Posts tagged farmland preservation

Today’s Topic: Farmland preservation grants available

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” County governments and nonprofit groups interested in farmland preservation can apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. The application deadline is Dec. 19. This year’s funding includes state appropriations, plus […]

Share

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 […]

Share

Today’s Topic: Farmland protection grants available; application deadline is Dec. 16

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects can apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. Grants can be used to help secure conservation easements on lands used for […]

Share

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 […]

Share

Today’s Topic: Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund awards $1.9 million to support projects across N.C.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently awarded more than $1.9 million to help communities across the state protect farmland and promote agricultural enterprises. The trust fund was able to support 22 projects this year, […]

Share

News Roundup: Feb. 23-March 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. “Union has state’s first local foods agent,” Charlotte Observer: Dustin Adcock has an idea that could dramatically boost the […]

Share

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS accepting applications for farmland preservation grants

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Between 1970 and 2010, North Carolina lost more than 6 million acres of farmland and 97,000 farms, according to USDA statistics. It’s a trend Commissioner Troxler has been working to reverse through the work of the N.C. […]

Share

News Roundup: Oct. 27-Nov. 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. “Deadline near for North Carolina farmland preservation funding,” Southeast Farm Press: Preserving farmland in the Southeast is likely to […]

Share

Today’s Topic: Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund awards grants totaling more than $2 million

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently awarded more than $2 million to help communities across the state protect farmland and promote agricultural enterprises. The trust fund was able to assist 20 projects with funding […]

Share

News Roundup: Jan. 21-27

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. “Sierra Nevada brewery will bring tourism, big economic bump to Western North Carolina,” Asheville Citizen-Times: Look for an economic […]

Share