Summary: A statewide burn ban in now in effect because of extremely dry conditions across the state. Fire risk remains high as the N.C. Forest Service continues to battle the Grindstone Fire at Pilot Mountain. Commissioner Troxler remains people to work safely on the farm following a recent rescue from a grain silo. Across the […]
Today’s Topic: DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related events, including agritourism operations. With the start of fall today, it’s a great time to get outdoors to enjoy allowable agritourism activities.
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As the calendar officially shifts to fall, you’ll start to see more agritourism activities taking place. DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related events for ensuring safe operations. Summary of talking points: Today is officially the first day […]
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. “STUDY: U.S. FARMLAND SHRINKING,” Southern Farm Network: A report from American Farmland Trust released Wednesday finds that between 1992 and 2012, almost 31 million acres of farmland were lost, equal to […]
A lot can go wrong on a farm. From scratches and bruises to heat exhaustion or even dismemberment, farming is one of the most dangerous professions out there. With this in mind, the American Red Cross has partnered with Monsanto to provide life-saving information specific to farms and rural life on its First Aid app. Auger, tree […]
Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed June to be Safety and Hazard Recognition Month, but farmers know that EVERY month is safety month. The department’s occupational safety and health staff focuses on keeping NCDA&CS employees safe on the job. Many of those employees work on our 18 research stations, which are, in fact, farms. Our occupational […]