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Today’s Topic: Growers reminded to be on the lookout for nematode damage to sweet potatoes. Testing services available through Agronomic Services Division.

By on September 29, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With the sweet potato harvest, growers are urged to keep watch for nematode damage and may want to consider molecular diagnostic testing

Today’s Topic: DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related events, including agritourism operations. With the start of fall today, it’s a great time to get outdoors to enjoy allowable agritourism activities.

By on September 22, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As the calendar officially shifts to fall, you’ll start to see more agritourism activities taking place. DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related

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Today’s Topic: The Western NC Youth Livestock Expo is slated to begin Sept. 11

By on September 8, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Western NC Youth Livestock Expo is slated to begin Sept. 11 at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher. Youth still have

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Today’s Topic: Coronavirus Food Assistance Program deadline extended to Sept. 11; some specialty crops now included.

By on September 1, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The deadline for farmers to apply for the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program has been extended to Sept. 11. In addition, some

Today’s Topic: Mosquitoes and ticks can be harmful to livestock; keep an eye out for these pests

By on August 25, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The state has seen five cases of EEE already this year, easily doubling the total number of cases for all of 2019.

Today’s Topic: What’s happening at farmers markets.

By on August 11, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Last week was National Farmers Market Week. It’s a great time to check in with the markets to see what is in

Today’s Topic: Unsolicited seeds from China being sent to North Carolina residents.

By on August 4, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” We have been getting many reports of unsolicited packs of seeds from China being sent to residents as part of what is

Today’s Topic: Preparing your farm for hurricanes, severe weather.

By on July 28, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Tropics have been active in recent weeks, with tropical storms developing and moving through the Caribbean and Gulf. It is a

Today’s Topic: Mountain State Fair canceled, but junior livestock shows will go on.

By on July 21, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” We had gotten to a critical time in the planning and preparation for the Mountain State Fair where we would have had

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Today’s Topic: New program aims to increase meat processing capacity in the state.

By on July 15, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot, including how to be flexible and adaptive. It is important that as we continue