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Today’s Topic: Applications being accepted for N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Scholarships through March 1.

By on February 20, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Youth that participated in the N.C. State Fair youth livestock shows are eligible to apply for a $2,000 scholarship for higher education.

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Today’s Topic: N.C. Forest Service reaches agreement to allow Osprey landings at Bladen Lakes State Forest.

By on February 13, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Forest Service has reached a lease agreement with the Naval Facilities Command the U.S. Marine Corps that allows MV-22 Osprey

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Today’s Topic: Commissioner Troxler’s State of Agriculture address at the Ag Development Forum

By on February 7, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This clips contains excerpts from Commissioner Troxler’s recent State of Agriculture speech at the Agricultural Development Forum. Troxler-02-6-18

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS International Marketing section plans trip to trade trip to Brazil

By on January 30, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The department’s Marketing Division is planning a trade trip to Brazil Feb, 18-24 that Commissioner Troxler will be attending. Brazil is one

Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Marketing Division to host Buyer Grower Exchange meetings for fruit and vegetable growers.

By on January 22, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The department’s Marketing Division will host a Grower/Buyer Exchange Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jordan Lake Educational

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Today’s Topic: The annual Agricultural Development Forum is just around the corner Feb. 1 at the Southern Farm Show in Raleigh.

By on January 16, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The department’s Agricultural Development Forum will be held Feb. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

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Today’s Topic: Latest farmland preservation efforts preserve more than 800 acres; first joint partnership between Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and the U.S. Air Force.

By on January 9, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The department’s Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently signed the first two conservation easements under a joint partnership with the

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Today’s Topic: Fire ant quarantine area expanded; Warren County added

By on January 2, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” As of Jan. 1, portions or all of 75 of the state’s 100 counties now fall under fire ant quarantine rules. Residents

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Today’s Topic: Food Business Conference coming up Feb. 14; early registration deadline is Jan. 5

By on December 26, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” An upcoming Food Business Conference on Feb. 14 in Durham ties into broader efforts to create more value-added processing and food manufacturing

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS pesticide disposal program still collecting after 37 years

By on December 12, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina was the first state in the nation to have a Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program. Since that time we have collected and properly