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Fighting fire with fire: why we need to burn the land

By on April 4, 2022

Many people associate fire with destruction, devastation and loss. Large clouds of smoke, burly orange blazes, tree limbs snapping and ash falling like snow are some of the images we’ve all seen that contribute to the “fire is bad” perception.

Use caution when burning during Spring fire season.

By on March 16, 2021

 The N.C. Forest Service defines March through May as Spring wildfire season and cautions residents to be careful when burning during this time of year. As the temperatures warm up, people are getting out in their yards, clearing out debris

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Be careful when burning yard debris in spring

By on March 1, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” March 1 traditionally marks the beginning of spring wildfire season in North Carolina. The risk of wildfire in our state is typically higher between

Today’s Topic: Spring wildfire season

By on March 11, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This time of year, many people get back into their yards to do spring cleaning, which often includes burning leaves and yard

Today’s Topic: Fall wildfire season approaches

By on October 1, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Nine out of 10 wildfires in the United States are started by people, and this month brings the start of fall wildfire

News Roundup: March 30-April 5

By on April 5, 2013

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. “Gray’s Creek High agriculture

News Roundup: March 23-29

By on March 29, 2013

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. “Chinese-owned lumber company expanding

With 65 N.C. counties experiencing moderate drought, residents should think before burning debris

By on December 6, 2012

Today’s announcement that 65 North Carolina counties are in a moderate drought reinforces recent cautions from the N.C. Forest Service about burning yard waste and other debris. The Drought Management Advisory Council released a map showing the drought spreading over

Photos from the Field: N.C. Forest Service crews will help fight wildfires in Idaho

By on August 13, 2012

The N.C. Forest Service is sending two 20-person crews of firefighters to battle wildfires in Idaho. Firefighters from the coast and Piedmont left today from the N.C. Forest Service Region 2 headquarters in Chatham County. Traveling by bus to Knoxville,

Happy birthday, Smokey Bear!

By on August 8, 2012

Even though he’s another year older, Smokey Bear doesn’t show any signs of slowing down his fire-prevention campaign. Smokey Bear, who turns 68 on Thursday, is the longest running, public service advertising campaign in U.S. history and has become an