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Today’s Topic: Food Safety Forum coming up Aug. 28. Register now to attend.

By on August 20, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 15th Annual Food Safety Forum is coming up Aug. 28 at the Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. There

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Today’s Topic: Recent farm accidents are reminders to work safely on the farm.

By on August 6, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A couple of recent stories about farming accidents is a reminder of how dangerous agricultural jobs can be, and that farmer and

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Today’s Topic: June plantings released by NASS; corn and cotton up, tobacco and winter wheat down significantly.

By on July 8, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The National Agricultural Statistics Services recently released its June plantings and while corn and cotton plantings are up by 7 percent, tobacco,

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Today’s Topic: Agronomic Services Division conducting research on barley.

By on June 25, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers may soon have another market for their barley. Agronomic Services Division researching optimal nitrogen rates for malting quality barley. If successful,

Today’s Topic: Blueberry season is in full swing.

By on June 24, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Fresh North Carolina blueberries can be found in grocery stores, roadside stands and farmers across the state. Get them while you can.

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