Press Releases

Peak peach season in North Carolina is well underway, and many farms are expecting an extended season through October this year. “Due to the warmer winter, many farms didn’t get a freeze after peaches began budding this year,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.

RALEIGH – The N.C. Board of Agriculture will hold a meeting Monday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m. at the Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center in Raleigh.

The board will take up the following items:

WHO/WHAT:  The N.C. Plant Conservation Board will meet to discuss items related to land conservation, stewardship efforts of the N.C. Plant Conservation Program, and regulatory matters. 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 17, 1 to 4 p.m.

RALEIGH – The N.C. State Fair will be returning to the fairgrounds Oct. 17-27, so it’s time to start thinking about planning your visit. One great way to participate is by entering a competition, and the fair is currently welcoming people to show off their skills.

RALEIGH – To celebrate the bounty of local produce and N.C. food products, the State Farmers Market is hosting its fun-filled Summer Fest July 11 complete with kids’ activities, grilling demonstrations, plus free samples for guests.

 GREENSBORO – To celebrate the bounty of local produce and N.C. food products, the Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market is hosting its fun-filled Summer Fest July 12 complete with kids’ activities, grilling demonstrations, plus free samples for guests.

RALEIGH – To celebrate the bounty of local produce and N.C. food products, the Charlotte Regional  Farmers Market is hosting its fun-filled Summer Fest July 14 complete with kids’ activities, grilling demonstrations, plus free samples for guests.

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division has collected fines from nine stores in Alamance, Forsyth, Hertford, Mecklenburg, Moore, Wake and Union counties for price scanning errors.  

RALEIGH – N.C. Forest Service officials are discouraging outdoor burning due to the ongoing dry weather.

RALEIGH – The N.C. Forest Service will begin accepting orders Monday, July 1, for its annual tree seedling sale.