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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS pesticide disposal program still collecting after 37 years

By on December 12, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina was the first state in the nation to have a Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program. Since that time we have collected and properly

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Today’s Topic: Shop early for NC Christmas Trees and Poinsettias

By on December 5, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Consumers can count on North Carolina farmers to make the Christmas holidays festive. The state is the second-leading producer in the country of both

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Today’s Topic: Census of Ag set to begin in December

By on November 28, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Census of Agriculture is conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and it provides a comprehensive snapshot of

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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

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Meat and Poultry Division steps in to help small turkey producers before the holidays

By on November 14, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Meat and Poultry Inspection Division recently put temporary exemptions in place to allow farms that are permitted to process their own

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Today’s Topic: Update on sweet potato marketing efforts in Europe

By on November 7, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The popularity of sweet potatoes is continuing to grow in Europe. Recent reports saw sweet potato sales up 3,000 percent in Norway,

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Today’s Topic: Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund accepting applications

By on October 31, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund is accepting grant applications from county governments and nonprofit groups for projects to support

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Today’s Topic: NC State Fair draws more than 1 million for third straight year

By on October 24, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 150th N.C. State Fair wrapped up Sunday night with total attendance of 1,014,478. That’s the fair’s fourth-highest attendance ever and the

Today’s Topic: Junior Livestock Sale of Champions raises record $182,500

By on October 17, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The annual Junior Livestock Sale of Champions at the N.C. State Fair raised a record $182,500. The money raised by the auction of champion

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Today’s Topic: 150th NC State Fair opens Oct. 12

By on October 10, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 2017 N.C. State Fair opens Oct. 12, and it’s a milestone year. This year marks the 150th N.C. State Fair. To highlight