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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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News Roundup: July 1-7

By on July 7, 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. “Dicamba drift complaints popping up in North Carolina now,” Southeast Farm Press: Complaints of dicamba

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What does this week’s rain mean for NC crops?

By on April 26, 2017

Dry conditions across North Carolina appear to have blunted the impact of this week’s heavy rain on crops. The rain damaged ripe strawberries that had not been picked, but green fruit and the plants themselves came through the event in good

News Roundup

News Roundup: April 23-29

By on April 29, 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. “Area farmers report a bumper crop,” Burlington Times-News: A mild winter has made strawberries ripe for

News Roundup

News Roundup: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

By on February 5, 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. “Our Coast’s Food: Keeping It Local,” Coastal Review: “Easy beast,” I said to chef Kyle

Flavor, NC: Carter Farms Wheat

By on November 5, 2015

Each month we take a look at local restaurants, farms and farmers markets featured on episodes of UNC-TV’s Flavor, NC. This week, we highlight an episode from season 4 and a trip to Carter Farms in Eagle Springs and La

News Roundup

News Roundup: Jan. 30 – Feb. 6

By on February 6, 2015

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. “Asheville ‘Farmer Incubator Program’

News Roundup: Nov. 22-26

By on November 28, 2014

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. “State aims to get

Today’s Topic: June report shows increases in soybean acreage

By on July 8, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The June crop acreage forecast from USDA has been released, and it shows significant gains in soybean acres in North Carolina. The

News Roundup: March 15-21

By on March 21, 2014

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. “Hog virus outbreak stirs