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2010 News Releases
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December 2010

12-23-10 NCDA&CS gives advice on starting greenhouse production
12-22-10 Kroger pet food recall initiated after testing at NCDA&CS labs
12-22-10 NCDA&CS gas pump inspectors work to ensure accuracy at the pump
12-17-10 N.C. gets federal grants to protect food, feed
12-13-10 Deadline for aquaculture grant program extended to Dec. 22
12-13-10 Structural Pest Control Committee approves settlement agreements
12-9-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market completes annual Week of Giving with open house Saturday
12-7-10 Troxler appoints Greensboro resident to Plant Conservation Board
12-7-10 New equipment at NCDA&CS soil lab to speed processing

November 2010

11-24-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to speak at Trees for Troops sendoff Monday at Ashe County nursery
11-23-10 2010 N.C. Christmas tree crop offers great selection, quality
11-22-10 Aquaculture producers eligible for grants to recoup losses sustained in 2009
11-22-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to highlight 2010 Christmas tree crop Tuesday at State Farmers Market
11-22-10 Battling bedbugs? Make sure you use a licensed pest management company
11-19-10 N.C. poinsettias brighten up the holidays
11-17-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Pecan Day Friday, Nov. 19
11-16-10 NCDA&CS seed lab to move to temporary location; lab users will need to send seed samples to new location starting Dec. 6
11-15-10 N.C. Pesticide Board announces November case settlements
11-10-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market offers one-stop shop for holiday gifts, food
11-8-10 NCDA&CS services helped Calahaln Vineyards correct soil nutrient issue, saving plants and improving production 
11-8-10 Pecan growers’ website offers venue to buy and sell pecans, services
11-5-10 Two elected to board of plant conservation group
11-5-10 North Carolina sweet potatoes make up nearly half of U.S. production
11-4-10 Raleigh Flea Market at N.C. State Fairgrounds re-opens Saturday, Nov. 6
11-3-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market hosts Colossal Collard Day Friday, Nov. 5
11-3-10 N.C. Board of Agriculture will meet Nov. 10 in Raleigh
11-1-10 Water resources development workshops scheduled
11-1-10 NCDA&CS schedules listening sessions for companion-animal welfare study

October 2010

10-29-10 More 2010 N.C. State Fair livestock winners
10-26-10 Federal assistance available for some poultry growers
10-19-10 Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants; application deadline is Dec. 15
10-18-10 Friends of Plant Conservation to hold annual meeting Nov. 3
10-11-10 N.C. organizations win specialty-crop marketing grants
10-8-10 NCDA&CS issues consumer advisory after finding metal in lollipops from South America
10-4-10 N.C. crops at risk after drenching
10-4-10 25th annual decorated pumpkin contest to be held at the State Famers Market Thursday

September 2010

9-29-10 Troxler advises farmers to prepare for possible flooding
9-28-10 Troxler wants EPA to do something about bedbugs
9-24-10 Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will meet Sept. 28 in Raleigh
9-23-10 NCDA&CS offers road signs for agritourism farms
9-20-10 State Farmers Market kicks off fall events with Apple Day Thursday
9-20-10 N.C. Pesticide Board announces September case settlements
9-16-10 Troxler encourages farmers to have corn tested for aflatoxin
9-16-10 AKC CAR microchip donation boosts state’s companion animal emergency efforts
9-15-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: AKC-CAR microchip donation to boost state’s companion animal emergency efforts
9-14-10 State Farmers Market to host Sweet Potato Day Thursday
9-10-10 North Carolina creates exterior quarantine to prevent Thousand Cankers Disease in Tennessee
9-8-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Mountain State Fair opening ceremonies Sept. 10 at noon
9-8-10 N.C. State Beekeepers Association, NCDA&CS launch joint effort to target adulterated honey
9-8-10 New Dairy Artisans booth will debut at Mountain State Fair
9-8-10 It must be time for a muscadine
9-7-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host grape, wine tastings at Grape Day Friday
9-7-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Mountain State Fair safety press conference is Sept. 9
9-7-10 Growers changing crops can get help from NCDA&CS
9-3-10 N.C. Mountain State Fair kicks off in one week
9-3-10 Protect next season’s crop by looking for symptoms of nematode damage now
9-2-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council to hold meeting Sept. 9 in Mills River
9-1-10 N.C. State Fair offers special events, discounted admission

August 2010

8-31-10 Mountain State Fair animal attractions offer something for the whole herd
8-30-10 Fall crops, agritourism in North Carolina will be featured on UNC-TV Sept. 3
8-30-10 Country acts round out the State Fair concert lineup
8-27-10 N.C. Mountain State Fair offers first horseshoe pitching contest
8-27-10 School kids starting the year off right with the NCDA&CS Farm to School Program
8-27-10 Troxler recommends that producers confirm wheat seed supplies
8-27-10 Troxler presents awards at specialty foods conference
8-25-10 N.C. State Fair invites fairgoers to 'Celebrate What's Great' with fair traditions, new attractions
8-25-10 NCDA&CS offers food safety workshop Sept. 28 in Salisbury
8-25-10 Plenty of great deals to be had at the Mountain State Fair
8-24-10 Raleigh food business gets federal honor for achievement in exporting its products
8-24-10 Stock up and save on Mountain State Fair gate admission during Ingles Day, Sept. 15
8-23-10 Water Wars joins midway lineup at Mountain State Fair
8-20-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Commissioner Troxler, Sen. Burr to honor Raleigh food business Monday afternoon
8-20-10 2010 Mountain State Fair will feature top country, gospel and bluegrass acts
8-19-10 Structural Pest Control Committee approves settlement agreements
8-16-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market hosts "Weekend Gardener" radio show
Saturday, Aug. 21
8-12-10 Best Dish in NC winners crowned
8-12-10 Troxler advises horse owners to guard against blood disease
8-9-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler hosting Food Safety Forum Tuesday
8-6-10 Pony Express provides pickup service for Mountain State Fair entries from outlying counties
8-6-10 N.C. Mountain State Fair is calling all crafters, carvers, creative culinary types and livestock competitors
8-5-10 Save big with advance tickets for Mountain State Fair

July 2010

7-29-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Largest-watermelon contest set for State Farmers Market's Watermelon Day Thursday, Aug. 5
7-26-10 N.C. State Fair announces online release of 2010 Premium Book
7-23-10 North Carolina growers have access to free consulting services
7-23-10 Troxler elected president of Southern agricultural group
7-21-10 Troxler hosting sixth annual Food Safety Forum Aug. 10
7-20-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council to hold quarterly meeting Thursday, July 22
7-16-10 Powdered drink mix sold at Hispanic markets in Charlotte and Winston-Salem recalled for undeclared dairy allergens
7-16-10 NCDA&CS recommends buying bees from permitted dealers
7-15-10 N.C. State Fair announces partial 2010 concert lineup
7-13-10 Food entrepreneur workshop being held Aug. 17 at Cunningham Research Station; deadline to register is Aug. 10
7-13-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Food entrepreneur workshop being held Aug. 11 at WNC Ag Center; registration deadline is Aug. 4
7-13-10 Cost-share grants for organic certification still available
7-12-10 Peach dessert contest set for State Farmers Market's Peach Day Thursday
7-6-10 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund announces 2010 grant recipients
7-2-10 N.C. watermelons will be a featured attraction at state farmers markets in July and August
7-2-10 A sweet start for North Carolina peach season
7-2-10 Budget cuts force closure of Rose Hill veterinary lab

June 2010

6-30-10 NCDA&CS offers guidance on plasticulture crop production
6-28-10 Eight stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
6-28-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Annual legislative milk-chugging contest set for Wednesday, June 30
6-25-10 NCDA&CS revokes facility license of Fayetteville boarding kennel
6-25-10 Recall of bagged, ready-to-eat spinach due to listeria contamination expands
6-24-10 Maryland company voluntarily recalls bagged, ready-to-eat spinach due to listeria contamination
6-23-10 Legislators to face off in milk-chugging contest Wednesday, June 30
6-18-10 Two superintendents named at western N.C. research stations
6-16-10 Equine owners should vaccinate against WNV, EEE
6-15-10 N.C. Pesticide Board announces June case settlements
6-10-10 European trade mission will focus on tobacco
6-8-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market celebrates Blueberry Day Thursday, June 10
6-8-10 Hart named to EPA advisory committee on agriculture
6-7-10 Soil testing helps landscapes live long and prosper
6-7-10 Pesticide Board to consider settlement with Ag-Mart at June 9 meeting
6-4-10 Eastern Fish Co. issues allergy alert on undeclared sulfites in shrimp sold at Bloom stores in N.C.
6-3-10 Crawfish Day at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to be held June 19

May 2010

5-28-10 Winners announced for Got to Be NC Festival's barbecue, bluegrass and tractor competitions
5-26-10 Crawfish Day at State Farmers Market to be held June 5
5-26-10 Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will hold conference call June 2
5-25-10 Location change announced for NCDA&CS food marketing workshops in Eastern North Carolina
5-25-10 Date change announced for upcoming food business workshop
5-25-10 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation in Currituck County
5-24-10 State Farmers Market to host Spring Fling at the Market Shoppes Thursday, May 27
5-18-10 N.C. State Fairgrounds set for jam-packed weekend
5-17-10 Classic cars on display Friday at the Got to Be NC Festival
5-17-10 Troxler advises farmers to prepare for hurricane season
5-11-10 Harleys thunder again at 2010 Got to Be NC Festival
5-10-10 Local-food council urges legislators to provide $5 million for farmland preservation trust fund
5-6-10 Pledging to be a ‘good egg’ can help put eggs in food banks and is a great way to celebrate May as Egg Month
5-6-10 Food expo at Got to Be NC Festival showcases N.C. companies, wineries
5-4-10 Got to Be NC Festival food events benefit Masonic charities
5-3-10 Companies honored at specialty foods conference

April 2010

4-30-10 Finalists announced for Best Dish in North Carolina restaurant competition
4-29-10 N.C. economy blooms with flowers and ornamentals
4-29-10 Got to Be NC Festival features bluegrass music, competition
4-28-10 Got to Be NC Big Cart rolls into Chadbourn Saturday for Strawberry Festival
4-28-10 N.C. Pecan Growers Association to host spring workshop and orchard tour June 5
4-27-10 N.C. Farm to School Program posts record year capped by a strong finish in strawberry and blueberry sales
4-27-10 Structural Pest Control Committee approves settlement agreements
4-26-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market hosts annual Strawberry Day Thursday, April 29
4-26-10 Variety of 'horsepower' on display at Got to Be NC Festival
4-22-10 Plenty of new activities planned for 2010 Got to Be NC Festival
4-20-10 North Carolina agriculture gets the spotlight on UNC-TV April 29
4-20-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council to hold second meeting Thursday, April 22
4-20-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: "Weekend Gardener" radio show to broadcast live from State Farmers Market April 24
4-19-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Association plans agritourism workshops April 22, 29
4-19-10 NCDA&CS food lab achieves ISO 17025 accreditation
4-15-10 Board of Agriculture to meet April 20 in Lumberton
4-13-10 Date changes for State Farmers Market's Spring Fling at the Market Shoppes; new date is May 27
4-12-10 North Carolina strawberries ready to burst onto the scene
4-12-10 Grants available through NCDA&CS for specialty crops
4-8-10 Vernon Cox joins NCDA&CS as environmental specialist
4-6-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Spring Herb Days spice things up at State Farmers Market

March 2010

3-31-10 N.C. farmers say they'll plant more cotton, peanuts, sweet potatoes this year, but less wheat, soybeans, tobacco
3-30-10 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestations in Caswell, Currituck, Onslow, Warren and Wayne counties
3-29-10 N.C. Pesticide Board announces March case settlements
3-26-10 NCDA&CS issues consumer alert about folk remedy Nzu
3-26-10 Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will meet March 30 in Raleigh
3-24-10 NCDA&CS offering one-day workshop for current or prospective farmers market vendors or managers
3-23-10 State Farmers Market announces 2010 spring events
3-18-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to talk about N.C. agriculture, 2010 growing season at Piedmont Triad Farmers Market Friday
3-16-10 In eastern North Carolina, crops are likely to need potassium and sulfur this year
3-15-10 Troxler, legislators to cut ribbon on new barn at Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Ag Center Wednesday
3-15-10 NCDA&CS must monitor all cotton for boll weevil, even if plants are ornamental
3-12-10 Wildlife damage to N.C. field crops totals $29.4 million
3-8-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market kicks off 2010 events with Spring Craft Fair
3-4-10 2010 Agritourism Networking Association workshops planned
3-4-10 NCDA&CS is offering two cost-share grants to assist farmers with on-farm food safety efforts
3-3-10 NCDA&CS helps gardeners get the most for their money
3-3-10 NCDA&CS offering one-day workshop for current or prospective farmers market vendors or managers
3-1-10 N.C. boll weevil assessment for 2010 is $1.25 per acre

February 2010

2-17-0 North Carolina revises nitrogen recommendations for wheat
2-17-10 NCDA&CS launches Spanish version of food safety Web site
2-16-10 Antique tractors wanted for 2010 Got to Be NC Festival
2-15-10 Best Dish in NC restaurant contest looking for top chefs
2-15-10 NCDA&CS to host food marketing workshop series in Western North Carolina
2-9-10 Vendors sought for 2010 Got to Be NC Festival
2-9-10 Quarantine area for the imported fire ant expanded
2-5-10 NCDA&CS animal welfare inspector completes Homeland Security training
2-4-10 NCDA&CS gives Exporter of the Year Award to U.S. Tobacco Cooperative
2-3-10 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to deliver State of Agriculture address Thursday
2-3-10 NCDA&CS launches department Twitter account
 

January 2010

1-29-10 NCDA&CS offering one-day workshop for current or prospective farmers market vendors or managers
1-28-10 Altria grant of $100,000 will help N.C. create plan to protect agricultural water resources
1-25-10 NCDA&CS to host food marketing workshop series in Eastern North Carolina
1-19-10 N.C. Pecan Growers Association’s meeting, workshop and orchard tour planned for Feb. 13
1-19-10 Aquaculture Development Conference to be held in Atlantic Beach
1-19-10 N.C. Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council to hold first meeting Feb. 2 at State Fairgrounds
1-15-10 Ag Forum to focus on ag economics, federal policy; event is Feb. 4 at State Fairgrounds
1-14-10 Advisory committee for farmland preservation trust fund will meet Jan. 19 in Raleigh
1-13-10 NCDA&CS sets public meetings on gypsy moth treatments
1-8-10 Agritourism Networking Association’s Winter Conference set for Feb. 18 & 19
1-8-10 Food marketing workshop scheduled for Jan. 12 rescheduled to April 20
1-8-10 Fifth Annual Carolina Garden Expo returns to Greenville

 

 

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