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Farm tours, open houses planned this spring. RALEIGH – With a variety of farm tours and open houses scheduled in April and May, now is a great time to plan a trip to a North Carolina agritourism farm. “With more than a thousand agritourism farms across the state, it is easy to find all types of ...
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It's strawberry season in Eastern North Carolina. Strawberries should be ripening in WNC the first week of May. http://ncagr.gov/paffairs/release/2016/4-16-strawberry-season.htm
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Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network's Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today's Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting proposals for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to ...
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In the News: Wake County student food critics taste new school lunch options http://ow.ly/Tso1S
Ten-year-old Zion Whimper’s mouth was full with his second muffin when he signaled his approval of the sweet potato chocolate chip concoction in front of him.
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The state's biggest ag event starts Thursday! Be sure to buy your @ncstatefair tickets in advance to save! http://ow.ly/Tl1hG
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In the news: Pumpkins a plenty in Charlotte, but pies to be affected http://ow.ly/Tdlk6 via @WCNC
At local farmers markets and pumpkin farms around Charlotte, you'll find plenty of pumpkins to choose from. However, a bad summer in the Midwest will likely affect canned pumpkin filler used in pies at Thanksgiving.
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Today’s Topic: USDA report indicates NC farmers will plant more acres of corn, sweet potatoes this year
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network's Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today's Topic.” North Carolina farmers intend to plant more acres of corn and sweet potatoes this year, according to USDA's Prospective Plantings report.
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NCDA&CS accepting proposals for 2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. RALEIGH –The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting grant proposals for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Nonprofits and government agencies wishing to apply have until March 25.
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News Release: Time to submit wheat tissue samples for spring nitrogen needs

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reminds growers that properly timed spring nitrogen applications are essential to the growth and development of wheat. Assessing nitrogen needs now will optimize yield and economic return later, and is especially important for organic grain growers.

To decide how much spring nitrogen to apply, growers should submit a wheat sampleto the NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division for plant tissue testing.

Read more>> http://ncagr.gov/paffairs/release/2016/2-16wheatsamples.htm
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The National Weather Service has indicated strong storms are expected to move through the state on Wednesday. Take time today to pick up debris, trim branches that pose a danger, clear ditches, check generators and review safety plans with your family and workers. More storm prep tips can be found on our website: http://www.ncagr.gov/disaster/index.htm
Disasters. You can't predict when a tornado, hurricane, hazmat or other emergency will strike your business. But you can be prepared and have a plan in case something does happen. Farms, ranches, food warehouses, pesticide dealers and more all have different needs, but the planning basics are ...
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Check out the photos of the photos unveiled at yesterday's media lunch. What are you looking forward to trying? http://ow.ly/TmqhV
Members of the media were invited to our annual lunch where we give them sneak peek of the fair, including the newest foods.
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In the news: Farmers Assess Damage Following Storms http://ow.ly/Tdluz via @WUNC
Farmers across eastern North Carolina are assessing crop damage following heavy rains and flooding. Some growers have lost entire fields while others will
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Serving the farmers, agribusinesses and consumers of North Carolina. Visit our website at http://www.ncagr.gov./ Comments made by NCDA&CS employees reflect their own opinion and may not be the official position of the department.