Today’s Topic: Farm City Week and Thanksgiving

by | Nov 22, 2016


Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

National Farm City Week started Nov. 18 and runs through Thanksgiving Day. It’s a week aimed at promoting greater understanding of where our food comes from and how fortunate we are in this country to have an abundant and affordable food supply.

Commissioner Troxler says this year it’s even more important to take time to recognize how important farms are to North Carolina and the United States. North Carolina farmers have endured a lot this year, with Hurricane Matthew causing flooding in the East and drought affecting farms in the mountains. Plus, wildfires in that region have burned about 50,000 acres of land.

The Commissioner encourages North Carolinians to take time to think about the struggles farmers endure, and be thankful that they are willing to take on challenges every year. And, he says, be thankful for the firefighters from across our state and country who have come to the North Carolina mountains to help fight the wildfires there.

Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about being thankful during Farm City Week.


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