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Today’s Topic: New Round of Mandatory Auxin Training

By on December 19, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers will find new label requirements on restricted-use pesticides containing auxin this year, and that means they will need to take a

2017 Census of Agriculture is faster and easier for farmers to complete

By on December 18, 2017

The Census of Agriculture helps tell the story of agriculture. It’s data is used to make decisions at the local, state and national level. Farmers this year will notice a new format that is more user friendly and allows for

Upper Mountain Research Station serves as staging ground for Trees for Troops

By on December 4, 2017

For the third year, the Upper Mountain Research Station served as a staging ground for Trees for Troops. The station collected more than 300 trees to be delivered by FedEx to military families at Fort Gordon Army Base in Georgia.

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Today’s Topic: Agritourism farms offer fun holiday activities

By on November 21, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A lot of families will be traveling and getting together for Thanksgiving this week. In fact, it is recognized as the holiday

Talking Turkey: Tips for a safe Thanksgiving

By on November 20, 2017

Family and friends will gather around the table this Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. The star of most of these tables will be the turkey. If you are in North Carolina, that’s great reason to celebrate. North Carolina is the second-largest

Poultry operators granted exemption from NCDA&CS

By on November 13, 2017

Small flock owners faced an uncertain business dilemma last month when Cool Hand Meats in Marion, the only small poultry processor in the state, closed its doors. This left many small poultry growers who relied on the processor with no

Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

By on November 9, 2017

Shorter days plus colder nights equals the perfect scenario for trying out a few new soup recipes. We suggest a recipe that uses favorite, in-season fall fruits and vegetables. Butternut squash, pears and apples are all readily available at farmers

November is N.C. Pecan Month

By on November 6, 2017

As families prepare for the holiday season, N.C. pecan farmers are harvesting their crop. The Tar Heel state produces 3 to 5 million pounds of pecans annually, and 2017 is shaping up to be a great year. That’s welcome news

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Beekeepers can apply for new beehive grant

By on October 16, 2017

Interest in beekeeping has grown exponentially since the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association signed their first 38 charter members in 1917. Today, the NCSBA has grown to 4,000 members and has become one of the largest organizations working to protect

News Roundup

News Roundup: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

By on October 6, 2017

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. “Ag Secretary Perdue Says Communication With the Non-Farming Public Up to Farmers,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio)