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Big Changes To Make The Big Catch

North Carolina’s Fishing Industry Adjusts to Economic and Environmental Challenges
Fishing for a living is not for the faint of heart. Commercial fishing was the second deadliest job in America in 2012, ranked just ahead of roofing, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Rough seas and long hours aren’t the only challenges fishermen face. A volatile [...]



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Commentary Farm Bureau Magazine Continues to Serve Members»

With fall upon us and the New Year just around the corner, it’s time to reflect on the past in order to plan for the future.
During the last year, we evaluated many of the membership benefits we provide to the more than 500,000 member families of North Carolina Farm Bureau. Our partnership with General Motors, [...]

Achievements & Lifestyles

Commentary Achievements & Lifestyles»

ASHE and WATAUGA COUNTY Farm Bureau Women’s Committees sponsored a Farm Worker Safety event, executed by Ashe and Watauga Cooperative Extension offices, June 13 at Cline Church Nursery in Deep Gap. More than 200 farm workers rotated through stations focusing on safety with general health, transportation, pesticides and sprayers, fire extinguisher use, insects and snakes [...]

Farm Favorite Recipe

Commentary Farm Favorite Recipe: One-Dish Beef Stroganoff»

1 pound ground beef (93 percent lean or leaner)
1/2 pound sliced button or cremini mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 cups uncooked whole grain wide noodle-style pasta
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
1 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup regular or reduced-fat dairy sour cream plus additional for topping
1 [...]

On The Lighter Side

On The Lighter Side»

Once there were four businessmen in a hospital waiting room because their wives were having babies.
A nurse comes over and says to the first businessman, “Congratulations! Your wife had one baby!” The first man says, “What a coincidence! I’m the president of And1!”
The nurse goes away and later returns to tell the second businessman, “Congratulations! [...]


NC Farm Bureau Magazine TV Heads to the Outer Banks»

In the next NC Farm Bureau Magazine TV Show, we will spend some time on the water as we take our show to the Outer Banks and talk to commercial fishermen and a restaurant owner about the Oregon Inlet and the problems of getting fishing boats out into the Atlantic.
Next, we move a little farther [...]