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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

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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.

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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

We’ve got a lot to be thankful for this holiday season

By on November 23, 2015

We are truly blessed to live in North Carolina, and holiday meal planning is a good reminder why. We are blessed to have access to so much locally grown goodness throughout the year. We can truly serve an entirely North

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News Roundup: Nov. 14-20

By on November 20, 2015

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. “Agricultural-focused startups are blossoming in the Triangle,” News & Observer: North Carolina, and the Triangle

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Troxler meets with chairman of US House Agriculture Committee

By on June 29, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and other leaders of the state’s agricultural community met in Raleigh today with U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, to discuss a variety of national policy issues of interest to North Carolina farmers

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Today’s Topic: NC Ag Awareness Day bringing big crowd to Raleigh

By on March 17, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” National Agriculture Day is tomorrow (March 18), and in North Carolina it’s also Ag Awareness Day. Organizers are expecting about 1,500 people

Today’s Topic: Taking stock of the year in agriculture

By on December 23, 2014

  Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas is almost here, and it’s a time of year to reflect on many things, including the past year in agriculture.

Today’s Topic: Economic impact of agriculture, agribusiness grows to $78 billion

By on May 20, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Agriculture and agribusiness’ value to our state’s economy continues to grow, according to the latest analysis by N.C. State University economist Mike