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Today’s Topic: 2019 planting intentions for North Carolina farms

By on April 9, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” We have gotten our first look at the 2019 planting intentions for North Carolina farms and it looks like we’ll be seeing

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News Roundup: April 14-20

By on April 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. “CONAWAY HOPEFUL HOUSE WILL CONSIDER FARM BILL IN MAY,”  Southern Farm Network: House Agriculture Chairman

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Today’s Topic: Boll weevil assessment stays at 75 cents per acre.

By on February 27, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The state’s boll weevil assessment will stay at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The money from the assessment is used to

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News Roundup: Dec. 9 – 15

By on December 15, 2017

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. “INCREASED FOCUS ON SENECAVIRUS A IN SWINE,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio)Animal health officials are conducting

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News Roundup: Dec. 2 -8

By on December 8, 2017

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. “Jerome Vick honored with Tobacco Great award,” Wilson Times: Wilson County farmer Jerome Vick told

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Today’s Topic: Corn yield could tie state record

By on September 19, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The latest USDA crop production report for North Carolina is still showing very good news about the state’s corn and cotton crops.

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News Roundup: Aug. 26 – Sept. 1

By on September 1, 2017

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. “Wet summer prolonging harvests for local growers,” Elizabeth City Daily Advance: It may not go down

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Today’s Topic: USDA forecasts huge increase in NC cotton production; yields of many crops higher than last year

By on August 15, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The USDA’s August crop report for North Carolina indicates yields are looking good across the board. The cotton yield is forecast at 967 pounds

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Today’s Topic: NC farmers plant more cotton, peanuts this year

By on July 11, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina farmers are planting more cotton and peanuts this year, according to USDA’s latest crop acreage report. Cotton acreage is forecast

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Today’s Topic: NC farmers say they will plant more cotton, peanuts, soybeans, wheat in 2017

By on April 4, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina farmers intend to plant more cotton, peanuts, soybeans and wheat this year, according to USDA’s Prospective Plantings report. Farmers expect