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Disaster assistance program remains open for poultry and livestock, plasticulture and forestry producers who suffered damage from Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Dorian. The deadline to apply has been extended until Dec. 31.

By on September 22, 2021

Summary: Back in June we announced this $79.6 million disaster assistance program to assist poultry, livestock and plasticulture producers and woodland owners in 90 counties who suffered losses in 2018-2019 from Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Dorian. The application deadline has

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NASS releases its September update on crops. Yields are looking up from the August forecast.

By on September 14, 2021

The National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released its September crop production estimates and yield is projected up from the August forecast for corn and cotton. Yields of tobacco, corn, cotton, soybeans and peanuts are projected to be above 2020 numbers

NCDA&CS offers organic certification cost-share assistance

By on September 7, 2021

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is once again offering an organic cost-share program that reimburses growers for up to 50 percent of the cost for a farm to be USDA certified or recertified organic. The funds are

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Farm Family of the Day at NC State Fair

By on August 31, 2021

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Each day of the N.C. State Fair, the fair will recognize one farm family as its Farm Family of the Day presented

Western N.C. sees damage from Tropical Storm Fred. Ag Emergency Hotline activated.

By on August 24, 2021

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic. Summary: Farms in several Western N.C. counties have been severely damaged from flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. Commissioner Troxler recently toured several

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Equine owners reminded to get their animals vaccinated against EEE and WNV. State sees first cases of both this year.

By on August 17, 2021

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Summary: The state has recently seen its first cases of Triple E (Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis) and West Nile Virus. Both of these

Advanced tickets on sale for two fairs.

By on August 10, 2021

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Summary: Plans are coming together, and advanced tickets are now on sale for the N.C. Mountain State Fair, Sept. 10-19 and the

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African Swine Fever is confirmed in the Dominican Republic. Producers urged to remain vigilant on biosecurity measures.

By on August 3, 2021

Summary: With the confirmation of African Swine Fever in the Dominican Republic last week (July 28), producers are urged to be extra vigilant with their biosecurity protocols, especially for anyone traveling to that country. Last week our State Veterinarian got

N.C. Commissioner Troxler: Local Produce at Farmers Markets, Roadside Stands, and Grocery Stores

By on July 27, 2021

It’s a busy time of year for fruit and vegetable growers and you can find the efforts of their hard work at farmers markets, roadside stands and grocery stores. There’s no reason not to shop local. If consumers are looking

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NC State Fair Accessibility Day presented by Bandwidth

By on July 20, 2021

On Monday, NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler announced a major N.C. State Fair partnership with software innovator Bandwith. First, I want to offer both my congratulations and my appreciation for Bandwidth’s commitment to deepen its roots here in North Carolina.