All posts in Food and Food Policy

Emily Capps prepares to head out to the auction floor with one of the many roosters up for sale in a 4-H auction held Saturday at the WNC Agricultural Center. Animals formerly shown at the Mountain State Fair were auctioned to raise money for the clubs. 2012 file photo by Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
June 16, 2015, No comments

This includes the N.C. State Fair and Mountain State Fair poultry shows, bird shows at county fairs, live bird auctions and poultry swap meets.


Aiming to end hunger, Food Policy Council sets 2014 goals

April 8, 2014, No comments

More than a year after successfully lobbying Asheville City Council to adopt and enact its first food action plan, the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy ...

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A 20-year first: EPA proposing changes to pesticide use

April 8, 2014, No comments

While pesticides can help farmers raise lusher Christmas trees and juicier tomatoes, they can also be a threat to thousands of farmworkers in Western ...

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NC policymakers sowing effort to green state’s food deserts

March 28, 2014, No comments

Since getting down to work in January, the House Committee on Food Desert Zones has heard from grocers, producers and participants in dozens of progra ...