farmland

News Roundup: April 5 – 10

News Roundup: April 5 – 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. “STUDY: U.S. FARMLAND SHRINKING,” Southern Farm Network: A report from American Farmland Trust released Wednesday finds that between 1992 and 2012, almost 31 million acres of farmland were lost, equal to […]

read more
Today’s Topic: Survey says more than 3.6 million acres of NC farmland are rented

Today’s Topic: Survey says more than 3.6 million acres of NC farmland are rented

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A recent survey by USDA showed that almost half of North Carolina’s 8 million acres of farmland are rented out. The 2014 Tenure, Ownership and Transition of Agricultural Land survey showed there are more than 3.6 million acres of farmland […]

read more

Today’s Topic: N.C. farmers signal their 2011 planting intentions

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 talk about what N.C. farmers will plant this year. Farmers in the state say they will plant more acres of cotton, sweet potatoes and wheat this year compared with 2010, according […]

read more

Today’s Topic: Navy suspends plans for outlying landing field in N.C.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Last week the Navy announced it was suspending plans to develop an outlying landing field in northeastern North Carolina. The announcement was welcome news to farm families in Camden, Gates and Currituck counties, which had been under […]

read more

Today’s Topic: New North Carolinians

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 talk about new Census numbers showing that North Carolina’s population grew by 1.5 million from 2000 to 2010. A higher population brings both opportunities and challenges for North Carolina agriculture. On […]

read more

News Roundup: July 16-23

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. “Bee nice to your garden; attracting pollinators is crucial to crops,” Wilmington Star-News: Honey bees and other pollinators are essential […]

read more

News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Fewer fields of plenty,” News and Observer: The November issue of Progressive Farmer magazine reports that world food production […]

read more