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Today’s Topic: Farmers markets across the state hitting the peak of season

By on June 20, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” When the weather heats up, consumers will find more and more offerings at their local farmers market. In June and July, markets

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Today’s Topic: 33 students receive scholarships through the N.C. State Fair Livestock Scholarship program.

By on June 12, 2018

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 Livestock Scholarship program awarded 33 scholarships this year for students to continue their education. Twenty-nine students received $2,000

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Today’s Topic: North Carolina’s pork industry feeds us and provides jobs in North Carolina.

By on June 5, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina’s pork industry has been in the news lately, but not in a way that tells its overall contributions to our

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Today’s Topic: New FieldCheck and BeeCheck apps launch for the FieldWatch program. Designed to help protect bees and crops

By on May 29, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The online mapping programs DriftWatch and BeeCheck were launched two years ago, and the recent addition of two new apps (FieldCheck and

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Today’s Topic: As a new batch of college graduates seek work, agriculture offers lots of career options.

By on May 22, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Agriculture and agribusinesses are big employers in North Carolina, employing about 16 percent of the state’s workforce or 686,000 people. As a

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Today’s Topic: Come celebrate agriculture at the Got to Be NC Festival May 18-20

By on May 15, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Fun times await at the Got to Be NC Festival May 18-20 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This three-day celebration of

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Today’s Topic: Mosquito season is coming; vaccinate your equine

By on May 8, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With warm weather also come mosquito season, which brings the risk of mosquito-borne diseases for equine. Horse and donkey owners are encouraged

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Today’s Topic: Strawberries are in season

By on May 1, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The strawberry season has been a little slow to arrive because of cooler temperatures, but fresh, locally grown berries are hitting the

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Today’s Topic: Exercise caution when burning debris in the spring.

By on April 24, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Forest Service is urging residents across the state to think safety and exercise caution during the spring fire season, which

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Today’s Topic: Farmers heading back into the field; planting intentions for 2018 announced

By on April 10, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Across the state, farmers are heading back into the fields, getting ready to plant their 2018 crops. The National Agricultural  Statistics Services