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NCDA&CS aid after Bertie County tornado aims to prevent flooding

By on March 25, 2021

As Hurricane Isaias brushed the Carolina coast in early August, a tornado spun off in the outer bands, touching down in Bertie County in the middle of the night. At about 1:15 a.m. on August 4, the tornado started spinning

Troxler gets updated on agribusinesses during tour of NC’s western counties

By on June 8, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler met with NCDA&CS employees, agribusinesses and local leaders during a two-day trip to Western North Carolina last week. He toured construction sites of two new agribusinesses in Mills River — the Tri-Hishtil plant-grafting facility and Bold Rock Hard Cider’s cider-making operation.

Commissioner Troxler: Celebrating small farms

By on March 28, 2014

This past week has been a big one for ag awareness in our state. We have celebrated National Ag Day, Ag Awareness Week and N.C. A&T State University’s Small Farms Week. On Wednesday I had the honor of attending a

USDA seeking applications for assistance with farm energy audits

By on January 13, 2012

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking applications from N.C. farmers who are interested in technical and financial assistance to help them get an energy audit of their operation. Funding for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program On-Farm Energy Initiative

Today’s Topic: 75th anniversary of soil and water conservation

By on January 10, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of soil and water conservation in the U.S. and North Carolina. In fact, Anson County native Hugh

USDA putting $1 million into assistance for organic farmers in N.C.

By on May 15, 2009

A lot of information from a variety of places makes its way into my e-mail inbox. One bit of info worth passing along came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The NRCS recently announced it was