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Forestry economist release economic impact numbers of the forest sector

By on June 2, 2021

Forestry economists from N.C. State University recently released the latest economic impact numbers of the forest sector, which at $34.9 billion represents a $1 billion increase from last year. Forestry and logging operations, sawmills, furniture mills, and pulp and paper

Walden releases new ag numbers

By on May 25, 2021

N.C. State University economist Mike Walden recently released the latest agriculture and agribusiness numbers and happily agriculture and agribusiness continue to grow. The latest reflect a $3.2 billion increase in economic impact to $95.9 billion. N.C. State Economist Mike Walden

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Today’s Topic: North Carolina turkeys head up to Washington D.C. representing North Carolina’s $609 million turkey industry

By on November 26, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Two turkeys from North Carolina have made their way up to Washington D.C. to be presented to President Trump and his wife.

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News Roundup: June 16 – 22

By on June 22, 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. “MO mayor blasts Farm Bill protest before legislature,” Mount Olive Tribune: The N.C. Farm Act

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News Roundup: Nov. 23-Dec. 1

By on December 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. “A Sweet Potato Tale,” UNC-TV: (Video) Find out how North Carolina became a sweet potato-producing

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News Roundup: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

By on October 6, 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. “Ag Secretary Perdue Says Communication With the Non-Farming Public Up to Farmers,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio)

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News Roundup: Sept. 23-29

By on September 29, 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. “North Carolina farmers handled dicamba well, but can improve,” Southeast Farm Press: Only 14 official dicamba

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News Roundup: Aug. 13-19

By on August 19, 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. “$45M Golden LEAF grant makes NCSU plant research facility a reality,” Triangle Business Journal: With help

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Today’s Topic: Economic impact of NC agriculture, agribusiness increases to $84 billion

By on June 7, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” N.C. State University economist Mike Walden has released his yearly analysis of the impact that agriculture and agribusiness have on North Carolina’s economy. His analysis

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News Roundup: Sept. 12-18

By on September 18, 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. “Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Ginseng Poacher, Charged With Felony,” High Country Press: This past