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Today’s Topic: Farmers heading back into the field; planting intentions for 2018 announced

By on April 10, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Across the state, farmers are heading back into the fields, getting ready to plant their 2018 crops. The National Agricultural  Statistics Services

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Today’s Topic: Corn yield could tie state record

By on September 19, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The latest USDA crop production report for North Carolina is still showing very good news about the state’s corn and cotton crops.

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Today’s Topic: USDA forecasts huge increase in NC cotton production; yields of many crops higher than last year

By on August 15, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The USDA’s August crop report for North Carolina indicates yields are looking good across the board. The cotton yield is forecast at 967 pounds

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Today’s Topic: NC farmers plant more cotton, peanuts this year

By on July 11, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina farmers are planting more cotton and peanuts this year, according to USDA’s latest crop acreage report. Cotton acreage is forecast

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Today’s Topic: Yields for corn, cotton increase in latest USDA crop report

By on September 20, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The state forecast for corn, cotton and peanuts continues to look strong, according to the latest USDA crop report. All three crops

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Today’s Topic: August crop report predicts strong corn crop

By on August 16, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” We’ve been hearing about this being a good year for corn in North Carolina, and the latest USDA crop report backs that up. The

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Today’s Topic: Plantings of corn, sweet potatoes are forecast to be higher than last year

By on July 12, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The USDA has released its updated acreage forecast for North Carolina, and the report says there will be more corn and sweet potatoes this

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Today’s Topic: Dairy producers, flue-cured tobacco farmers to vote on assessments

By on January 19, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina dairy producers and flue-cured tobacco farmers will be voting on assessment programs in January. On Jan. 20, dairy producers will vote

What’s Happening on the Farm: Flue-cured tobacco research

By on October 12, 2015

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Periodically, we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm during that month as well as give a

Today’s Topic: August crop report forecasts big year for soybeans, cotton

By on August 19, 2014

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 forecasts a big year for soybeans, cotton, flue-cured tobacco and peanuts in North Carolina. More than 1.6 million