Posts tagged wildfire

Today’s Topic: Spring wildfire season

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This time of year, many people get back into their yards to do spring cleaning, which often includes burning leaves and yard debris. Commissioner Troxler encourages residents to think safety first because this time of year also […]

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Today’s Topic: Fall wildfire season approaches

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Nine out of 10 wildfires in the United States are started by people, and this month brings the start of fall wildfire season in North Carolina. Commissioner Troxler is encouraging residents to keep safety in mind and […]

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News Roundup: March 30-April 5

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. “Gray’s Creek High agriculture department holds Easter Ag-Stravaganza,” Fayetteville Observer: As bluegrass and country music hummed in the background […]

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News Roundup: March 23-29

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. “Chinese-owned lumber company expanding Charlotte headquarters,” Charlotte Observer: A Chinese-owned hardwood lumber company will expand its headquarters in Charlotte, […]

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With 65 N.C. counties experiencing moderate drought, residents should think before burning debris

Today’s announcement that 65 North Carolina counties are in a moderate drought reinforces recent cautions from the N.C. Forest Service about burning yard waste and other debris. The Drought Management Advisory Council released a map showing the drought spreading over central and western North Carolina. Moderate drought now covers 65 counties, an increase of 11 […]

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Photos from the Field: N.C. Forest Service crews will help fight wildfires in Idaho

The N.C. Forest Service is sending two 20-person crews of firefighters to battle wildfires in Idaho. Firefighters from the coast and Piedmont left today from the N.C. Forest Service Region 2 headquarters in Chatham County. Traveling by bus to Knoxville, Tenn., they will join crews from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee to fly to Idaho. They […]

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Happy birthday, Smokey Bear!

Even though he’s another year older, Smokey Bear doesn’t show any signs of slowing down his fire-prevention campaign. Smokey Bear, who turns 68 on Thursday, is the longest running, public service advertising campaign in U.S. history and has become an American icon. “Only you can prevent wildfires,” said N.C. State Forester Wib Owen. “The message […]

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News Roundup: June 9-15

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. “Lighting a fire in the Triangle restaurant scene,” The Technician: Restaurant goers living in Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill […]

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Today’s Topic: N.C. Forest Service launches fire prevention campaign

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Forest Service recently launched a public awareness campaign aimed at reducing the number of wildfires in North Carolina that occur because of carelessness. Commissioner Troxler tells Rhonda that careless burning of yard waste and other […]

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News Roundup: April 7-13

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 wants farmers to get prescriptions for antibiotics used in animals,” News & Observer: The U.S. Food and Drug […]

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