NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

Small Farms Week

North Carolina A&T State University along with North Carolina Department of Ag have celebrated Small Farms Week for 31 years.  This is the week to highlight the state’s small farms, and the farmers whol make it happen. The Tar Heel

NC Ag Awareness Day

NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler talks with SFN’s Bruce Ferrell about Ag Awareness day in Raleigh this Wednesday, March 15.

Industrial Hemp Update

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says that temporary rules are now in place for the state’s industrial hemp pilot program. The Industrial Hemp Commission adopted these rules last month, and they’ve also been approved by the NC Rules Review

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