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Today’s Topic: August crop report forecasts big year for soybeans, cotton

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” USDA’s August crop report forecasts a big year for soybeans, cotton, flue-cured tobacco and peanuts in North Carolina. More than 1.6 million acres of soybeans have been planted in North Carolina this year, and the yield is […]

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Today’s Topic: June report shows increases in soybean acreage

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The June crop acreage forecast from USDA has been released, and it shows significant gains in soybean acres in North Carolina. The state is forecast to see a 16 percent increase in soybean acreage this year, with […]

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Today’s Topic: NC farmers say they will plant more soybeans, less corn this year

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina farmers indicate they will plant more acres of soybeans and fewer acres of corn this year, according to the USDA Prospective Plantings report. If the forecast holds, farmers will plant 1.6 million acres of soybeans […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. crops withstand wet 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With so much water falling across the state in 2013, it wasn’t a record-setting year for field crops in North Carolina, but Commissioner Troxler says it could’ve been worse if not for the hard work and skill […]

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2013 N.C. corn crop yields a record

North Carolina’s corn crop in 2013 had an average yield of 142 bushels per acre, a new state record, according to the USDA’s 2013 Crop Summary. The 2013 yield was 25 bushels higher than the previous year’s, and 10 bushels more than the old record, set in 2006. Corn production is forecast to total 123.5 […]

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Today’s Topic: September crop report shows decline in cotton forecast

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The September crop report from USDA shows more of the same for most row crops in North Carolina, with no movement in yield projections from the August report. The exception to that is cotton, which continues to […]

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News Roundup: Aug 17-23

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. “State ag officials: Record rainfall depletes soil nutrients,” WRAL: Record-high rainfall across much of North Carolina this spring and […]

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Today’s Topic: August crop report shows effects of wet summer

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The USDA’s August crop production report for North Carolina came out recently, and it shows that crops are feeling the effects of a wet summer. Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda that the one exception is corn. The corn […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: Corn salad with tomatoes

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. This month, Brian and Lisa focus on recipes using fresh N.C. corn. Lisa says this week’s recipe “can be made the night before; just add […]

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Today’s Topic: Wet weather having an impact on N.C. crops

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” It has been a wet several weeks in North Carolina, and the weather is having an impact on crops. In some areas of the state, as much as 50 percent of the wheat crop still hasn’t been […]

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