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News Roundup: Nov. 11-16

By on November 16, 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. “Amid salmonella outbreak, experts say NC turkeys are safe to eat this Thanksgiving,” WRAL: With one week

News Roundup

News Roundup: Dec. 12-18

By on December 18, 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. “Local family makes selling Christmas trees a tradition,” Winston-Salem Journal: Fraser firs are practically a

Steve Troxler and Michael Conaway

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

Today’s Topic: The dim prospects for immigration reform in 2014

By on February 18, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With a new farm bill approved, what are the chances Congress might actually pass meaningful immigration reform this year? Commissioner Troxler says

Today’s Topic: The farm bill extension

By on January 8, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Legislation passed by Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff” also included an extension of the farm bill. Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda that

Today’s Topic: Farm bill remains in limbo as Congress nears end of session

By on December 4, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” While much attention in Congress is focused on avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” a top question in the agriculture community is: Will Congress

Today’s Topic: Farm bill’s fate uncertain as Congress recesses until November

By on October 2, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The current farm bill expired Sunday, and Congress recently went into recess without having passed a new version or an extension. The

Today’s Topic: Troxler attends NASDA annual meeting

By on September 18, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Rhonda caught up with Commissioner Troxler at the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, which was taking

Today’s Topic: SASDA seeks immigration reform

By on July 10, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn parts of Arizona’s immigration law has brought the issue of foreign agricultural labor back

Today’s Topic: Farm bill under way in Congress

By on June 5, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” June might be a busy month for the 2012 farm bill. The U.S. Senate is expected to bring its version of the