NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications Now Available

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant program.  Nonprofits and government agencies that want to apply for these grants have until March 15th to submit their application. The Specialty Crop

Corn Growers of NC Referendum Tomorrow

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler explains the Corn Growers of NC referendum taking place tomorrow, February 22nd.

B&H Foods Voluntarily Expands Recall

   Late last week, B&H Foods of Charlotte expanded its recall of Ruth’s pimento spread to include additional products, all of which were packed at the company’s plant in Chester, SC.  NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says it was the

North Carolina’s 2016 Crop Summary

Rhonda Garrison: USDA recently released its 2016 crop summary, and it was a very good year for corn in the Tar Heel State. North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler: We had some predictions that 2016 would be the year of

Local Food Marketing Survey

The USDA recently released the results of it’s first-ever nationwide survey of local food marketing practices, and North Carolina ranked pretty high in the results. NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says that North Carolina ranked 10th in the US in

NC Ag Commissioner Sets Goals for New Term

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler was inaugurated for a fourth, four-year term last week, and has already set some goals for the next four years. Even after 2016’s setback from Hurricane Matthew, Troxler believes that reaching the $100 million

North Carolina Receives 5th American Viticultural Area

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler announces that North Carolina has been awarded a 5th American Viticultural Area, the Appalachian High Country. Being designated as a AVA, grape growers and wineries in the region can begin adding that distinction to

Fire Ant Quarantine Expands To Cover Majority of NC

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler speaks with Rhonda Garrison regarding the expansion of the fire ant quarantine.

NC Ag Commissioner Offers Holiday Wishes

We are in the short rows to Christmas 2016, and while it’s been a crazy year, NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says there’s plenty of good things to look back on and forward to.

Fire Ant Quarantine Expanded

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler has announced an expansion to the state’s fire an quarantine. The quarantine now covers all of Northamption County, plus Catawba, Rowan and Rutherfound counties.  Also in the west, the portion of Burke County south