Today’s Topic: Boll weevil assessment stays at 75 cents per acre.

by | Feb 27, 2018

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

The state’s boll weevil assessment will stay at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The money from the assessment is used to fund a trapping program to monitor cotton acreage for any re-introduction of boll weevils. The pest was eradicated from the state in 1987. Trapping has helped address any spot re-introductions to keep the pest from becoming re-established.

Today’s Topic for Feb. 27