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Today’s Topic: Farmers heading back into the field; planting intentions for 2018 announced

By on April 10, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Across the state, farmers are heading back into the fields, getting ready to plant their 2018 crops. The National Agricultural  Statistics Services

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Today’s Topic: NC farmers plant more cotton, peanuts this year

By on July 11, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina farmers are planting more cotton and peanuts this year, according to USDA’s latest crop acreage report. Cotton acreage is forecast

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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

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 5-11

By on November 11, 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. “Myths and facts about U.S. hemp farming today,” Southeast Farm Press: Commercial hemp production faded,

News Roundup

News Roundup: April 30 – May 6

By on May 6, 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. “Land Trusts: Sustaining the Farms that Feed NC,” Public News Service: Farmers’ markets are in full

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Today’s Topic: USDA report indicates NC farmers will plant more acres of corn, sweet potatoes this year

By on April 12, 2016

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 acres of corn and sweet potatoes this year, according to USDA’s Prospective Plantings report. Corn

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News Roundup: Feb. 20-26

By on February 26, 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. “N.C. Distillers Association Blazes a Trail of Its Own,” The Huffington Post: Scot Sanborn stood

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: March 7-13

By on March 13, 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. “Winter Season Impact On