Posts tagged Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler

Today’s Topic: Jr. Livestock Sale of Champions garners nearly $168,000

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The annual Junior Livestock Sale of Champions took place Saturday at the N.C. State Fair, and it took in the highest total ever. This year’s auction garnered $167,700 for the youth winners and to support a new […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. State Fair preview

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” We’re just a couple of days away from the start of the 2014 N.C. State Fair, and as usual, agriculture will play a big role. There’s so much to see at the fair that highlights agriculture: horticulture […]

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Today’s Topic: October is a great time to look for North Carolina seafood

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” When we think of October, we think of pumpkins, the State Fair and Halloween. But we can also think about seafood. You see, October is National Seafood Month, and we want people to support our fishermen and […]

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Today’s Topic: Cost-share assistance available to organic producers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS is offering organic growers the opportunity to apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or recertified. Organic growers who are certified or recertified between Oct. 1, 2013, and Sept. 30, 2014, can […]

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Today’s Topic: Sixteen NC counties among top 100 places for farming in US

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farm Futures Magazine recently ranked the best places to farm in the nation, and North Carolina had a strong showing with 16 counties among the top 100. Bladen County, ranked 10th, was the highest-ranked North Carolina county. […]

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Today’s Topic: New reports from Market News Service focus on sales of local food

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS State and Federal Market News Service is launching a series of new reports focusing on locally produced agricultural products. Reports for the state-operated farmers markets in Raleigh and Asheville, which list current wholesale prices, are […]

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Today’s Topic: September is NC Wine and Grape Month

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed September as North Carolina Wine and Grape Month. Commissioner Troxler says it’s a good month for celebrating the state’s wine and grape industry, as wineries are popular attractions in the fall, and […]

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New members inducted into the NC Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame

The livestock shows are an integral part of the annual N.C. Mountain State Fair. From beef cattle and meat goats to swine and llamas, the livestock shows represent the diversity of livestock found in Western North Carolina. Started in 2011, the N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame honors individuals who have contributed to […]

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Today’s Topic: NC trust fund awards 23 grants for farmland preservation, agricultural enterprise projects

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently awarded nearly $2.3 million to help communities across the state protect farmland and develop agricultural enterprises. The trust fund awarded 23 grants to counties, nonprofits and […]

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Today’s Topic: Fees for forest management plans

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The state budget approved by the General Assembly directed the N.C. Forest Service to start charging fees for woodland plans, which are commonly known as forest management plans. The budget bill also allowed the state Board of […]

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