Today’s Topic: Nickels for Know-How vote is today

By on November 1, 2016

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

Users of feed and fertilizer in North Carolina will vote today on whether to continue the assessment of 15 cents per ton on fertilizers and animal feed produced in the state.

Nickels for Know-How is a 65-year-old voluntary assessment on feed and fertilizer produced and purchased in North Carolina. The program raises about $1.4 million a year to support agricultural research and education at N.C. State University.

Commissioner Troxler says research is absolutely critical to the continued success of agriculture in North Carolina.

The NCDA&CS collects the assessment from feed and fertilizer manufacturers. The money goes to the N.C. Agricultural Foundation to support research, teaching and extension projects.

Feed and fertilizer users can vote today at their county Cooperative Extension office. If two-thirds of the voters vote “yes,” the program will continue for another six years.

Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about Nickels for Know-How.

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