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Today’s Topic: While there is no State Fair this year, there are a few activities taking place at the State Fairgrounds you should know about.

Today’s Topic: While there is no State Fair this year, there are a few activities taking place at the State Fairgrounds you should know about.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As we enter what should have been the final homestretch of the annual State Fair, there are still a few things happening at the fairgrounds that people may want to participate in – canned food drive on […]

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Today’s Topic: Vaccinate horses for EEE, West Nile Virus

Today’s Topic: Vaccinate horses for EEE, West Nile Virus

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The number of rabies cases in livestock is on the rise this year and we haven’t even reached peak season. We have seen seven cases this year compared to three cases in all of 2018. State Veterinarian […]

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Today’s Topic:  N.C. State Fair sets two record-attendance days

Today’s Topic: N.C. State Fair sets two record-attendance days

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Despite having to delay our opening by a day, we have had some bright spots at this year’s fair. These include record entries, record attendance days, record amount in Junior Livestock Sale of Champions and more. Click […]

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NCDA&CS suggests avenues for donations

 Donations help to purchase supplies for delivery to areas most in need    As the effects of Hurricane Florence continue to create great needs across the state of North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has had many calls from those who want to help or make donations. Contacting your local agencies […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 25 – 29

News Roundup: Aug. 25 – 29

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. “A Week of Big Announcements in Washington,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) The U.S. and Mexico have reached a partial NAFTA deal, and USDA announced details of a tariff rescue package for […]

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Today’s Topic: 33 students receive scholarships through the N.C. State Fair Livestock Scholarship program.

Today’s Topic: 33 students receive scholarships through the N.C. State Fair Livestock Scholarship program.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. State Fair Livestock Scholarship program awarded 33 scholarships this year for students to continue their education. Twenty-nine students received $2,000 scholarships that were funded through proceeds from the Junior Livestock Sale of Champions during the […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 21 – 27

News Roundup: Oct. 21 – 27

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. “150th State Fair is in the books,” North State Journal: The N.C. State Fair finished its 11-day run on Sunday with the fourth highest visitor total in its 150-year history […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 7-13

News Roundup: Oct. 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. “North Carolina farmers are turning over a new leaf in the hemp industry,” WGHP: (Video) North Carolina farmers are turning over a new leaf, you might say. “I didn’t think […]

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Today’s Topic: Vaccinate livestock against rabies

Today’s Topic: Vaccinate livestock against rabies

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” There have been five confirmed cases of rabies in North Carolina livestock this year, which is about average for the state. Because horses, cattle and goats are naturally curious animals, they can be at risk for being bitten by […]

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Wildfire smoke and fire retardants can impact health of livestock

Following is an article by one of our agricultural partners, Dr. Matt Poore of N.C. Cooperative Extension. Wildfires are burning across Western North Carolina and livestock producers are questioning if the associated smoke and fire retardants will impact the health of their livestock. While the fires are impacting only relatively small areas, smoke is widespread […]

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