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News Roundup: Jan. 23-29

News Roundup: Jan. 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. “Johnston Co. May Have Competition On Proposed CSX Project,” Time Warner Cable News: “At the end of the day it’s a great project,” said Johnston County Director of Economic Development, Chris […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 2-8

News Roundup: Jan. 2-8

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. “Ban on poultry shows, sales lifted,” Jacksonville Daily News: Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today that the suspension of live poultry shows and sales has been lifted, a week earlier […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 26-31

News Roundup: Dec. 26-31

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. “Warm, wet winter wreaking havoc on NC farm fields,” WRAL: Winter is the season to grow wheat, to harvest soybeans and for strawberries to take hold, among other crops. But […]

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Today’s Topic: Prolonged period of rain damages NC crops

Today’s Topic: Prolonged period of rain damages NC crops

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Even without a strike from Hurricane Joaquin, crops across North Carolina are suffering because of prolonged rainfall that has gripped the state for nearly two weeks. North Carolina farmers have dealt with their share of inhospitable weather this […]

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News Roundup: May 9-15

News Roundup: May 9-15

  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 “Lett’s Set a Spell: Agriculture applauded in Got to Be NC Festival,” The Sanford Herald: When I attended […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 3-9

News Roundup: Jan. 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “US tobacco growers learned some things in 2014,” Southeast Farm Press: The 2014 U.S. tobacco-growing season, which ended emphatically […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 12-18

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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “N.C. waters to open for bay scallop harvest,” Wilmington Star-News: Large stretches of state waters will open this month […]

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News Roundup: May 28-June 3

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. “Judge’s ruling favors Sanderson Farms proposal,” WITN-TV: It appears a poultry processing company will be allowed to move forward […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 25-31

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. “Counting calories will soon get easier when eating out,” News & Observer: Diners in North Carolina soon will see […]

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Weather causing cancellations at some facilities across the state

The National Weather Service has almost the entire state under a Winter Storm Warning for Saturday, so what does that mean for facilities operated by the NCDA&CS? According to Ron Moore, who oversees the facilities run by the Marketing Division, the plan is to remain open. But he recommends that people call ahead before heading […]

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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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