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Today’s Topic: Deadline coming up March 1 for youth to apply for State Fair Livestock Scholarships.

By on February 19, 2019

Any youth who participated in the N.C. State Fair livestock shows are eligible to apply for scholarships for higher education costs. The deadline to apply is coming up — March 1.  Nearly $225,000 in scholarships have been awarded since the

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Today’s Topic: Woodland owners can apply for $2.5 million in reforestation funds through the Florence Reforestation Fund.

By on February 5, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Landowners are also eligible for assistance to restore woodlands that were damage by Hurricane Florence. The N.C. General Assembly appropriated $2.5 million

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Today’s Topic: State seeing some positive signs from the Slow the Spread Gypsy Moth Program. Captures of moths declined in 2018.

By on January 29, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina is seeing some positive results from its Slow the Spread Gypsy Moth program. Captures of gypsy moths in 2018 continued

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Today’s Topic: Ag Development Forum coming up Jan. 31 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

By on January 22, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 14th Annual Ag Development Forum is coming up Jan. 31 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The event features the annual

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Today’s Topic: Insights from Commissioner Troxler’s recent tour of food manufacturing facilities in the state.

By on January 16, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commissioner Troxler and other ag leaders recently toured some North Carolina food manufacturing facilities in the state. He’ll discuss his insights from

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Today’s Topic: News rules in place regarding use of dicamba products. Statewide workshops scheduled through May.

By on January 10, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Training continues to be required to use dicamba products to avoid damaging other crops. New label revisions for Engenia, XtendiMax and Fexapan

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Today’s Topic: Deadline to sign up for Hurricane Florence Agriculture Disaster Assistance extended until Dec. 20.

By on December 18, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. General Assembly gave farmers until Dec. 10 to sign up for agricultural disaster assistance from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm

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Today’s Topic: Farmers are encouraged to continue to sign up for disaster aid

By on December 11, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Even though the deadline to sign up for the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program was Dec. 10, Commissioner Troxler urges farmers to

Today’s Topic: North Carolina specialty food products perfect for holiday gifts

By on December 5, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As consumers are focusing in on finding the perfect holiday gifts, a big push continues on the shop local movement. Wedged between

Today’s Topic: Deadline to apply for Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program is nearing; applications due Dec. 10

By on November 27, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers have until Dec. 10 to get in their applications for the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. If funded by