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Today’s Topic: New FieldCheck and BeeCheck apps launch for the FieldWatch program. Designed to help protect bees and crops

By on May 29, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The online mapping programs DriftWatch and BeeCheck were launched two years ago, and the recent addition of two new apps (FieldCheck and

There’s an App for that – new FieldCheck and BeeCheck apps launch for FieldWatch program

By on April 16, 2018

It’s been two years since the online mapping programs DriftWatch and BeeCheck were launched in North Carolina. Since then, it has become a valuable tool for beekeepers, specialty crop growers and pesticide applicators.  This month the programs launched two apps

Online mapping a valuable tool for growers, pesticide applicators and beekeepers

By on May 1, 2017

Communication is key to any good relationship, including business. FieldWatch, an online mapping service designed to help prevent crop damage and bee deaths due to accidental or unintended pesticide drift, aims to help improve communication between growers, beekeepers and pesticide

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Today’s Topic: NC marks 1st anniversary of using FieldWatch programs to protect bees and crops

By on April 11, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A year ago this month, North Carolina became the 14th state to partner with FieldWatch, an online mapping service designed to help prevent

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Today’s Topic: Specialty Crop Block Grant Program accepting applications

By on March 10, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Time is starting to run short for submitting an application for the N.C. Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The deadline is March

Today’s Topic: Federal grants will support specialty-crop sector

By on April 15, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 2014 farm bill increased funding for the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to $72.5 million, which should lead to an

News Roundup: March 26-April 1

By on April 1, 2011

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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Cold snap shouldn’t harm

Today’s Topic: Specialty crop block grants available

By on March 29, 2011

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The program helps fund new projects to enhance the

Today’s Topic: Grants available for specialty crops

By on April 13, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is offering grants to fund new projects to enhance the competitiveness of specialty