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Canning with Cooperative Extension

Canning is a safe, economical way to preserve quality food at home. Canning interrupts the normal spoiling and decaying …

Beef Jerky

Homemade Jerky

We’ve been on a jerky kick for the last few days. Watch our “How to Video” to learn how …

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Holiday Food Safety Resources

Here are some supplemental Holiday food safety resources that may assist you with safe Holiday cooking this season. Hotlines USDA Meat …

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Canning Equipment: Resources

Hello Everyone, It seems like we are experiencing the old canning shortage of 1975. I want to give you some survival …

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season: Food Safety

Hello Everyone, As you already know, hurricane season is upon us. We would like to share some resources and tips …

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Summer Cooking!!

Hey Everyone!! It’s time for summer festivities such as outdoor adventures, outdoor sports, State parks, National parks, water adventures, and …

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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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Advisory Index for Transitioning from Conventional to Reduced Tillage Peanut Production in North Carolina

This advisory index is designed to help growers anticipate peanut response to reduced tillage as …

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Soil Fertility Management for Irish Potato Production in Eastern North Carolina

This publication describes fertilizer management strategies for optimum potato yields and to prevent problems (such …

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Insurance Coverage Options for Fresh Produce Growers

This publication provides information to help produce growers understand the variety of insurance coverage or …

2/12/21Food Safety
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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 …

2/11/21
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Aflatoxins and Animal Food Safety

This factsheet covers the guidelines and mitigation for aflatoxins in animal food in North Carolina.

Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

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FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCAF) Exemption Decision Tree Tool

The NC State Feed Milling and Animal Food Safety programs have developed a decision tree …

11/10/20