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Farmland under threat part 1: What is the issue?

By on June 24, 2020

As residential and commercial development spread, farmland across America is disappearing at an unprecedented rate. According to a new American Farmland Trust report, “Farms Under Threat: The State of the States,” 11 million acres of farmland was either fragmented or

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Today’s Topic: Latest farmland preservation efforts preserve more than 800 acres; first joint partnership between Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and the U.S. Air Force.

By on January 9, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The department’s Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently signed the first two conservation easements under a joint partnership with the

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Today’s Topic: Farmland preservation trust fund awards grants totaling more than $3.2 million

By on October 3, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently awarded almost $3.3 million to help North Carolina communities protect farmland and

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Today’s Topic: NC wins federal grant to protect farms, forests, military training

By on May 9, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has secured $9.2 million in federal funding to protect farm and forest lands from

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News Roundup: April 8-14

By on April 14, 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. “March freeze legacy: Triangle strawberry shortage,” The News & Observer: In a strawberry season unlike

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News Roundup: July 16-22

By on July 22, 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. “Blacklands Region Sitting on a Good Corn Crop,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) We’ve heard several times

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News Roundup: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

By on December 4, 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. “Eyes on the future: Saving WNC’s farms,” Mountain Xpress: Robin Reeves is the sixth generation to

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Today’s Topic: Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund has been protecting working farms, forests for 10 years

By on September 8, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” September marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. Created by the General Assembly in

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News Roundup: July 11-17

By on July 17, 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. “N.C. Farm Families: Stand

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News Roundup: March 14-20

By on March 20, 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. “North Carolina in need