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Today’s Topic: Mountain State Fair canceled, but junior livestock shows will go on.

By on July 21, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” We had gotten to a critical time in the planning and preparation for the Mountain State Fair where we would have had

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Today’s Topic: New program aims to increase meat processing capacity in the state.

By on July 15, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot, including how to be flexible and adaptive. It is important that as we continue

Farmers Market Managers Recognized for COVID-19 Response

By on June 25, 2020

These days, the four NCDA&CS farmers markets are still operating with modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been three and a half months since the markets plunged into emergency response mode – having to make immediate adjustments for public

Virtually celebrating NC FFA members

By on June 15, 2020

Around this time each June, downtown Raleigh becomes a sea of corduroy blue as hopeful NC FFA members from across the state come together. This year, however, the streets of Raleigh will be much quieter. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS working on bill to expand local meat processing.

By on June 9, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As food processing facilities nationwide are working hard to meet demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, NCDA&CS is seeking funding to help expand

NCDA&CS checks regulation of antimicrobial pesticides for COVID-19 cleaning

By on May 25, 2020

It seems many people, including business owners and managers, are thinking about deep cleaning these days. That’s especially true as more businesses in North Carolina reopen and people transition from the governor’s “stay home” order to a “safer at home”

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Today’s Topic: Work is in the home stretch on the Agricultural Sciences Center. Update on where the project stands.

By on May 19, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Summary: The Agricultural Science Center is expected to be less than 6 months away from completion. Commissioner Troxler offers an update on

N.C. Farm Stands find answers for safer operation during COVID-19

By on May 18, 2020

As many of North Carolina’s produce stands and farmers markets geared up for the spring and summer season this year, there were a lot of questions facing farmers and others who operate those markets. This big question about how to

Promotion Amid Problems – N.C. Wine Month in the era of COVID-19

By on May 14, 2020

John Wright is delivering wine to doorsteps these days – a service his Sanctuary Vineyards has never offered in the past. It’s a direct result of the changes surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic response. “We’re typically busy with customers in our

Today’s Topic: Blueberry season and keeping it local.

By on May 12, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Activity remains steady at farmers markets across the state as blueberry season gets underway. Summary of Talking points: Activity at the state