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Today’s Topic: 2019 planting intentions for North Carolina farms

By on April 9, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” We have gotten our first look at the 2019 planting intentions for North Carolina farms and it looks like we’ll be seeing

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News Roundup: Aug. 11-17

By on August 17, 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. “Voting ends noon Monday,” Yadkin Ripple: Yadkin Valley was in 10th place before USA Today

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News Roundup: July 7 – 13

By on July 13, 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. “A Soybean Surge Makes Trump’s Trade War Look Deceptively Good,” WRAL: President Donald Trump’s trade

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News Roundup: June 30 – July 6

By on July 6, 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. “A Jewish Dietician Walks onto a Pig Farm…”  Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Leia Flure is a

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Today’s Topic: Farmers heading back into the field; planting intentions for 2018 announced

By on April 10, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Across the state, farmers are heading back into the fields, getting ready to plant their 2018 crops. The National Agricultural  Statistics Services

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News Roundup: March 30 – April 6

By on April 6, 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. “Potential tobacco tariffs terrify NC farmers,” CBS17: Talk of tobacco tariffs are terrifying to farmers, especially

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News Roundup: Nov. 4-9

By on November 9, 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. “CRISIS TEXT ALERT SYSTEM AVAILABLE FOR PORK PRODUCERS,” Southern Farm Network: The Pork Checkoff has

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Today’s Topic: Corn yield could tie state record

By on September 19, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The latest USDA crop production report for North Carolina is still showing very good news about the state’s corn and cotton crops.

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Today’s Topic: USDA forecasts huge increase in NC cotton production; yields of many crops higher than last year

By on August 15, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The USDA’s August crop report for North Carolina indicates yields are looking good across the board. The cotton yield is forecast at 967 pounds

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Today’s Topic: NC farmers plant more cotton, peanuts this year

By on July 11, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina farmers are planting more cotton and peanuts this year, according to USDA’s latest crop acreage report. Cotton acreage is forecast