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Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Crop and weather report for August.

By on September 5, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Agricultural Statistic’s Division recently released the crop and weather reports for mid-August, which gives a snapshot of soil moisture across the

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 21 – 27

By on July 27, 2018

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. “Less than a Week Left to Complete Census of Agriculture,” Southern Farm Network: The National Ag

News Roundup

News Roundup: May 19 – 25

By on May 25, 2018

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. “These long horns aren’t longhorns. How an NC farmer is sustaining a rare cattle breed,”

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 1-7

By on July 7, 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. “Dicamba drift complaints popping up in North Carolina now,” Southeast Farm Press: Complaints of dicamba

News Roundup

News Roundup: May 20-26

By on May 26, 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. “Rain drenches county, puts crops on hold,” Hendersonville Times-News: Rain is drenching the already saturated

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What does this week’s rain mean for NC crops?

By on April 26, 2017

Dry conditions across North Carolina appear to have blunted the impact of this week’s heavy rain on crops. The rain damaged ripe strawberries that had not been picked, but green fruit and the plants themselves came through the event in good

News Roundup: Sept. 17-23

By on September 23, 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. “Crop science execs defend mergers; NC Senator cites regulation as driving deals,” WRAL: Top officials for

News Roundup

News Roundup: Feb. 20-26

By on February 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. “N.C. Distillers Association Blazes a Trail of Its Own,” The Huffington Post: Scot Sanborn stood

News Roundup

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

Fungus Among Us: High rainfall worsens tree diseases

By on November 4, 2015

Rain, rain, go away! Usually a children’s song, it’s also been a plea from many North Carolinians this fall. While this season’s excessive rain is eliminating drought statewide, it may also be the source of problems for trees, particularly diseases.