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Celebrate National Cherry Day

National Cherry Day is celebrated on July 16, making it the perfect summertime celebration! There are more than 1,000 …

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MOOOre Milk, Please!

The days are heating up, and that means more time outside. Whether gardening, enjoying a day at the beach, …

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June Is National Dairy Month

National Dairy Month started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It …

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Spring Into ... Blueberries!

Blueberries are low in fat and sodium, have just 80 calories per cup and contain a category of phytonutrients called …

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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for “Fifth of May”, is an annual celebration many look forward to! Traditionally, it …

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Spring Into --- Asparagus!

Have you ever grown asparagus? It’s a pretty intense process. An asparagus crown is planted about 12” deep in …

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March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of …

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Creamy or Crunchy?

Do you prefer your peanut butter creamy or crunchy is the question. YES to both is the answer! There’s nothing …

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Celebrate a Nutty Holiday!

When it’s cold outside and the days are dark and dreary, there’s nothing like a surprise holiday to brighten …

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Protein and the Med Way

What comes to mind when you think of protein? A big, juicy steak? Maybe a delicious pork roast? Did …

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Personnel Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Animal Food Safety

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Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

5/7/21
Oysters have a tear-drop shape. Clams are compact and rounded.

Shellfish Leases and Harvest Closures Along the North Carolina Coast

This publication discusses the practice of leasing estuarine waters on the North Carolina coast for …

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Figure 1. Southwest damage on an Asian pear trunk

North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

3/18/21

The Role of Preconditioning in Food and Feed Extrusion

This Q&A factsheets answers several questions about the preconditioning process in food and feed extrusion.

3/9/21

Producing and Marketing Strawberries for Direct Market Operations

This booklet provides an overview of production costs and marketing strategies that growers should consider …

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