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News Roundup: April 5 – 10

By on May 11, 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. “STUDY: U.S. FARMLAND SHRINKING,” Southern Farm Network: A report from American Farmland Trust released Wednesday finds

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Today’s Topic: Survey says more than 3.6 million acres of NC farmland are rented

By on September 15, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A recent survey by USDA showed that almost half of North Carolina’s 8 million acres of farmland are rented out. The 2014 Tenure,

Agriculture movie ‘Farmland’ to show Thursday, June 12, at Carolina Theatre in Durham

By on June 5, 2014

More and more people today have little or no personal connection to farming, and therefore not much connection to what it takes to raise food. As a backyard gardener myself, I know I would be hungry if I only relied

Today’s Topic: N.C. farmers signal their 2011 planting intentions

By on April 12, 2011

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 talk about what N.C. farmers will plant this year. Farmers in the state say they will

Today’s Topic: Navy suspends plans for outlying landing field in N.C.

By on February 1, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Last week the Navy announced it was suspending plans to develop an outlying landing field in northeastern North Carolina. The announcement was

Today’s Topic: New North Carolinians

By on January 4, 2011

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 talk about new Census numbers showing that North Carolina’s population grew by 1.5 million from 2000

News Roundup: July 16-23

By on July 23, 2010

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. “Bee nice to your garden;

News Roundup

By on January 8, 2010

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Fewer fields of plenty,”