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News Roundup: March 24-29

By on March 30, 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. “NC’s rural-urban divide reveals ‘classic tale of two Carolinas’ at N&O forum,” News & Observer:

News Roundup: June 30-July6

By on July 6, 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. “There’s a strong interest

Today’s Topic: Labor Department withdraws rule restricting young people from farm work

By on May 1, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The U.S. Department of Labor is withdrawing proposed rules that would have limited the types of work children under the age of

News Roundup: April 21-27

By on April 27, 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. “NC Ag Commissioner Considers

Today’s Topic: The availability of farm labor and its impact on the 2012 growing season

By on February 14, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss how uncertainty about farm labor could be a factor in farmers’ decisions for 2012. Concerns

News Roundup: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

By on December 2, 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. “Farmers worry new labor

Today’s Topic: Proposed federal farm labor regulations

By on November 8, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The U.S. Department of Labor is collecting public comments until Dec. 1 about new proposed rules governing child labor on farms. Commissioner

Today’s Topic: Agriculture needs a workable guest worker program

By on October 25, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Several states have passed laws requiring employers to use the federal E-Verify program to make sure immigrant workers are in the U.S.