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NC Feral Swine Task Force receives $2.6 million in grants

  The Feral Swine Task Force has received more than $2.6 million in grants to help combat the feral swine problem in six North Carolina counties. Grants include $620,000 for Sampson County North, $750,000 for Sampson County South and $1.25 million for the Five County Feral Swine Trap Grant. The grant programs will run through […]

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Organic production up $224.9 million in North Carolina since 2016

Organic production up $224.9 million in North Carolina since 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released results of the 2019 Organic Survey, which showed total North Carolina sales of organic farm products at $369.8 million, up $224.9 million from 2016. The largest area of increase was […]

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Several grants available for NC farmers and rural communities

Fall is traditionally called “harvest season,” but it’s also grant season for several agricultural organizations in North Carolina. That means farmers and others could get thousands of dollars to help with projects on the farm and in the surrounding rural communities. Here’s a roundup of some available grants. Contact the organization for more information. WNC […]

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Today’s Topic: 2019 planting intentions for North Carolina farms

Today’s Topic: 2019 planting intentions for North Carolina farms

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” We have gotten our first look at the 2019 planting intentions for North Carolina farms and it looks like we’ll be seeing more corn and cotton this year. Tobacco plantings look to be down 18 percent. The […]

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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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News Roundup: July 13-20

News Roundup: July 13-20

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. “Western Wake Farmers Market is Home at Last,” Cary Magazine: The Western Wake Farmers Market is open Saturdays on Town Hall Drive in Morrisville. Eight years after its founding, the Western Wake […]

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News Roundup: May 14 – 18

News Roundup: May 14 – 18

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. “Drivers warned to look out for farm equipment on the road,”  Greenville Daily Reflector: Recent collisions between passenger vehicles and farm equipment have put a spotlight on the need for […]

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News Roundup: April 28 – May 4

News Roundup: April 28 – May 4

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. “PRUITT APPLAUDS INTER-AGENCY COOPERATION,” Southern Farm Network: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the cooperation between federal agencies is something that is friendly and ongoing in the Trump Administration. He also stated […]

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News Roundup: March 24-29

News Roundup: March 24-29

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. “NC’s rural-urban divide reveals ‘classic tale of two Carolinas’ at N&O forum,” News & Observer: By many accounts, North Carolina is a prospering state. It’s been in the running for an […]

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Today’s Topic for Broadcast on March 20: Deadline for replying to the 2017 Census of Ag has been extended.

Today’s Topic for Broadcast on March 20: Deadline for replying to the 2017 Census of Ag has been extended.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Every five years the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducts a Census of Agriculture to capture a comprehensive snapshot of where agriculture is at that particular moment in time. By collecting information from farmers and ranchers, it helps […]

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News Roundup: March 3 – 9

News Roundup: March 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. “NORTH CAROLINA THE “HEMP EPICENTER”; JIM DUNPHY HONORED,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Spring Hope-based Hemp, Inc. says the company is set to grow up to 25,000 acres of industrial hemp this […]

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