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12-20-12 NCDA&CS to host small-business workshop on preventing food recalls Jan. 16 in Triad
12-19-12 N.C. winter fruit and veggies served up through the NCDA&CS Farm to School Program
12-18-12 NCDA&CS offers free price-risk management workshops for farmers
12-18-12 Troxler encourages N.C. farmers to take part in 2012 Census of Agriculture
12-11-12 Local schools win in the N.C. Farm to School promotion contest
12-6-12 State Farmers Market offers chance to give back with Week of Giving
12-3-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Symposium to focus on potential impacts of antimicrobial resistance on human and animal health
12-3-12 North Carolina exports record $3.75 billion in agricultural products in 2011


11-30-12 Grain sorghum fills a niche in N.C.
11-29-12 Avoid burning during period of increased fire risk
11-28-12 NCDA&CS employee wins Governor's Award for Excellence
11-19-12 N.C. Christmas trees and poinsettias perfect for holidays
11-15-12 N.C. Pesticide Board announces November case settlements
11-13-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Pecan Day planned at State Farmers Market Friday
11-7-12 NCDA&CS announces winners of specialty-crop grants
11-1-12 Raleigh Flea Market at N.C. State Fairgrounds reopens Saturday, Nov. 3


10-30-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market celebrates collards Friday, Nov. 2
10-29-12 Chinese horticulture trade team visits Western N.C.
10-24-12 Structural Pest Control Committee approves settlement agreements
10-23-12 Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants; application deadline is Dec. 17
10-15-12 N.C. Plant Conservation Board will hold quarterly meeting Oct. 17
10-15-12 NCDA&CS investigating Newton grain dealer for failure to pay farmers for wheat
10-5-12 NCDA&CS to host two seminars for food processors
10-5-12 With fall fire season approaching, N.C. Forest Service offers tips to prevent wildfires
10-4-12 STATE FAIR: Taking the bus, train makes it easy to get to the N.C. State Fair
10-3-12 Best Dish in N.C. winners announced


9-27-12 State Farmers Market to host 27th annual decorated pumpkin contest
9-25-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Sweet Potato Day Thursday
9-25-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet by conference call Thursday
9-21-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Farmland preservation advisory committee to meet Wednesday
9-20-12 Mountain State Fair announces winners in specialty cooking contests
9-20-12 Winners announced in Mountain State Fair sheep show
9-19-12 STATE FAIR: Final weekend for Raleigh Flea Market, other fairgrounds events before 2012 N.C. State Fair
9-19-12 STATE FAIR: Advance tickets for N.C. State Fair go on sale at nine locations Sept. 27
9-18-12 Mountain State Fair announces final weeked livestock winners
9-18-12 Mountain State Fair announces dairy show winners
9-18-12 Troxler elected president of national agriculture group
9-18-12 Best Dish in North Carolina builds farm-to-fork relationship in local restaurants
9-17-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market celebrates fall with Apple Day Sept. 20
9-14-12 Buncombe County woman wins N.C. Blueberry Council recipe contest
9-14-12 Family fun abounds at the N.C. State Fair
9-14-12 Mountain State Fair announces swine show winners
9-14-12 Expanded Youth Day programs part of special events lineup at 2012 N.C. State Fair
9-14-12 N.C. Forest Service named Natural Resources Agency of the Year by Wildlife Federation
9-13-12 Additional winners named in Mountain State Fair livestock shows
9-12-12 Mountain State Fair llama show winners announced
9-12-12 Junior meat goat and lamb show winners announced at Mountain State Fair
9-12-12 N.C. wineries celebrate Wine Appreciation Month in September
9-11-12 Consider options when soil sampling
9-10-12 N.C. Mountain State Fair offers nightly rodeos Sept. 10-13
9-10-12 Henderson County man wins N.C. Cattleman's Beef Council recipe contest
9-10-12 Mountain State Fair announces beef and poultry winners in weekend livestock competitions
9-9-12 Buncombe County man wins House-Autry Mills Southern Fried Classic recipe contest
9-9-12 Mountain State Fair crowns winners in Great American Spam Championship
9-8-12 Two inducted into Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame
9-6-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Mountain State Fair opening ceremony is Sept. 7
9-6-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to celebrate local wine and muscadines at Grape Day, Sept. 7
9-6-12 Troxler outlines plan for TVA funds in WNC
9-5-12 NCDA&CS workshop geared toward produce businesses
9-5-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Mountain State Fair safety press conference is Sept. 6
9-5-12 Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Events Center to host Cowboy Up event, Sept. 28-30
9-4-12 Gain free admission to the Mountain State Fairand help MANNA Food Bank on Ingles Day, Sept. 12



8-29-12 Horseshoe pitching contest enters third year at Mountain State Fair
8-24-12 Money-saving tips for the N.C. Mountain State Fair
8-24-12 STATE FAIR: N.C. State Fair offers mix of new and traditional entertainment options
8-22-12 Farmers should have corn tested for aflatoxin
8-17-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Ag Commissioner Troxler visiting Western N.C. next week
8-15-12 2012 Mountain State Fair offering up fun for the whole family Sept. 7-16
8-14-12 Mountain State Fair offers variety of competitions; entry forms are due Aug. 24
8-10-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: 'Weekend Gardener' to broadcast from State Farmers Market Saturday, Aug. 18
8-9-12 Changes at State Fair livestock buildings seek to minimize health risks from germs
8-8-12 Winners of 2012 Urban Forestry Awards announced
8-7-12 Commissioner's Food Safety Forum will focus on new federal produce-safety rules
8-3-12 Two woodland stewardship workshops in WNC in August
8-2-12 Pony Express picks up Mountain State Fair entries in 13 western counties
8-1-12 NCDA&CS September workshop focuses on food recalls



7-30-12 N.C. Mountain State Fair offers ticket discounts
7-30-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market offers $1,000 for largest watermelon
at Watermelon Day Thursday, Aug. 2
7-27-12 Regional agronomists give guidance on wildlife food plots
7-27-12 NCDA&CS disposal program collects nearly 3 million pounds of unwanted pesticides
7-25-12 STATE FAIR: State Fair tickets go on sale Aug. 1 at
7-24-12 Clayton resident named chairman of national standards board
7-24-12 Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will meet July 26 in Raleigh
7-20-12 Take care of cotton nutrient problems now
7-18-12 N.C. farmers markets celebrate watermelon season
7-18-12 STATE FAIR: Varsity Vocal Showcase at the N.C. State Fair highlights local collegiate talent
7-17-12 State sees first equine EEE cases of the year
7-16-12 N.C. Forest Service awards urban forestry grants for projects in Buncombe, Cumberland, Gaston, Scotland, Wake counties
7-13-12 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund announces 2012 grant recipients
7-12-12 N.C. Pesticide Board announces July case settlements
7-12-12 North Carolina Plant Conservation Board to meet July 18 in Raleigh
7-11-12 STATE FAIR: N.C. State Fair announces release of 2012 Premium Book
7-10-12 North Carolina peach season off to a strong start
7-10-12 NCDA&CS revamps website for agronomic reports
7-9-12 Plant tissue analysis resolves crop nutrition problems
7-6-12 State Farmers Market to host peach dessert contest at Peach Day July 12
7-6-12 NCDA&CS to host spay/neuter workshop in Willliamston
7-6-12 N.C. Forest Service lends a hand to other states
7-3-12 N.C. farm families encouraged to apply for Century Farm program
7-2-12 STATE FAIR: N.C. State Fair announces 2012 concert schedule



6-29-12 Two Charlotte-based food companies win awards at Fancy Food Show
6-29-12 Keep your Independence Day celebration safe with these fire safety tips
6-28-12 Vance County farmer counting on cabbage
6-26-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Farmland preservation advisory committee to meet Wednesday
6-15-12 NCDA&CS plant industry staff helps businesses keep exports moving
6-15-12 Crawfish Day returns to Piedmont Triad Farmers Market Saturday, June 23
6-15-12 Forest Service conducting air operations training June 17-22; DuPont Recreational State Forest is site of joint exercise
6-13-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market celebrates Blueberry Day Thursday, June 14
6-7-12 General Assembly to chug milk for charity June 12
6-6-12 Woodland stewardship workshops planned for Western N.C.
6-6-12 N.C. Farm to School program tops $1 million in sales for first time
6-5-12 N.C. beer makers to compete for N.C. State Fair medals



5-31-12 State Farmers Market serves up N.C. crawfish June 9
5-29-12 Troxler advises farmers to prepare for hurricane season
5-29-12 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund advisory board to meet Wednesday
5-22-12 N.C. Dairy Advantage offers scholarships to local cheesemakers
5-21-12 Blue Lightning of Burlington wins Got to Be NC Festival Bluegrass Competition
5-18-12 Farmers should review rules before burning agricultural debris
5-17-12 Consumers to see changes in ethanol labeling at the pump
5-16-12 Commissioner Troxler to recognize 2012-13 N.C. Farm to School calendar contest winners Friday at Got to Be NC Festival
5-15-12 BCBS Foundation grant drives more N.C. produce to more N.C. students
5-11-12 Workshop in Morganton focuses on protecting farmland
5-11-12 N.C. Irish potato growers approve assessment
5-10-12 Got to Be NC Festival's FiberFest continues to expand; classes, demonstrations, meetups and sock fashion show among highlights
5-8-12 Clayton woman's Strawberry Trifle takes top prize in State Farmers Market Strawberry Dessert contest
5-7-12 Guidelines aim to keep falsely labeled honey out of NCDA&CS farmers markets
5-7-12 Local food benefits area charities at Got to Be NC Festival
5-3-12 Got to Be NC Festival celebrates local food, state's ag heritage May 18-20 at State Fairgrounds
5-2-12 Enloe High School team takes top honor in state Envirothon competition
5-2-12 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infesttation in Caswell and Rockingham counties
5-1-12 Eleven stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
5-1-12 Five stores pay fines for price-scanning errors


4-30-12 Asheville company recalls tempeh after tests detect presence of salmonella
4-26-12 Structural Pest Control Committee approves settlement agreements
4-24-12 Finalists announced for Best Dish in North Carolina regional restaurant competition
4-24-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will meet April 26 in Raleigh
4-23-12 State Farmers Market plans sweet treats for Strawberry Day May 3
4-19-12 Local students are winners in the N.C. Farm to School calendar contest
4-19-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to moderate local food discussion at UNCG Wednesday
4-18-12 NCDA&CS to place traps at suspected gypsy moth infestation near Lake Wheeler
4-17-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Spring Herb Days April 20-22
4-17-12 NCDA&CS opens The Pavilion at Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Center
4-16-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to moderate local food discussion at UNCC Wednesday
4-16-12 Field days will highlight advances in wheat research
4-12-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to cut ribbon for The Pavilion at Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Center April 17
4-10-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: North Carolina Plant Conservation Board to meet
4-10-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to moderate farm bill discussion at N.C. State Wednesday
4-10-12 Festival looking for antique tractors and bluegrass bands
4-4-12 Horse owners urged to vaccinate horses early
4-2-12 New NCDA&CS regional agronomist serving growers in Tidewater area


3-30-12 NCDA&CS to begin placing gypsy moth traps
3-30-12 N.C. farmers say they'll plant more peanuts, corn, soybeans this year; wheat acreage also up
3-29-12 N.C. Forest Service urges residents not to burn debris
3-29-12 Spring events planned at State Farmers Market
3-26-12 Five members sworn in to Soil and Water Conservation Commission
3-26-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Lowes Foods and MDI food distributors looking for local farmers to supply products; holding meeting March 28 in Winston-Salem
3-20-12 Gasoline and Oil Inspection Board approves new rules for ethanol labeling
3-20-12 N.C. Pesticide Board announces March case settlements
3-16-12 N.C. Forest Service advises of smoke and fog potential in areas of Brunswick County; urges caution in travel
3-16-12 Winners of N.C. Arbor Day Poster Contest announced
3-15-12 Commissioner's Speakers Series teaches college students about importance of agriculture
3-14-12 Celebrate N.C. Arbor Day by planting a tree
3-13-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: North Carolina's Arbor Day planned Friday at State Farmers Market
3-12-12 NCDA&CS to host Food Business Conference May 8
3-7-12 N.C. Forest Service will conduct prescribed burn Thursday in Brunswick County
3-6-12 Manage strawberry fertilization with tissue testing
3-1-12 Spring nitrogen application is critical for wheat


2-29-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Annual Agritourism Networking Association Conference to be held March 8-9
2-24-12 N.C. Forest Service urges residents not to burn Saturday
2-23-12 Laurel wilt found in Brunswick County
2-22-12 Specialty Crop Grants available from NCDA&CS
2-21-12 N.C. ‘Animal Lovers’ license plates help fund almost $400,000 in spay/neuter procedures
2-21-12 Board drops 2012 N.C. boll weevil assessment to 70 cents per acre
2-20-12 Workshops focus on protecting farmland
2-14-12 NCDA&CS to help local farmers markets with advertising costs
2-14-12 Commercial Irish potato growers to vote on assessment program
2-13-12 Marshburn promoted to county ranger in Duplin
2-10-12 Agritourism Networking Association to host annual conference March 8-9
2-9-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Valentine's Day Open House Saturday, Feb. 11
2-9-12 Quarantine lifted from Rockingham County horse stable
2-9-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Farmland preservation advisory committee to meet
2-8-12 NCDA&CS to host three workshops focused on growing local farmers markets
2-7-12 Prescribed Fire Awareness Week is Feb. 13-19
2-6-12 Turner promoted to NCDA&CS Seed and Fertilizer Section administrator
2-6-12 Wilson promoted to section administrator in the NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division
2-2-12 NCDA&CS presents Exporter of the Year award to TW Garner Food Co.


1-26-12 N.C. Pecan Growers Association's meeting, workshop and orchard tour planned for Feb. 18
1-23-12 N.C. Board of Agriculture will meet Jan. 25 in Raleigh
1-18-12 N.C. Pesticide Board announces January case settlements
1-17-12 Seventh annual Ag Forum will focus on economic trends, farm safety Feb. 2 at State Fairgrounds
1-13-12 MEDIA ADVISORY: Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will meet Jan. 19 in Raleigh
1-10-12 NCDA&CS to host a small-business workshop on preventing a food recall
1-5-12 Virus affecting horses found at N.C. stable
1-4-12 Agritourism mini-conference to be held Jan. 13 in Greenville


NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Andrea Ashby, 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

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