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2018 News Releases

December

12-7-18 NCDA&CS announces upcoming deadline for Emergency Watershed Protection program
12-4-18 $240 million agriculture disaster assistance available to farmers

 

November

11-29-18 Additional counties may be eligible for agricultural disaster assistance
11-28-18 Quarantine area for the imported fire ant expanding to include all of Davidson, Orange and Vance Counties
11-26-18 Board of Agriculture will meet Tuesday in Raleigh
11-26-18 Two weeks remain for farmers to sign up for Hurricane Florence agricultural disaster assistance
11-16-18 N.C. pecan season to be short, but sweet
11-6-18 Holiday season is great time to visit farms
11-6-18 Animal Shelter Support Fund available to assist shelters with Hurricane Florence expenses
11-5-18 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.
11-5-18 Application period for Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018 opens Wednesday
11-5-18 State Farmers Market kicks off holiday season with Fall Craft Fair Nov. 9-11
11-2-18 Tree Seedling Discount Available for Active and Retired Military Personnel
11-1-18 Mountain Island Educational State Forest breaks ground on Education Center
11-1-18 Raleigh Flea Market at State Fairgrounds reopens Saturday

 

October

10-24-18 Seven stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
10-22-18 2018 N.C. State Fair sets two record attendance days
10-16-18 Junior Livestock Sale of Champions draws record $190,000
10-16-18 Farmland Preservation grants available through NCDA&CS
10-11-18 NCDA&CS announces fifth phase of voluntary floodplain swine buyout program
10-8-18

Press conference Tuesday on Hurricane Florence Recovery announcement

10-5-18 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet Oct. 17 in Raleigh
10-5-18 NCDA&CS declares an internal quarantine for all North Carolina counties for the Guava root knot nematode
10-3-18 Agritourism farms open up after Hurricane Florence
10-1-18 NCDA&CS offers soil management guidance after Hurricane Florence
10-1-18 Troxler announces availability of grants for bioenergy research and new and emerging crops

 

September

9-28-18 Tips for assessing woodlands after Hurricane Florence
9-28-18 Homeowners should review termite treatment agreements if flooding caused substantial damage
9-27-18 State Farmers Market to host pumpkin decorating contest Thursday, Oct. 4
9-26-18 Total agricultural losses estimated at over $1.1 billion
9-25-18 Christmas Tree seedlings are available from the Linville Nursery
9-25-18 2018 N.C. State Fair brings news attractions, special deals
9-25-18 N.C. Mountain State Fair announces cooking contests winners
9-25-18 N.C. Mountain State Fair announces livestock winners
9-21-18 Flooded crops cannot be used for human food
9-20-18 NCDA&CS offers post-flood cleanup and disposal assistance for pesticides
9-19-18 NCDA&CS moving into communities to assess damage & assist in recovery
9-18-18 Remember safety first during storm debris cleanup
9-18-18 NCDA&CS extends deadline for private pesticide applicators seeking recertification until Nov. 30
9-12-18 NCDA&CS activates hotline to help farmers impacted by Hurricane Florence
9-11-18 N.C. Mountain State Fair announces winners in beef and pork cooking contests
9-9-18 Winners announced in tomato and trout cooking contests at the N.C. Mountain State Fair
9-8-18 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Troxler on waiving of motor vehicle regulations to help farmers
9-6-18 2018 N.C. Mountain State Fair opens this Friday
9-5-18 N.C. Mountain State Fair to hold safety press conference Thursday
9-4-18 Agritourism farms offer family fun this fall
9-4-18 September is N.C. Wine and Grape Month

 

August

8-28-18 Ribbon-cutting celebration planned for Sept. 6 for opening of Headwaters State Forest
8-27-18 N.C. Wine and Grape Month kick-off event to be held Tuesday in Raleigh
8-27-18

2018 N.C. Mountain State Fair offers more ways to save

8-23-18

Mountain State Fair’s Mountain Music Festival lineup announced

8-17-18 NCDA&CS declares sweet potato weevil quarantine for Berkeley and Jasper counties in South Carolina
8-14-18 Troxler hosts 14th annual Food Safety Forum on Thursday
8-13-18 25th N.C. Mountain State Fair offers new music, attractions and rides
8-11-18 Farmers, industry leaders and others participate in On Farm Readiness Review Demonstration
8-10-18 Pony Express deadline approaching for 25th N.C. Mountain State Fair
8-9-18 Troxler encourages horse owners to vaccinate against EEE
8-7-18 NCDA&CS issues stop-sale order on tractor hydraulic fluid J303
8-8-18 Pollinator Field Day to be held Sept. 8 at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury
8-2-18 N.C. Mountain State Fair advance tickets on sale at Ingles stores Aug. 8
8-2-18 Agriculture Commissioner Troxler will participate in National Agriculture Leaders Roundtable Friday
8-1-18 -Agriculture Commissioner Troxler calls on FDA to take quick action to enforce truth in labeling on milk products

 

July

7-27-18 NCDA&CS issues warning to consumers to not purchase or consume Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal
7-26-18 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
7-26-18 Eleven stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
7-25-18 State Farmers Market to host Largest Watermelon Contest Thursday
7-24-18 Entry deadlines approaching for 2018 N.C. Mountain State Fair
7-24-18 NCDA&CS offers organic certification cost-share assistance
7-23-18 Construction begins on NCDA&CS Agricultural Sciences Center
7-23-18` Groundbreaking scheduled today at 10:30 a.m. for NCDA&CS Agricultural Sciences Center
7-19-18 Groundbreaking scheduled for NCDA&CS Agricultural Sciences Center
7-13-18 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund awards more than $4.6 million for projects
7-12-18 NCDA&CS Agronomic Services can help ID growth concerns
7-12-18 Industrial Hemp Commission will host public meeting
7-12-18 2018 N.C. State Fair general competitions open
7-11-18 Longhorned tick found in Polk County
7-11-18 State Farmers Market to hold peach dessert contest July 12
7-11-18 Triad Farmers Market to hold peach recipe contest Friday
7-10-18 N.C. Mountain State Fair to hold job fair Thursday
7-9-18 State sees first EEE case of the year
7-6-18 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet July 18 in Raleigh
   

 

June

6-29-18 N.C. Forest Service seedling sales begin July 2
6-22-18 Agriculture Commissioner Troxler will speak at N.C. Agriculture Rally Monday
6-22-18 North Carolina peach season under way
6-21-18 Industrial Hemp Commission will host public meeting June 26 at 10 a.m. via conference call
6-20-18 State Farmers Market to host Blueberry Day Thursday
6-5-18 UPDATE: Industrial Hemp Commission will now host public meeting June 7 at 10 a.m. via conference call
6-4-18 Statement from Commissioner Steve Troxler on the contributions of the N.C. pork industry to the state
6-1-18 2018 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship recipients announced
6-1-18 Elm City band takes first place in the Got to Be NC Festival Carolina Bluegrass Battle

 

May

5-31-18 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation
5-30-18 State Farmers Market to host Crawfish Day June 2
5-25-18 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting June 7 at 9 a.m. in Raleigh
5-24-18 Local students win N.C. Farm to School calendar art contest
5-24-18 Troxler names Stewart NCDA&CS assistant commissioner of agricultural services
5-24-18 Board of Agriculture to meet May 31 in Raleigh
5-22-18 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to hold public meeting on May 30
5-21-18 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
5-18-18 Asheville company recalls kratom powder after tests by NCDA&CS show presence of Salmonella
5-18-18 Virginia company recalls kratom powder after tests by NCDA&CS show presence of Salmonella
5-17-18 Got to Be NC Festival opens Friday at noon
5-17-18 NCDA&CS to host export seminar in Greensboro May 24-25
5-17-18 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces case settlements
5-14-18 NCDA&CS expects good blueberry crop through July
5-10-18 North Carolina Sentinel Landscapes Committee to hold public meeting May 15
5-1-18 N.C. Tomato Growers Association offering scholarship


April

4-30-18

Troxler encourages horse owners to vaccinate against mosquito-borne diseases and rabies

4-27-18 Piedmont Triad Farmers Market to host strawberry recipe contest May 4
4-27-18 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting May 3 at 9 a.m. via conference call
4-27-18 Advice on managing fertility in centipede grass
4-27-18 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler about the verdict in the Murphy-Brown LLC/Smithfield Foods nuisance lawsuit
4-26-18 Summer is a great time to visit local agritourism farms
4-26-18 State Farmers Market searching for Triangle's best strawberry dessert; contest part of annual Strawberry Day celebration May 3
4-23-18 Agricultural activities abound at the Got to Be NC Festival May 18-20
4-19-18 Riggs Pork Market voluntarily recalls smoked sausage and bacon products due to inadequate processing records
4-16-18 N.C. strawberry season has arrived
4-6-18 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet April 18 in Raleigh
4-5-18 NCDA&CS to host Voluntary Agricultural District training for local government and nonprofit staff
4-4-18 Agriculture Commissioner Troxler will be available to discuss trade issues and tariffs Thursday at 3 p.m.
4-3-18 Nine stores pay fines for price-scanning errors

 

March

3-28-18 Be careful when burning debris in spring
3-23-18 Got to Be NC Festival seeks antique tractors, food vendors, musicians
3-15-18 N.C. Forest Service encourages people to plant a tree to celebrate Arbor Day
3-14-18 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
3-14-18 State Farmers Market to host Arbor Day celebration March 17
3-13-18 Troxler announces new director of Research Stations Division
3-5-18 Troxler announces new director of IT Division
3-2-18 Funding available for farmers markets advertising
3-2-18 NCDA&CS offers cost-share grants for water analysis

 

February

2-28-18 Troxler announces new State Fair manager
2-26-18 Grant funding available for N.C. agritourism farms; application deadline is March 9 at 5 p.m.
2-22-18 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting March 6 at 11:30 a.m. via conference call
2-22-18 Board of Agriculture to meet March 1 in Chapel Hill
2-16-18 NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting Feb. 28 in Pilot Mountain on proposed gypsy moth treatments
2-16-18 NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting March 1 in Westfield on proposed gypsy moth treatments
2-13-18 NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting Feb. 21 in Bullock on proposed gypsy moth treatments
2-13-18 Cultured Seafood Festival set for New Bern March 9
2-13-18 N.C. Seed Board to meet Feb. 22 in Raleigh
2-7-18 North Carolina Sentinel Landscapes Committee to hold public meeting Feb. 13
2-5-18 New NCDA&CS regional agronomist to serve nine northern Piedmont counties
2-5-18 Whaley named NCDA&CS regional agronomist to serve Southeastern Coastal Plain
2-5-18 Farms welcome visitors with spring agritourism events
2-2-18

NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting Feb. 14 in Walnut Cove on proposed gypsy moth treatments

2-2-18 NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting Feb. 13 in Mt. Airy on proposed gypsy moth treatments
2-1-18 Scott Farms named 2018 N.C. Exporter of the Year

 

January

1-31-18 Osprey aircraft to land on Bladen Lakes State Forest
1-31-18 N.C. Seed Board to meet Feb. 7 in Raleigh
1-30-18 Ag Forum on Thursday will offer economic outlook, update on N.C. agriculture
1-29-18 NCDA&CS to host farmers market workshop March 8
1-23-18 2018 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at 75 cents per acre
1-19-18 Seven stores pay fines for price-scanning errors

1-19-18 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to hold public meeting on Jan. 25
1-19-18 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet Feb. 7 in Raleigh
1-17-18 Industrial Hemp Commission to hold public meeting Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m. via conference call
1-12-18 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
1-10-18 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and Seymour Johnson AFB partnership provides conservation easement to landowners
1-8-18 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet Jan. 17 in Raleigh

 

 

 


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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Andrea Ashby, 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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