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North Carolina Forest Service and USDA Forest Service ask people not to fly drones around wildfires. It impedes an agency’s response, put pilots at risk and is illegal.

By on June 21, 2022

Summary: Technology can help us in many ways, but when it comes to wildfire response, a resident’s use of a drone in a fire area can actually hinder efforts to control a wildfire. Plus, it is illegal and puts responding

As we are entering spring fire season and wildfires running well above average for the start of the year, North Carolinians are reminded to use extra care when burning debris or making a fire.

By on March 8, 2022

Extra caution is urged for debris burning as the state enters what could be an active spring fire season. With dry conditions lingering in some areas of the state and with wildfires this year running well above average, the N.C.

N.C. Forest Service Annual Tree Seedling Sale

By on July 8, 2021

The sale of tree seedlings by the N.C. Forest Service is underway. Conifers and hardwoods can be ordered in quantities as small as 10 or up to 100 seedlings. Threes can also be ordered by the hundreds or thousands. These

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Forestry economist release economic impact numbers of the forest sector

By on June 2, 2021

Forestry economists from N.C. State University recently released the latest economic impact numbers of the forest sector, which at $34.9 billion represents a $1 billion increase from last year. Forestry and logging operations, sawmills, furniture mills, and pulp and paper

Use caution when burning during Spring fire season.

By on March 16, 2021

 The N.C. Forest Service defines March through May as Spring wildfire season and cautions residents to be careful when burning during this time of year. As the temperatures warm up, people are getting out in their yards, clearing out debris

A snapshot of the state of forestry in North Carolina.

By on February 2, 2021

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Our N.C. Forest Service creates a report each year outlining the status of forestry resources in the state. Around 61 percent or

N.C. Forest Service offers military discount on tree seedling sales in November.

By on November 10, 2020

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 is continuing its sale of tree seedlings, offering military members a discount on tree orders during the month

Faces in the Field: Brad Allen – 2019 NCDA&CS Employee of the Year

By on March 4, 2020

Brad Allen has earned a reputation for going above and beyond, and that earned him recognition as the 2019 Employee of the Year in the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Chief Deputy Commissioner David Smith presented Allen with

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Today’s Topic: Woodland owners can apply for $2.5 million in reforestation funds through the Florence Reforestation Fund.

By on February 5, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Landowners are also eligible for assistance to restore woodlands that were damage by Hurricane Florence. The N.C. General Assembly appropriated $2.5 million

Today’s Topic: Veterans Day and Tree Seedling Discounts

By on November 13, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The North Carolina Forest Service is offering a 20 percent discount on tree seedling orders placed by active or retired military personnel