Since its creation in the late 1980’s the Voluntary Agricultural District program has offered counties in North Carolina a way to protect, enhance and advocate for their agricultural land and landowners. With 90 counties now part of the program in North Carolina, it’s clear that local governments across the state have recognized the value of […]
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 […]
At both ends of the state, agriculture provides economic opportunities
In the past week, I’ve met with farmers in both the southwestern and northeastern corners of North Carolina. I like hearing directly from farmers what’s on their mind. I’d like to share with you some of the information I picked up on those visits. Rutherford County, in the southwest, has been hard hit by job […]