Displaying items by tag: NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 10:57

N.C. State Fair canceled for 2020

RALEIGH — Since March, the North Carolina State Fair and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have been monitoring COVID-19 guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to determine operating plans needed to produce the largest annual event held in North Carolina. After careful consideration and due to the continued uncertainty of conditions come October, the N.C. State Fair will not be held in 2020. The fair was scheduled to take place Oct. 15 through 25.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina residents who have received seed shipments that they did not order from China or other foreign sources are advised not to plant these seeds because they could be a pathway for introduction of invasive species, insects and plant diseases.

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Friday, 12 June 2020 16:46

N.C. peach season kicks off summer

RALEIGH — The first day of summer may be right around the corner, but fresh N.C. peaches are already available at farmers markets and roadside stands across the state. While not a bumper crop, local growers do expect to have plenty of peaches through Labor Day.

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RALEIGH — Buying meat, in our recent and collective memories, hasn’t been a problem.

Whether from a big, chain grocery store, a farmers market, or boutique butcher shop, if customers wanted a certain cut of meat, or a certain protein, they found it. Usually with little effort, if any at all.

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RALEIGH — As North Carolina begins to open up, state officials are reminding shoppers at the four state-operated farmers markets in Asheville, Charlotte, Colfax and Raleigh to continue practicing social distancing and other safety measures while visiting the markets.

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RALEIGH — The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2020 boll weevil assessment at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The amount remains the same as in 2019. 

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RALEIGH — The clock is ticking on hemp licenses for North Carolina farmers.

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RALEIGH —Pecan pie lovers can celebrate. The North Carolina pecan growers have a good crop ahead of the holidays despite a relatively dry summer and damages sustained during last year’s hurricane season. That is good news for consumers wanting to incorporate local ingredients into their Thanksgiving meals.

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RALEIGH – Record-high temperatures in North Carolina have proven to be a challenge for local blueberry farmers this May. Despite this, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says consumers can expect a good crop this year.

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 14:40

State agronomist offers home garden tips

RALEIGH — As the weather warms up, garden enthusiasts, community gardeners and landscapers gear up for the spring and summer growing seasons. Whether it’s a home vegetable garden or establishing plants that will turn into breathtaking beds of flowers and ornamentals, many North Carolinians love to garden.    

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