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Western N.C. sees damage from Tropical Storm Fred. Ag Emergency Hotline activated.

By on August 24, 2021

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic. Summary: Farms in several Western N.C. counties have been severely damaged from flooding from Tropical Storm Fred. Commissioner Troxler recently toured several

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Recent spring storms damage blueberry crop

By on May 18, 2021

North Carolina blueberry farmers in Pender, Bladen and Robeson counties are surveying their fields to assess crop damage from a recent spring storm with hail. Some strawberry growers also saw damage. Spring is a great time of year, but it

Today’s Topic: Auxin training scheduled

By on January 16, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Through March, 31 training workshops have been planned statewide for anyone planning to apply auxin herbicides such as 2,4-D or dicamba. These

News Roundup: May 28 – June 1

By on June 1, 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. “Flooded Asheville-area farmers: “A lot of money just flushed away,”Asheville Citizen-Times: Randy Edmundson of Edmundson Produce

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News Roundup: Oct: 15-21

By on October 21, 2016

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. Following is a selection of stories related to Hurricane Matthew and the start of the

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News Roundup: May 7 – 13

By on May 13, 2016

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. “Meet Asheville’s cauliflower power broker,” Asheville Citizen-Times: According to Kendall Huntley, thinking on your feet

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News Roundup: March 7-13

By on March 13, 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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Winter Season Impact On

USDA designates 13 N.C. counties as primary natural disaster areas

By on September 18, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 13 counties in North Carolina as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that began May 1 and continues. Those counties are: Avery Brunswick Buncombe

Dr. Weimin Ye named 2012 Employee of the Year

By on March 11, 2013

The department’s nematode lab processes about 36,000 samples each year, making it the busiest lab of its kind in the nation. As section chief for the nematode lab, Dr. Weimin Ye is there to make sure the lab runs smoothly.

News Roundup: Sept. 10-16

By on September 16, 2011

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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “One more weekend for