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Happy Birthday, Smokey Bear!

By on August 9, 2017

Today is Smokey Bear’s 73rd birthday, and he is still working hard to get his message out that “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires.” Smokey Bear has been a symbol of fire safety and prevention since 1944. The purpose of the

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News Roundup: April 1-7

By on April 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. “Hog waste bill speeds through NC House,” WRAL: Speed legislating is pretty common each legislative session

NCDA&CS 2016 in review

By on December 30, 2016

For a department that touches the life of each and every N.C. resident on a regular basis, it’s tough to come up with a year in review that’s not the size of a small town’s phone book. The NCDA&CS has

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News Roundup: Dec. 10-16

By on December 16, 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. “McCrory signs $200M disaster recovery bill,” WRAL: Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday signed a $200

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Today’s Topic: Special legislative session for disaster relief

By on December 13, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The General Assembly will convene a special session today to consider funding for disaster relief related to Hurricane Matthew, which hit Eastern

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News Roundup: Dec. 3-9

By on December 9, 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. “State laws impede craft beverages,” Carolina Journal: North Carolina’s craft brewers want a fair system.

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Today’s Topic: Wildfires haven’t posed big threat to NC Christmas trees so far

By on November 29, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Wildfires continue to burn in Western North Carolina, leaving some consumers wondering whether the fires could harm the state’s Christmas tree crop. Fortunately, the

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News Roundup: Nov. 19-25

By on November 25, 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. “Christmas tree harvest not affected by drought, experts say,” Watauga Democrat: In the coming days

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Today’s Topic: Wildfires in Western North Carolina

By on November 15, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Commissioner Troxler spent Monday in the air looking at wildfires in the North Carolina mountains and meeting with some of the people

Wildfire smoke and fire retardants can impact health of livestock

By on November 11, 2016

Following is an article by one of our agricultural partners, Dr. Matt Poore of N.C. Cooperative Extension. Wildfires are burning across Western North Carolina and livestock producers are questioning if the associated smoke and fire retardants will impact the health