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Today’s Topic: Burn ban issued for 18 eastern North Carolina counties.

By on June 4, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and canceled all burning permits

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Today’s Topic: Farmers markets are alive with fresh produce, events and activities.

By on May 29, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers market season is well under way and shoppers will find plenty of locally grown fruits and vegetables at the market, plus

Today’s Topic: New agriculture/agribusiness numbers released by Dr. Mike Walden

By on May 21, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Dr. Mike Walden, an economist at N.C. State University, releases annual agriculture and agribusiness numbers that factor in the economic impact of

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Today’s Topic: Now is a great time for homeowners to test their soil. Peak-season fees are lifted.

By on April 23, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” It’s the time of year when a lot of people are getting out working in their yards. Our Agronomic Services Division can

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Today’s Topic: Taking a look at the new Census of Agriculture

By on April 16, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The latest Census of Agriculture has been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These are done every five years, so the

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Today’s Topic: 2019 planting intentions for North Carolina farms

By on April 9, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” We have gotten our first look at the 2019 planting intentions for North Carolina farms and it looks like we’ll be seeing

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Today’s Topic: Agritourism activities are springing up all across the state. (Pun intended.)

By on April 2, 2019

It doesn’t take much encouragement to want to be outside enjoying the warm spring weather. Farms with agritourism activities have been busy making plans for guests this spring.  You can find activities across the state from pick-your-own strawberry fields and

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Today’s Topic: Recent suspected case of Equine Infectious Anemia is a reminder to take steps to protect equine from exposure to the disease.

By on March 26, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A recent suspected case of Equine Infectious Anemia in a mule in Transylvania County is a reminder for equine owners to take

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Today’s Topic: It’s not too late to join us for Ag Awareness Day March 20. Lend your voice in support of North Carolina farmers and agribusinesses.

By on March 19, 2019

On March 20, the agriculture community will celebrate Ag Awareness Day with visits with legislators and a program to thank legislators for their support in 2018. Attendees can meet and park at the State Fairgrounds to ride buses downtown for

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Today’s Topic: The General Assembly re-opens filing period for farmers in two more counties to apply for disaster assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018.

By on March 13, 2019

Farmers in Iredell and Wilkes counties are now eligible to apply for disaster assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. The General Assembly re-opened the filing period for those two counties only. The deadline to apply is