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Today’s Topic: Mosquito season is coming; vaccinate your equine

Today’s Topic: Mosquito season is coming; vaccinate your equine

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With warm weather also come mosquito season, which brings the risk of mosquito-borne diseases for equine. Horse and donkey owners are encouraged to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (Triple E) and West Nile Virus. […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 10-17

News Roundup: Nov. 10-17

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. “Morganton community college rallies to help turkey farmers,” Asheville Citizen-Times: The only Animal Welfare Act-approved poultry processing facility in the southeast closed its doors last month, leaving farmers in six […]

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Today’s Topic: NC horse owners should have animals vaccinated against EEE

Today’s Topic: NC horse owners should have animals vaccinated against EEE

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Note: This week, State Veterinarian Doug Meckes fills in for Commissioner Troxler. Summer is here, which means it’s mosquito season in North Carolina, which could spell trouble for owners of horses, donkeys and mules. Summer is typically […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 24-Oct. 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. “How a toxin in beetles is killing N.C. horses,” The Technician: Last month, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture suspected blister beetle poisoning caused the death of five horses in […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 14-20

News Roundup: Feb. 14-20

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. “North Carolina must develop ports to expand ag trade,” Southeast Farm Press: North Carolina currently ranks No. 11 of […]

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News Roundup: July 14-20

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. “National drought a double-edged sword for NC farmers,” WWAY: The drought across much of the country is threatening to […]

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News Roundup: April 14-20

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. “Pavilion gets official touch,” Lumberton Robesonian: Steve Troxler, the state commissioner of agriculture, envisions great things happening at the […]

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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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “FDA wants farmers to get prescriptions for antibiotics used in animals,” News & Observer: The U.S. Food and Drug […]

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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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. HURRICANE IRENE HEADLINES “North Carolina farmers brace for Irene’s impact,” The Associated Press: Wilson Daughtry was among the Eastern […]

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Today’s Topic: Equine piroplasmosis

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 equine piroplasmosis, a blood disease that affects horses, donkeys and mules. North Carolina has joined 19 other states with identified cases of the disease in horses. EP is […]

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Today’s Topic: Vaccinate horses against EEE, West Nile virus

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Mike Davis fills in for Rhonda and talks with Commissioner Troxler about two diseases that can be deadly for horses, donkeys and mules: West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis. These diseases are a […]

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New building to sprout at Southeastern N.C. Ag Center

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, state legislators and other officials on April 20 shoveled the first scoops of dirt from the ground where a multipurpose pavilion will be built at the Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Center in Lumberton. The 54,000-square-foot building will be flexible enough to host everything from trade shows to horse and livestock events. The […]

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