Today’s Topic: Flooding poses threat to crops

By on October 5, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

Southern Farm Network logoThis week, Rhonda and Commissioner Troxler talk about the torrential rains that affected much of eastern North Carolina last week. The heavy rains left many fields under water, posing a threat to several crops.

Commissioner Troxler flew over a good portion of the region Oct. 1 and saw crop flooding firsthand. He says sweet potatoes, cotton, peanuts and soybeans are the most vulnerable to the flooding because their harvests are just beginning. The floods could affect crop yields and quality.

Click below to hear Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about the latest weather disaster to befall North Carolina farmers.

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  1. George H Pettus
    October 5, 2010

    Thank you Commissioner for taking the time to do this report, but more so, taking the time during your report to give credit to the pork producers in eastern NC for their good management of their lagoon systems, and the correlation of those systems and the food supply, not only in NC but our country. I sincerely appreciate it.

    George H. Pettus
    Environmental Mgr
    Maxwell Foods Inc
    Past President NC Pork Council

  2. Ryan Winters
    October 6, 2010

    Its good to know that there is the possibility of getting disaster relief to the farmers that were effected by this rain event. Its also intresting to know that there was a greater amount of rain fall than during the last huricane.

  3. Shafagh
    October 6, 2010

    Thank you Mr. Commissioner for all the hard work.