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News Roundup: Aug. 12-18

News Roundup: Aug. 12-18

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. “Williams joins state committee; Could boost local farming,” Hendersonville Times-News: Agribusiness Henderson County Executive Director Mark Williams has been named to the state Food Processing Innovation Center Advisory Committee, focusing […]

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Today’s Topic: USDA forecasts huge increase in NC cotton production; yields of many crops higher than last year

Today’s Topic: USDA forecasts huge increase in NC cotton production; yields of many crops higher than last year

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The USDA’s August crop report for North Carolina indicates yields are looking good across the board. The cotton yield is forecast at 967 pounds per acre, a 321-pound increase from last year. Overall production is predicted to be 705,000 […]

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News Roundup: July 22-28

News Roundup: July 22-28

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. “Bradley Johnston brings boutique dairy farming to Mills River,” Mountain Xpress: If you’re in Mills River and want to talk dairy farming, you go see S.O.B. But don’t be alarmed: Sweet […]

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News Roundup: July 15-21

News Roundup: July 15-21

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. “In Orange County, a millennial farm boy follows in his father’s footsteps.” Durham Herald-Sun: “Hello?” Jonah Sykes said, answering his cellphone on Wednesday. “Yeah. mmhm, yeah. I’d like to talk. […]

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Today’s Topic: NC farmers plant more cotton, peanuts this year

Today’s Topic: NC farmers plant more cotton, peanuts this year

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina farmers are planting more cotton and peanuts this year, according to USDA’s latest crop acreage report. Cotton acreage is forecast to reach 360,000 acres this year, 29 percent more than a year ago. The forecast also […]

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Recipe: Corn on (and off) the cob

Recipe: Corn on (and off) the cob

Check out your nearest farmers market for the newly arrived stars, including Silver Queen, Peaches and Cream and Fantasia. These stars aren’t the newest reality TV sensations, these are popular corn varieties. Oftentimes, the corn is fresh picked in the morning, delivered to the farmers market and sold right out of the back of a […]

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News Roundup: April 29 – May 5

News Roundup: April 29 – May 5

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. “Pork industry favors incentives for river protection,” The News & Observer: Keeping pollution out of North Carolina’s rivers by paying farmers to shut down their hog farms in flood plains […]

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News Roundup: April 1-7

News Roundup: April 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. “Hog waste bill speeds through NC House,” WRAL: Speed legislating is pretty common each legislative session in the weeks leading up to crossover, the date by which, in most cases, a […]

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Today’s Topic: NC farmers say they will plant more cotton, peanuts, soybeans, wheat in 2017

Today’s Topic: NC farmers say they will plant more cotton, peanuts, soybeans, wheat in 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina farmers intend to plant more cotton, peanuts, soybeans and wheat this year, according to USDA’s Prospective Plantings report. Farmers expect to plant fewer acres of corn, sweet potatoes and flue-cured tobacco, the report said. From […]

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Today’s Topic: Corn growers to vote on assessment Feb. 22

Today’s Topic: Corn growers to vote on assessment Feb. 22

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina corn growers will vote Feb. 22 on a six-year continuation of their commodity assessment program. The Board of Directors of the Corn Growers Association of North Carolina is asking farmers to assess themselves at a rate […]

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2016 a very good year for corn in North Carolina

2016 a very good year for corn in North Carolina

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” USDA recently released its annual crop summary, which showed that 2016 was a very good year for N.C. corn production. Even though the average yield of 129 bushels per acre fell short of the state record (142 bushels/acre […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 13-20

News Roundup: Jan. 13-20

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. “More land for DuPont State Forest,” Asheville Citizen-Times: (Video) DuPont State Forest Supervisor Jason Guidry discusses recently acquired land and the types of recreation allowed at DuPont. “Trump taps former […]

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