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2008 News Releases

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2007 Archives

December

12-29-08 Golden LEAF grant to fund GLOBALGAP certifications for farmers
12-19-08 Make a New Year's resolution: no paper soil-test reports
12-19-08 State soil-testing lab launches bar-code tracking system
12-15-08 NCDA&CS undertaking agricultural water use survey
12-12-08 N.C. Seed Laboratory offers testing services
12-11-08 Powers Great American Midways to operate carnival at 2009 N.C. State Fair
12-10-08 NCDA&CS seeks agritourism farms, vineyards for 'Discover North Carolina Farms' map
12-9-08 Four Wake, Durham county stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
12-9-08 Six stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
12-9-08 Three Charlotte stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
12-9-08 Six Piedmont stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
12-9-08 Farmland protection catching on in N.C.
12-5-08 Barnett named manager of Hunt Horse Complex
12-4-08 N.C. poinsettias go great with the holidays
12-4-08 Advisory Committee for Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund to meet Dec. 9
12-3-08 State Farmers Market hosts Week of Giving to benefit Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
12-3-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: NCDA&CS looking for help to fill ‘The Big Cart’
Canned food drive to help the Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C.

November

11-26-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: Ag Commissioner Troxler to attend cutting of White House Christmas tree in Ashe County Friday
11-25-08 N.C. offers 400 choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms
11-18-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Pecan Day Friday, Nov. 21
11-17-08 Organic Cost-Share Grant announced
11-17-08

N.C. Pesticide Board November settlements announced
11-17-08 Board of Agriculture meets Nov. 20 in Raleigh
11-10-08 Get crafty at the State Farmers Market Fall Craft Fair, Nov. 14-16
11-7-08 Flea Market at N.C. State Fairgrounds re-opens Saturday with longer hours, new management

October

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10-21-08 NCDA&CS employees honored for outstanding service
10-20-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: White House representatives will select 2008 Christmas tree at River Ridge Farms in Creston
10-13-08 Farm Animal Frenzy winners announced
10-13-08 New State Fair exhibit encourages fairgoers to be ‘green’
10-13-08 N.C. State Fair will turn used cooking oil into fuel
10-10-08 For the third time in four years, a North Carolina Christmas tree is going to the White House
10-10-08 Two Charlotte stores pay for price-scanning errors
10-10-08 Seven N.C. stores pay for price-scanning errors
10-10-08 Two Winston-Salem stores pay for price-scanning errors
10-10-08 N.C. corn crop continues to suffer from drought; yield per acre is lowest in 10 years
10-10-08 Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants; application deadline is Dec. 5
10-9-08 More options added to N.C. State Fair alternative transportation schedule
10-8-08 NCDA&CS wins federal grants worth $2 million to protect food and animal feed
10-7-08 State Farmers Market to host Great Pumpkin Contest
10-6-08 State Fair to honor military families Wednesday, Oct. 22
10-6-08 N.C. Pesticide Board settlements announced
10-3-08 State Farmers Market to host Weekend Gardener radio show tomorrow, Oct. 4

September

9-29-08 Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will meet by conference call Oct. 1
9-25-08 Flea market at N.C. State fairgrounds prepares to close for State Fair
9-23-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Apple Day Thursday, Sept. 25
9-23-08 Following soil-test recommendations can save money
9-18-08 Media Advisory: Triangle Town Center to be overtaken by farm animals
9-17-08 Early opening and ‘Pants Dance Revolution’ events join military, senior days on State Fair’s special events roster
9-16-08 State Farmers Market to host Sweet Potato Day Thursday, Sept. 18
9-15-08 NCDA&CS takes steps to increase gas supply in N.C.
9-12-08 New grain grading facility in Elizabeth City helping N.C. growers enter international markets
9-12-08 Family fun and the State Fair go hand-in-hand; plenty of activities on tap for the whole family to enjoy
9-12-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: First Diet Pepsi Got to Be NC Ag Jam festival kicks off tomorrow in celebration of N.C. farmers and growers
9-12-08 N.C. wheat growers share secret to success
9-12-08 First ClayFest Fall Pottery Festival brings potters and their wares to State Farmers Market Sept. 13
9-9-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host wine tastings, dessert sampling at Grape Day Sept. 12
9-5-08 Three Hendersonville restaurants take top honors in 2008 Best Dish in NC competition
9-5-08 The Left Bank recognized as top fine-dining restaurant in the Best Dish in NC contest
9-4-08 September is National Food Safety Education Month (joint release between NCDA&CS and DENR; pdf file)
9-4-08 N.C. muscadine season in full swing
9-3-08 NCDA&CS advising farmers to prepare for possible storm damage
9-2-08 Board of Agriculture to meet Sept. 5 in Fletcher

August

8-26-08 Advisory committee for Agricultural Development and Farmland PreservationTrust Fund to meet Sept. 3
8-22-08 Ford's Gourmet Foods to be honored as first N.C. Exporter of the Year
8-22-08 State veterinary diagnostic labs receive full accreditation
8-21-08 NCDA&CS seeking farmers' input on potential Corps of Engineers project at meeting Aug. 28 in Williamston
8-21-08

State Fair offers something for everyone

8-21-08 Troxler encourages farmers to have corn tested for aflatoxin
8-18-08 Troxler hosting food safety symposium tomorrow
8-15-08 Two Raleigh stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
8-15-08 Seven N.C. stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
8-14-08 N.C. Mountain State Fair gospel singing competitions seeking soloists and groups
8-11-08 NCDA&CS food lab selected for federal pilot project
8-5-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Gourd Day Aug. 9
8-4-08 Growers compete for title at Watermelon Day Aug. 7 at State Farmers Market
8-1-08 Troxler hosting food safety symposium Aug. 19

July

7-30-08 Tissue testing makes wheat profitable despite challenges

7-27-08 Got to Be NC Agriculture program wins national award
7-25-08 FDA gives OK to U.S. jalapenos
7-23-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: Ag Commissioner Troxler to hold news conference regarding FDA advisory on eating jalapeno peppers
7-18-08 Peach dessert contest slated for annual State Farmers Market Peach Day July 24

7-17-08 State officials recall produce tainted with salmonella (joint news release between NCDA&CS, the N.C. Division of Public Health and DENR; pdf file)
7-16-08 Top country acts to headline celebration of N.C. agriculture at food and music festival Sept. 13

7-16-08 N.C. State Fair advance online ticket sales begin Aug. 1

7-16-08 Family pioneers use of plasticulture for vegetable production in Stokes County
7-15-08 Horses need to be vaccinated for EEE and West Nile Virus

7-11-08 Six N.C. stores pay for price-scanning errors
7-8-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: Legislators to face off in milk-chugging contest July 9
7-8-08 External quarantine declared for Sirex wood wasp
7-7-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: Ag Commissioner, Soil and Water Foundation to announce arrival of pasture-renovation drills Tuesday; equipment will go to Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin counties
7-7-08 North Carolina prohibits the sale and distribution of cogongrass
7-2-08 2008 N.C. State Fair entertainment lineup offers a mix of music, food
7-2-08 Cary man honored as NCDA&CS Employee of the Month
7-2-08 NCDA&CS Print Shop members honored as Employees of the Month
7-1-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: Free July 4th celebration at the N.C. State Fairgrounds
7-1-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to host Tomato Day July 3
7-1-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: Ag Commissioner, Soil and Water Foundation to announce arrival of pasture-renovation drills Thursday in Salisbury; equipment will go to Anson, Davie, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties
7-1-08 N.C. State Fair Premium Book now online
7-1-08 N.C. Pesticide Board seeks nominations for at-large post on advisory committee

June

6-30-08 NCDA&CS honored by FDA for work on food recall
6-25-08 State Farmers Market to host Tomato Day Friday, June 27
6-23-08 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund announces 2008 grant recipients
6-20-08 Six N.C. stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
6-19-08 N.C. peaches ready for 2008 season
6-18-08 No-till grass drills arrive to help renovate pastures
6-17-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: Ag Commissioner, Soil and Water Foundation to announce arrival of pasture-renovation drills Wednesday in Reidsville
6-12-08 Agricultural input costs could threaten U.S. food supply, state commissioners warn
6-10-08 Advisory Committee for Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund to meet June 17
6-9-08 Got to Be NC Festival wraps up its first year
6-9-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Blueberry Day June 12
6-7-08 Got to Be NC Festival offers unlimited carnival rides for $20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
6-7-08 Siler City band wins Got to Be NC Bluegrass Competition
6-4-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: Opening ceremony for the Got to Be NC Festival is Thursday, June 5, 2008
6-4-08 NCDA&CS wraps up hay relief programs
6-4-08 2008 N.C. boll weevil assessment reduced to $1.25 per acre
6-3-08 Full weekend planned at the N.C. State Fairgrounds
6-3-08 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation in Caswell County
 

May

5-30-08 NCDA&CS secures U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to support four programs for N.C. farmers
5-29-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market continues to satisfy customers at annual Crawfish Day, Saturday, June 7
5-29-08 No-till grass drills begin arriving to help renovate pastures; farmers will be able to rent them in 25 soil and water districts
5-28-08 Troxler honors NCDA&CS employees, names employees of the year
5-28-08 Homegrown music coming to the new Got to Be NC Festival
5-27-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: Ag Commissioner, Soil and Water Foundation to announce arrival of pasture-renovation drills Thursday in Waynesville
5-27-08 Eastern and western BBQ square off at 24th annual state championship barbecue cook-off at the Got to Be NC Festival
5-23-08 Pecan Growers Association hosts Twi-light Orchard Tour
5-22-08 Troxler advises farmers to prepare for hurricane season
5-16-08 Begin pasture renovation with soil testing
5-15-08 2008 N.C. State Fair to open one day early, on Thursday, Oct. 16
5-14-08 North Carolina catfish farmers eligible for grants to offset drought conditions
5-14-08 Six Wake County stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
5-14-08 Rocky Mount store pays second fine for price-scanning errors
5-14-08 Six stores pay fines for price-scanning errors (Charlotte area)
5-14-08 Three stores pay fines for price-scanning errors (Piedmont Triad)
5-9-08 N.C. food companies will showcase fabulous flavors at the Got to Be NC Festival
5-9-08 Piedmont Triad Farmers Market will be open Saturday
5-9-08 N.C. Potato Association to meet May 18 and 19 in Elizabeth City
5-8-08 Antique farm equipment celebrates agricultural heritage at Got to Be NC Festival
5-2-08 First ever Got to Be NC Festival set for State Fairgrounds June 5-8

 

April

4-29-08 Flowers and ornamentals brighten landscape

4-28-08 Board of Agriculture to meet April 30 in Raleigh
4-28-08 N.C. Tomato Growers Association offering scholarship
4-28-08 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to meet May 6
4-25-08 NCDA&CS, nursery/landscape industry team up to promote water-wise gardening, landscaping; grant from Golden LEAF helps fund public information campaign
4-22-08 Commissioner's Circle to meet April 25 in Carteret County
4-21-08 Reminder to livestock owners: Deadline for hay transportation cost-share programs is May 1
4-15-08 N.C. State Fair adds two electric vehicles to fleet
4-14-08 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation in Warren
4-10-08 Get ready for North Carolina’s strawberry season; berries starting to hit the market
4-8-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market’s Spring Herb Days kick off April 11
4-7-08 Troxler announces changes to program that provides cost-share funds for bringing in hay from outside N.C.
4-1-08 Golden Hay Relief extended to offer livestock owners cost-share funds for N.C.-grown hay delivered through April 30
4-1-08 Sen. Bob Martin Ag Center breaks ground on new horse barn April 3

March

3-31-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market holds Greenhouse Vegetable Day April 3

3-31-08 N.C. farmers say they'll plant more acres of soybeans, hay, tobacco, sweet potatoes this year
3-24-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to speak Wednesday at ribbon-cutting for sweet potato processing facility in Snow HIll
3-19-08 Troxler reminds livestock producers that Emergency Hay Program will end April 1
3-18-08 Two veterinarians share NCDA&CS Employee of the Month honors
3-17-08 NCDA&CS seeking federal approval for pharmaceutical disposal program
3-14-08 N.C. Agritourism Networking Association hosting series of statewide workshops
3-13-08 Third Annual BBQ Cook Off and Bluegrass Jam coming to WNC Farmers Market
3-11-08 N.C. dairy farmers get “Advantage”
3-4-08 N.C. Agritourism Networking Association hosting workshop March 13 at Southeastern Agricultural Center in Lumberton
3-3-08 WNC Farmers Market hosts first classic car and antique tractor show March 8 and 9

February

2-28-08 N.C. boll weevil assessment fee for 2008 is $2.10 per acre
2-28-08 Troxler appoints Delozier director of NCDA&CS Meat and Poultry Inspection Division
2-27-08 Gasoline and Oil Inspection Board adopts measure to encourage more ethanol blending in North Carolina
2-26-08 NCDA&CS offers cost-share assistance to farmers who undergo food-safety audits
2-21-08 Emergency Hay Program to begin winding down next month
2-18-08 FACT SHEET: N.C. school systems that received product affected by the Westland/Hallmark Meat Co. recall
2-15-08 Johnston County resident named director of NCDA&CS Emergency Programs
2-14-08 Williamston man receives NCDA&CS Employee of the Month honor

2-8-08 Board of Agriculture to consider proposed animal euthanasia rules Feb. 13 in Raleigh
2-7-08 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to meet Feb. 12
2-6-08 Operation MoveOut is moving out
2-5-08 NCDA&CS seeks farmstead dairy producers for pasteurizer loan program
2-4-08 Great strides made at shelter over weekend

January

1-31-08 NCDA&CS, Henderson County to take possession of 300 animals from All Creatures Great and Small on Friday
1-29-08 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler is host of forum for farmers, ag leaders Thursday
1-28-08 NCDA&CS sets hearings on gypsy moth treatments
1-25-08 Quarantine area for the imported fire ant expanded
1-25-08 Pecan growers to meet in Goldsboro Feb. 9
1-24-08 Agricultural exhibit space available for Got to Be NC Festival in June
1-23-08 Don't let manganese deficiency jeopardize wheat yield
1-22-08 Hay moving into state; response has been overwhelming
1-18-08 Flynn named NCDA&CS Employee of the Month
1-17-08 Agricultural risk management workshops to be held
1-17-08 2008 Ag Development Forum is Jan. 31 at State Fairgrounds
1-15-08 Troxler urges farmers to take part in Census of Agriculture; deadline for submitting forms is Feb. 4
1-11-08 Eight stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
1-3-08 N.C. Cattlemen's Association donates $5,000 to NCDA&CS hay-relief efforts
1-2-08 Golden LEAF grant to fund GLOBALGAP certifications for farmers
 

 

NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047