NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

North Carolina’s Yield Potential Still Good in September Crop Reports

Last week, USDA released their September crop reports, and North Carolina is still on track for very good yield potential. Corn yield is now forecast to tie the record set in 2013, cotton is projected to be 117% above last

NCDA Now Accepting Applications for Bioenergy Grants

The NC Bioenergy Research Initiative is accepting grant proposals focused on research and development of agricultural and forestry based feedstocks for bioenergy production. North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says that the General Assembly approved $1 million for the program

Fall Soil Testing

Fall is a great time for soil testing, especially for those with cool season lawns.  NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says a soil test will help homeowners use fertilizer and lime wisely.

Equine Infectious Anemia

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler, is cautioning owners of mules, donkeys and horses about Equine Infectious Anemia.  This is a fatal disease in equine species that we don’t talk about much, because it’s very rare.  A recent case in

Food Processing Innovation Center

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler has had the goal for several years to boost the state’s ag economy to $100 million, annually.  The next step in reaching that goal is food processing and manufacturing. In this year’s legislative session,

August Crop Progress Report

In the latest Crop Production report released by USDA last week, NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler recaps the projected yields for cotton, peanuts, corn, flue cured tobacco, and soybeans.

NCDA’s Food Safety Forum Coming Up

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s 13th annual food safety forum is scheduled for Tuesday, August 8th at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler asks those that plan to attend to please register at

National Farmers’ Market Week Underway Monday

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler says that National Farmers’ Market week is coming up on August 7th through the 13th, but there’s activity at all four state-owned farmers’ markets year around in Raleigh, Charlotte, Asheville and Greensboro. These markets

NC State Fair Competitions

Beginning August 1st, the North Carolina State Fair will begin accepting entries for the many competitions that take place during the fair. This year will the 150th fair, and to commemorate that milestone, NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says there

Livestock Scholarships Awarded

Here in mid-July, college students are getting ready to return to campus, and 28 North Carolina students will be getting some financial help from NC State Fair Livestock Scholarships. These scholarships are designed for high school seniors and students currently