NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: NASS Releases 2021 Planting Intentions; COVID Vaccines; and QLA Deadline is Friday

The National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released planting intentions for 2021. Those numbers point to more cotton, peanuts and soybeans being grown this year. Flue-cured tobacco and winter wheat acreage expected to remain unchanged. Corn acres are expected to be

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Spring Agritourism in North Carolina

The spring agritourism season is getting under way now with a variety of activities planned at farms across the state. There’s no shortage of fun-on-the farm activities – pick-your own flowers and strawberries, farm-fresh foods and country stores, yoga with

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler: Farmer A Week Series Celebrates One Year

NCDA&CS has reached the one-year mark on a social media series introducing followers to North Carolina farmers. It’s been a popular feature so we plan to continue it through July and will then launch a follow-up series introducing people to

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Use Caution When Burning During Spring Fire Season

The N.C. Forest Service defines March through May as Spring wildfire season and cautions residents to be careful when burning during this time of year. As the temperatures warm up, people are getting out in their yards, clearing out debris

NC Commissioner Troxler: New NCDA&CS and Dairy Alliance Video Project Promotes Milk for Infants

NCDA&CS and the Dairy Alliance are partnering up on a new video campaign promoting the benefits of dairy milk for infants and young children. USDA recommends infants and toddlers only drink milk and water, because of the benefits that milk

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Planting intentions Surveys Going Out, and it’s National Weights and Measures Week

Growers will soon be receiving a planting intentions survey from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. It is important growers fill out that survey. Also, this week is National Weights and Measures Week and the NCDA&CS Standards Division is working hard

Troxler: “We’re Gonna Have Us a State Fair This Year”

NC Ag Commissioner pointed to the continued importance of ag to the state’s economy in his State of Agriculture Address on Wednesday, as well as confidently declaring that the state’s number one event will make its return this September. Mike

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: National FFA Week

This week is National FFA Week and we want to take a moment to recognize students in FFA and all who advise those groups. FFA has been around since 1928 and is currently available in 98 counties in North Carolina.

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Readying to Move into the Agricultural Sciences Center

Work to move into the Agricultural Science Center will soon begin with the hiring of moving companies to help facilitate the move of core lab equipment, office equipment and supplies. This is anything but a typical move because of the

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Feral Swine Task Force Receives $2.6 Million in Grants

The Feral Swine Task Force has received more than $2.6 million in grants to help combat the feral swine problem in six North Carolina counties.  Grants include $620,000 for Sampson County North, $750,000 for Sampson County South and $1.25 million