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Today’s Topic: N.C. State Fair sets two record-attendance days

By on October 23, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Despite having to delay our opening by a day, we have had some bright spots at this year’s fair. These include record

NCDA&CS suggests avenues for donations

By on September 21, 2018

 Donations help to purchase supplies for delivery to areas most in need    As the effects of Hurricane Florence continue to create great needs across the state of North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has had

News Roundup

News Roundup: Aug. 25 – 29

By on September 1, 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. “A Week of Big Announcements in Washington,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) The U.S. and Mexico have

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Today’s Topic: 33 students receive scholarships through the N.C. State Fair Livestock Scholarship program.

By on June 12, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. State Fair Livestock Scholarship program awarded 33 scholarships this year for students to continue their education. Twenty-nine students received $2,000

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News Roundup: Oct. 21 – 27

By on October 27, 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. “150th State Fair is in the books,” North State Journal: The N.C. State Fair finished

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News Roundup: Oct. 7-13

By on October 13, 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. “North Carolina farmers are turning over a new leaf in the hemp industry,” WGHP: (Video)

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Today’s Topic: Vaccinate livestock against rabies

By on September 26, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” There have been five confirmed cases of rabies in North Carolina livestock this year, which is about average for the state. Because horses,

Wildfire smoke and fire retardants can impact health of livestock

By on November 11, 2016

Following is an article by one of our agricultural partners, Dr. Matt Poore of N.C. Cooperative Extension. Wildfires are burning across Western North Carolina and livestock producers are questioning if the associated smoke and fire retardants will impact the health

New changes coming to N.C. State Fair livestock program

By on June 2, 2016

Winning the N.C. Born and Bred category has long been a source of pride for exhibitors at the N.C. State Fair and N.C. Mountain State Fair. The category is a testament to the quality of cattle, goats, sheep and swine

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News Roundup: Oct. 10-16

By on October 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. “NC State Fair opens Thursday with new mascot, pavilion,” The News & Observer: The state commissioner