Posts tagged pesticides

Mailbag: Help! Moles are tearing up my yard.

Every day, we receive emails through our website from people who have questions related to agriculture or services provided by our department. Answering emails is part of our efforts to provide the best customer service to North Carolina residents. The following question was answered by Jim Burnette, director of the Structural Pest Control and Pesticides […]

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Today’s Topic: One Medicine Symposium

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Pesticides and their effect on human and animal health will be the focus of the One Medicine Symposium, a one-day conference for health professionals, on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. Farm Safety and Health Week

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. Gov. Pat McCrory has also proclaimed the week N.C. Farm Safety and Health Week to raise awareness of the importance […]

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Today’s Topic: Senators introduce legislation to eliminate redundant regulations on pesticides

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Last week, Sens. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced a bipartisan bill that seeks to eliminate redundant federal regulations on pesticides. The bill is known as the Sensible Environmental Protection Act, and it would clarify […]

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Need to get rid of your old pesticides?

If you’re a farmer or homeowner and want to safely dispose  of your old or unwanted pesticides, you can drop them off at one of several collection events this spring. The season kicks off Feb. 26 in Northampton County. The events are hosted by the department’s Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program and Cooperative Extension. Since 1980, […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 16-22

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. “NC seafood to be focus of Local Catch Summit,” WRAL: Speakers for the 2013 Local Catch Summit in Skyco […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 26-March 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. “Troxler to pitch NC exports in China,” WRAL-TV: State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is heading back to China. Troxler […]

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