NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Auxin Classes Begin Today around the State.

Starting today (Jan. 14) through March 26, 31 training workshops have been planned statewide for anyone planning to apply auxin herbicides such as 2,4-D or dicamba. These are mandatory trainings to reduce the chance of misapplication and crop damage. This

NC Commissioner Troxler: Ag Development Forum Feb. 6

The 15th Annual Ag Development Forum is coming up Thursday, Feb. 6 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The event features Commissioner Troxler’s annual “State of Agriculture” address, along with an economic outlook and discussions about the state’s changing population

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: 2019 NCDA&CS Accomplishments

2019 was another busy and successful year for the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Commissioner Steve Troxler lists just a few of the department’s many accomplishments from the year past.

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler: Propane Safety Tips

As the weather turns colder, many people across the state rely on propane to stay warm. The department’s Standards Division works with propane dealers and offers some safety tips for winter storms and for using space heaters in your home.

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Shop Local for Tasty, Last-minute Gift Ideas

Christmas is just a week away and if you are still looking for something for that hard-to-buy-for person, think locally made food products for a tasty gift. It’s only a week away from Christmas, so I thought we could talk

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: December Ag Survey and other NASS Census Projects

The National Agricultural Statistics Service has been busy collecting data for upcoming reports. Growers are being reminded that a December Ag Survey, which is the quarterly end-of-year survey that collects final acreage, yield and production data, has been sent and

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Long Range Plans for the State Farmers Market

There seems to be some misinformation making the rounds about the State Farmers Market in Raleigh. A public relations campaign with a petition, signs and brochures wants people to think the State Farmers Market in Raleigh is in danger of

Troxler Announces He Will Seek Re-Election

Browns Summit, NC – November 25, 2019 – North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler has announced he will seek his fifth term of office. Troxler heads up the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the largest of any Council

Commissioner Steve Troxler: New Nematode Molecular Diagnostic Fee in effect

The NCDA&CS’ nematode lab had a record-breaking year with over 52,300 samples processed, including 2,878 molecular diagnostic samples. Interest in nematode testing has increased from sweet potato producers, particularly in identifying the Guava root knot nematode. The lab has had

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Wildfire Risk Remains High in North Carolina

North Carolina’s wildfire risk remains high despite some recent rainfall in the state. Caution is urged with any outdoor burning to reduce the chance of starting wildfires. The fall season and its cooler weather puts many people in the mood