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2020 News Releases

October

10-21-20 N.C. pecan growers expect plentiful crop 
10-19-20 North Carolina Forestry Association and N.C. Forest Service promote National Forest Products Week Oct. 18-24
10-14-20 NCDA&CS announces specialty crop block grant recipients
10-9-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call Oct. 23
10-8-20 Agritourism farms take precautions during fall season
10-8-20 Be cautious, take action to prevent wildfires during fall wildfire season in North Carolina
10-8-20

N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements

10-7-20

Farmland preservation grants available through NCDA&CS

10-7-20 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund awards more than $6.8 million for projects
10-5-20 Troxler to hold a media availability Tuesday about the Agricultural Sciences Center and media-only tours
10-2-20 Troxler to provide update and tour of Agricultural Sciences Center Tuesday
10-1-20 NCDA&CS offers organic certification cost-share assistance

 

September

9-30-20 Troxler announces COVID-19 assistance for farmers market operators and local food hubs
9-23-20 Winners announced in the WNC Livestock Expo
9-18-20 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on the latest USDA CFAP2 program for farmers
9-18-20 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Tuesday, Sept. 22, via Microsoft Teams video conference
9-16-20 Troxler announces $2 million in funds for dairy assistance due to COVID-19 losses
9-11-20 Deal named new research station superintendent in Bertie County
9-10-20 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to hold conference call Sept. 14
9-8-20 Troxler announces availability of grants for bioenergy research and new and emerging crops
9-2-20 NCDA&CS and WNC Communities sign proclamation to continue Hemlock Restoration Initiative

 

August

8-13-20 NCDA&CS helps fund Oriental shoreline restoration project to repair previous hurricane damage
8-10-20 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
8-7-20 Southern Taste of Kernersville recalls Deli Cole Slaw after NCDA&CS tests show presence of Listeria monocytogenes
8-6-20 Board of Agriculture to meet Aug. 10 virtually

 

July

7-31-20 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on waiving of motor vehicle regulations to help farmers
7-31-20 State sees first EEE cases of the year
7-29-20 N.C. State Fair canceled for 2020
7-28-20 Commissioner Troxler to hold press conference on 2020 N.C. State Fair
7-27-20 N.C. residents warned not to plant unsolicited foreign seed sent to them
7-16-20 Mount Olive store pays fines for price scanning errors
7-16-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call July 21
7-7-20 N.C. Mountain State Fair canceled for 2020
7-6-20 Commissioner Troxler to hold press conference on 2020 N.C. Mountain State Fair
7-1-20 Be safe with your fireworks this Fourth of July

 

June

6-29-20 N.C. Forest Service to begin tree seedling sales July 1
6-12-20 N.C. peach season kicks off summer season
6-9-20 Updated Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on the Ninth Circuit ruling on dicamba registration
6-8-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call June 12
6-8-20 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on the Ninth Circuit ruling on dicamba registration
6-5-20 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Monday, June 15, via Microsoft Teams video conference
6-5-20 N.C. Sentinel Landscape Committee to meet June 10
6-4-20 Troxler encourages horse owners to vaccinate against mosquito-borne diseases and rabies
6-3-20 Understanding nitrogen needs of plants from fertilizers

 

May

5-20-20 2020 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship recipients announced
5-19-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call May 29
5-15-20 Phased reopening under way at DuPont State Recreational Forest
5-15-20 Celebrate blueberry season with these kid-friendly recipes
5-13-20 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
Advisory Committee to hold conference call May 20
5-13-20 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestations in seven counties
5-12-20 Barrier named new research station superintendent in Clinton
5-6-20 State farmers markets continue to encourage social distancing
5-5-20 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
5-4-20 NCDA&CS monitoring for Asian Giant Hornet; not detected yet in state

 

April

4-29-20 Commissioner Troxler and Farm Bureau President Harding discuss North Carolina's food supply and the criticality of essential farm workers
4-28-20 Commissioner Troxler and Farm Bureau President Harding to hold joint media availability to talk about food supply
4-23-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call May 1
4-22-20 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
4-22-20 Three stores pay fines for price scanning errors
4-17-20 North Carolina receives $8.5 million USDA award for conservation easements in Cape Fear River Basin
4-17-20 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces
case settlements
4-15-20

Got to Be NC Festival canceled for safety of visitors

4-13-20 Burn ban lifted for 32 Western North Carolina counties as conditions improve
4-8-20 How to use previous soil test results for yards and home gardens
4-7-20 State-operated Farmers Markets closed for Easter Sunday
4-6-20 Record visitation seen at public lands during COVID-19 pandemic; public reminded to maintain social distance
4-3-20 Burn ban issued for 32 Western North Carolina counties due to hazardous forest fire conditions
4-3-20 Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest temporarily closed to the public due to overcrowding during COVID-19 pandemic
4-2-20 COVID-19, social distancing and farmers markets; markets need the public's help
4-2-20 NCDA&CS offers online resources and activates Agriculture Assistance hotline to answer ag community’s COVID-19-related questions
4-1-20 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Monday, April 6, via Zoom video conference
   

 

March

3-31-20 N.C. strawberry growers adapt operations to COVID-19 restrictions
3-27-20 State farmers markets take more steps to create social distancing
3-27-20 Agriculture Commissioner Troxler requests law enforcement and county cooperation to keep agriculture moving during stay-at-home orders
3-26-20 Residents asked to reconsider burning yard debris due to spring wildfire season and COVID-19 pandemic
3-24-20 DuPont State Recreational Forest temporaily closed to the public; public access restricted due to COVID-19 safety concerns
3-23-20 N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call March 27
3-21-20 State Forests offer safe way to enjoy the outdoors
3-20-20 State-run farmers markets open to provide food essentials
3-20-20 Troxler applauds Homeland Security guidance that deems agriculture as critical infrastructure in response to COVID-19
3-12-20 State Farmers Market cancels Spring Craft Fair this weekend
3-10-20 Be safe and use caution during spring wildfire season

 

February

2-28-20 Restoration of Linville River continues; seedling planting and trout stocking to be in the next phase
2-27-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call March 16
2-26-20 N.C. Sentinel Landscape Committee to meet March 3
2-13-20 2020 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at 75 cents per acre
2-13-20 State Farmers Market Restaurant to close two weeks for remodeling and maintenance
2-12-20

Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to meet Feb. 19

2-11-20 Now is the time for tobacco transplant producers to test float bed water
2-7-20 Remember safety first when cleaning up storm debris
2-7-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call Feb. 14
2-5-20

NCDA&CS schedules public meeting Feb. 10
in Pilot Mountain on proposed gypsy moth treatments

2-4-20 Ag Forum on Thursday will focus on ag economy, rural broadband, state's changing demographics and transportation; Commissioner Troxler will deliver State of Agriculture address
2-3-20 NCDA&CS schedules public meeting Feb. 5 in Glade Valley on proposed gypsy moth treatments
2-3-20 NCDA&CS updates internal quarantine for all North Carolina counties for the Guava root knot nematode

 

January

1-31-20 NCDA&CS programs award $1 million for research and development related to bioenergy and new crops
1-28-20 NCDA&CS schedules public meeting Feb. 4 in Eden
on proposed gypsy moth treatments
1-24-20 NCDA&CS schedules public meeting Feb. 3 in Burnsville on proposed gypsy moth treatments
1-22-20 Agriculture Commissioner Troxler to recognize 160 employees for efforts to distribute hurricane relief payments
1-21-20 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
1-17-20 Regional learning sessions will focus on Visit NC Farms app
1-16-20 NCDA&CS joins USDA and Air Force
for historic conservation partnership
1-15-20 Troxler names new director of Property and Construction
1-7-20 N.C. Plant Conservation Board and Scientific Committee
to meet Jan. 15 in Chapel Hill

 

2019 News Releases

December

12-20-19 Ten stores pay fines for price scanning errors
12-20-19 NCDA&CS to host N.C. Ag Export Seminar in Kannapolis Jan. 28 and 29
12-20-19 Classes scheduled for herbicide training in North Carolina
12-11-19 Commissioner Troxler to talk about
the State Farmers Market master plan

12-11-19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public
meeting via conference call Dec. 19
12-11-19 NCDA&CS announces specialty crop block grant recipients
12-9-19 Board of Agriculture will meet Dec. 12 in Raleigh
12-6-19 Propane safety paramount as cold weather approaches
12-6-19 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
12-3-19 N.C. Sentinel Landscape Committee to meet Dec. 5

 

November

11-26-19 Reminder: Peak-season soil testing period begins Nov. 27
11-19-19 State Farmers Market features many offerings for the holidays
11-18-19 Board of Agriculture will meet Nov. 21 by conference call
11-18-19 N.C. pecan growers prevail, good crop for Thanksgiving
11-18-19 N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission to host emergency public meeting via conference call Nov. 22
11-18-19 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to meet Nov. 20
11-14-19 Local farms open for winter events
11-14-19 N.C. Forest Service offers discount to military members for seedling orders
11-13-19 Hurricane relief program for Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Rutherford and Transylvania counties to open for affected producers; Deadline to apply is Nov. 20
11-12-19 Final list of winners in the N.C. State Fair sheep shows announced
11-12-19 Final list of winners in the N.C. State Fair pig and goat shows announced
11-12-19 Final list of winners in the N.C. State Fair cattle shows announced
11-8-19 Agronomic Services Division offers nematode molecular diagnostic testing
11-8-19 MEDIA ADVISORY: State Farmers Market to host Fall Craft Fair this weekend
11-7-19 N.C. Policy Collaboratory Awards Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Funding to NCDA&CS
11-7-19 Raleigh Flea Market at State Fairgrounds reopens Saturday
11-6-19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call Nov. 12
11-4-19 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on State Farmers Market future plan
11-4-19 N.C. Seed Board to meet Nov. 7 in Raleigh
11-1-19 Jernigan becomes superintendent of Oxford Tobacco Research Station
11-1-19 New superintendent named for Cherry Research Station
11-1-19 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces case settlements

 

October

10-31-19 WNC Ag Center to resume rental of Davis Event Center
Mitigation efforts wrap up; results negative for Legionella bacteria
10-31-19 Eight stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
10-29-19 Wildfire risk remains high in North Carolina
10-15-19 Farmland becomes first in Cumberland County to be preserved through N.C. water conservation program
10-11-19 Disaster relief program for Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Rutherford and Transylvania counties to open for affected producers
10-9-19 Farmland preservation grants available through NCDA&CS
10-9-19 Price to increase Nov. 1 on nematode molecular diagnostic testing
10-7-19 More than $3.4 million in grants awarded by N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission
10-4-19 Ahead of expected busy fall wildfire season, the N.C. Forest Service and USDA Forest Service urge caution and offer tips for prevention
10-2-19 Reminder: N.C. Seed Board to meet Thursday in Raleigh

 

September

9/30/19 Local farms open for fall events
9/23/19 Troxler announces availability of grants for bioenergy research
and new and emerging crops
9/20/19 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
9/19/19 2019 N.C. State Fair offers lots of new entertainment
9/17/19 Discount N.C. State Fair tickets for sale at Food Lion
9/12/19 N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting Sept. 24 in Raleigh
9/9/19 Agriculture Commissioner Troxler to tour ag storm damage
9/8/19 Agriculture Commissioner Troxler and state leaders to tour ag storm damage in Eastern N.C.
9/6/19 NCDA&CS offers cleanup and disposal assistance for pesticides
9/6/19 Remember safety first during storm debris cleanup
9/5/19 2019 N.C. Mountain State Fair kicks off Friday
9/4/19 NCDA&CS activates hotline to help farmers impacted by Hurricane Dorian
9/4/19 N.C. Mountain State Fair to hold safety press conference Thursday

 

 

August

8/30/19 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler
on waiving of motor vehicle regulations to help farmers
8/27/19 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund awards more than $12.6 million for projects
8/27/19 Public invited to meeting about post-hurricane landscape and forest tree mortality on Sept. 4 in Carteret County
8/25/19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call Sept. 3
8/22/19 15th annual Food Safety Forum to focus on farm traceability, allergens and tick-borne diseases
8/19/19 Commercial Irish potato growers to vote
on assessment program
8/16/19 North Carolina Sentinel Landscape Committee
to hold public meeting Aug. 22
8/14/19 Board of Agriculture will meet Aug. 19 by conference call
8/12/19 N.C. Mountain State Fair advance tickets now on sale
8/2/19 Come wish Smokey Bear Happy 75th Birthday
Friday at the Nature Research Center in Raleigh
8/2/19 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces case settlements

 

July

7/30/19 State sees first EEE case of the year
7/29/19 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation
Trust Fund Advisory Committee to hold public meeting Aug. 8
7/25/19 N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call August 2
7/24/19 Linville River restoration project community meeting
to be held August 8
7/23/19 REMINDER: Ag Science Center topping out event and media tour will be on Thursday, July 25
7/23/19 Advance State Fair tickets and deals go on sale Aug. 1
7/23/19 ForestHer NC offers workshops for women in woodland stewardship
7/23/19

Duke Energy and Harris Lake County Park honored for longleaf pine restoration efforts

7/22/19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host emergency public meeting via conference call July 23
7/22/19 Commissioner Troxler to speak at Ag Sciences Center event
7/18/19 N.C. Seed Board meeting planned for Friday canceled
7/15/19 CANCELED: N.C. Seed Board to meet Friday in Raleigh
7/10/19 Look out for Spotted Lanternfly this Summer
7/8/19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call July 12
7/8/19 State Veterinarian reminds livestock and pet owners to watch out for ticks
7/3/19 N.C. Peach growers pleased with 2019 crop
7/3/19 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet July 17 in Raleigh
7/2/19 Eight stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
7/1/19 2019 N.C. State Fair general competition entries open

 

June

6/27/19 Use extreme caution with fireworks during dry conditions
6/18/19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call June 28
6/10/19 Legislative milk chug, ice cream break set for June 12
6/10/19 Burn ban lifted for 18 eastern North Carolina counties as conditions improve
6/07/19 N.C. blueberry season is heating up
6/07/19 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Wednesday, June 19, at the N.C. Botanical Garden
6/07/19 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
6/03/19 N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call June 7
6/03/2019 Don’t fly drones near wildfires
6/03/2019 Farmers should prepare for hurricane season

 

May

5/30/2019 Burn ban issued for 18 eastern North Carolina counties
due to hazardous forest fire conditions
5/24/2019 N.C. Forest Service urges extreme caution with fire this weekend
5/23/2019 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation
5/23/2019 Local students are winners in the
N.C. Farm to School calendar contest
05/22/19 2019 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship recipients announced
05/21/19 One Fret Over takes first place in the Got to Be NC Festival Carolina Bluegrass Battle
05/21/19 Agronomist explains the basics of soil pH and lime
05/20/19 State vet encourages livestock owners to vaccinate before peak rabies season
05/09/19 Board of Agriculture will meet May 15 in Raleigh
05/09/19 Make plans to attend the Got to Be NC Festival May 17-19
05/08/19 N.C. State Fair announces last chance to purchase tickets at 2018 prices
05/07/19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call May 23
05/01/19 On-farm experiences abundant this summer

 

April

04-30-19 State Farmers Market to host strawberry dessert contest
04-24-19 NCDA&CS Standards Division offers tips
on avoiding credit card skimmers
04-24-19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call May 3
04-24-19 NCDA&CS Standards Division to hold media availability
to discuss skimmer findings

04-17-19 Troxler encourages horse owners to vaccinate against mosquito-borne diseases and rabies
04-16-19 155-foot Ferris wheel to soar over N.C. State Fair in October
04-10-19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call April 16
04-10-19 FieldWatch family welcomes new addition with CropCheck
04-05-19 Optimize strawberry fertility with plant tissue testing
04-04-19 N.C. Forest Service urges residents to think safety in spring wildfire season
04-04-19 NCDA&CS agronomist offers home garden tips
04-04-19 Greenhouse vegetables offer local produce year-round
04-03-19 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet April 17 in Southport
04-02-19 Seven stores pay fines for price-scanning errors

March

03-29-19 2019 N.C. strawberry season under way
03-26-19 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet April 8 at the N.C. Botanical Garden
03-26-19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call April 2
03-22-19 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
03-18-19 Farmers and ag supporters to attend Ag Awareness Day on Wednesday March 20 in Bicentennial Plaza
03-12-19 N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting March 18 in Raleigh
03-11-19 Iredell and Wilkes counties now eligible for agricultural disaster assistance
03-08-19 Equine infectious anemia suspected in a mule
03-06-19 NCDA&CS heavy metal testing not designed for hemp production
03-01-19 Local farms open for spring events

 

February

   
02-27-19 North Carolina Sentinel Landscape Committee to hold public meeting March 6
02-22-19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call Feb. 28
02-18-19 NCDA&CS to host workshop for farmers markets
02-18-19 2019 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at 75 cents per acre
02-15-2019 WNC Ag Center manager elected president of N.C. Association of Agricultural Fairs
02-11-19 NCDA&CS accepting applications
for Healthy Food Small Retailer Program
02-08-19 Now is the time for tobacco transplant producers to test float bed water
02-08-19 Regulators notify industry regarding CBD products in the marketplac
02-07-19 High Point Halal Meats voluntarily recalls product produced without the benefit of inspection
02-04-19 Board of Agriculture will meet Feb. 5 via conference call
02-01-19

Applications being accepted for Florence Reforestation Fund

4/8/19 UPDATE: “All money for the Florence Reforestation Fund through the N.C. Forest Service has been allocated and no more funds are available at this time. Should additional funds become available we will notify the public.”

02-01-19 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to hold public meeting Feb. 6
02-01-19 Equine Event Passport Program to end in 2019

 

January

01-31-19 Merchants Distributors, LLC named 2019 N.C. Exporter of the Year
01-30-19 First round of state’s ag disaster checks headed to farmers
01-30-19 Ag Forum on Thursday will focus on ag economy; Commissioner Troxler will deliver State of Agriculture address
01-30-19 NCDA&CS schedules a public meeting Feb. 4 in Mt. Airy on proposed gypsy moth treatments
01-30-19 Commissioner Troxler to provide update on Agricultural Disaster Relief Program of 2018
01-28-19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call Jan. 30 at 2 p.m.
01-18-19 Upcoming events planned for WNC Farmers Market
01-18-19 NCDA&CS accepting applications for 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant
01-11-19 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces case settlements
01-11-19 Eleven stores pay fines for price-scanning errors
01-10-19 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
01-09-19 Tobacco growers to vote on export promotion assessment Jan. 30
01-08-19 N.C. Bioenergy Research and New and Emerging Crops Initiative announce 2018-2019 grant recipients
01-04-19 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet Jan. 16 in Chapel Hill
01-03-19 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call Jan. 7 at 3 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 


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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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