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2014 News Releases

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

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September

9-24-14 Peak-season soil fee period announced for 2014-2015 season
9-24-14 Sweet Potato Day planned at State Farmers Market Thursday
9-19-14 NCDA&CS offers organic certification cost-share assistance
9-16-14 Mountain State Fair names more livestock show winners
9-16-14 Mountain State Fair announces winners in final cooking contests
9-16-14 State seeking public input on local laws that could interfere with state environmental, agricultural rules
9-15-14 Farmers should have corn tested for aflatoxin
9-15-14 New fees go into effect Oct. 1 for NC poultry growers
9-11-14 Mountain State Fair breaks donation, attendance records for Ingles Day
9-11-14 Mountain State Fair announces winners in egg and pecan cooking contests
9-11-14 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
9-10-14 Mountain State Fair announces winners in beef and pork cooking contests
9-10-14 Mountain State Fair announces livestock show winners
9-8-14 State Farmers Market hosts first Seafood Day Thursday
9-8-14 Mountain State Fair announces winners in strawberry and trout cooking contests
9-8-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: Exchange food for free admission to Mountain State Fair during Ingles Day Wednesday
9-5-14 Troxler announces availability of bioenergy research grants
9-4-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: Mountain State Fair opening ceremony is Friday
9-3-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Grape Day Sept. 5
9-3-14 Mountain State Faiir safety press conference is Sept. 4
9-2-14 September is NC Wine and Grape Month

August

8-28-14 NCDA&CS Market News Service to offer new price reports for local products
8-27-14 Mountain State Fair offers special days with savings on admission and rides
8-25-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: Troxler hosts 10th annual Food Safety Forum tomorrow
8-20-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: N.C. Forest Service crews returning home from Western U.S.
8-19-14 Board of Agriculture approves fees for woodland plans
8-15-14 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund announces 2014 grant recipients
8-14-14 N.C. Seed Board to meet Friday at 2 p.m. in Raleigh
8-13-14 N.C. Forest Service reports accidental death of education ranger
8-13-14 Deadline approaching for Mountain State Fair's Pony Express
8-8-2014 Come wish Smokey Bear Happy Birthday Saturday in downtown Raleigh
8-8-2014 First-ever Honey Bee Day set for State Farmers Market Aug. 16
8-7-14 Versatility, variety help Cleveland County farm stay profitable
8-6-14 State sees first EEE cases of the year in horses
8-5-14 Tenth annual Food Safety Forum scheduled for Aug. 26
8-4-14 Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and N.C. State University dean to discuss latest ag technology Aug. 6 at Tidewater Research Station
8-1-14 Board of Agriculture plans conference call for Monday; state budget requires board to adopt fees for forest management plans

July

7-31-14 Advance tickets now available for N.C. Mountain State Fair
7-24-14 State Farmers Market to host Watermelon Day July 31
7-22-14 Aug. 27 workshop offers advice for food businesses
7-15-14 NCDA&CS to host food tasting event for NC Food Entrepreneurs
7-14-14 Hydroponic lettuce takes root in eastern N.C.
7-11-14 N.C. Plant Conservation Board and Scientific Committe to meet July 16 in Raleigh
7-11-14 Tobacco growers approve assessment
7-9-14 Twelve stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
7-7-14 Board of Agriculture will meet Wednesday in Raleigh
7-3-14 NCDA&CS offers information hotline for farmers affected by Hurricane Arthur
7-2-14 Peach Day and dessert contest on July 10 at State Farmers Market
7-2-14 Agronomists help Taylorsville produce grower expand
7-1-14 N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative announces 2014 grant recipients
7-1-14 N.C. State Fair announces 2014 Dorton Arena lineup

June

   
6-30-14 July is Got to Be NC Agriculture Month
6-27-14 NCDA&CS restaurant week promotion, Dig into Local, runs July 14-23
6-26-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: ADFP Trust Fund Advisory Committee conference call set for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
6-25-14 Follow these tips to keep the Fourth of July wildfire-free
6-24-14 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces case settlements
6-20-14 N.C. peach season on tap to be a good one
6-16-14 State Farmers Market hosts Blueberry Day Thursday
6-16-14 Crawfish Day at Piedmont Triad Farmers Market is June 21
6-6-14 Users urged to submit soil sample information online
6-4-14 New NCDA&CS regional agronomist based at Tidewater Research Station
6-4-14 New NCDA&CS regional agronomist serving Sandhills
6-2-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Crawfish Day June 7

May

5-30-14 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestations in Rockingham and Warren counties
5-30-14 Local students win N.C. Farm to School calendar art contest
5-30-14 Milk chugging contest part of Livestock Legislative Day June 3
5-29-14 Troxler advises agribusinesses to prepare for hurricane season
5-29-14 N.C. State and NCDA&CS to showcase latest ag technology June 2 at Central Crops Research Station
5-29-14 N.C. blueberry crop looking good despite late freeze
5-27-14 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
5-27-14 ADFP Trust Fund Advisory Committee meeting set for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
5-19-14 Got to Be NC Festival announces winners in Gator Wars, bluegrass competition
5-19-14 Wilmington chef creating special menu for Marines
5-16-14 N.C. peach growers approve assessment
5-15-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: Commissioner Troxler to lead tractor parade Friday as official kickoff to Got to Be NC Festival
5-14-14 Student winners in the NCDA&CS Farm to School calendar art contest to be recognized Friday
5-13-14 Got to Be NC Festival full of foodie fun
5-12-14 NCDA&CS announces plans for Dig Into Local Restaurant Week
5-9-14 Lenoir man arrested, charged with woodland arson
5-8-14 Rev up engine-powered fun at Got to Be NC Festival
5-8-14 Third-graders get the dirt about soil science
5-7-14 MEDIA ADVISORY: Charlotte Regional Farmers Market celebrates Strawberry Day May 9
5-7-14 Horse owners urged to vaccinate animals against mosquito-borne diseases
5-1-14 N.C. Forest Service urges caution in woodland damage assessment
5-1-14 Family-friendly activities planned for Got to Be NC Festival, May 16-18 at State Fairgrounds

April

4-28-14 Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to host Strawberry Day May 2
4-28-14 Dessert contest planned for Strawberry Day at State Farmers Market May 1
4-24-14 Nine stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
4-23-14 N.C. strawberry growers expect strong season
4-21-14 Pesticide Disposal Program hits milestone with 3 million pounds collected
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

 

 

 

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