Posts tagged Today’s Topic

Today’s Topic: August crop report forecasts big year for soybeans, cotton

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” USDA’s August crop report forecasts a big year for soybeans, cotton, flue-cured tobacco and peanuts in North Carolina. More than 1.6 million acres of soybeans have been planted in North Carolina this year, and the yield is […]

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Today’s Topic: Tenth annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum takes place Aug. 26

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Registration is open for the 10th annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum, scheduled for Aug. 26 at the State Fairgrounds. Commissioner Troxler will host the event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Expo Center. It is […]

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Today’s Topic: North Carolina’s wine industry, UNCG collaborate on strategic plan

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS, the N.C. Wine and Grape Council and the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC-Greensboro have gotten together to develop a road map for the industry’s growth. The resulting plan covers a variety of […]

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Today’s Topic: Free workshop Aug. 27 will help food businesses learn about trademarks, business structure, sales tax

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS is sponsoring a free workshop for food businesses to provide information about a variety of business issues. The title is “The Business of Being in Business,” and the workshop is scheduled for Aug. 27 from […]

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Today’s Topic: Legislature makes change in farm-income requirements for sales-tax exemption

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers across North Carolina recently received letters from the state Department of Revenue alerting them to changes in the eligibility requirements for the exemption on sales taxes for supplies they purchase, and the steps farmers need to […]

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Today’s Topic: Tobacco growers approve assessment program

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Flue-cured tobacco growers in North Carolina recently approved an assessment to support the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina’s efforts to promote the interests of its farmers. The assessment was approved on 88 percent of ballots in […]

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Today’s Topic: June report shows increases in soybean acreage

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The June crop acreage forecast from USDA has been released, and it shows significant gains in soybean acres in North Carolina. The state is forecast to see a 16 percent increase in soybean acreage this year, with […]

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Today’s Topic: July is Got to Be NC Agriculture Month

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” It’s July, which means farms are in full swing and fresh produce is coming to market. It’s also Got to Be NC Agriculture Month across the state. In fact, Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed July as Got […]

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Today’s Topic: Farmers markets hitting high season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” It’s mid-June, and that means we’re entering the high season at farmers markets across North Carolina. The state is fortunate to have more than 200 farmers markets of all sizes, everything from the four regional markets the […]

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Today’s Topic: NC tobacco growers voting on self-assessment

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina is conducting a mail-in referendum asking active tobacco farmers to approve an assessment to support the association. The General Assembly passed a bill last year authorizing the referendum. Ballots were […]

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