spring

Use caution when burning during Spring fire season.

 The N.C. Forest Service defines March through May as Spring wildfire season and cautions residents to be careful when burning during this time of year. As the temperatures warm up, people are getting out in their yards, clearing out debris from gardens, flower beds and woody areas.  Some will take the opportunity to burn the […]

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Today’s Topic: Exercise caution when burning debris in the spring.

Today’s Topic: Exercise caution when burning debris in the spring.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Forest Service is urging residents across the state to think safety and exercise caution during the spring fire season, which runs through May. If you are considering burning yard waste, take steps to be prepared […]

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Family-friendly events offered at NC farms

If you are looking for something to do with your family this month, check out an agritourism farm. North Carolina boasts nearly 700 agritourism farms across the state. An agritourism farm is one that allows visitors to participate in a wide range of activities that include picking fruits, learning about wine, touring farms or enjoying […]

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News Roundup: March 23-29

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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Chinese-owned lumber company expanding Charlotte headquarters,” Charlotte Observer: A Chinese-owned hardwood lumber company will expand its headquarters in Charlotte, […]

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News Roundup: March 13-19

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 each paper’s full story. “The Stokes Purple is going national,” News & Observer: The North Carolina-grown purple sweet potato may soon be […]

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Getting ready for those spring chores

This time of year, some people start thinking about their gardens, yards and crops–getting the soil ready, removing weeds, deciding what to plant. The list of chores is endless. The department’s Standards Division has already been busy tackling its own spring “to-do list,” and staff are about ready to mark one task off the list.  In February, staff […]

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Today’s Topic: Planting season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Spring has sprung, and this week Commissioner Troxler talks about the issues farmers face as they begin to plant crops and work in their fields. [Audio:Troxler_3-31.mp3|loader=2F6324] The Southern Farm Network is a division of Curtis Media […]

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