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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

News Roundup

News Roundup: Aug. 20-26

By on August 26, 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. “Demand high for southern sweet potatoes,” The Packer: As national demand for sweet potatoes continues

Turkeys

Board of Agriculture approves fee for avian flu testing of commercial flocks

By on February 18, 2016

The N.C. Board of Agriculture on Feb. 16 approved a new fee for rapid avian influenza tests conducted by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The fee, to be paid by the commercial poultry industry,

Nickels for Know-How referendum passes by huge margin

By on December 14, 2011

In November, users of feed and fertilizer across North Carolina overwhelmingly approved continuing the Nickels for Know-How program. The referendum passed with 96 percent of the vote. The 60-year-old program consists of a voluntary assessment of 15 cents per ton

Today’s Topic: Nickels for Know-How referendum occurs Nov. 16

By on November 15, 2011

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 at Cooperative Extension offices tomorrow on whether to continue the self-assessment of

Troxler receives Distinguished Service Award from N.C. Agricultural Foundation

By on November 10, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is one of two recipients of 2011 Distinguished Service Awards given by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation at N.C. State University. State Sen. David Rouzer also received the award this year. The awards are given annually

Board of Agriculture approves referendums to support research

By on April 14, 2011

Farmers will have a chance to vote on whether to continue a longstanding program that supports agricultural research, after the N.C. Board of Agriculture gave its approval to the referendum Thursday. In a meeting at the State Fairgrounds, the board