NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Fair Food, Jr. Livestock Shows Continuing at State Fairgrounds

As we enter what should have been the final homestretch of the annual State Fair, there are still a few things happening at the fairgrounds that people may want to participate in – canned food drive on Thursday, Oct. 22;

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Organic Certification Reimbursement Grant Available

Organic growers can apply for 50 percent reimbursement for the cost to get certified or re-certified. The deadline to apply is Nov. 12. Here to tell us more is NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler. We recently announced the availability of

NC Ag Science Center Readies for Grand Opening

The new Agricultural Sciences Center is nearing completion in Raleigh near the State Fairgrounds. On Tuesday, media was allowed a peek inside the $107 million facility which will house multiple labs for the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Deadlines Approaching for Ag COVID-19 Relief

The deadlines for three agricultural COVID-19 relief programs close on Oct. 12. NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler is urging farmers and operators to get applications completed. I want to remind farmers market operators, food hubs, meat and seafood processors, and

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Watch for Nematode Damage in Sweet Potatoes

With the sweet potato harvest, growers are urged to keep watch for nematode damage and may want to consider molecular diagnostic testing if they are found. This is a service of the Agronomic Services Nematode Lab. We are into harvest

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: COVID Safety for Agritourism This Fall

As the calendar officially shifts to fall, you’ll start to see more agritourism activities taking place. DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related events for ensuring safe operations. Today is officially the first day of fall – one of my favorite

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: NCDA&CS Small Farms Program a Valuable Resource

The NCDA&CS Small Farms program helps minority and limited resource farmers navigate federal and state programs, and assist military veterans interested in getting into farming. I have been doing a series of videos recently talking about the different divisions of

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Youth Livestock Shows to Begin Sept. 11

The Western NC Youth Livestock Expo is slated to begin Sept. 11 at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher. Youth still have a few days to register to show at the N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Show, which will be

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: CFAP Deadline Now Sept. 11; Some Specialty Crops Added

The deadline for farmers to apply for the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program has been extended to Sept. 11. In addition, some 40 additional specialty crops are now eligible. Although it is not one of our programs, I wanted to

EPA Inking Cooperative Agreements with State Ag Departments

Last month, the South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers signed a memorandum of understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency committing to a cooperative spirit moving forward between the two agencies. On Tuesday of this week, it was North Carolina’s turn.