Posts tagged farmland preservation

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 […]

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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: 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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Today’s Topic: Farmland preservation grants

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Rhonda and Commissioner Troxler discuss grants totaling $1.8 million that the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently awarded to help communities across the state protect farmland and promote agricultural enterprises. The grants will […]

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Today’s Topic: How NCDA&CS fared in the new state budget

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 the new state budget and its impact on the NCDA&CS. The fiscal year began July 1. Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda the department lost positions and some farmland preservation money, […]

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