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News Roundup: May 13-19

By on May 19, 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. “Can ag’s big data solve Carolina production problems on a bigger scale?” Southeast Farm Press:

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News Roundup: April 8-14

By on April 14, 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. “March freeze legacy: Triangle strawberry shortage,” The News & Observer: In a strawberry season unlike

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Today’s Topic: NC farmers say they will plant more cotton, peanuts, soybeans, wheat in 2017

By on April 4, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina farmers intend to plant more cotton, peanuts, soybeans and wheat this year, according to USDA’s Prospective Plantings report. Farmers expect

Avian flu back in the news

By on March 8, 2017

Late on March 3, our Veterinary Division got word that there was a probable case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial poultry flock in Lincoln County, Tenn. Veterinary officials closely monitored the situation over the weekend and staff participated in

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2016 a very good year for corn in North Carolina

By on January 24, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” USDA recently released its annual crop summary, which showed that 2016 was a very good year for N.C. corn production. Even though the

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NC ranks 10th nationally in number of farms selling food locally

By on January 17, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina ranks 10th in the U.S. in the number of farms selling foods locally, and ranks 11th in total direct farm

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News Roundup: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

By on December 2, 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. “Family Trees: Selling Christmas trees more of a passion than a business,” Winston-Salem Journal: When Christmas

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Today’s Topic: Yields for corn, cotton increase in latest USDA crop report

By on September 20, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The state forecast for corn, cotton and peanuts continues to look strong, according to the latest USDA crop report. All three crops

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Today’s Topic: August crop report predicts strong corn crop

By on August 16, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” We’ve been hearing about this being a good year for corn in North Carolina, and the latest USDA crop report backs that up. The

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Today’s Topic: Plantings of corn, sweet potatoes are forecast to be higher than last year

By on July 12, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The USDA has released its updated acreage forecast for North Carolina, and the report says there will be more corn and sweet potatoes this