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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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News Roundup: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

News Roundup: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

  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. “Daily Ag Summary: Carolina Cotton Growers Coop Named Exporter of the Year,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Garner-based Carolina Cotton Growers Cooperative has been named the 2017 N.C. Exporter of the […]

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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: Oct: 15-21

News Roundup: Oct: 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. Following is a selection of stories related to Hurricane Matthew and the start of the N.C. State Fair.  “State Fair comes at stressful time for farm families dealing with floods,” […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 24-30

News Roundup: Sept. 24-30

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. “NC Ag Commissioner Tells WHKP News That More Improvements, Parking and Resurfacing Are Coming to WNC Ag Center,” WHKP: (Audio) A week after a very successful 2016 WNC Mountain State Fair closed […]

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Today’s Topic: Yields for corn, cotton increase in latest USDA crop report

Today’s Topic: Yields for corn, cotton increase in latest USDA crop report

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The state forecast for corn, cotton and peanuts continues to look strong, according to the latest USDA crop report. All three crops have seen their yield forecasts increase over the past month. The latest forecast predicts a […]

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Today’s Topic: August crop report predicts strong corn crop

Today’s Topic: August crop report predicts strong corn crop

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” We’ve been hearing about this being a good year for corn in North Carolina, and the latest USDA crop report backs that up. The August crop report forecasts a corn yield of 130 bushels per acre and total production […]

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Today’s Topic: Plantings of corn, sweet potatoes are forecast to be higher than last year

Today’s Topic: Plantings of corn, sweet potatoes are forecast to be 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 has released its updated acreage forecast for North Carolina, and the report says there will be more corn and sweet potatoes this year. Corn plantings are expected to top 1 million acres, which is 29 percent more […]

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News Roundup: July 2-8

News Roundup: July 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. “Senate backs bill to backs bill to label genetically modified food,” Charlotte Observer: Food packages nationwide would for the first time be required to carry labels listing genetically modified ingredients under […]

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News Roundup: June 18-July 1

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. “Subscription gift-box company in Madison highlights North Carolina goods,” Winston-Salem Journal: “Made in North Carolina” is a phrase that’s been catching on in local supermarkets for years, and now a subscription gift-box […]

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News Roundup: April 30 – May 6

News Roundup: April 30 – May 6

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. “Land Trusts: Sustaining the Farms that Feed NC,” Public News Service: Farmers’ markets are in full swing across North Carolina, with tables full of locally-sourced produce, meats and crafts. In addition […]

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Today’s Topic: USDA report indicates NC farmers will plant more acres of corn, sweet potatoes this year

Today’s Topic: USDA report indicates NC farmers will plant more acres of corn, sweet potatoes 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 intend to plant more acres of corn and sweet potatoes this year, according to USDA’s Prospective Plantings report. Corn plantings in North Carolina are expected to increase by 18 percent over last year, to […]

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