/18/07

North Carolina ranks ninth in agricultural exports

7/18/07

Sisk named NCDA&CS Employee of the Month

7/18/07

MEDIA ADVISORY: Commissioner Troxler to view drought's impact on farms in Western North Carolina Thursday, Friday

7-12-07

NCDA&CS agronomist provides crop nutrient advice

7-12-07

Board of Agriculture to hold public hearing on proposed animal euthanasia rules July 18 in Raleigh

7-11-07

N.C. State Fair Premium Book now available

7-6-07

Stores pay fines for price-scanning errors

7-5-07

Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to meet July 10

7-2-07

NCDA&CS announces recall of imported fish from Vietnam

7-2-07

Cecil named manager of Piedmont Triad Farmers Market

June

6-28-07

State Farmers Market to host Market Festival

6-27-07

Veterinary team honored as Employees of the Month

6-25-07

Danielle Peck to headline July 4th Got to be NC Homegrown Concert at Camp Lejeune

6-22-07

Structural pest control agreements approved

6-20-07

Charities benefit from milk-chugging contest

6-14-07

Rejuvenate forage supply by planting summer annuals

6-8-07

MEDIA ADVISORY: The 4th Annual Potato Drop to be held June 12 in observance of National Hunger Awareness Day

6-7-07

Stores pay fines for price-scanning errors

6-6-07

Ag Commissioner Troxler reminds farmers to document freeze damage

6-5-07

NCDA&CS agronomist helps resolve crop nematode problem

6-1-07

MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Blueberry Day June 7

6-2-07

MEDIA ADVISORY: Legislators to face off in milk-chugging contest June 6

May

5-29-07

Ever-popular Crawfish Day returns Saturday to State Farmers Market

5-29-07

NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestations in five counties

5-29-07

Troxler recognizes NCDA&CS employees; Garner resident named Employee of the Year

5-25-07

MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to visit peach orchards May 30 to survey Easter freeze damage

5-25-07

Blueberry recipe contest coming to Burgaw June 22 as part of Blueberry Festival

5-21-07

Troxler advises farmers to prepare for hurricane season

5-18-07

South Carolina company voluntarily recalls Margaret Holmes Seasoned Turnip Greens

5-17-07

Stafford named NCDA&CS Employee of the Month

5-17-07

Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to meet May 22

5-17-07

NCDA&CS offers assistance to farmers who undergo food safety audits

5-16-07

‘Berry’ delicious N.C. strawberries are on school menus in May

5-8-07

Stores pay fines for pricing errors

5-7-07

N. C. Pesticide Board meets, approves settlements

5-3-07

Potato growers annual meeting coming May 21

5-1-07

MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Strawberry Day May 3

April

4-30-07

Blooms bring value to N.C. farmers

4-27-07

JOINT FDA & USDA RELEASE: FDA and USDA Determine Swine Fed Adulterated Product; USDA to Compensate for Depopulation

4-25-07

NCDA&CS responds to FDA notification of potentially contaminated pet food sent to hog farm

4-19-07

Board of Agriculture to meet April 23 in Raleigh

4-16-07

Jimmy Wayne headlines the second stop of the Got to Be NC Homegrown Concert Series May 5 in Havelock

4-16-07

Commissioner's Circle to meet April 18 at State Fairgrounds

4-13-07

Spring Herb Days set for April 20-22

4-12-07

Initial estimates put crop losses from freeze at $112 million

4-10-07

NCDA&CS Webmaster named Employee of the Month

4-10-07

NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestations in three counties

4-4-07

N.C. Agritourism Networking Association hosting workshops

4-4-07

Use care when transporting pesticides

4-3-07

Strawberry lovers will find N.C. berries on the market earlier

4-2-07

Stores pay fines for pricing errors

March

3-26-07

Agronomic tests are vital to good corn yields

3-23-07

N.C. Agritourism Networking Association hosting workshops

3-23-07

Quarantine area for the imported fire ant expanded

3-22-07

2nd Annual BBQ Cook Off and Bluegrass Jam coming to WNC Farmers Market

3-21-07

Troxler urges Navy to find alternative site for OLF

3-21-07

Improve strawberry fruit quality with tissue analysis

3-20-07

Wheat growers, don't overlook sulfur needs

3-19-07

Farmers can take federal tax deduction for donated food

3-13-07

Study: N.C. green industry has $8.6 billion economic impact

3-13-07

Veterinarian receives NCDA&CS Employee of the Month

3-12-07

Western N.C. propane tank customers urged to check tanks sold by Blue Ridge Tank Co. of Franklin

3-7-07

Kellie Pickler kicks off Got to Be NC Homegrown Concert Series March 16 in Emerald Isle

3-26-07

Agronomic tests are vital to good corn yields

3-7-07

N.C. Tomato Growers Association offers $1,000 student scholarship

3-6-07

Get a spring on shopping at the annual Spring Craft Fair March 16-18

February

2-28-07

Now is the time to evaluate nitrogen needs of wheat

2-27-07

Stores pay fines for pricing errors

2-23-07

N.C. Pecan Growers Association’s meeting, workshop and orchard tour planned for March 24

2-23-07

Troxler asks N.C. horse owners to be on the lookout for signs of equine herpes after disease found in Virginia

2-19-07

North Carolina leads nation in loss of farms … again

2-14-07

Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation
Trust Fund Advisory Committee to meet Feb. 19

2-13-07

Longtime WNC Ag Center worker receives NCDA&CS Employee of the Month
2-12-07

New NCDA&CS regional agronomist serving Greenville/New Bern area

January

1-30-07

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Agriculture Leaders to talk about farm bill Thursday at Agricultural Development Forum
1-29-07

N.C. boll weevil assessment fee for 2007 is $2.50 per acre
1-25-07

USDA Under Secretary Thomas Dorr added to agenda for N.C. Agricultural Development Forum on Feb. 1; he will speak at 9:30 a.m.
1-18-07

2007 farm bill will be topic of Agricultural Development Forum Feb. 1 at State Fairgrounds
1-16-07

NCDA&CS seeks farmstead dairy producers for pasteurizer loan program
1-8-07

Zebulon resident named NCDA&CS Employee of the Month
1-3-07

NCDA&CS sets public meetings on gypsy moth treatments
1-3-07

Pesticide board meets in Raleigh

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