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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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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: N.C. crops withstand wet 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” With so much water falling across the state in 2013, it wasn’t a record-setting year for field crops in North Carolina, but Commissioner Troxler says it could’ve been worse if not for the hard work and skill […]

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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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Today’s Topic: August crop report shows effects of wet summer

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The USDA’s August crop production report for North Carolina came out recently, and it shows that crops are feeling the effects of a wet summer. Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda that the one exception is corn. The corn […]

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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: 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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News Roundup: Jan. 12-18

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. waters to open for bay scallop harvest,” Wilmington Star-News: Large stretches of state waters will open this month […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 8-14

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. “FDA review of tobacco products grinds to a halt,” Charlotte Observer: Talk about a smoke break. Tobacco companies have […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 24-30

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. “Michelle Obama receives White House Christmas tree,” Los Angeles Times: The official White House Christmas tree arrived Friday morning […]

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