Posts tagged agriculture

Today’s Topic: Economic impact of agriculture, agribusiness grows to $78 billion

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Agriculture and agribusiness’ value to our state’s economy continues to grow, according to the latest analysis by N.C. State University economist Mike Walden. The industry contributes $77.9 billion to our state’s economy, according to Walden’s study. That’s […]

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Today’s Topic: Troxler co-chairing Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability is meeting April 23 and 24 at Camp Lejeune to address a variety of topics in six action areas: Working Lands; Off-Installation Military Mission Protection; Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk […]

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Today’s Topic: Economic impact of N.C. agriculture, agribusiness increases to $77 billion

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The economic impact of agriculture and agribusiness in North Carolina was $77 billion in 2011, according to a study by N.C. State University economist Mike Walden. That’s a 7.5 percent increase over 2010. The various sectors of […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 2-8

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. “More doctors, chefs, joining effort to boost local-produce consumption,” News & Observer: Heart-shaped boxes of Valentine’s Day chocolates are […]

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Old war posters remind us the importance of agriculture

The State Archives of North Carolina tweeted out a series of World War I-era posters that were added to its digital collection this week and tagged the ag department in its tweets. The posters, from the N.C. Agricultural Extension Service, U.S. Food Administration and the National War Garden Commission, urged people to grow crops during […]

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News Roundup: May 26-June 1

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. “Editorial – Early arrival of hurricane season means it’s time to check preparedness,” Wilmington Star-News: Today marks the official […]

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Ag Voices: Summer Plans

Our Ag Voices series focuses on young people preparing for a career in agriculture. The series highlights what the students are learning in the classroom and how they plan to apply those lessons to future challenges in the agriculture industry. It’s hard to believe it’s been a full academic year since we first sat down […]

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Today’s Topic: March 8 is National Ag Day

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” March 8 is National Ag Day, a day to focus attention on the importance and abundance of agriculture in America. Agriculture provides the food we eat, the clothes we wear and many other things we use every […]

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Ag Voices: Value of Agricultural Education

Our Ag Voices series focuses on young people preparing for a career in agriculture. The series highlights what the students are learning in the classroom and how they plan to apply those lessons to future challenges in the agriculture industry. We recently sat down with our Ag Voices students to talk about their semester, classes […]

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News Roundup: July 23-29

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. “Burning ban still in effect as N.C. drought lingers,” Greensboro News & Record: The N.C. Forest Service is reminding […]

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