Today’s Topic: New legislation benefits small-scale processors

By on June 22, 2011

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

Southern Farm Network logoThis week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss new legislation that affects North Carolina’s agricultural industry.

One of those bills exempts certain small-scale processing of agricultural products from wastewater permit requirements. Some examples of exempt businesses would be small-scale winemaking, cheese making and vegetable processing. One of the growing areas of agriculture in North Carolina is processing. Farmers are taking additional steps to turn their commodities into value-added products. This law reduces the hurdles they need to jump in order to expand their business.

Click below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss how this legislation affects small farmers.

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