Posts tagged cotton

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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News Roundup: March 29-April 4

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. “Lowes Foods steps up efforts to buy food directly from local farmers,” Greensboro News & Record: Brenda Sutton’s farm in […]

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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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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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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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Today’s Topic: June acreage report shows record harvest of winter wheat

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The USDA issued its latest crop acreage report for North Carolina on June 28, and the big news is winter wheat acreage. Plantings totaled 990,000 acres, a new record. The other big new is corn acreage. Corn […]

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News Roundup: May 4-10

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. State researchers explore using herbal oils to kill pathogens on fruits, vegetables,” News & Observer: When Penelope Perkins-Veazie […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. farmers say they’ll plant more corn, tobacco, wheat this year

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” USDA released its 2013 Prospective Plantings report March 28, and North Carolina farmers have indicated they intend to plant more corn, wheat and tobacco this year. Corn plantings are projected to total 890,000 acres, up 3 percent […]

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