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News Roundup: April 7- 13

News Roundup: April 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. “What satellites can’t see,”  Southeast Farm Press: For decades, government satellites have been taking detailed photographs of crops around the world that are now being tapped by traders like Cargill Inc. […]

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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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N.C. strawberries signal sweet start to market season

There is something about strawberry season that is refreshing. It could be because  strawberries signal the opening of many farmers markets and the start of the spring produce season. Maybe it’s because pick-your-own strawberry farms provide quality family time and a chance to get out of the house after a long winter. It also could […]

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Today’s Topic: 2011 legislative session

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The General Assembly begins a new session tomorrow, and the big topic is going to be the state budget. North Carolina is facing some tough choices this year when it comes to the next state budget. Entire […]

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Today’s Topic: Farm tours

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week Rhonda and Commissioner Troxler talk about his upcoming tours of farms in Eastern North Carolina. Commissioner Troxler will be seeing a variety of commodities, including fresh market produce, tobacco, sweet potatoes, peanuts, cut flowers, […]

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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. “Making Family Farms Profitable,” Parade Magazine: In 1959, the U.S. was home to 4.1 million farms. Today, there are […]

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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. “Rain keeps recession from having great impact on farmers,” High Point Enterprise: DENTON – Rain, rather than recession, has […]

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Looking for agritourism farms? Here’s your sign.

Finding a moonlit hayride in the mountains, alpaca farm in the Piedmont or a pick-your-own berry field near the coast just got easier. Full-color, fold-out maps of North Carolina agritourism farms will soon be available at the nine state Welcome Centers, county extension offices, state farmers markets and other spots across the state. You can […]

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