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Super Sippers out chug All Stars

By on June 12, 2019

Today legislators faced off for the 19th Annual Legislative Milk Chugging Contest between the House and Senate Agriculture committees. Teams competed to see who could chug six half pints of milk in the shortest amount of time. Winners earned a

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Today’s Topic: Special legislative session for disaster relief

By on December 13, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The General Assembly will convene a special session today to consider funding for disaster relief related to Hurricane Matthew, which hit Eastern

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Today’s Topic: The 2016 NC Farm Act

By on July 26, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Today, Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to sign the North Carolina Farm Act of 2016, a bill that contains some good things for

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News Roundup: June 4 – 10

By on June 10, 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. “Goat industry growing in Johnston,” News & Observer: Steve Nordan has been raising Boer goats

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Today’s Topic: The General Assembly’s ‘short session’ is under way

By on May 3, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The General Assembly is back in Raleigh for its so-called “short session,” and Gov. Pat McCrory has released his proposed budget for lawmakers

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Today’s Topic: NC Ag Awareness Day bringing big crowd to Raleigh

By on March 17, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” National Agriculture Day is tomorrow (March 18), and in North Carolina it’s also Ag Awareness Day. Organizers are expecting about 1,500 people

Today’s Topic: Fees for forest management plans

By on August 26, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The state budget approved by the General Assembly directed the N.C. Forest Service to start charging fees for woodland plans, which are

Today’s Topic: Legislature makes change in farm-income requirements for sales-tax exemption

By on July 22, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers across North Carolina recently received letters from the state Department of Revenue alerting them to changes in the eligibility requirements for

Today’s Topic: N.C. Farm Act becomes law

By on July 23, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Last week, Commissioner Troxler was on hand when Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law a piece of legislation that many N.C. farmers

Public comment sought on reorganization of fisheries agencies

By on August 3, 2012

State officials are looking for ideas from the public on how three different agencies can cooperatively provide more efficient, productive and enjoyable uses of the state’s fisheries resources. The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission will accept comments on this subject at