Tag: North Carolina Department of Agriculture

Return of the N.C. State Fair: A post-pandemic comeback

By Sherman Criner Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina State Fair, one of the state’s most time-honored traditions, is only a few weeks away. The historic State Fair is set to be held at the Raleigh state fairgrounds from October…

Hog processing options near Chatham County

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By Sam Groce Pittsboro, NC – To answer the questions raised by Lena Hurst about raising two hogs, you can kill and process animals for meat on your own farm, but you cannot sell that meat. Those animals cannot be…