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NASS releases its September update on crops. Yields are looking up from the August forecast.

By on September 14, 2021

The National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released its September crop production estimates and yield is projected up from the August forecast for corn and cotton. Yields of tobacco, corn, cotton, soybeans and peanuts are projected to be above 2020 numbers

Research station welcomes visitors for popcorn tour

By on September 2, 2021

On a hot, humid, August morning recently, Amy Manzulich of Roxboro stood on the edge of a corn plot on the Oxford Research Station, watching her four children pull ears of corn from the stalks. Braving the heat was worth

Regional Agronomists provide April crop updates

By on April 8, 2021

With a long, wet winter and now Easter behind us, field work and land preparation for the 2021 crop is in full swing. With the soils drying out over the past week, many acres have been tilled and/or burndown herbicides

Today’s Topic for taping to air Aug. 18: Latest NASS crop production estimates for North Carolina

By on August 18, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released updated crop production estimates. In it, corn and soybeans are up and cotton and tobacco

Shucks, Corn’s Great! Tips for selecting the perfect ear.

By on July 1, 2019

Summertime brings the promise of fresh sweet corn to farmers markets and grocery stores. A trip to the N.C. State Farmers Market in Raleigh will likely feature several pickup trucks filled with just-picked corn in many delicious varieties and whether

News Roundup

News Roundup: Sept. 8 – 14

By on September 14, 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. “Moving chickens, harvesting tobacco, managing hog manure: N.C. farmers prepare for Florence,” Washington Post: Thick clouds and

Crop Report: Rain and more rain determining crop conditions and harvest times

By on August 13, 2018

Rain continues to be a challenge this growing season according to N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ regional agronomists. Regional agronomists located across the state work individually with farmers to help troubleshoot problems and increase crop production. They are

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 13-20

By on July 20, 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. “Western Wake Farmers Market is Home at Last,” Cary Magazine: The Western Wake Farmers Market is

Recipe: Southern Smoke BBQ’s Mexican street corn (elotes)

By on July 19, 2018

This spring Southern Smoke BBQ  held one of it’s popular South Supper Series at it’s location in Garland. This event celebrates farm-to-table in a community atmosphere centered around a culinary theme. It’s a big event for the one-caution-light town and draws

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Today’s Topic: Farmers heading back into the field; planting intentions for 2018 announced

By on April 10, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Across the state, farmers are heading back into the fields, getting ready to plant their 2018 crops. The National Agricultural  Statistics Services