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News Roundup: Sept. 8 – 14

News Roundup: Sept. 8 – 14

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. “Moving chickens, harvesting tobacco, managing hog manure: N.C. farmers prepare for Florence,” Washington Post: Thick clouds and heavy humidity hinted at the storm crawling its way toward Carolina Mushroom Farm. But it […]

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Today’s Topic: Crop and weather report for August.

Today’s Topic: Crop and weather report for August.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Agricultural Statistic’s Division recently released the crop and weather reports for mid-August, which gives a snapshot of soil moisture across the state and crop conditions for a variety of commodities. The report points to a mixed […]

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News Roundup: June 9 – 15

News Roundup: June 9 – 15

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. “Bethel farmer added to Ag Hall of Fame,” Smoky Mountain News: Haywood County farmer Bill Holbrook has been inducted into the Western North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame for his […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 24 – March 2

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. “Wheat growers respond to Trump’s tariffs,” Southeast Farm Press: U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers concerned about risks of retaliation. If the United States is taken […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 23-30

News Roundup: Dec. 23-30

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. “Waldenomics: NC growth to continue in 2017,” The News & Observer: N.C. State University economist Michael Walden predicts that the state will pull further ahead of the rest of the country […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 20-26

News Roundup: Aug. 20-26

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. “Demand high for southern sweet potatoes,” The Packer: As national demand for sweet potatoes continues to increase each year, suppliers have prepared to meet this need. George Wooten, president of […]

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Today’s Topic: Weather hurting NC crops

Today’s Topic: Weather hurting NC crops

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Depending on where you are in North Carolina, it has been either too wet or too dry this spring. Farmers in Eastern North Carolina are feeling the effects of too much rain over the past couple of […]

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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: May 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Headed to the Got to Be NC Festival? Some tips,” WRAL: It’s a big weekend with two major festivals […]

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Today’s Topic: August Crop Report

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” USDA’s August Crop Report reflects the hot, dry summer in North Carolina. Yields for corn, soybeans, cotton and tobacco all are feeling the effects of the drought. Corn has been hit particularly hard, with the current yield […]

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News Roundup: May 28-June 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Judge’s ruling favors Sanderson Farms proposal,” WITN-TV: It appears a poultry processing company will be allowed to move forward […]

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