Dec. 12: National Poinsettia Day

What is the holiday season without the beautiful and vibrant plant, the poinsettia? The festive flower is incredibly important to North Carolina as the state ranks second in poinsettia production and sales. “Poinsettia production in our state has a major impact on the state’s agribusiness and the country’s poinsettia supply,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. […]

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Today’s Topic: 2012 N.C. State Fair has third-highest attendance ever

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 2012 State Fair has come to a close. Total attendance was 965,297, the third-highest total ever. Commissioner Troxler says he likes to see people at the fair having a great time, regardless of total attendance. Despite […]

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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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