Posts tagged 2014 farm bill

Today’s Topic: Federal grants will support specialty-crop sector

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The 2014 farm bill increased funding for the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to $72.5 million, which should lead to an increase in money allocated to North Carolina. The federal program aims to enhance the competitiveness […]

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Today’s Topic: Finally, a farm bill

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Congress gave final approval to a new five-year farm bill last week, and President Obama has signed it. This legislation is long overdue, and it finally gives farmers a clear picture of federal agricultural policy for the […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 1-7

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. “N.C. Sweet Potato Commission to unveil new retail promotion for Sweet Potato Month,” The Produce News: The North Carolina […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 24-31

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. “Column: Forest health concerns,” Hendersonville Times-News: Certainly one of the treasures of Western North Carolina is the abundant forests […]

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