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2016 News Releases

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February

2-8-16 2016 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at $1 per acre
2-5-16 Now is the time for tobacco transplant growers to test float bed water
2-4-16 Oaks Unlimited named 2016 N.C. Exporter of the Year
2-2-16

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ag Forum on Thursday will focus on farm families, food insecurity

2-1-16 Voluntary Agricultural Districts and Farmland Preservation workshops to be held across the state

January

1-29-16 Troxler to discuss national ag policy next week in Washington, D.C.
1-28-16 Trails at DuPont State Recreational Forest to be closed temporarily
1-26-16 NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting Feb. 2 in Hampstead on proposed gypsy moth treatments
1-26-16 NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting Feb. 4 in Maysville on proposed gypsy moth treatments
1-25-16 N.C. Forest Service finds laurel wilt disease in Onslow County
1-21-16 Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler releases statement on use of eminent domain by CSX in Johnston County
1-21-16 NCDA&CS offers hotline for farmers affected by storm
1-19-16 NCDA&CS to host fifth annual Food Business Conference in Greensboro April 5; early-bird registration available through Feb. 15
1-19-16 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
1-13-16 Ag Forum on Feb. 4 will highlight farm families, solutions to food insecurity in North Carolina; information session on federal food safety rules will follow forum
1-12-16 NCDA&CS hosting farmer meeting with Harris Teeter on Feb. 26 in Brunswick County
1-11-16 Four stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
1-11-16 N.C. tobacco growers to vote on export assessment Jan. 27
1-8-16 Voluntary Agricultural Districts and Farmland Preservation workshops to be held across the state
1-7-16 Troxler releases ban on poultry shows and sales
1-7-16 N.C Plant Conservation Board to meet Jan. 20 in Raleigh
1-7-16 NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting Jan. 20 in Yanceyville on proposed gypsy moth treatments
1-7-16 NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting Jan. 21 in Eden on proposed gypsy moth treatments

2015 News Releases

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

December

12-29-15 N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative announces grant recipients
12-22-15 NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting Jan. 7 in Ennice on proposed gypsy moth treatments
12-22-15 NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting Jan. 5 in Nashville on proposed gypsy moth treatments
12-21-15 NCDA&CS offers risk-management classes for farmers
12-16-15 N.C. dairy producers to vote on assessment Jan. 20
12-10-15 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Dec. 17 at N.C. Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill
12-1-15 Quarantine area for the imported fire ant expanding to include Graham, Halifax and Macon counties

November

11-19-15 NCDA&CS offers tips to care for fresh Christmas trees
11-17-15 State Farmers Market hosting seasonal events
11-17-15 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
11-6-15 State Farmers Market hosting Fall Craft Fair Nov. 13-15
11-5-15 NCDA&CS reminds users to submit soil samples by Nov. 30 to avoid peak-season fees
11-5-15 N.C. tobacco growers to vote on research assessment Nov. 19
11-4-15 Registration open for One Medicine Symposium
11-4-15 Raleigh Flea Market at State Fairgrounds reopens Saturday
11-3-15 Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants; application deadline is Dec. 18
11-2-15 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund announces 2015 grant recipients

October

10-30-15 Board of Agriculture to meet Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
10-30-15 Winners in the N.C. State Fair junior heifer, hog and goat shows announced
10-29-15 NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting Nov. 5 on proposed gypsy moth treatments
10-29-15 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Nov. 3 at the N.C. Botanical Gardens
10-13-15 NCDA&CS announces recipients of 2015 specialty-crop block grants
10-9-15 Three stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
10-7-15 N.C. Forest Service offers advice to landowners interested in treating ash trees for emerald ash borers
10-7-15 Farms are great destinations for family fun this fall
10-6-15 State Farmers Market to host 30th annual Decorated Pumpkin Contest Thursday
10-6-15 Winners of 2015 N.C. State Fair brewing contest announced
10-2-15 NCDA&CS offers hotline for farmers affected by storm
10-1-15 Media Advisory: ADFP Trust Fund Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday
10-1-15 Farmers urged to prepare for several days of heavy rain to be followed by possible hurricane conditions

September

9-30-15 Troxler announces availability of bioenergy research grants
9-30-15 With fall fire season approaching, N.C. Forest Service offers tips to prevent wildfires
9-30-15 Registration open for Nov. 5 food-business workshop
9-29-15 State Farmers Market to host Apple Day Thursday
9-23-15 This is the last weekend to shop at the Raleigh Flea Market before the N.C. State Fair
9-21-15 N.C. Mountain State Fair has second-highest attendance on record
9-18-15 NCDA&CS schedules public meeting Tuesday on proposed gypsy moth treatments
9-18-15 NCDA&CS identifies alfalfa hay contaminated with blister beetles
9-17-15 N.C. Mountain State Fair celebrates record-breaking attendance for Ingles Day ahead of final weekend
9-16-15 PLEASE NOTE: Meeting Canceled as of 9/21: N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Sept. 22 at the N.C. Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill
9-16-15 Mountain State Fair names winners of opening-weekend livestock shows
9-16-15 State Farmers Market to host Grape Day Sept. 18
9-15-15 NCDA&CS stops sale of alfalfa hay potentially adulterated with blister beetles
9-15-15 Exchange food for free admission to Mountain State Fair during Ingles Day Wednesday
9-15-15 N.C. Forest Service accepting orders for seedlings
9-14-15 Leicester student takes top honors in first two cooking contests at N.C. Mountain State Fair
9-14-15 N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame inducts two new members
9-11-15 Board of Agriculture to meet by conference call Tuesday
9-10-15 Mountain State Fair opening ceremony is Sept. 11
9-10-15 Entire state now under quarantine for emerald ash borer
9-9-15 2015 N.C. State Fair offers new entertainment and savings
9-9-15 MEDIA ADVISORY: Mountain State Fair safety press conference is Sept. 10
9-2-15 N.C. Mountain State Fair offers special discounts on admission and ride tickets

August

8-27-15 North Carolina celebrates Wine and Grape Month in September
8-27-15 N.C. Forest Service sends crews, fire engines to assist with wildfires in Western U.S.
8-27-15 N.C. Mountain State Fair offers 'Mountain Fun' for the whole family
8-25-15 Avian influenza informational meetings to be held for backyard poultry owners
8-24-15 State Farmers Market to host Seafood Day Friday
8-20-15 N.C. Forest Service centennial celebration is Aug. 25 at Clemmons Educational State Forest in Clayton
8-19-15 Deadline for Mountain State Fair's Pony Express service is Aug. 24
8-18-15 State Farmers Market to host Honeybee Day Aug. 22
8-17-15 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler hosts 11th annual Food Safety Forum tomorrow
8-17-15 NCDA&CS revokes United Animal Coalition animal shelter licenses in Davidson and Guilford counties
8-14-15 Farmers should have corn tested for aflatoxin
8-13-15 Mountain State Fair offers new attractions, rides and more
8-6-15 N.C. wine and grape industry has $1.71-billion impact on state's economy
8-3-15 Advance tickets now available for 2015 N.C. Mountain State Fair

July

7-29-15 Eleventh annual Commissioner's Food Safety Forum scheduled for Aug. 18
7-27-15 Largest Watermelon Contest to be held at State Farmers Market July 30
7-22-15 N.C. continues to prepare for possible avian influenza outbreak
7-22-15 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces case settlements
7-21-15 Durham, Graham, Johnston, Orange and Wilson counties join quarantine area for emerald ash borer
7-21-15 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
7-20-15 NCDA&CS recognized for marketing efforts
7-17-15 2015 N.C. State Fair Premium Book released online
7-16-15 NCDA&CS receiving reports of canine influenza in Asheville, Greensboro and Winston-Salem
7-15-15 State confirms first EEE case in Cumberland County
7-9-15 Peach Dessert Contest planned at Piedmont Triad Farmers Market July 17
7-9-15 NCDA&CS offers organic certification cost-share assistance
7-6-15 Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market serves as drop-off site for ag plastics
7-6-15 NCDA&CS regional agronomists work with growers of all sizes
7-6-15 For freshest peaches, go directly to the source
7-6-15 Board of Agriculture will meet Wednesday in Raleigh
7-2-15 State Farmers Market hosts Peach Dessert Contest July 9
7-1-15 Keep your Independence Day celebration safe with these fire safety tips
7-1-15 Western N.C. Farmers Market setting path for future

June

6-30-15 Franklin and Wake counties join quarantine area for emerald ash borer
6-25-15 Five stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
6-24-15 Western N.C. foresters seeing two pests emerging in area
6-22-15 MEDIA ADVISORY: Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to host Crawfish Day June 27
6-15-15 State Farmers Market to host Blueberry Day Thursday, June 18
6-15-15 Livestock Legislative Day planned for June 16
6-12-15 Local schools win in Love NC Sweet Potatoes Contest
6-11-15 Poultry shows and public sales will be suspended this fall due to threat of avian influenza
6-10-15 MEDIA ADVISORY: Press conference to be held to discuss state’s preparations for highly pathogenic avian influenza
6-8-15 Two N.C. Forest Service fallen firefighters honored
6-8-15 NCDA&CS to hold avian influenza information meetings for commercial poultry industry
6-8-15 Charlotte area restaurants competing in 'Dig into Local' contest
6-4-15 N.C. blueberry crop looks to be record
6-1-15 State Farmers Market to host Crawfish Day June 6

May

5-28-15 Troxler says now is the time to prepare for hurricane season
5-27-15 N.C. Forest Service centennial celebration is June 6 at Jordan Lake Educational State Forest
5-22-15 Got to Be NC Festival announces competition winners
5-18-15 Local students win N.C. Farm to School calendar art contest
5-18-15 Troxler announces first recipients of N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships
5-14-15 Troxler to announce first recipients of N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships Saturday at the Got to Be NC Festival
5-13-15 Student winners in the NCDA&CS Farm to School calendar art contest to be recognized Friday
5-12-15 Got to Be NC Festival offers up plenty of food options
5-7-15 MEDIA ADVISORY: ADFP Trust Fund Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday
5-6-15 North Carolina-grown flowers and plants are Mom-approved
5-6-15 Got to Be NC Festival offers entertainment variety May 15-17
5-5-15 Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to celebrate its 20th anniversary Friday
5-5-15 Dessert contest planned for Strawberry Day at State Farmers Market May 14

April

4-30-15 Got to Be NC Festival offers opportunities to learn about agriculture
4-27-15 DuPont Forest to celebrate new road, partnerships that made it possible at event May 1
4-23-15 Weaver Street Market recalls pork hot dogs and pork bologna products due to excessive nitrite levels
4-20-15 Board of Agriculture will meet Wednesday in Raleigh
4-17-15 State Farmers Market manager receives national award
4-17-15 N.C. strawberry growers expect strong season
4-16-15 Got to Be NC Festival offers food, entertainment, education May 15-17 at State Fairgrounds
4-14-15 Greenhouses extend growing seasons for N.C. farmers
4-6-15 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet April 15 in Winston-Salem
4-6-15 Fuquay-Varina man named NCDA&CS marketing director
4-2-15 Spring fire season is here; be careful when burning debris
4-1-15 N.C. farms offer spring activities for families

March

3-27-15 Got to Be NC Festival seeks antique tractors, vendors, musicians
3-26-15 Wayne County joins quarantine area for emerald ash borer
3-23-15 New NCDA&CS restaurant contest to highlight best of North Carolina on local menus
3-20-15 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committe announces case settlements
3-20-15 MEDIA ADVISORY: Arbor Day Celebration at State Farmers Market Saturday
3-16-15 MEDIA ADVISORY: ADFP Trust Fund Advisory Committee conference call set for Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
3-16-15 Spring is ideal time for homeowners to submit soil samples
3-16-15 MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. Ag Awareness Day set for Wednesday
3-11-15 Postponed twice because of weather, Food Business Conference in Burlington now set for April 7
3-10-15 'Homegrown North Carolina' concert series to highlight N.C. artists at 2015 State Fair
3-10-15 NCDA&CS to hold dairy workshop March 25
3-6-15 N.C. Forest Service taking part in National Guard exercise
3-6-15 State Farmers Market's Spring Craft Fair is March 13-15
3-4-15 Manage strawberry fertilization with tissue testing
3-2-15 Board of Agriculture will meet by conference call Wednesday

February

2-24-15 Food Business Conference in Burlington rescheduled for March 6
2-19-15 Workshop for farmers market managers postponed until March 27
2-16-15 Pilkington named director of NCDA&CS Food and Drug Protection Division
2-16-15 NCDA&CS accepting proposals for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
2-11-15 Charlotte Regional Farmers Market has new manager
2-10-15 Troxler announces continued funding for hemlock restoration
2-9-15 Agronomic testing now can aid tobacco transplants
2-9-15 2015 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at $1 per acre
2-6-15 MEDIA ADVISORY: ADFP Trust Fund Advisory Committee conference callset for Tuesday at 1 p.m.
2-6-15 Application period opens for N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship Program
2-5-15 Miss Jenny's Pickles named 2015 Exporter of the Year
2-3-15 MEDIA ADVISORY: Ag Forum on Thursday will focus on partnerships between agriculture, military
2-2-15 N.C. restaurants featuring sweet potatoes in February for Sweet Potato Month

January

1-30-15 Food Business Conference slated for March 12 in Spruce Pine; registration deadline is March 1
1-30-15 Food Business Conference slated for Feb. 24 in Burlington; registration deadline is Feb. 13
1-29-15 NCDA&CS schedules two public meetings on proposed gypsy moth treatments in Person and Stokes counties
1-26-15 Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Events Center to host horse and tack auction Feb. 2
1-26-15 NCDA&CS to host fifth annual workshop for farmers market managers Feb. 20; registration deadline is Feb. 11
1-23-15 N.C. Forest Service finds laurel wilt in Duplin County; homeowners encouraged to dispose of dead trees on site
1-22-15 N.C. Aquaculture Development Conference planned Feb. 25-28 in New Bern
1-21-15 NCDA&CS to host farmer meeting with Harris Teeter in Raleigh Feb. 20; registration deadline is Feb. 9
1-20-15 Ag Forum on Feb. 5 will highlight importance of partnerships between agriculture, military
1-15-15 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
1-14-15 NCDA&CS to host farmer meeting with Harris Teeter Feb. 12 in Concord; registration deadline is Feb. 2
1-13-15 Pittsboro resident named section chief in Agronomic Services Division
1-12-15 NCDA&CS begins two-year survey for sweet potato weevil in Brunswick and New Hanover counties Feb. 1
1-12-15 Board of Agriculture will meet Wednesda to continue rules review process
1-7-15 NCDA&CS offers risk-management classes 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