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Happy birthday, Smokey Bear!

Even though he’s another year older, Smokey Bear doesn’t show any signs of slowing down his fire-prevention campaign. Smokey Bear, who turns 68 on Thursday, is the longest running, public service advertising campaign in U.S. history and has become an American icon. “Only you can prevent wildfires,” said N.C. State Forester Wib Owen. “The message […]

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News Roundup: June 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. “Lighting a fire in the Triangle restaurant scene,” The Technician: Restaurant goers living in Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. Forest Service launches fire prevention campaign

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Forest Service recently launched a public awareness campaign aimed at reducing the number of wildfires in North Carolina that occur because of carelessness. Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda that careless burning of yard waste and other […]

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News Roundup: April 7-13

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. “FDA wants farmers to get prescriptions for antibiotics used in animals,” News & Observer: The U.S. Food and Drug […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 25-March 2

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. “Vilsack: USDA to lead China trade mission in March,” Charlotte Observer: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 27-Sept. 2

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. damage estimates from Irene more than $190 million,” Fayetteville Observer: Damage estimates for North Carolina inched up Thursday […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 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 the full story. “Townsends Crestwood Farms growers seek solutions,” Southern Farm Network: More than 175 Townsends Crestwood Farms growers attended the first […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 6-12

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. “Eastern N.C. remains parched,” News & Observer: Saturday’s flooding rains helped ease the drought in Wake County. But overall, […]

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News Roundup: July 30-August 5

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. “Cargill recalling 36M pounds of ground turkey,” Charlotte Observer: Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground […]

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News Roundup: July 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Bladen-Cumberland wildfire nearly contained,” Fayetteville Observer: A wildfire that has been burning since June 20 near the Cumberland-Bladen county […]

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News Roundup: July 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. “Farmers’ Market accepts WIC and food stamps,” Salisbury Post: Salisbury Farmers’ Market is making fresh fruits and vegetables easier […]

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Troxler gets firsthand look at wildfires

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on Tuesday visited the sites of two major wildfires burning in eastern North Carolina. He met with N.C. Forest Service crews to learn how they are battling the fires, and also saw damage firsthand. The Forest Service became part of the NCDA&CS on July 1. Commissioner Troxler saw the Juniper Road […]

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