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Research station welcomes visitors for popcorn tour

By on September 2, 2021

On a hot, humid, August morning recently, Amy Manzulich of Roxboro stood on the edge of a corn plot on the Oxford Research Station, watching her four children pull ears of corn from the stalks. Braving the heat was worth

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: U.S. Forest Service grant helps protect urban ash trees from emerald ash borer

By on September 11, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Forest Service received a grant from the U.S. Forest Service that is being used to protect urban ash trees from

News Roundup

News Roundup: Feb. 20-26

By on February 26, 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. “N.C. Distillers Association Blazes a Trail of Its Own,” The Huffington Post: Scot Sanborn stood

Emerald ash borer spreads like wildfire

By on July 15, 2015

In 2013, N.C. ash trees met their match, the emerald ash borer, for the very first time. At least, that’s when we first knew about it. In reality, the invasive wood-borer had likely already been here, killing ash trees for

NCDA&CS acts swiftly to fight emerald ash borer in Wayne County

By on April 15, 2015

The emerald ash borer is on the move once again, and this time it has made quite a leap. Last month, the tree-killing, invasive insect was detected for the first time in Wayne County, 73 miles from the nearest known

USDA designates Granville County as primary natural disaster area because of drought earlier this year

By on December 12, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Granville County as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by drought and excessive heat that occurred from April 1-July 31. Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in