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NASS releases its September update on crops. Yields are looking up from the August forecast.

By on September 14, 2021

The National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released its September crop production estimates and yield is projected up from the August forecast for corn and cotton. Yields of tobacco, corn, cotton, soybeans and peanuts are projected to be above 2020 numbers

Regional Agronomists provide April crop updates

By on April 8, 2021

With a long, wet winter and now Easter behind us, field work and land preparation for the 2021 crop is in full swing. With the soils drying out over the past week, many acres have been tilled and/or burndown herbicides

Research could help N.C. farmers grow cigar wrapper tobacco for premium prices

By on April 1, 2021

Growing tobacco in North Carolina is nothing new, but tobacco that can sell for nearly $6 per pound certainly is. The recent norm for the state’s traditional flue cured or burley varieties is close to $2 per pound. However, some

Today’s Topic for taping to air Aug. 18: Latest NASS crop production estimates for North Carolina

By on August 18, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released updated crop production estimates. In it, corn and soybeans are up and cotton and tobacco

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 11-16

By on November 16, 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. “Amid salmonella outbreak, experts say NC turkeys are safe to eat this Thanksgiving,” WRAL: With one week

News Roundup

News Roundup: Sept. 8 – 14

By on September 14, 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. “Moving chickens, harvesting tobacco, managing hog manure: N.C. farmers prepare for Florence,” Washington Post: Thick clouds and

News Roundup

News Roundup: Aug. 18 – 24

By on August 24, 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 new Bayer era: Who farmers call for seed, chemical purchases,” Southeast Farm Press: As

News Roundup

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

Crop Report: Rain and more rain determining crop conditions and harvest times

By on August 13, 2018

Rain continues to be a challenge this growing season according to N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ regional agronomists. Regional agronomists located across the state work individually with farmers to help troubleshoot problems and increase crop production. They are

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