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News Roundup: Dec. 23-30

By on December 30, 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. “Waldenomics: NC growth to continue in 2017,” The News & Observer: N.C. State University economist Michael

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Today’s Topic: Nickels for Know-How vote is today

By on November 1, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Users of feed and fertilizer in North Carolina will vote today on whether to continue the assessment of 15 cents per ton

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News Roundup: July 30-Aug. 5

By on August 5, 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. “Local nonprofit declares war on the hemlock woolly adelgid,” Mountain Xpress: Since its accidental arrival here

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News Roundup: July 9-15

By on July 15, 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. “New program to conserve environment near military installations in the East,” WNCT: (Video) A federal

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Today’s Topic: Don’t try to reason with hurricane season; be prepared

By on May 31, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” June 1 marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and the forecast calls for an above average year, which is probably not

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News Roundup: April 23-29

By on April 29, 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. “Area farmers report a bumper crop,” Burlington Times-News: A mild winter has made strawberries ripe for

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News Roundup: Jan. 23-29

By on January 29, 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. “Johnston Co. May Have Competition On Proposed CSX Project,” Time Warner Cable News: “At the end

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Deck the halls with festive poinsettias

By on December 11, 2015

What is red, white and green and serves as the harbinger of the holiday season? Poinsettias, of course! And North Carolina has a lot to celebrate when it comes to these festive plants. The Tar Heel State ranks second nationally

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Today’s Topic: Tobacco research referendum scheduled for Nov. 19

By on November 10, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina tobacco growers will vote Nov. 19 on whether to continue their self-assessment to support tobacco research and education. State law requires

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News Roundup: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

By on November 6, 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. “ENC Farmers Cope With Significant Crop Loss,” Public Radio East: (Audio) Agriculture is the number one