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Farewell Ronnie Best

By on March 29, 2019

For Ronnie Best, Farmer’s Market Manager, the time has come to take a break. Best will start that break Sunday, when he officially retires after 19 years as market manager.  Best has worked at the market for 21 years, starting

Upcoming swine floodplain buyout information sessions

By on October 24, 2018

Four information sessions are planned for producers interested in learning more about the latest round of swine floodplain buyout efforts. Below are the dates, times and locations of the upcoming sessions. The information sessions are free, please call to register

Extensive collection of plows and farm equipment donated to NCDA&CS

By on October 21, 2018

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has received a generous gift from the estate of John William “Bill” Turner: a large collection of antique plows and associated farm equipment. A portion of the collection has been on display

News Roundup

News Roundup: Aug. 25 – 29

By on September 1, 2018

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. “A Week of Big Announcements in Washington,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) The U.S. and Mexico have

News Roundup

News Roundup: Aug. 11-17

By on August 17, 2018

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. “Voting ends noon Monday,” Yadkin Ripple: Yadkin Valley was in 10th place before USA Today

News Roundup

News Roundup: Aug. 4-10

By on August 10, 2018

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. “Best farmers’ markets in America,”  MSN: The State Farmers Market in Raleigh and the Piedmont

Agriculture and America’s favorite past time

By on June 13, 2018

Summer may officially start next week, but across the state the boys of summer have been filling stadiums with cheering fans for months. Agriculture figures pretty prominently in baseball from the uniforms to the snacks to the field. Check out

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Latest farmland preservation efforts preserve more than 800 acres; first joint partnership between Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and the U.S. Air Force.

By on January 9, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The department’s Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently signed the first two conservation easements under a joint partnership with the

Troxler: NC farmers hurting from Hurricane Matthew; NCDA&CS is helping

By on October 16, 2016

For too many of our farmers in Eastern North Carolina, fall has changed from a time of optimism to one of loss. First, Tropical Storm Hermine brushed the northeastern corner of the state, causing significant flooding and problems for farmers.

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Economic impact of NC agriculture, agribusiness increases to $84 billion

By on June 7, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” N.C. State University economist Mike Walden has released his yearly analysis of the impact that agriculture and agribusiness have on North Carolina’s economy. His analysis