Posts tagged Farmers

News Roundup: March 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. “Chinese-owned lumber company expanding Charlotte headquarters,” Charlotte Observer: A Chinese-owned hardwood lumber company will expand its headquarters in Charlotte, […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 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. “Farmers struggle to find enough apple pickers, ” Hendersonville Times News: Farmers are struggling to find enough pickers for […]

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Today’s Topic: Hurricane season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Even though two named tropical storms have already formed, the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially begin until Friday. Farmers need to be prepared. Experts at N.C. State University are predicting an average hurricane season, but North Carolina […]

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Today’s Topic: Aging farmers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan recently sounded the alarm about America’s aging population of farmers. It’s a trend North Carolina has been experiencing for several years. The average age of a farmer in North Carolina is […]

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Two more meetings on Hurricane Irene recovery scheduled with farmers

State agriculture and emergency management officials will meet with farmers and representatives from the agriculture and agribusiness communities to discuss progress and concerns related to Hurricane Irene recovery process. The meetings will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Dates and locations are below: Tuesday, Oct. 18, Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension Service Livestock Arena, 1175 […]

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News Roundup: July 9-15

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. “Farmers’ Market accepts WIC and food stamps,” Salisbury Post: Salisbury Farmers’ Market is making fresh fruits and vegetables easier […]

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Today’s Topic: New North Carolinians

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about new Census numbers showing that North Carolina’s population grew by 1.5 million from 2000 to 2010. A higher population brings both opportunities and challenges for North Carolina agriculture. On […]

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Today’s Topic: The holidays and the year ahead

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with  Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Christmas is one of Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s favorite holidays. And this week, he and Rhonda talk about the many North Carolina commodities that contribute to holiday feasts. Sweet potatoes, chicken, pork, beef, pickles, eggs, milk and […]

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Today’s Topic: Farm tours

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week Rhonda and Commissioner Troxler talk about his upcoming tours of farms in Eastern North Carolina. Commissioner Troxler will be seeing a variety of commodities, including fresh market produce, tobacco, sweet potatoes, peanuts, cut flowers, […]

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News Roundup: June 26 – July 2

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. “June recorded as hottest ever at 2 NC stations,” WRAL-TV: Two weather stations in North Carolina have set in stone […]

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