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December

12-6-16 NCDA&CS announces healthy corner store funding; application deadline is Dec. 31
12-5-16 Ban on open burning lifted for 15 Piedmont counties
12-5-16 N.C. Agritourism Networking Association offers savings on annual conference if you register by Dec. 20; conference scheduled for January
12-2-16 Open-burning ban lifted for 32 mountain counties, remains in effect for 15 Piedmont counties
12-1-16 State Farmers Market to host Pecan Day Friday

November

11-21-16 Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler to be available to talk with media in Western N.C. about wildfire response on Tuesday and Wednesday
11-21-16 Burning ban issued for 22 additional counties to protect lives and property
11-21-16
Appalachian High Country AVA becomes North Carolina’s fifth official wine region
11-21-16 Agritourism farms hosting fun activities for the holidays
11-17-16 One Medicine Symposium examines human-animal health connections for 13th year
11-17-16 NC Pesticide Board announces four case settlements
11-17-16 NCDA&CS encourages agronomic tests to help growers make informed management decisions after flood
11-16-16 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Collard Day Nov. 18
11-16-16 NCDA&CS awards specialty-crop block grants
11-15-16 N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission begins work
11-10-16 Board of Agriculture will meet Nov. 16 in Wilmington
11-9-16 NCDA&CS encourages consumers to support N.C. pecan growers this holiday season
11-7-16 Burning ban issued for 25 mountain counties to protect lives and property
11-4-16 Pugh named regional agronomist serving eight northeastern counties
11-4-16

Mays named NCDA&CS regional agronomist for seven central N.C. counties

11-4-16 Fall Craft Fair Nov. 11-13 at the State Farmers Market
11-3-16
Seven stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
11-2-16 NCDA&CS offers post-flood cleanup and disposal assistance for pesticides
11-1-16 Flooding, drought causes concern about winter hay supply

October

10-31-16 Raleigh Flea Market at State Fairgrounds reopens Saturday
10-31-16 WNC Farmers Market awarded grant from Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority
10-25-16 Industrial Hemp Commission to hold first meeting Nov. 1
10-22-16 Flooded crops cannot be used for human food; NCDA&CS, NCSU to help farms divert crops to animal feed with proper testing
10-21-16 Landowners encouraged to seek advice when assessing woodland damage from Hurricane Matthew
10-20-16 High fire danger continues in Western N.C.; be careful when burning yard debris
10-19-16 Homeowners should review termite treatment agreements if flooding caused substantial damage
10-18-16 Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants; application deadline is Dec. 16
10-13-16 Be safe when cleaning up debris from Hurricane Matthew
10-13-16 Hurricane Matthew inflicts significant damage on N.C. agriculture
10-12-16 NCDA&CS ready to move into communities to assess damage & assist in recovery
10-9-16 NCDA&CS offers information hotline for farmers affected by Hurricane Matthew
10-4-16 Troxler urges farmers to prepare for Hurricane Matthew
10-4-16 State Farmers Market to host pumpkin decorating contest Thursday
10-3-16 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on waiving of motor vehicle regulations to help farmers in advance of Hurricane Matthew

September

9-27-16 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Apple Day Sept. 29
9-22-16 Final weekend N.C. Mountain State Fair livestock winners announced
9-20-16 2016 N.C. Mountain State Fair hosts 182,683 fairgoers
9-19-16 Winners announced in Dutch oven and sweet potato cooking contests at Mountain State Fair
9-19-16 Sept. 24 and 25 is last weekend to shop at the Raleigh Flea Market before the N.C. State Fair
9-16-16 2016 N.C. Mountain State Fair announces winners in weekday livestock shows
9-15-16 N.C. Mountain State Fair heads into final weekend
9-15-16 NCDA&CS announces winners in 'Dig into Local' contest
9-15-16 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committe to meet Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the N.C. Botanical Gardens
9-15-16 N.C. Pesticide Board announces four case settlements
9-14-16 Arden resident wins N.C. Mountain State Fair pork and egg cooking contests
9-13-16 Winners announced in the Mountain State Fair's opening weekend livestock shows
9-13-16 N.C. Mountain State Fair to hold Ingles Day Wednesday
9-13-16 $5.3 million awarded to NCDA&CS to establish produce safety program
9-12-16 N.C. Mountain State Fair offers Family Night Tuesday
9-12-16 N.C. Mountain State Fair announces winners in tomato, trout and beef cooking contests
9-12-16 Three Waynesville residents inducted into N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame
9-9-16 Wake Forest resident named NCDA&CS Public Safety Chief
9-8-16 N.C. Mountain State Fair to hold opening ceremony Friday
9-8-16 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund awards more than $3.8 million for projects
9-7-16 BeeCheck maps hives and protects pollinators
9-7-16 MEDIA ADVISORY: Ag Commissioner Troxler to visit Blue Ridge Food Ventures and Montreat on Thursday
9-7-16 MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. Mountain State Fair to hold safety news conference Sept. 8
9-7-16 2016 N.C. Mountain State Fair opens Friday in Fletcher
9-6-16 Triangle Pottery Festival kicks off September events at the State Farmers Market
9-2-16 Board of Agriculture to hold conference call Tuesday
9-1-16 NCDA&CS selects HH Architecture to design new Agricultural Sciences Center

August

8-31-16 Agritourism opportunities abound this fall
8-31-16 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler to give update on planning for new ag sciences lab Thursday morning
8-29-16 N.C.Mountain State Fair offers special promotional days
8-23-16 Troxler announces availability of bioenergy research grants
8-23-16 Wineries celebrate N.C. Wine Month in September
8-22-16 N.C. Mountain State Fair expands Mountain Heritage Circle
8-19-16 Pennsylvania company recalls frozen corn after tests by NCDA&CS show presence of Listeria monocytogenes
8-19-16 Website aims to help cities reduce wood waste
8-19-16 State Farmers Market to host Seafood Day Aug. 26
8-17-16 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to celebrate National Honey Bee Day Aug. 20
8-15-16 N.C. Mountain State Fair offers new attractions in 2016
8-15-16 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler hosts 12th annual Food Safety Forum tomorrow
8-8-16 N.C. Mountain State Fair offers delivery service for competition entries
8-1-16 Updated fees for N.C. Forest Service woodland plans take effect
8-1-16 Discounted advance tickets for 2016 N.C. Mountain State Fair available Aug. 3 at Ingles stores

July

7-28-16 Genome sequencing's role in reducing foodborne illnesses is topic at Commissioner's Food Safety Forum Aug. 16
7-22-16 Entry deadlines for 2016 N.C. Mountain State Fair approaching
7-22-16 Board of Agriculture will meet July 26 in Raleigh
7-21-16 State Farmers Market to host Largest Watermelon Contest July 28
7-19-16 N.C. Pesticide Board announces nine case settlements
7-18-16 Award-winning chef to showcase talents at Camp Lejeune Aug. 2
7-13-16 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet July 20 in Raleigh
7-12-16 Troxler announces N.C. Sentinel Landscape
7-8-16 Triad Farmers Market hosts Peach Recipe Contest July 15
7-8-16 N.C. Forest Service releases annual seedling catalog
7-7-16 State Farmers Market hosts Peach Dessert Contest July 14
7-7-16 NCDA&CS hiring 200 seasonal peanut graders
7-6-16 Six stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
7-6-16 2016 N.C. State fair Premium Book released online; guide to all State Fair competitions
7-6-16 NCDA&CS offers organic certification cost-share assistance
7-1-16 State sees first EEE case of the year

June

6-30-16 NCDA&CS celebrates N.C. Peach Month in July
6-29-16 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Thursday at the N.C. Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill
6-29-16 Durham stable quarantined after sick horse found
6-24-16 N.C. Forest Service warns about insect damage to eastern white pines
6-24-16 Farmers need to watch for potassium issues in flue-cured tobacco
6-22-16 Variety of methods needed to protect hemlocks, Troxler says
6-22-16 Horse owners urged to vaccinate equine after two S.C. horses confirmed to have EEE
6-13-16 MEDIA ADVISORY: Legislative milk-chugging contest and ice cream break planned June 14
6-10-16 NCDA&CS says consumers can expect strong blueberry season
6-9-16 Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to host Crawfish Day June 25
6-8-16 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces case settlements
6-3-16 Restaurants, meal delivery service competing for best menu featuring N.C. products

May

5-27-16 State Farmers Market to host Crawfish Day June 4
5-27-16 Emerald ash borer found at Wesley Long Hospital
5-26-16 Troxler announces recipients of 2016 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships
5-25-16 Local students win N.C. Farm to School calendar art contest
5-25-16 NCDA&CS awards agritourism grants to 29 farms
5-24-16 Got to Be NC Festival announces winners in bluegrass competition, Gator Wars
5-23-16 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation in Rockingham County
5-23-16 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation in Alleghany and Surry counties
5-23-16 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation in Nash County
5-23-16 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation in Caswell County
5-23-16 NCDA&CS conducts card-skimmer sweep in 12 counties
5-19-16 MEDIA ADVISORY: Commissioner Troxler to kick off Got to Be NC Festival with tractor parade Friday
5-19-16 N.C. Pesticide Board announces 21 case settlements
5-16-16 Ag commissioner says now is the time for farmers, agribusinesses to prepare for hurricane season
5-13-16 Got to Be NC Festival offers mouth-watering selection of local food, wine and beer
5-9-16 Agricultural attractions abound at Got to Be NC Festival
5-6-16 State Farmers Market to host strawberry dessert contest May 12
5-3-16 Arson second-leading cause of wildfires in N.C.

April

4-28-16 Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to host strawberry dessert contest May 6
4-21-16 N.C. Forest Service battling multiple wildfires across state
4-21-16 Family-friendly fun planned for the Got to Be NC Festival May 20-22
4-15-16 DuPont State Recreational Forest announces temporary trail closures starting in May to protect blue ghost fireflies
4-13-16 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet April 20 in Raleigh
4-13-16 N.C. strawberry growers expect early season
4-12-16 Board of Agriculture will meet April 14 in Raleigh
4-12-16 Farm tours, open houses planned this spring
4-11-16 Seven stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
4-7-16 Greenhouse vegetables offer early taste of summer; events planned for mid-April in Raleigh, Colfax
4-5-16 Gypsy moth infestation to be treated in Rockingham County
4-5-16 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation in Caswell County
4-5-16 2016 Got to Be NC Festival adds dinosaurs, pirates, bulldozers; event runs May 20-22 at State Fairgrounds
4-5-16 NCDA&CS hosting workshop in Scotland County on identifying, eradicating cogongrass
4-4-16 NCDA&CS partners with FieldWatch

March

3-28-16 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation in Jones and Onslow counties
3-28-16 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation in Pender County
3-28-16 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation in Dare County
3-21-16 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Wednesday at the N.C. Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill
3-17-16 Manage strawberry fertilization with plant tissue testing
3-16-16 Arbor Day celebration planned at State Farmers Market March 19
3-16-16 NCDA&CS promoting N.C. livestock with new tag program
3-15-16 Got to Be NC Big Cart part of Piggly Wiggly's 100th anniversary celebration
3-11-16 NCDA&CS suspends dairy's permit over raw milk concerns
3-9-16 Apex resident to head NCDA&CS veterinary lab system
3-7-16 State Farmers Market to host Spring Craft Fair March 11-13
3-3-16 Topsoil and soil fertility tips for spring
3-1-16 Be careful when burning debris in spring; wildfire risk typically higher from March to May

February

2-26-16 N.C. cotton growers to vote on assessment April 1
2-23-16 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces case settlements
2-16-16 Agriculture Commissioner Troxler to visit with Yadkin County school children Friday
2-16-16 Time to submit wheat tissue samples for spring nitrogen needs
2-16-16 NCDA&CS accepting proposals for 2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
2-12-16 Board of Agriculture will meet Feb. 16 in Raleigh
2-11-16 N.C. pecan growers to meet in Greenville March 5
2-10-16 NCDA&CS to host workshops for farmers market managers March 4 and 18
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

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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


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