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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

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Today’s Topic: Crop and weather report for August.

By on September 5, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Agricultural Statistic’s Division recently released the crop and weather reports for mid-August, which gives a snapshot of soil moisture across the

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News Roundup: June 9 – 15

By on June 15, 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. “Bethel farmer added to Ag Hall of Fame,” Smoky Mountain News: Haywood County farmer Bill

News Roundup: Feb. 24 – March 2

By on March 2, 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. “Wheat growers respond to Trump’s tariffs,” Southeast Farm Press: U.S. Wheat Associates and the National

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News Roundup: Dec. 23-30

By on December 30, 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. “Waldenomics: NC growth to continue in 2017,” The News & Observer: N.C. State University economist Michael

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News Roundup: Aug. 20-26

By on August 26, 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. “Demand high for southern sweet potatoes,” The Packer: As national demand for sweet potatoes continues

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Today’s Topic: Weather hurting NC crops

By on June 14, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Depending on where you are in North Carolina, it has been either too wet or too dry this spring. Farmers in Eastern

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Today’s Topic: NC farmers say they’ll plant more corn, sweet potatoes this year

By on April 14, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Each year at this time, there’s talk about how many acres of certain crops farmers will plant. Recently, USDA’s annual Prospective Plantings

News Roundup: May 12-18

By on May 18, 2012

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. “Headed to the Got

Today’s Topic: August Crop Report

By on August 16, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” USDA’s August Crop Report reflects the hot, dry summer in North Carolina. Yields for corn, soybeans, cotton and tobacco all are feeling