Posts tagged sweet potatoes

Today’s Topic: NC farmers say they will plant more soybeans, less corn this year

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina farmers indicate they will plant more acres of soybeans and fewer acres of corn this year, according to the USDA Prospective Plantings report. If the forecast holds, farmers will plant 1.6 million acres of soybeans […]

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2013 N.C. corn crop yields a record

North Carolina’s corn crop in 2013 had an average yield of 142 bushels per acre, a new state record, according to the USDA’s 2013 Crop Summary. The 2013 yield was 25 bushels higher than the previous year’s, and 10 bushels more than the old record, set in 2006. Corn production is forecast to total 123.5 […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 21-Jan. 3

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. “Apples fueled Edneyville’s prosperity in 2013,” Hendersonville Times-News: Deep in the heart of apple country, descendants of some of […]

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Today’s Topic: Wet weather having an impact on N.C. crops

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” It has been a wet several weeks in North Carolina, and the weather is having an impact on crops. In some areas of the state, as much as 50 percent of the wheat crop still hasn’t been […]

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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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News Roundup: May 11-17

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 Inspectors Testing “Bad Gas” From Jones County Station,” WITN: When you stop to fill up at a gas […]

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News Roundup: April 6-12

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. “Trinity Frozen Foods to create 149 jobs in Robeson County with sweet potato factory,” Fayetteville Observer: Trinity Frozen Foods, […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. farmers say they’ll plant more corn, tobacco, wheat this year

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” USDA released its 2013 Prospective Plantings report March 28, and North Carolina farmers have indicated they intend to plant more corn, wheat and tobacco this year. Corn plantings are projected to total 890,000 acres, up 3 percent […]

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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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Top five blog posts of 2012

It’s been a busy year for North Carolina agriculture. From the 75th anniversary of soil and water conservation in January to the news of a new record for agricultural exports in December. Along the way, we’ve featured tips for food businesses, milk-chugging contests and department success stories. It’s always interesting to see which blog posts […]

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