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2013-2014 News Releases
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April

4-17-14 Transylvania County sheriff's lieutenant honored for forest protection work
4-16-14 INFOGRAPHIC: This Easter, choose the chocolate kind (pdf)
4-16-14 Space still available for antique farm equipment at Got to Be NC Festival in May
4-15-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: Free tomato sandwiches at State Farmers Market Thursday
4-14-14 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet April 16 in Raleigh
4-7-14 Board of Agriculture will meet April 9 in Raleigh

March

3-28-14 Troxler announces funding for hemlock restoration
3-27-14 NCDA&CS offers Specialty Crop Block Grant Program; deadline for applications is May 2
3-24-14 Big Toy Day planned for Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
3-21-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Arbor Day event Saturday
3-18-14 Arbor Day photo contest winners announced; winners from Buncombe, Guilford, Moore, Watauga and Mecklenburg counties
3-17-14 N.C. Plant Scientific Committee to meet Thursday, March 20 at the N.C. Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill
3-17-14 Got to Be NC Festival seeks antique tractors, vendors, musicians
3-13-14 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
3-12-14 Troxler announces availability of bioenergy research grants
3-11-14 N.C. Forest Service urges residents to be safe when cleaning up storm debris
3-10-14 State Farmers Market to hold Spring Craft Fair March 14-16
3-7-14 NCDA&CS offers hotline for farmers affected by storm
3-7-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: ADFP Trust Fund Advisory Committee conference call set for Tuesday at 10 a.m.
3-5-14 Board sets 2014 N.C. boll weevil assessment at $1 per acre

February

2-28-14 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces case settlements
2-24-14 Wheat needs nitrogen in spring; submit samples now
2-20-14 N.C. continues to lose farms, but rate of land loss slows
2-20-14 N.C. peach growers to vote on assessment in April
2-18-14 Keep safety first when cleaning up storm debris
2-17-14 NCDA&CS to host workshop for farmers market managers
2-12-14 NCDA&CS offers information hotline for farmers affected by winter storm
2-11-14 It's still a good time to submit soil samples; results available within two weeks
2-10-14 New NCDA&CS regional agronomist for Rocky Mount area
2-7-14 Troxler, tobacco growers take issue with proposed exclusion from trade agreement
2-6-14 Prime Lumber named N.C. Exporter of the Year
2-4-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: Thursday's Ag Forum will focus on year ahead
2-3-14 New NCDA&CS regional agronomist for northeastern counties
2-3-14 New NCDA&CS regional agronomist for southeastern counties
2-3-14 New regional agronomist assignments for Catawba and McDowell counties
2-3-14 N.C. SweetPotato Commission, NCDA&CS unveil new promotion at area Lowes Food stores
2-3-14 N.C. SweetPotato Commission, NCDA&CS unveil new promotion at area Piggly Wiggly stores
2-3-14 N.C. SweetPotato Commission, NCDA&CS unveil new promotion at Western N.C. Ingles stores

January

1-31-14 Voluntary Ag District workshops to be held across the state
1-23-14 N.C. Pecan Growers Association to hold annual workshop, orchard tour Feb. 15
1-22-14 New NCDA&CS regional agronomist based at Mountain Research Station
1-22-14 Food business conference slated for Feb. 26 in Raleigh
1-21-14 Ag Forum will offer economic and policy outlook Feb. 6 at State Fairgrounds
1-16-14 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
1-15-14 Program helps protect 70 Slick Rock homes from wildfire
1-15-14 NCDA&CS schedules two public hearings on proposed gypsy moth treatments
1-13-14 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the N.C. Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill

December

12-19-13 Poinsettia production is big business for North Carolina
12-12-13 State Capitol highlighting agriculture during holidays
12-12-13 NCDA&CS offers free price-risk management workshops for farmers
12-10-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to be dedicated to late senator
12-5-13 Agriculture Commissioner Troxler's statement on Golden LEAF grant for cold storage facility at port
12-5-13 NCDA&CS issues stop-sale order on Everclear motor oil, automatic transmission fluid
12-4-13 State Farmers Market offers chances to shop and give this holiday season
12-3-13 Quarantine area for the imported fire ant expanded to include Lincoln County and parts of Catawba County

November

11-26-13 Pesticides are the focus at Dec. 12 symposium aimed at human and animal health
11-25-13 NCDA&CS helps consumers find and care for fresh Christmas trees
11-19-13 Seasonal inspections for NCDA&CS Standards Division include holiday hams and turkeys
11-18-13 N.C. Forest Service accepting entries for 2014 Arbor Day Photo Contest
11-15-13 Asheville chef wins Dig into Local Challenge
11-7-13 Forest Service urges Triad residents to be cautious when burning yard debris; dry conditions persist in region
11-5-13 Raleigh Flea Market at State Fairgrounds will reopen Nov. 9
11-5-13 State Farmers Market to host special events this month
11-5-13 New exhibit highlights DuPont's major waterfalls
11-4-13 Board of Agriculture will meet by conference call Nov. 6
11-1-13 Two voluntary ag district workshops to be held in Western North Carolina in November
11-1-13 Livestock producers should be on the lookout for cattle disease

October

10-31-13 Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants; application deadline is Dec. 16
10-28-13 DuPont Forest planning timber harvest
10-9-13 N.C. farmers markets offer fresh products into fall
10-8-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market hosts annual Decorated Pumpkin Contest Oct. 10
10-8-13 Farmland preservation advisory committee to meet
10-7-13 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces case settlements
10-7-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Wildfire-simulation exercise to be conducted at Umstead State Park on Oct. 10
10-4-13 Agronomic services help identify nutrient problems
10-3-13 Troxler calls on Congress to delay finalization of new food safety rules; asks for second draft that would be open for public comment
10-1-13 With fall fire season approaching, N.C. Forest Service offers tips to prevent wildfires
10-1-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Apple Day set for Thursday at State Farmers Market

September

9-25-13 N.C. Forest Service using wasps to fight emerald ash borer
9-25-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Sweet Potato Day on Sept. 26
9-24-13 Warren County joins quarantine area for emerald ash borer
9-19-13 N.C. Plant Conservation Program Event: 'Oconee Bells, Emblem of Resiliency in the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment'
9-16-13 Mountain State Fair has record attendance of 191,596
9-12-13 N.C. Pesticide Board announces September case settlements
9-13-13 Mountain State Fair names winners in feeder calf and swine shows
9-12-13 Mountain State Fair announces clogging contest winners
9-12-13 Mountain State Fair has record attendance for Ingles Day as it enters final weekend
9-12-13 Mountain State Fair announces winners in egg and pecan cooking contests
9-10-13 Mountain State Fair annouces winners in beef and pork cooking contest
9-9-13 Mountain State Fair names livestock show winners
9-9-13 Mountain State Fair offers free admission during Ingles Day, Sept. 11
9-9-13 J.C. Nesbitt inducted into Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame
9-5-13 CANCELED: NCDA&CS to host small-business workshop on preventing food recalls
9-4-13 N.C. Plant Conservation Program Board to meet by conference call Friday
9-4-13 North Carolina celebrates Wine and Grape Month
9-3-13 New satellite parking lot at Mountain State Fair

August

8-30-13 N.C. peach growers to hold referendum Oct. 1
8-29-13 Mountain State Fair looking for pageant contestants
8-27-13 Board of Agriculture will meet Aug. 29 in Raleigh
8-26-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler hosts ninth annual Food Safety Forum on Tuesday
8-23-13 Flax being grown for fiber in North Carolina; agronomists consider its use in nutrient-management plans
8-22-13 Farmers should have corn tested for aflatoxin
8-21-13 Mountain State Fair offers way to save with special discount days
8-16-13 Soil nutrients depleted by heavy rains; crop specialists urge early soil testing this fall
8-15-13 Sample fescue lawns now for lime and fertilizer needs
8-15-13 N.C. Forest Service crews fighting fires in Western states
8-13-13 Mountain State Fair music lineup features more than 50 local, regional acts
8-6-13 Pony Express makes it easier to enter contests at Mountain State Fair
8-5-13 Ninth annual Food Safety Forum scheduled for Aug. 27
8-2-13 Vaccination can prevent equine deaths from EEE
8-2-13 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund announces 2013 grant recipients
8-1-13 Wild animals, wrestling and wood turning part of new attractions at Mountain State Fair

July

7-25-13 State Farmers Market seeks state's largest watermelon
7-24-13 NCDA&CS inspectors make sure consumers are getting their money’s worth at frozen yogurt shops
7-23-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: ADFP Trust Fund Advisory Committee conference call set for Wednesday
7-22-13 New NCDA&CS regional agronomist serving growers in northeastern N.C.
7-22-13 Entry deadline approaching for Mountain State Fair cooking contests, others
7-17-13 N.C. Forest Service: Wet-weather logging advisory for North Carolina
7-15-13 N.C. small grain growers to vote on assessment Aug. 7
7-10-13 N.C. agricultural leaders comment after delegation's recent meeting with Shuanghui International leadership
7-10-13 N.C. Forest Service accepting orders for seedlings; catalogs available at county ranger offices, online
7-9-13 New Blackberry and Blueberry Day planned at Piedmont Triad Farmers Market on July 12
7-9-13 Charlotte Regional Farmers Market offers free watermelon slices at Watermelon Day July 12
7-8-13 N.C. Mountain State Fair offers ways to save on tickets
7-8-13 N.C. Plant Conservation Program Board to meet Wednesday, July 17, in Raleigh
7-8-13 N.C. Farm to School program sets sales record of $1.4 million
7-3-13 N.C. peach season heats up with warmer weather
7-3-13 Bulla joins N.C. State Fair staff to market horse facilities
7-1-13 Big Cart promotes local food at N.C. Wal-Mart stores this summer

June

6-27-13 Peach Day dessert contest at State Farmers Market July 11
6-27-13 China Tobacco International opens N.C. office
6-26-13 Farmers should take caution before burning crop residue
6-26-13 Consider soil sampling after grain harvest
6-26-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Grand opening of pedestrian bridge, welcome center at DuPont State Recreational Forest set for Monday
6-20-13 Mountain Research Station to host Field Day July 18
6-17-13 Blueberry Day planned at the State Farmers Market June 20
6-17-13 N.C. Plant Scientific Committee to meet Thursday, June 27, in Chapel Hill
6-17-13 First detection of the emerald ash borer made in the state; quarantine established for Granville, Person and Vance counties
6-13-13 Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to host Crawfish Day June 22
6-12-13 Cogongrass discovered in Stanly County; small clump is second confirmed infestation in N.C.
6-11-13 Workshop in July aims to increase WNC ag exports
6-6-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Media invited to planning meeting Friday for proposed Smith Creek Park prescribed burn
6-5-13 Troxler appoints new general counsel, two division directors
6-5-13 Big Cart joins the Got to Be NC RV June 7-15 at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in Morehead City

May

5-30-13 Local students win N.C. Farm to School calendar art contest
5-30-13 New trail segment at DuPont State Recreational Forest to open Saturday; trail volunteers will be recognized
5-30-13 State Farmers Market to host Crawfish Day June 8
5-30-13 N.C. Mountain State Fair celebrates 20 years of 'Mountain Fun for Everyone' Sept. 6-15; competitions catalog is available online
5-29-13 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestations in Caswell, Currituck and Rockingham counties
5-29-13 State Farmers Market open regular hours June 2; Lake Wheeler Road closed for Ironman race
5-28-13 Structural Pest Control Committee to hold conference call Friday to discuss proposed changes to law
5-23-13 Board of Agriculture to hold conference call May 28
5-23-13 Farmland preservation advisory committee to meet
5-22-13 Troxler advises farmers to prepare for hurricane season
5-21-13 Early-planted corn is showing problems
5-16-13 N.C. Pesticide Advisory Committee announces new members and approves case settlements
5-16-13 Commissioner Troxler to kick off Got to Be NC Festival with antique tractor parade Friday at 2 p.m.
5-15-13 Charities are the winners in Masonic Pig Jig Competition and Shriners Fish Fry at the Got to Be NC Festival
5-14-13 N.C. Forest Service finds laurel wilt disease in New Hanover County
5-10-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Free tomato sandwiches at State Farmers Market May 17
5-9-13 Horse owners urged to vaccinate horses against mosquito-borne diseases
5-8-13 Got to Be NC Festival will be well-wheeled
5-7-13 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces case settlements
5-6-13 Troxler challenges restaurants to highlight local food this summer
5-3-13 New manager picked for Charlotte Farmers Market
5-3-13 Got to Be NC Festival celebrates local food, state’s ag heritage May 17-19 at State Fairgrounds
5-1-13 New NCDA&CS Market News report will help farmers track fertilizer and diesel fuel costs

April

4-30-13 State Farmers Market hosts dessert contest for Strawberry Day Thursday, May 2
4-29-13 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet Wednesday at 1 p.m. by conference call
4-29-13 N.C. Senate, House face off in milk-chugging contest Tuesday
4-26-13 Maple View Farm recalls three flavors of ice cream because of undeclared allergens
4-22-13 Field days in May will highlight wheat research
4-19-13 Cinco de Mayo Rodeo & Festival brings the sound, culture and taste of Mexico to the WNC Agricultural Center
4-15-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: North Carolina Plant Conservation Board to meet April 17
4-15-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. Forest Service to give update on upcoming projects at DuPont State Recreational Forest on Wednesday
4-9-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will meet April 11 in Raleigh
4-1-13 Nominations open for Pesticide Advisory Committee

March

3-28-13 Three new NCDA&CS regional agronomists available to advise growers
3-28-13 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestations in Granville and Warrem counties
3-25-13 Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to host 18th Annual Easter Egg Festival
3-20-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Agritourism conference planned for Henderson County March 28
3-19-13 Animal Welfare Section reimburses counties more than $550,000 for low-cost spay/neuter procedures
3-18-13 Six stores fined for price-scanning errors
3-15-13 N.C. Pesticide Board announces March case settlements
3-15-13 Arbor Day Photo Contest winners announced; students from Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford counties selected
3-14-13 MEDIA ADIVSORY: N.C. food businesses shine at Flavors of Carolina
3-14-13 Got to Be NC Festival seeks antique tractors and vendors
3-13-13 Take caution when burning yard debris
3-12-13 NCDA&CS offers grants for specialty crops
3-11-13 Troxler announces staff appointments
3-7-13 Board of Agriculture gives initial nod to raising price of State Fair admission
3-6-13 NCDA&CS to offer N.C. cantaloupe pilot program; focus is on reducing potential for food contamination incidents
3-5-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Agritourism conference slated for Stanly County March 13
3-4-13 State Farmers Market announces March events
3-4-13 NCDA&CS to offer seminar for food processors March 27 in Raleigh
3-1-13 Upcoming conference offers advice for food businesses

February

2-26-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Flavors of Carolina offers food businesses chance to sample and shine
2-25-13 Standards inspectors help consumers save green on lawncare
2-22-13 Board of Agriculture will meet Feb. 26 in Raleigh
2-22-13 Spring nitrogen application is critical for wheat
2-21-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Agritourism conference planned for Rockingham County Feb. 28
2-19-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Agritourism conference to be held in Carolina Beach Feb. 21-22
2-19-13 NCDA&CS adds more safeguards for gun shows at State Fairgrounds, Western N.C. Ag Center
2-18-13 Board keeps 2013 N.C. boll weevil assessment at 70 cents per acre
2-18-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. listening session on FDA's proposed produce safety rule is Wednesday
2-13-13 Farmers interested in selling to Lowes Foods, MDI encouraged to attend information sessions Feb. 19 and 20
2-4-13 NCDA&CS to hold listening session on FDA's proposed produce safety rule Feb. 20 in Raleigh

January

1-31-13 Butterball named N.C. Exporter of the Year
1-30-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Eighth annual Ag Forum takes place Thursday
1-24-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Farmland preservation advisory committee to meet
1-24-13 Agritourism Networking Association to meet in Carolina Beach Feb. 21-22
1-24-13 NCDA&CS to host workshops for farmers market managers
1-23-13 N.C. Pecan Growers Association's educational meeting and orchard visit planned for Feb. 16
1-23-13 Voluntary Ag District workshops to be held around the state (updated 1/30/2013)
1-22-13 Troxler announces availability of WNC agricultural development and farmland preservation grants as part of TVA settlement
1-19-13 Statement about accidental shooting at Dixie Gun and Knife Show
1-16-13 NCDA&CS to offer seminar for food processors Feb. 5 in Charlotte
1-15-13 New NCDA&CS regional agronomist serving growers in Tidewater area
1-15-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council will meet Jan. 17 in Raleigh
1-15-13 Tobacco growers to vote on funding for export promotion Jan. 23
1-14-13 Ag Forum will offer economic and policy outlook Jan. 31 at State Fairgrounds
1-11-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. Plant Conservation Board will meet Jan. 16 in Raleigh
1-10-13 MEDIA ADVISORY: Agritourism conference planned for Williamston Jan. 17
1-9-13 NCDA&CS sets five public meetings on proposed gypsy moth treatments
1-4-13 Troxler encourages agricultural community to comment on FDA's proposed food safety rules
1-3-13 Haywood County wood products under NCDA&CS quarantine for thousand cankers disease

 

 

 

 

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