Posts tagged WNC Communities

Grants awarded for hemlock restoration projects

WNC Communities announced three awards totaling $75,000 to help to restore North Carolina’s hemlock trees to long-term health. The awards program is a part of the new Hemlock Restoration Initiative, a cooperative effort launched by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and the NCDA&CS through a grant to WNC Communities. Hemlocks across Western North Carolina are being […]

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS provides funding for Hemlock Restoration Initiative

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Hemlock trees across Western North Carolina are being devastated by the hemlock woolly adelgid, an insect that sucks the sap of young twigs, which leads to tree death. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is […]

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Today’s Topic: Collaboration between NCDA&CS, NCDOT and advocacy group leads to improvements at DuPont State Recreational Forest

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” July 1 was a day of celebration at DuPont State Recreational Forest, as state officials and local forest advocates opened not one, but two new structures at the site. In a double ribbon-cutting, the forest opened a […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 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. “House panel shelves major immigration legislation,” News & Observer: A special House panel on immigration reform dissolved abruptly Thursday […]

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