agricultural research

Research station welcomes visitors for popcorn tour

On a hot, humid, August morning recently, Amy Manzulich of Roxboro stood on the edge of a corn plot on the Oxford Research Station, watching her four children pull ears of corn from the stalks. Braving the heat was worth it as they each brought over ears and shucked them to see the kernels on […]

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Even in winter, crews keep busy on agricultural research stations

Even in winter, crews keep busy on agricultural research stations

A farmer’s work is never done, even in what’s sometimes called the “dead of winter.” The same is true for North Carolina’s agricultural research stations. They operate as working farms with a platform for agricultural research. So even if there’s not as much activity as the summer, the state’s 18 research stations are far from […]

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Today’s Topic: Field days are learning opportunities for farmers

Today’s Topic: Field days are learning opportunities for farmers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Spring is a very busy time on the farm, but it also offers educational opportunities for farmers. Several field days are coming up in the next couple of months, offering farmers a chance to talk with researchers […]

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Today’s Topic: Nickels for Know-How vote is today

Today’s Topic: Nickels for Know-How vote is today

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Users of feed and fertilizer in North Carolina will vote today on whether to continue the assessment of 15 cents per ton on fertilizers and animal feed produced in the state. Nickels for Know-How is a 65-year-old […]

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Today’s Topic: NC working to centralize, increase its beef cattle research herd

Today’s Topic: NC working to centralize, increase its beef cattle research herd

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina’s beef cattle researchers are centralizing and increasing the size of the state’s herd to accommodate research efforts. Agricultural research will continue to be important in meeting the world’s demand for food, Troxler says. The NCDA&CS and its partners at […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 1-7

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “N.C. Sweet Potato Commission to unveil new retail promotion for Sweet Potato Month,” The Produce News: The North Carolina […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Research Stations Division is modernizing

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The General Assembly included $2.5 million in the state budget this year so the NCDA&CS Research Stations Division can modernize equipment. Commissioner Troxler says this investment is important for the future of agriculture in the state. Some […]

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News Roundup: June 2-8

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “N.C. Farm to School sales top $1 million,” Greensboro News & Record: The state agriculture department reached a milestone […]

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Nickels for Know-How referendum passes by huge margin

In November, users of feed and fertilizer across North Carolina overwhelmingly approved continuing the Nickels for Know-How program. The referendum passed with 96 percent of the vote. The 60-year-old program consists of a voluntary assessment of 15 cents per ton on fertilizer and animal feed produced and purchased in North Carolina. The money supports agricultural […]

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Today’s Topic: Nickels for Know-How referendum occurs Nov. 16

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Users of feed and fertilizer in North Carolina will vote at Cooperative Extension offices tomorrow on whether to continue the self-assessment of 15 cents per ton on fertilizers and animal feed produced in the state. Known as […]

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Board of Agriculture approves referendums to support research

Farmers will have a chance to vote on whether to continue a longstanding program that supports agricultural research, after the N.C. Board of Agriculture gave its approval to the referendum Thursday. In a meeting at the State Fairgrounds, the board voted 8-0 to approve the referendum for Nickels for Know-How, which provides funding for agricultural […]

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