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Today’s Topic: Plantings of corn, sweet potatoes are forecast to be higher than last year

Today’s Topic: Plantings of corn, sweet potatoes are forecast to be higher than last year

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The USDA has released its updated acreage forecast for North Carolina, and the report says there will be more corn and sweet potatoes this year. Corn plantings are expected to top 1 million acres, which is 29 percent more […]

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News Roundup: May 14-20

News Roundup: May 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. “Carolina, Virginia farmers try to meet hops demand for local craft beer,” Southeast Farm Press: The craft beer industry has taken off in North Carolina and Virginia, and farmers in both […]

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Got to Be NC Recipes: Ballpark Boiled Peanuts

Got to Be NC Recipes: Ballpark Boiled Peanuts

Baseball stadiums across the state are welcoming back the boys of summer. And whether you are a fan of the Asheville Tourists, Durham Bulls, Winston-Salem Dash, Burlington Royals, Carolina Mudcats, Charlotte Knights, Greensboro Grasshoppers, Hickory Crawdads or Kannapolis Intimidators, one thing is for sure, you can enjoy some North Carolina-grown peanuts while cheering on your […]

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Today’s Topic: USDA report indicates NC farmers will plant more acres of corn, sweet potatoes this year

Today’s Topic: USDA report indicates NC farmers will plant more acres of corn, sweet potatoes this year

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina farmers intend to plant more acres of corn and sweet potatoes this year, according to USDA’s Prospective Plantings report. Corn plantings in North Carolina are expected to increase by 18 percent over last year, to […]

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Today’s Topic: 2015 wasn’t a banner year for NC crops

Today’s Topic: 2015 wasn’t a banner year for NC crops

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Thanks to a combination of bad weather and lower commodity prices, North Carolina farmers didn’t have the best of years in 2015, and USDA’s annual crop summary backs that up. Looking at the major crops across the state, […]

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Today’s Topic: November crop report shows effects of excessive rain

Today’s Topic: November crop report shows effects of excessive rain

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The impact of the excessive rainfall from earlier this fall shows up in USDA’s November crop report for North Carolina. The report shows impacts on two crops in particular: cotton and peanuts. The October yield forecast for cotton […]

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News Roundup: Oct. 3-9

News Roundup: Oct. 3-9

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.  “Troxler: Saturated fields, continued rain resulting in crop damage,” WRAL: North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said Saturday that crops across the state continued to be damaged thanks to continued […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 26-Oct. 2

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. “Pork industry wants Duke to use NC swine waste at plants,” Greensboro News & Record: Congress is considering mandating the production of 15 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol annually by […]

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Tar Heel Kitchen: Peanut Broccoli Casserole

Tar Heel Kitchen: Peanut Broccoli Casserole

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes tended to be seasonal with just a handful of ingredients. We thought these recipes needed […]

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Today’s Topic: Projected yields for several crops slide in latest USDA report

Today’s Topic: Projected yields for several crops slide in latest USDA report

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” USDA’s latest North Carolina crop report continues to lower expectations for yields and production of major crops in the state. Weather has hampered farmers in many areas of the state this year, Commissioner Troxler says. In some […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 8-14

News Roundup: Aug. 8-14

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. “N.C. Farm School: Seven-month program helping to produce a new generation of farmers,” Salisbury Post: Rolling pastures, grazing cattle, tobacco […]

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