Department of Agriculture
USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:41pm.

The federal government is satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices.

Full Story »
NC coming up against another food stamp deadline
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:40pm.

North Carolina's health secretary says it will be "extremely difficult" to erase a backlog of outstanding food stamp applications by the end of the month to comply with demands from federal regulators.

Full Story »
Fire on the Dock pairings set
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:03pm.

video The 2013 "Got To Be NC" Competition Dining Series has announced the sixteen chefs chosen to compete in the preliminary rounds of Fire on the Dock, which kick off Feb. 18.

Full Story »
NC Ag official regrets warning turkey farm
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 7:24am.

A North Carolina Agriculture Department official says she regrets tipping off employees at a Hoke County turkey processing plant that sheriff's deputies were investigating the business.

Full Story »
Black farmers file for settlement claims in Durham
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 11:54am.

Hundreds of black farmers in North Carolina who say they were unfairly denied loans and other assistance for years from the Agriculture Department are taking steps to claim their share of a $1 billion settlement.

Full Story »
NC ag commissioner Troxler to run for re-election
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 1:10pm.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler wants to oversee North Carolina's largest industry for another four years.

Full Story »
Vilsack: USDA working to ID tainted turkey source
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 2:35pm.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the government hopes to find the source of a salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey "very, very" soon.

Full Story »
Auditors say NC fair sales chief paid too much OT
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/21/2011 - 11:09am.

North Carolina auditors investigating a tip say the state fair's sales director earned excessive and unjustified overtime pay for years, a practice that's ended now that she's become a salaried worker.

Full Story »
Lumbee farmers file claims in discrimination case
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Thu, 07/14/2011 - 9:57am.

Farmers who belong to the Lumbee Indian Tribe have begun filing claims now that a nationwide discrimination case involving the federal government has been settled.

Full Story »
State settles Ag-Mart case
Submitted by Nadine Maeser on Wed, 06/09/2010 - 4:36pm.

Workers at Ag-Mart's North Carolina farms say their children suffered severe birth defects as a result of pesticide misuse. One woman, who was pregnant when she worked for Ag-Mart, had a son born with no arms and no legs.

Full Story »