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NC Choices

NC Choices, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in collaboration with NC Cooperative Extension, promotes sustainable food systems through the advancement of the local, niche, and pasture-based meat supply chain in North Carolina. NC Choices provides information, technical assistance, educational programming, and networking opportunities for farmers, extension agents, meat processors, buyers, distributors, and consumers.

Poultry Processing Updates:

Due to the 2017 closure of Foothills Pilot Plant, information and updates on the status of  poultry processing options across the state can be found below.  Click to view the following:

NC Choices News

DECEMBER 10, 2018 | Deadline to Apply for 2018 Hurricane & Tropical Storm Disaster Program

December 6th, 2018|Comments Off on DECEMBER 10, 2018 | Deadline to Apply for 2018 Hurricane & Tropical Storm Disaster Program

Pasture-based livestock producers within eligible counties with damage to standing forage as a result of Hurricane Florence and/or Tropical Storm Michael are eligible for the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018.  Applications are being [...]

CFSA Announces New Hurricane Relief Effort for Small NC & SC Farms

December 6th, 2018|Comments Off on CFSA Announces New Hurricane Relief Effort for Small NC & SC Farms

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is announcing a new hurricane relief effort targeting small farms in North and South Carolina. What is the RESEED Recovery Fund? The RESEED Recovery Fund provides affordable loans to farmers [...]

Updated NCDA&CS MPID Poultry Exempt Notices

December 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Updated NCDA&CS MPID Poultry Exempt Notices

NCDA&CS Meat and Poultry Inspection Division recently released updated versions of both their 1,000 and 20,000 Bird Poultry Exemption Requirements. They can be found here and below. It is helpful to note that information on how [...]

Resources

NC Choices offers a large collection of resource documents and multimedia to support the farmers, extension agents, meat processors, buyers, distributors and consumers of North Carolina. See our full library of NC Choices resources here.