hurricanes

New disaster assistance program opens for poultry and livestock, plasticulture and forestry producers who suffered damage from Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Dorian.

New disaster assistance program opens for poultry and livestock, plasticulture and forestry producers who suffered damage from Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Dorian.

Summary: The department received $79.6 million from USDA to assist poultry, livestock and plasticulture producers and woodland owners in 90 counties who suffered losses in 2018-2019 from Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Dorian. The application deadline is Oct. 1. More information is online at www.ncagr.gov/agdisasterprogram. We recently opened the application period for a $79.6 million block […]

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Preparation pays off for pets during hurricane season

North Carolina is officially a full month into hurricane season, and given the state’s recent history with damaging storms it can only be a good idea to make sure you and your family are prepared. Among those family members who may need special help to prepare are pets. Storms can be especially stressful for animals, […]

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Today’s Topic: Hurricane Dorian

Today’s Topic: Hurricane Dorian

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commissioner Troxler discusses agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Dorian. Initial damages point to losses in corn, tobacco, beans and cotton. Fortunately, losses are not the magnitude of Hurricane Florence. Listen to more below:

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Hurricane Dorian & Our Trees: Minor Immediate Impact, Implications for Long-term Impacts to Tree Health

Hurricane Dorian & Our Trees: Minor Immediate Impact, Implications for Long-term Impacts to Tree Health

After devastating the Bahamas and other Caribbean Islands before turning north and skirting the eastern U.S. coast, Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Cape Hatteras in North Carolina on Sept. 6, 2019 as a Category 1 storm. A four-to-seven-foot storm surge flooded many homes and roadways. In addition, powerful waves caused beach erosion that reshaped many […]

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Today’s Topic: Agriculture Year in Review

Today’s Topic: Agriculture Year in Review

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” What a year it has been! Listen below as Commissioner Troxler has a Christmas Day chat with Mike Davis from the Southern Farm Network about Ag events that shaped 2018, including the hurricanes and subsequent relief from […]

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Stressed Out by Hurricanes!

Within the last month, back to back Hurricanes Florence and Michael have created stress on communities throughout our state and across the Southeast. While the loss of life and livelihoods are always of primary concern, many people have also had to deal with downed or broken trees and the resulting cleanup.  However, less noticeable to the […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 4-9

News Roundup: Nov. 4-9

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. “CRISIS TEXT ALERT SYSTEM AVAILABLE FOR PORK PRODUCERS,” Southern Farm Network: The Pork Checkoff has created a text-alert system for pork producers. Pork Checkoff assistant vice president of communications Cindy […]

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Today’s Topic: Hurricane season is here

Today’s Topic: Hurricane season is here

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Hurricane season begins June 1, and Commissioner Troxler says it’s time for farmers to get ready for it. Researchers at N.C. State University say this year will be in line with the overall averages since 1950; the […]

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Today’s Topic: Don’t try to reason with hurricane season; be prepared

Today’s Topic: Don’t try to reason with hurricane season; be prepared

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” June 1 marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and the forecast calls for an above average year, which is probably not something farmers want to hear. Researchers at N.C. State University predict that the 2016 hurricane season […]

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NCVMA podcast: Hurricane Preparedness for your pets

Last week’s tropical storm may have caused mostly minor headaches, but North Carolina is no stranger to weather events that cause substantial damage and uproot lives for days, weeks or even months at a time. It’s important to prepare your home and your farm for disasters. It’s equally important to plan for your furry and […]

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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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Are you ready to evacuate with your pets?

Hurricane Floyd slowly passed over North Carolina on Sept. 16, 1999, dumping up to 24 inches of rain on eastern North Carolina. Coupled with the 15 inches that Hurricane Dennis had dumped on the state just weeks earlier, every river in eastern N.C. flooded.  People were forced to flee their homes due to rising floodwaters […]

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