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Burn ban in effect statewide and a reminder about being safe on the farm.

By on December 7, 2021

Summary: A statewide burn ban in now in effect because of extremely dry conditions across the state. Fire risk remains high as the N.C. Forest Service continues to battle the Grindstone Fire at Pilot Mountain. Commissioner Troxler remains people to

Today’s Topic: DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related events, including agritourism operations. With the start of fall today, it’s a great time to get outdoors to enjoy allowable agritourism activities.

By on September 22, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As the calendar officially shifts to fall, you’ll start to see more agritourism activities taking place. DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related

News Roundup

News Roundup: April 5 – 10

By on May 11, 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. “STUDY: U.S. FARMLAND SHRINKING,” Southern Farm Network: A report from American Farmland Trust released Wednesday finds

Rural safety is a focus of Red Cross app

By on April 18, 2016

A lot can go wrong on a farm. From scratches and bruises to heat exhaustion or even dismemberment, farming is one of the most dangerous professions out there. With this in mind, the American Red Cross has partnered with Monsanto to

Farm safety tips in honor of Safety and Hazard Recognition Month

By on June 12, 2014

Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed June to be Safety and Hazard Recognition Month, but farmers know that EVERY month is safety month. The department’s occupational safety and health staff focuses on keeping NCDA&CS employees safe on the job. Many of