Posts tagged N.C. Farm Bureau

Photos from the field: Commissioner Troxler attends Blackland Farm Managers Tour

Commissioner Troxler recently visited the Tidewater Research Station for the Blackland Farm Managers Tour. Troxler and Richard Linton, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University, talked about equipment and technology upgrades to the 18 research stations across the state that are operated in partnership between N.C. State, N.C. A&T […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 15-22

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. “Latest Winter Storm Could have been Much Worse,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Last week’s winter storm, bad as it […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 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. “N.C. Sweet Potato Commission to unveil new retail promotion for Sweet Potato Month,” The Produce News: The North Carolina […]

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Today’s Topic: Junior livestock exhibitors earn nearly $98,000 at Sale of Champions

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Junior livestock exhibitors earned a total of $97,600 Oct. 19 at the annual Sale of Champions at the N.C. State Fair. That’s the highest total since 2007. The auction featured the grand and reserve grand champions from […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 28-Oct. 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 “Wood pellet facility at Morehead City port poised for approval by NC Council of State,” The (Columbus, Ind.) Republic: […]

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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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Chugging for Charity

Today was Livestock Lobby Day at the General Assembly, which means it was also the annual Legislative Milk-Chugging Contest. Armed with just straws and half-pints of milk, the competition pitted members of the N.C. Senate and members of the N.C. House against one another. With bragging rights and a donation for the charity of their […]

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Board of Agriculture approves referendums to support research

Farmers will have a chance to vote on whether to continue a longstanding program that supports agricultural research, after the N.C. Board of Agriculture gave its approval to the referendum Thursday. In a meeting at the State Fairgrounds, the board voted 8-0 to approve the referendum for Nickels for Know-How, which provides funding for agricultural […]

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Today’s Topic: Strategic plan for ag water resources released

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Last week, a strategic plan was released that focuses on helping North Carolina agriculture remain strong and productive amid greater competition for water resources. North Carolina is a growing state, and as more people and businesses locate […]

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