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Today’s Topic: Cotton referendum scheduled for April 1

Today’s Topic: Cotton referendum scheduled for April 1

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina cotton growers will vote April 1 on whether to continue the checkoff program that supports their industry. The referendum would authorize an assessment of up to $1 per bale of cotton sold. However, the N.C. Cotton Producer […]

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Today’s Topic: 2015 wasn’t a banner year for NC crops

Today’s Topic: 2015 wasn’t a banner year for NC crops

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Thanks to a combination of bad weather and lower commodity prices, North Carolina farmers didn’t have the best of years in 2015, and USDA’s annual crop summary backs that up. Looking at the major crops across the state, […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 12-18

News Roundup: Dec. 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. “Local family makes selling Christmas trees a tradition,” Winston-Salem Journal: Fraser firs are practically a part of the King family when it comes to Christmastime. Jeff King, owner of King’s […]

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Today’s Topic: November crop report shows effects of excessive rain

Today’s Topic: November crop report shows effects of excessive rain

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The impact of the excessive rainfall from earlier this fall shows up in USDA’s November crop report for North Carolina. The report shows impacts on two crops in particular: cotton and peanuts. The October yield forecast for cotton […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 3-9

News Roundup: Oct. 3-9

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.  “Troxler: Saturated fields, continued rain resulting in crop damage,” WRAL: North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said Saturday that crops across the state continued to be damaged thanks to continued […]

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Today’s Topic: Projected yields for several crops slide in latest USDA report

Today’s Topic: Projected yields for several crops slide in latest USDA report

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” USDA’s latest North Carolina crop report continues to lower expectations for yields and production of major crops in the state. Weather has hampered farmers in many areas of the state this year, Commissioner Troxler says. In some […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 12-18

News Roundup: Sept. 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. “Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Ginseng Poacher, Charged With Felony,” High Country Press: This past weekend, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office arrested Eric Moretz, 27, of 1351 Brownwood Road in […]

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Today’s Topic: NC farmers say they’ll plant more corn, sweet potatoes this year

Today’s Topic: NC farmers say they’ll plant more 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.” Each year at this time, there’s talk about how many acres of certain crops farmers will plant. Recently, USDA’s annual Prospective Plantings report showed that North Carolina farmers intend to plant a little more corn and sweet […]

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News Roundup: April 4 – 10

News Roundup: April 4 – 10

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. “Troxler Traveling to China to Discuss NC Exports,” North Carolina News Network: As China’s economy has grown, so have North […]

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News Roundup: March 7-13

News Roundup: March 7-13

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. “Winter Season Impact On Local Farmers,” WFMY: Local farmers believe a harsh winter had a big impact on field […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 17-23

News Roundup: Jan. 17-23

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. “From long history, WNC Farmers Market seeks sustainable path forward,” Asheville Citizen-Times: Since opening in 1977, the WNC Farmers […]

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