drought

Today’s Topic: Senate Committee on Emergency Preparedness makes recommendations to help agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss recommendations for disaster response that the state Senate’s Committee on Emergency Preparedness put forward last week. Many of the recommendations could benefit farmers. In 2011, tornadoes, drought and Hurricane Irene […]

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USDA designates 37 N.C. counties as primary natural disaster areas because of drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that it had designated 37 counties in North Carolina as primary natural disaster areas because of losses caused by drought and excessive heat that occurred during 2011. Those counties are: Alamance Durham Hyde Pamlico Beaufort Franklin Johnston Pender Brunswick Gates Jones Rockingham Carteret Granville Lee Sampson Caswell Greene […]

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Today’s Topic: Reflecting on a challenging year in agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas is almost here, and North Carolina farms provide a lot for the holidays, from food for feasts to greenery for decorations. It’s a time of year to get together with family and friends and reflect on […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 13-19

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. “Townsends Crestwood Farms growers seek solutions,” Southern Farm Network: More than 175 Townsends Crestwood Farms growers attended the first […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 6-12

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. “Eastern N.C. remains parched,” News & Observer: Saturday’s flooding rains helped ease the drought in Wake County. But overall, […]

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News Roundup: July 30-August 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Cargill recalling 36M pounds of ground turkey,” Charlotte Observer: Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground […]

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News Roundup: July 23-29

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. “Burning ban still in effect as N.C. drought lingers,” Greensboro News & Record: The N.C. Forest Service is reminding […]

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News Roundup: July 16-22

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. “Bladen-Cumberland wildfire nearly contained,” Fayetteville Observer: A wildfire that has been burning since June 20 near the Cumberland-Bladen county […]

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News Roundup: July 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Farmers’ Market accepts WIC and food stamps,” Salisbury Post: Salisbury Farmers’ Market is making fresh fruits and vegetables easier […]

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Today’s Topic: Modifications to state law governing dam construction

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Mike Davis subs for Rhonda and talks with Commissioner Troxler about a change in state law that will help N.C. farmers. Commissioner Troxler tells Mike that House Bill 119, among other things, modified the state’s […]

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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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Costly wildfire mostly contained,” Jacksonville Daily News: The 31,000-acre Holly Shelter wildfire has already cost more than $2 million […]

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