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2009 News Releases

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December

12-23-09 USDA lab confirms that N.C. pigs had H1N1; pigs have recovered from illness
12-22-09 Food safety workshop for small food producers, seafood processors is Jan. 26 in Morehead City
12-21-09 Structural Pest Control Committee approves settlement agreements
12-15-09 N.C. Mountain State Fair wins awards, signs 2010 carnival contract
12-10-09 NCDA&CS offers free price-risk management workshops for farmers
12-8-09 North Carolina State Fair wins international awards for advertising and agricultural programs
12-8-09 MEDIA ADVISORY: Symposium Wednesday focuses on flu in animals, humans
12-4-09 NCDA&CS offering food marketing workshop Jan. 12
12-3-09

November

11-30-09 N.C. poinsettias brighten up the holidays
11-25-09 2009 N.C. Christmas tree crop offers great selection
11-20-09 Twenty-one animal shelters are reprimanded for failing to comply with new euthanasia standards
11-20-09 At Thanksgiving, thank a farmer
11-19-09 Exterior quarantine for sweetpotato weevil expanded; action prohibits movement of certain plants from five S.C. counties
11-18-09 State Farmers Market to host Pecan Day Friday, Nov. 20
11-17-09 N.C. Pesticide board announces November settlements
11-12-09 Board of Agriculture approves changes in rental fees at state-owned farmers markets, agricultural centers
11-10-09 Vernon James enshrined in Agricultural Hall of Fame
11-10-09 Get crafty at the State Farmers Market Fall Craft Fair, Nov. 13-15
11-9-09 Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants; application deadline is Dec. 4
11-6-09 MEDIA ADVISORY: Vernon James to be enshrined in Agricultural Hall of Fame Tuesday in Williamston
11-6-09 Board of Agriculture will meet Nov. 10 in Williamston
11-5-09 Raleigh Flea Market at N.C. State Fairgrounds re-opens Saturday, Nov. 7
11-5-09 State Farmers Market to host Collard Day Friday, Nov. 6

October

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10-28-09 NCDA&CS Food and Drug Division launches 'Got to Be NC Food Safety' Web site to supplement food safety efforts
10-28-09 NCDA&CS offering food marketing workshop Nov. 17
10-15-09 N.C. organizations win specialty-crop marketing grants
10-14-09 NCDA&CS seeks to reduce postage costs, save paper by putting soil tests and other agronomic reports online
10-9-09 Triangle company recalls sandwiches because of Listeria
10-7-09 NCDA&CS offers organic certification cost-share assistance
10-5-09 Pint-sized pumpkin painting part of State Farmers Market's Great Pumpkin Contest Oct. 8
10-1-09 N.C. Seed Law updated and seed license fees increased

September

9-29-09 Troxler, ag officials in other states propose plan to help U.S. dairy, pork, poultry producers
9-25-09 Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will meet Sept. 30 in Raleigh
9-24-09 Six N.C. Specialty Food Association winners selected
9-23-09 Nursery discovers value of “pour-through” testing
9-23-09 Raleigh Flea Market at N.C. State Fairgrounds prepares to close for State Fair
9-22-09 Structural Pest Control Committee approves settlement agreements
9-22-09 State Farmers Market to host Apple Day Thursday, Sept. 24
9-17-09 State Farmers Market to host ClayFest Fall Potter Festival Saturday, Sept. 19
9-17-09 N.C. ag exports top $3 billion
9-14-09 Best Dish finalists join to create an ultimate N.C. meal
9-11-09 Muscadine grape season ripe with flavor
9-10-09 N.C. Pesticide Board announces September case settlements
9-9-09 Goodness, gracious, Grape Day set for Sept. 11at State Farmers Market
9-3-09 Grape Day set for Friday, Sept. 11, at State Farmers Market
9-3-09 REVISED: Troxler encourages farmers to have corn tested for aflatoxin
9-2-09 MEDIA ADVISORY: Deadline for Got to Be NC Ag Jam press credentials is Sept. 9

August

8-31-09 Get tips for entering the N.C. State Fair Flower and Garden Show at Sept. 19 workshop
8-27-09 Troxler encourages farmers to have corn tested for aflatoxin
8-25-09 As holiday seasons kick off, agritourism maps help locate corn mazes, pumpkin patches and more
8-24-09 Three Charlotte stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
8-24-09 Five stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
8-20-09 NCDA&CS offers food safety workshop for small food entrepreneurs, meat handlers
8-19-09 Troxler taps Ragan to lead Food and Drug Protection
8-18-09 Gospel singers and groups needed for N.C. Mountain State Fair competitions
8-17-09 Troxler to visit farms, agribusinesses, aquaculture operations in Eastern N.C. Wednesday-Friday
8-17-09 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler hosting Food Safety Forum Tuesday
8-14-09 Guidelines set for acceptable agricultural burning
8-14-09 State Farmers Market to host 'Weekend Gardener' radio show tomorrow, Aug. 15
8-11-09 Four Square Restaurant and the Yancey House are crowned 2009 “Best Dish in North Carolina” winners
8-10-09 Second annual Got to Be NC Ag Jam pairs local farmers and food companies with national country acts Saturday, Sept. 12
8-7-09 Custom-blend fertilizers make good economic sense
8-5-09 Pony Express provides service for outlying counties to participate at the Mountain State Fair
8-4-09 Biosecurity measures to increase at county fairs
8-4-09 MEDIA ADVISORY: 'What a melon!' contest kicks off State Farmers Market Watermelon Day Thursday, Aug. 6

July

7-30-09 Troxler hosting fifth annual Food Safety Forum Aug. 18
7-23-09 Three horses test positive for mosquito-borne diseases
7-22-09 Troxler to lead agricultural trade mission to China
7-22-09 MEDIA ADVISORY: Peaches, ice cream and desserts part of annual State Farmers Market Peach Day, Thursday, July 23
7-21-09 NCDA&CS chief deputy commissioner receives international award of merit
7-17-09 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
7-16-09 2009 N.C. State Fair advance ticket sales begin online Aug. 3
7-15-09 South Carolina company voluntarily recalls alfalfa sprouts for listeria contamination
7-15-09 In tough economy, NCDA&CS agronomic services retain value
7-14-09 Peach dessert contest planned for annual State Farmers Market Peach Day Thursday, July 23
7-10-09 Aquaculture producers eligible for grant monies to recoup losses sustained in 2008
7-8-09 Race for blue ribbons begins: N.C. State Fair announces release of 2009 Premium Book
7-7-09 Legislators to face off in milk-chugging contest Wednesday, July 8
7-6-09 2009 N.C. State Fair concert lineup features N.C. talent, contemporary Christian acts and Motown legends
7-2-09 It’s shaping up to be a peach of a season
7-2-09 N.C. farmers don't hog water, first statewide survey of agricultural water use shows

June

6-30-09 NCDA&CS provides agronomic advice to farms of all sizes
6-29-09 Benson woman receives NCDA&CS Employee of the Month honor
6-22-09 Troxler urges farmers to have wheat tested for vomitoxin
6-11-09 Seven stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
6-10-09 NCDA&CS agronomist helps poultry producers comply with environmental regulations
6-10-09 Blueberry Day at State Farmers Market offers cure for summertime blues
6-5-09 Got to Be NC Festival's barbecue, tractor and bluegrass competition winners announced
6-4-09 NCDA&CS Farm to School program has record year
6-3-09 MEDIA ADVISORY: Commissioner Troxler to loan antique tractor to N.C. Museum of History, but first he'll take it for a spin
6-2-09 Crawfish Day at State Farmers Market kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 6
6-2-09 21st Century Farmers' Markets Program enables farmers to accept electronic payments from food stamp recipients
6-1-09 N.C. food companies invited to learn about online and traditional media relations at July 28 seminar

May

5-29-09 On Sunday from 3-10 p.m., ride all you want for $20 at the Got to Be NC Festival
5-28-09 MEDIA ADVISORY: Commissioner Troxler to lead antique-tractor parade at Got to Be NC Festival Friday at 11 a.m.
5-27-09 Something for the whole family at the Got to Be NC Festival this weekend
5-26-09 Got to Be NC Festival features draft horse pull, tractor pull, lawnmower racing in grandstand
5-26-09 NCDA&CS launches informational Web site to help pork, poultry farmers who have lost contracts during recession
5-22-09 Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will meet May 28 in Raleigh
5-21-09 Troxler advises farmers to prepare for hurricane season
5-20-09 Flowers and ornamentals brighten landscape and the economy
5-19-09 Classic cars, motorcycles roll into Dorton Arena for Got to Be NC Festival
5-18-09 Find North Carolina grown food products at NCFarmFresh.com
5-18-09 N.C. Masons host 4th annual Pig Jig barbecue cook-off at Got to Be NC Festival Saturday, May 30
5-15-09 NCDA&CS is offering two cost-share grants to assist farmers with food safety efforts
5-14-09 N.C. Pesticide Board April settlements announced
5-13-09 Food expo brings flavor to Got to Be NC Festival
5-12-09 Grants available through NCDA&CS for specialty crops
5-7-09 Vendors welcome for 2009 Got to Be NC Festival
5-5-09 Countdown begins for food, fun of Got to Be NC Festival
5-4-09 N.C. Pesticide Board adopts pesticide record-keeping rule changes for growers and aerial applicators
5-1-09 Bravo and Time Warner Cable bring "Top Chef:The Tour 2" to Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 (State Farmers Market)

 

April

4-28-09 State Farmers Market to host Strawberry Day Thursday, April 30
4-28-09 N.C. companies invited to learn about exporting products May 19 at State Fairgrounds
4-27-09 Troxler encourages pork producers to practice good bio-security on their farms
4-24-09 Finalists announced for “Best Dish in North Carolina” restaurant competition
4-24-09 Increased federal spending on food assistance will benefit North Carolina hunger-relief agencies
4-24-09 State Farmers Market to host 'Weekend Gardener' radio show Saturday, April 25
4-24-09 MEDIA ADVISORY: Ag Commissioner Troxler, Clyde Fitzgerald of Second Harvest Food Bank to discuss hunger relief Friday in Winston-Salem
4-17-09 New maps help tourists and locals pinpoint agritourism adventures
4-17-09 Get your shortcake ready; North Carolina strawberries are hitting the market
4-14-09 State Farmers Market holds Greenhouse Vegetable Day Thursday, April 16
4-13-09 State Farmers Market to host Strawberry Day recipe contest Thursday, April 30
4-13-09 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestations in Currituck, Dare, Granville and Warren counties
4-9-09 Agritourism Networking Association sponsors workshop in McDowell County for agritourism farmers
4-8-09 MEDIA ADVISORY: Ag Commissioner Troxler, Kay Carter of Second Harvest Food Bank to discuss hunger relief Thursday in Charlotte
4-7-09 State Farmers Market's Spring Herb Days kick off Friday, April 10
4-3-09 Board of Agriculture to vote on referendum requests April 8
4-3-09 Agritourism Networking Association sponsors workshop at Duplin Winery for agritourism farmers
4-2-09 Got to Be NC Festival aims for thrifty family fun May 29-31 at State Fairgrounds
4-1-09 Equine owners should vaccinate against WNV, EEE

March

3-31-09 Celebrate Gourd Day, Market Shoppes open house at the State Farmers Market Saturday, April 4
3-30-09 Agritourism Networking Association sponsors workshop in Windsor for agritourism farmers
3-27-09 Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will meet March 30 in Raleigh
3-26-09 Commissioner Troxler, Speaker Hackney to visit Chatham County livestock and poultry farm Friday
3-24-09 Commissioner Troxler to speak at congressional hearing on tobacco Thursday morning
3-18-09 Wheat growers should tissue sample before topdressing
3-13-09 N.C. boll weevil assessment for 2009 is $1.25 per acre
3-12-09 N.C. Pesticide Board March settlements announced
3-10-09 Bird food recalled due to salmonella contamination
3-10-09 Structural Pest Control Committee approves settlement agreements
3-9-09 N.C. Tomato Growers Association offering scholarship
3-9-09 State Farmers Market kicks off 2009 events with local crafters and artists
3-9-09 MEDIA ADVISORY: Flavors of Carolina connects buyers and sellers at March 11 food show
3-5-09 State Farmers Market Restaurant scheduled to reopen Saturday, March 14
3-3-09 Strawberry growers advised to begin tissue sampling in March

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 January

1-29-09 Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will meet by conference call Feb. 3
1-26-09 Three stores pay fines for price-scanner errors
1-22-09 Forum to focus on economy's effects on agriculture
1-21-09 Got to Be NC Festival returns to State Fairgrounds in May
1-21-09 Troxler announces availability of agricultural festivals grants; deadline is Feb. 17
1-16-09 NCDA&CS sets 2009 public meetings on gypsy moth treatments
1-16-09 Calling all chefs! Sign up if you think you’ve got the ‘Best Dish in NC’
1-14-09 Troxler announces staff changes in Western N.C.
1-14-09 Pesticide Board tightens rules for keeping records of pesticide use in North Carolina
1-9-09 Final meeting to gather public input on management of state's ag research stations is Jan. 14 in Waynesville
1-9-09 N.C. Pecan Growers Association’s meeting, workshop and orchard tour planned for Feb. 14
1-9-09 Aquaculture Development Conference to be held Jan. 30 &31
1-9-09 Carolina Garden Expo returns to Greenville Feb. 13 & 14
1-9-09 Quarantine area for imported fire ant expanded
1-8-09 Price-risk management workshops offered
1-7-09 Meier named superintendent at Cherry Research Farm
1-7-09 State Farmers Market Restaurant to close Jan. 11 for repairs, renovations; it will reopen March 7

2008 Archives

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Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
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