Posts tagged flue-cured tobacco

March: What’s happening on the farm?

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Each month we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm during that month as well as give a little insight into the world of farming and innovative agricultural research. There are […]

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Today’s Topic: Tobacco Transition Payment Program coming to an end

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A new year starts Wednesday, and with it comes the end of the Tobacco Transition Payment Program, also known as the tobacco quota buyout. In 2004, the federal government reached a settlement with tobacco farmers that ended […]

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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: 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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Today’s Topic: 2012 was a good year for field crops in North Carolina

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its official 2012 crop production summary for a variety of field crops, and the data confirm that it was a very good year in North Carolina farmers. Commissioner Troxler tells […]

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Today’s Topic: October crop report continues to show strong yields

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The latest USDA crop report for North Carolina continues to forecast strong yields for the state’s largest field crops, as long as Hurricane Sandy doesn’t mess them up. The cotton yield is now forecast to be 910 […]

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N.C. crop outlook keeps getting better

When Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler talked with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison about the USDA August crop forecast for North Carolina, he was happy that yields were up from a year ago (you can listen to their conversation here). He should be even happier after seeing the September forecast. Here’s the skinny on what […]

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N.C. History Museum’s garden continues to grow; Commissioner Troxler explains topping tobacco

Followers of the In The Field blog might remember an earlier post about the N.C. History Museum’s outdoor garden, where sorghum, peanuts, flue-cured and burley tobacco, cotton, corn, beans and squash are among the crops on display. These crops represent some of the state’s leading commodities. We’re happy to report that the garden continues to grow, attracting a […]

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Special circumstances lead to lower acreage of peanuts, tobacco in N.C.

The USDA released its June Crop Report Tuesday, and I can’t say I was surprised by the numbers. As expected, soybean acreage increased 7 percent over last year, to 1.8 million acres. That’s the highest acreage in North Carolina since 1985. Because of high global demand, soybean prices are very good now, and N.C. farmers […]

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