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Today’s Topic: North Carolina turkeys head up to Washington D.C. representing North Carolina’s $609 million turkey industry

By on November 26, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Two turkeys from North Carolina have made their way up to Washington D.C. to be presented to President Trump and his wife.

Today’s Topic: New nematode molecular diagnostic fee in effect.

By on November 21, 2019

The NCDA&CS’ nematode lab had a record-breaking year with over 52,300 samples processed, including 2,878 molecular diagnostic samples. Interest in nematode testing has increased from sweet potato producers, particularly in identifying the Guava root knot nematode. The lab has had

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By on October 30, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Each year, the N.C. State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame inducts new members in different categories. This year, six were inducted under

Today’s Topic: The N.C. State Fair is a celebration of agriculture

By on October 15, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” State Fair week is upon us. Commissioner Troxler calls it his favorite time of year because the event brings so much joy.

Make plans now to attend the 2019 N.C. State Fair Oct. 17-27

By on October 9, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. State Fair is just around the corner and fairgoers still have time to save money by buying their tickets in

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Today’s Topic: Hurricane Dorian

By on September 17, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commissioner Troxler discusses agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Dorian. Initial damages point to losses in corn, tobacco, beans and cotton. Fortunately, losses

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Sept. 15-21 is National Farm Safety and Health Week

By on September 16, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Sept. 15-21 is National Farm Safety and Health Week, and it is a good reminder that stressful times can add to the

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Today’s Topic: September is Wine and Grape Month; North Carolina has a lot to celebrate

By on September 4, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” September is recognized in North Carolina as Wine and Grape month, which coincides with the traditional time of grape harvest. Many wineries

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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