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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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News Roundup: Feb. 17-23

News Roundup: Feb. 17-23

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 TEN-YEAR LOOK AHEAD FOR AG PRICES, INCOME, AND EXPORTS,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) What’s in store for U.S. farmers over the next decade? Agriculture Department analysts have released their […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 13-19

News Roundup: Jan. 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. “Documentary: Land of Opportunity,” WRAL: (N.C. Board of Agriculture member Jose Calerdon is featured) Immigration is a polarizing issue and the subject of an ongoing national debate. The issue isn’t […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 23 – 29

News Roundup: Dec. 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. “Industry set to make more meat, more money in 2018,” Meatingplace: The U.S. meat industry is expected to produce 6 percent more pork, 6 percent more beef and 2 percent […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

News Roundup: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

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. “Ag Secretary Perdue Says Communication With the Non-Farming Public Up to Farmers,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) On Thursday, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted a roundtable discussion around biotechnology at NC State […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 23-29

News Roundup: Sept. 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. “North Carolina farmers handled dicamba well, but can improve,” Southeast Farm Press: Only 14 official dicamba drift complaints were filed with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture this year. “There were […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 16-22

News Roundup: Sept. 16-22

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. “Group dedicated to making stevia a viable Southeast cash crop,” Southeast Farm Press: As it stands now, there are still many questions on producing stevia in the Southeast with less […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 26 – Sept. 1

News Roundup: Aug. 26 – Sept. 1

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. “Wet summer prolonging harvests for local growers,” Elizabeth City Daily Advance: It may not go down as Pasquotank County’s wettest summer ever, but this summer’s deluges of rain, including one just […]

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Today’s Topic: USDA forecasts huge increase in NC cotton production; yields of many crops higher than last year

Today’s Topic: USDA forecasts huge increase in NC cotton production; yields of many crops 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’s August crop report for North Carolina indicates yields are looking good across the board. The cotton yield is forecast at 967 pounds per acre, a 321-pound increase from last year. Overall production is predicted to be 705,000 […]

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