Posts tagged USDA

U.S. Census of Horticulture arriving in mailboxes this winter

As millions of Americans venture out to purchase fresh-cut Christmas trees and poinsettias this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is gearing up to survey the producers of those cherished holiday traditions. NASS is conducting the 2014 Census of Horticultural Specialties to gather detailed information on horticultural production and sales across […]

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Today’s Topic: Crop report shows record soybean yield in North Carolina

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The November crop report from USDA shows a big year for North Carolina soybeans. The yield is forecast to be 40 bushels per acre, a new state record. The previous record of 39 bushels per acre occurred […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 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. “New State Veterinarian Named for North Carolina,” Southern Farm Network: Dr. Douglas Meckes of Apex, NC, has been named […]

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Today’s Topic: Cost-share assistance available to organic producers

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The NCDA&CS is offering organic growers the opportunity to apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or recertified. Organic growers who are certified or recertified between Oct. 1, 2013, and Sept. 30, 2014, can […]

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News Roundup: April 18-25

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 appears to strive for middle ground in proposals for regulating e-cigs,” Winston-Salem Journal: Let the great electronic cigarette […]

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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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Today’s Topic: Update on Tobacco Transition Payment Program

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A couple of weeks ago, Rhonda and Commissioner Troxler talked about the end of the Tobacco Transition Payment Program and the possibility that the final payment could be subject to automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration. […]

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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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Veterinary labs receive five-year accreditation

The N.C. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System recently received full accreditation for a five-year period by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians after a review of the system’s labs was conducted in September.  The lab system is comprised of Rollins Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Raleigh, Arden Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fletcher, Elkin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory […]

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