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NC ranks 10th nationally in number of farms selling food locally

By on January 17, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina ranks 10th in the U.S. in the number of farms selling foods locally, and ranks 11th in total direct farm

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Troxler outlines areas of focus for next four years

By on January 10, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Steve Troxler took the oath of office Jan. 6 to begin his fourth term as North Carolina’s commissioner of agriculture. He spoke

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Today’s Topic: Appalachian High Country is NC’s newest wine region

By on January 3, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina has its fifth designated wine region, or American Viticultural Area. The newest AVA in the state is known as the Appalachian

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Today’s Topic: Special legislative session for disaster relief

By on December 13, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The General Assembly will convene a special session today to consider funding for disaster relief related to Hurricane Matthew, which hit Eastern

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Today’s Topic: Troxler named a Tobacco Great by NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

By on December 6, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” On Dec. 1, Commissioner Troxler was named a 2016 Tobacco Great by faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at

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Today’s Topic: Wildfires haven’t posed big threat to NC Christmas trees so far

By on November 29, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Wildfires continue to burn in Western North Carolina, leaving some consumers wondering whether the fires could harm the state’s Christmas tree crop. Fortunately, the

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Today’s Topic: Farm City Week and Thanksgiving

By on November 22, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” National Farm City Week started Nov. 18 and runs through Thanksgiving Day. It’s a week aimed at promoting greater understanding of where our food

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Today’s Topic: Wildfires in Western North Carolina

By on November 15, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commissioner Troxler spent Monday in the air looking at wildfires in the North Carolina mountains and meeting with some of the people

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News Roundup: Nov. 5-11

By on November 11, 2016

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Myths and facts about U.S. hemp farming today,” Southeast Farm Press: Commercial hemp production faded,

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Today’s Topic: Hay Alert website can help ranchers find hay

By on November 8, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Continuing drought in the West and Hurricane Matthew’s rains and flooding in the East have combined to raise farmers’ concerns about finding enough