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The North Carolina Poultry Industry is Prepared


*All poultry owners are now required to register for an NCFarmID, no matter how many birds they own. This new requirement by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services is being enacted to further protect NC’s poultry farms. Registration begins August 1st: http://www.ncagr.gov/ncfarmid/index.htm As most people have read by now, HPAI, the current strain of bird flu has made ... Read More »

Do Your GMO Homework

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“Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.” George Washington Get ready because this is a hot topic and goodness knows people have opinions. Truth – I hadn’t formed my stance – then I did some research and went looking for solid science. Okay, let’s go ahead and get the disclaimers out of the way. ... Read More »

What do NCSU vets think consumers should know?

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NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Dr. Barrett D. Slenning discusses his work with farmers and clients up and down the food chain to help them provide what society needs. Learn more about the use of antimicrobials in livestock in this video interview. Read More »

How do NCSU vets help ensure safe milk & foods?


NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Dr. Derek Foster discusses his work with both students and farmers to help ensure the health of all livestock, making sure they are producing safe and wholesome milk and foods. Check out this interview to learn more! Read More »

#ThankAFarmer This Holiday Season

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This holiday season, we’ve been hearing a lot about farmers helping others – from Jason Brown, who retired from NFL football to fight hunger, to Tyson Foods, which recently donated 151,000 pounds of protein to 5 of the highest need metro food banks in the United States. We’re excited to hear these stories! We interview farmers from all kinds of ... Read More »

Friday’s Featured Farmer: Wells & Sons, Inc

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This week’s featured farmer is DeKalb Wells from Wells & Sons, Inc. DeKalb’s family farm is located in the heart of Duplin County in Rose Hill, North Carolina, where they raise hogs, poultry, and cattle. Thanks for helping us Feed the Dialogue! Read More »

Mill’s Family Farm – When are antibiotics used?

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In this video, Bradley and Nicole Mills from Mill’s Family Farm discuss why and how they would use antibiotics for the treatment of sick cows, and what happens after antibiotics are administered. Dr. Bradley Mills is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, specifically a food-animal veterinarian with a focus on cattle. His wife, Nicole Mills, has a Master’s Degree in Agriculture, ... Read More »

10th Annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum – August 26th

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014: 
9:00 am – 12:30 pm 
Expo Center, NC State Fairgrounds The Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum is the event to discuss the future of food safety with the nation’s food safety experts, Congressional Delegation, industry leaders, regulators, public health officials, emergency management, and academia. Join us as we discuss how FSMA will affect international accountability, international trade, ... Read More »

Always Expect The Unexpected

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    Sometimes when all is going well, it’s hard to imagine what can go wrong. That’s exactly what happened on our Sow Farm this Spring. Every farm has a ‘cash crop’.  A Cash Crop is a crop that is a dependable, ‘take it to the bank’ source of income.  Normally this crop carries the farm finances when adverse weather and market ... Read More »

Are frozen fruits and vegetables less healthy?


Twitter: You discussed in depth the values of fresh produce. Can you speak about the importance of frozen, canned or further processed foods? By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD WebMD Weight Loss Clinic – Expert Column You’re running around your kitchen trying to throw dinner together on a busy weeknight, coordinating what’s simmering on the stove with washing the fruit and ... Read More »