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December 2011

12-22-11 NCDA&CS offers risk management workshops for farmers across the state
12-8-11 Structural Pest Control Committee approves settlement agreements
12-8-11 New NCDA&CS regional agronomist serving growers in Boone/Hickory/Morganton area
12-7-11 Grain sorghum gaining favor in eastern North Carolina
12-1-11 Scotty McCreery to play Dorton Arena at the 2012 N.C. State Fair
12-1-11 State Farmers Market kicks off 'Week of Giving' Sunday, Dec. 4

November 2011

11-30-11 Troxler names Stewart director of NCDA&CS Research Stations Division
11-30-11 NCDA&CS Food and Drug Protection Lab wins Governor's Award for Excellence
11-30-11 Agronomic advice helps Rockingham County farm transition to a new generation
11-23-11 Hertford County student wins bookmark contest
11-23-11 North Carolina has excellent 2011 Christmas tree crop
11-18-11 N.C. poinsettias brighten up the holidays
11-16-11 Eleven stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
11-16-11 N.C. Pesticide Board announces November case settlements
11-15-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Pecan Day Friday, Nov. 18
11-4-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Holiday gifts available during Fall Craft Fair at State Farmers Market, Nov. 11-13
11-4-11 NCDA&CS seed lab returns to permanent home
11-3-11 Raleigh Flea Market at N.C. State Fairgrounds reopens Saturday, Nov. 5
11-2-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market hosts Colossal Collard Day Friday, Nov. 4

October 2011

10-26-11 NCDA&CS collecting ideas, opinions related to new propane tank requirements
10-25-11 Community invited to discuss management plan for DuPont State Recreational Forest Nov. 3
10-21-11 Missouri company recalls pre-packaged sandwiches after tests by NCDA&CS show presence of harmful organism
10-18-11 Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants; application deadline is Dec. 15
10-17-11 N.C. Plant Conservation Board will meet Oct. 19 in Winston-Salem
10-13-11 NCDA&CS issues stop-sale order on City Star motor oil
10-12-11 Urban Wood Conference set for Oct. 21 in Asheville
10-6-11 Take steps to prevent wildfires during fall fire season
10-3-11 Tips to make it a great family day of fun at the fair
10-3-11 State Farmers Market to host 26th annual decorated pumpkin contest Thursday, Oct. 6

 

September 2011

9-29-11 Troxler reminds farmers to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from Employment Security Commission
9-26-11 North Carolina's native grape -- the muscadine -- now in season
9-26-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market offers sweet treats at Sweet Potato Day Thursday, Sept. 29
9-23-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will meet Sept. 27 in Raleigh
9-20-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will meet Sept. 22 in Raleigh
9-19-11 Pecan Spice Whoopie Pies win big in the 'Anything Pecan' contest at the Mountain State Fair
9-19-11 Market Swine Show and Junior Market Goat Show winners announced at Mountain State Fair
9-19-11 Granny Smith’s Apple Strata wins Apple Recipe Competition at N.C. Mountain State Fair
9-19-11 Buncombe County resident wins top honors in two Fleischmann’s Yeast contests
9-19-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market hosts prelude to fall with Apple Day Thursday, Sept. 22
9-16-11 Buncombe County woman wins Incredible Egg Quiche Recipe Contest
9-16-11 More Mountain State Fair livestock winners announced
9-16-11 Buncombe County teen wins first place in Tar Heel Pork Challenge
9-16-11 Buncombe County resident wins 'Anything Blueberry' recipe contest at Mountain State Fair
9-16-11 MANNA collects nearly 13,000 cans of food on Ingles Day at Mountain State Fair
9-16-11 Managing water and fertility boosts tomato yield and eliminates blossom-end rot
9-15-11 Spam cooking competition recognizes adult and kid chefs at Mountain State Fair
9-15-11 More Mountain State Fair livestock winners announced
9-15-11 Dairy Goat Show winners named at N.C. Mountain State Fair
9-14-11 Mountain State Fair Meat Breed Sheep Show winners announced
9-14-11 Weekend winners announced in N.C. Mountain State Fair livestock competitions
9-13-11 Henderson County woman wins House-Autry Mills Southern Fried Classic recipe contest
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August 2011

8-31-11 NCDA&CS hosts Lunch 'n' Learn workshop Sept. 21 for value-added food producers
8-31-11 NCDA&CS offers information hotline for farmers affected by Hurricane Irene
8-30-11 Mountain State Fair offers many ways to save on admission and rides
8-26-11 Structural Pest Control Committee approves settlement agreements
8-25-11 Plans in place to shelter animals displaced by Hurricane Irene
8-25-11 2011 N.C. Mountain State Fair entertainment lineup features international acts, local musicians
8-25-11 Put safety first when cleaning up storm debris
8-23-11 Commercial exhibits at Mountain State Fair will be housed in renovated, expanded Davis Arena
8-22-11 Year’s first equine case of EEE confirmed in Halifax County
8-19-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler hosting seventh annual Food Safety Forum Monday
8-18-11 NCDA&CS offering industry workshop on complying with meat and poultry regulations
8-17-11 N.C. State Fair decorated-cakes contest a winner with the public
8-17-11 Chinese delegation will visit nurseries in WNC this month
8-15-11 Troxler advises farmers to prepare for tropical storms
8-12-11 2011 Mountain State Fair will feature plenty of exciting new entertainment
8-12-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: "Weekend Gardener" radio show to broadcast live from State Farmers Market Saturday, Aug. 13
8-11-11 Pony Express picks up Mountain State Fair entries in 12 western counties
8-10-11 Board of Agriculture approves changes to rule on posting of gas prices
8-10-11 Financial counseling available to poultry farmers who lose contracts with Townsends
8-9-11 Smokey Bear celebrates his 67th birthday
8-9-11 Premiums offered for a song in N.C. Mountain State Fair gospel singing competitions
8-8-11 Forest Service lifts burn ban in eastern N.C.
8-8-11 Owen named assistant commissioner of NCDA&CS
8-5-11 NCDA&CS website contains information to help poultry farmers affected by plant closures
8-4-11 Plenty of competitive ways to join in the fun of the Mountain State Fair; deadline to enter is Aug. 26
8-4-11 N.C. Board of Agriculture will meet Aug. 10 in Raleigh
8-3-11 Got to Be NC Walmart Tour features eight stops in August; Big Cart to make appearances, too.

July 2011

7-29-11 N.C. Mountain State Fair offers ticket discounts
7-28-11 Burn ban remains in effect for all or part of 19 counties
7-28-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market celebrates Watermelon Day with largest-watermelon contest Thursday, Aug. 4
7-26-11 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund announces 2011 grant recipients
7-25-11 Troxler hosting Commissioner's Food Safety Forum Aug. 22
7-20-11 NCDA&CS offers special tissue analysis service for cotton growers this summer
7-20-11 Workshop to focus on emerald ash borer
7-19-11 Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council to hold meeting July 21 in Raleigh
7-18-11 Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will hold conference call July 19
7-18-11 Manage tobacco leaf quality with tissue analysis
7-15-11 N.C. State Fair announces 2011 concert lineup
7-15-11 NCSU, NCDA&CS to host two-day food safety course for small producers interested in marketing rabbit meat
7-15-11 N.C. Pesticide Board announces July case settlements
7-13-11 N.C. State Fair announces online release of 2011 Premium Book
7-13-11 Local students are winners in the first N.C. Farm to School calendar contest
7-13-11 NCDA&CS chosen for national food safety award
7-12-11 Got to Be NC Walmart Tour features nine stops in July; Big Cart to make appearances, too
7-12-11 N.C. Forest Service lifts ban on open burning in 10 eastern counties
7-8-11 Wheat grower lowers nitrogen costs, boosts yield by tissue sampling
7-7-11 State Farmers Market hosts Peach Day, dessert contest Thursday, July 14
7-6-11 Troxler visits wildfires, praises Forest Service crews
7-1-11 Ban on open burning for eastern N.C. still in effect; be careful with fireworks

June 2011

6-10-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market celebrates Blueberry Day Thursday, June 16
6-10-11 Crawfish Day returns to Piedmont Triad Farmers Market Saturday, June 18
6-7-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. Senate, House face off in milk-chugging contest Wednesday, June 8
6-3-11 NCDA&CS News Release: NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestations in Caswell, Granville and Rockingham counties
6-3-11 NCDA&CS is offering two cost-share grants to assist farmers with on-farm food safety efforts
6-1-11 Manage greenhouse source water problems with help from NCDA&CS

May 2011

   
5-26-11 State Farmers Market's Crawfish Day will be June 25
5-25-11 Got to Be NC Festival announces winners in barbecue and bluegrass competitions
5-17-11 Plenty of arts and crafts featured at Got to Be NC Festival
5-17-11 Structural Pest Control Committee approves settlement agreement
5-16-11 Got to Be NC Festival offers good food for a good cause
5-13-11 Got to Be NC Festival will feature classic cars, Harley-Davidsons and roller derby
5-12-11 More in store for the whole family at the 2011 Got to Be NC Festival
5-10-11 Grower feedback helps NCDA&CS adjust tissue sampling guidelines for lettuce
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Space still available for antique tractors and bluegrass bands at the Got to Be NC Festival

April 2011

4-29-11 Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will meet May 3 in Raleigh
4-28-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Dessert contest planned for Strawberry Day at the State Farmers Market Thursday, May 5
4-27-11 Two-day food safety course for small producers interested in marketing rabbit meat has been canceled
4-26-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council to hold meeting April 28 in Raleigh
4-26-11 Finalists announced for Best Dish in North Carolina regional restaurant competition
4-25-11 Homeowners should review termite treatment agreements if tornadoes caused significant damage
4-25-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Korean ambassador to discuss trade, business opportunities for N.C. farmers
4-21-11 NCDA&CS offers help to farmers affected by weekend tornadoes
4-19-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to view tornado-damaged farms today
4-15-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to speak at Governor's Logistics Task Force meeting in Morehead City Monday
4-14-11 NCSU, NCDA&CS to host two-day food safety course for small producers interested in marketing rabbit meat
4-14-11 LoCash Cowboys to headline the Got to Be NC Homegrown Concert in Zebulon April 16
4-12-11 NCDA&CS employee selected for USDA panel
4-11-11 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on guilty verdict in case of bread seller Paul Seelig
4-7-11 N.C. Board of Agriculture will meet April 13 in Raleigh
4-6-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Spring Herb Days April 8-10
4-6-11 NCDA&CS News Release: NCDA&CS hosts Lunch 'n' Learn workshop May 12 for value-added food producers
4-5-11 Dig Into Local food show puts northwestern N.C. farmers in spotlight April 16 in Blowing Rock
4-4-11 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation in Onslow County
4-4-11 Agritourism Networking Association plans workshops in Durham and western N.C.
4-4-11 NCDA&CS works to control invasive plant species

March 2011

3-31-11 N.C. strawberries undaunted by recent cold weather
3-31-11 N.C. farmers intend to plant more acres of cotton, sweet potatoes, wheat this year
3-31-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Gourd Day Saturday, April 2
3-31-11 Dig Into Local food show coming to Azalea Festival April 9
3-29-11 NCSU & NCDA&CS to host two-day food safety course for small producers interested in marketing rabbit meat
3-28-11 Grants available through NCDA&CS for specialty crops
3-23-11 N.C. Pesticide Board announces March case settlements
3-21-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to milk cow for ag awareness Tuesday
3-17-11 Dig Into Local food show coming to WNC Farmers Market April 9
3-17-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. Arbor Day Celebration planned for State Farmers Market Saturday, March 19
3-15-11 Today is National Ag Day, but don't forget about ag the other 364 days a year, Troxler says
3-14-11 Troxler hosting workshop for farmers March 21 in Lumberton
3-11-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Flavors of Carolina food show sees 40 percent increase in participation
3-10-11 NCDA&CS offers guidance on plasticulture crop production
3-9-11 NCDA&CS officially opens China trade office in Beijing
3-8-11 Got to Be NC Festival returning to Raleigh May 20-22
3-7-11 Wake Forest resident selected as the NCDA&CS Employee of the Year
3-7-11 State Farmers Market announces upcoming events
3-4-11 Three Agritourism Networking Association workshops planned for Eastern North Carolina
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3-1-11 For accurate spring nitrogen application, sample wheat tissue

February 2011

2-25-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market offers fuel-free test drives March 4-6
2-23-11 NCDA&CS hosts farmers market managers workshop in Elizabeth City and Monroe
2-22-11 Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler's statement about sale of Townsends' North Carolina assets to Omtron Ltd.
2-21-11 N.C. Crawfish Growers Association will hold annual meeting March 9 in Washington
2-18-11 Ag adviser helps golf course address fine-turf problem
2-18-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Looking for new markets, food vendors flock to Flavors of Carolina
2-11-11 Tomato Growers Association plans referendum
2-11-11 N.C. boll weevil assessment for 2011 is $1 per acre
2-7-11 Vendors sought for 2011 Got to Be NC Festival
2-7-11 Two WNC Ag Center horse shows honored by U.S. Equestrian Federation
2-7-11 Date of Haywood County workshop on voluntary agricultural districts changed to March 25
2-3-11 NCDA&CS gives Exporter of the Year Award to Rooks Farm Service
2-3-11 Strategic plan aims to protect water resources for agriculture in North Carolina
2-2-11 MEDIA ADVISORY: Sixth annual Ag Development Forum is Thursday

January 2011

1-28-11 NCDA&CS services guide plasticulture grower
1-26-11 N.C. Pecan Growers Association to host workshop and orchard tour Feb. 19
1-21-11 Voluntary agriculture districts are the topic for three regional meetings
1-18-11 Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will hold conference call Jan. 25
1-14-11 Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council to hold meeting Jan. 20 in Raleigh
1-14-11 Sixth annual Ag Forum will focus on economics, input costs, water resources Feb. 3 at State Fairgrounds
1-14-11 Corn growers to hold referendum Feb. 22
1-13-11 N.C. Peach Growers Association to meet Jan. 25
1-13-11 NCDA&CS to host three farmers market managers workshops statewide
1-13-11 NCDA&CS sets 2011 public meetings on gypsy moth treatments
1-13-11 N.C. Plant Conservation Board will meet Jan. 19 in Winston-Salem
1-10-11 Pesticide Board meeting on Tuesday canceled
1-7-11 Aquaculture Development Conference to be held Feb. 11-12 in Atlantic Beach
1-7-11 Agritourism Networking Association's Winter Conference set for Feb. 17 & 18
1-6-11 Restaurant competition expands, adds regional categories
1-5-11 NCDA&CS offers food safety workshop Jan. 25 in Raleigh
1-4-11 NCDA&CS offers free price-risk management workshops 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