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Fire ant quarantine area expands to part or all of 77 counties.

By on December 3, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The quarantine area for red imported fire ants has expanded and now includes part or all of 77 counties. The quarantine now

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Today’s Topic: Sweet potato weevil quarantine issued for two counties in South Carolina

By on August 28, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Recently a sweet potato weevil quarantine area was established for Berkeley and Jasper counties in South Carolina after weevils were detected there.

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Today’s Topic: Fire ant quarantine area expanded; Warren County added

By on January 2, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As of Jan. 1, portions or all of 75 of the state’s 100 counties now fall under fire ant quarantine rules. Residents

The emerald ash borer travels the state

By on September 27, 2017

This summer was expected to break travel records, and it wasn’t just people doing all the sightseeing. At least one insect joined in on the vacation fun this year: the emerald ash borer. The emerald ash borer popped up in

Entire state now quarantined for emerald ash borer

By on September 23, 2015

On Sept. 10, Commissioner Troxler signed an emergency order that expanded the emerald ash borer quarantine from a handful of infested counties within North Carolina to the entire state. This means that regulated articles may move about freely within the state

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News Roundup: Sept. 5 – 11

By on September 11, 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. “NC Farmers Prepare For Bird Flu; ASAP Farm Tour Cancelled,” WLOS:  The Appalachian Sustainable Project