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New county partnership helps pesticide disposal program

By on April 19, 2021

The NCDA&CS Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program (PDAP) hardly collected any pesticides in the first half of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Still, the 2020 annual collection total was the seventh-most in the program’s 41-year history. That’s because, in the

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program passes new milestone – 4 million pounds collected.

By on April 28, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” On the heels of Earth Day celebrations, the NCDA&CS Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program has collected more than 4 million pounds of unused

Pesticide Disposal Program keeps dangerous pesticides out of NC waterways and landfills

By on April 22, 2020

Four million pounds. Two thousand tons. Sixty-four million ounces. No matter how you say it, it’s a big number, and for the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer services, it’s a major milestone. Four million pounds is the amount of

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS pesticide disposal program still collecting after 37 years

By on December 12, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina was the first state in the nation to have a Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program. Since that time we have collected and properly

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News Roundup: Sept. 9-15

By on September 15, 2017

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. “Irma Could Devastate Expected Record Peanut Crop,” Southeast Farm Press: At this year’s field day

Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program celebrates another record year

By on April 22, 2015

If your spring cleaning includes your barn, garage or shed, be sure to check whether you have any pesticide materials that might need disposing. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program sponsors about 40 collection events

Today’s Topic: N.C. Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program

By on May 6, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A few weeks ago, the N.C. Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program achieved a milestone by collecting its 3 millionth pound of pesticides since

Pesticide collections hit milestone with 3 million pounds collected

By on April 22, 2014

When Nash County held its pesticide collection day last Thursday, only 763.5 lbs was needed for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Pesticide Disposal Assistance program to surpass three million. “We collected more than 6,000 pounds,” said

Need to get rid of your old pesticides?

By on February 25, 2013

If you’re a farmer or homeowner and want to safely dispose  of your old or unwanted pesticides, you can drop them off at one of several collection events this spring. The season kicks off Feb. 26 in Northampton County. The