NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Seeds from China

We have been getting many reports of unsolicited packs of seeds from China being sent to residents as part of what is likely a “brushing” scheme. We are asking that residents keep all the packaging, not open or plant the

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Preparing Your Farm for Hurricanes, Severe Weather

The Tropics have been active in recent weeks, with tropical storms developing and moving through the Caribbean and Gulf. It is a good reminder that there are some things you can do to prepare your family, pets and farms for

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Mountain State Fair Cxl’d, but Junior Livestock Shows to Go On

We had gotten to a critical time in the planning and preparation for the Mountain State Fair where we would have had to start signing contracts and obligating money for fair expenses. With the state remaining in Phase 2 of

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: New Program Aims to Increase Meat Processing Capacity

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot, including how to be flexible and adaptive. It is important that as we continue to deal with this pandemic, we seek solutions to challenges we identify along the way. During the pandemic,

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: It’s Peach Season!

This is the time of year when farmers markets across the state start to really hit a peak in terms of availability of products at the market. Corn, watermelon, cantaloupes, peppers, tomatoes, greens, blackberries and peaches are among the offerings.

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: New NC Ag Numbers Show Industry Continues to Grow

Last week N.C. State University economist Mike Walden released updated agriculture and agribusiness numbers, and the industry has seen growth, moving up nearly a billion dollars to $92.7 billion in economic impact. New agriculture and agribusiness numbers were recently released

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Modified Junior Livestock Shows Will Be Held

We recently announced that we would be holding junior livestock shows at the State Fair and Mountain State Fair whether we end up holding the fairs or not. The open shows have been cancelled. I have some good news to

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Time for EEE and West Nile Vaccinnations

Equine owners are reminded there is still time to get their animals vaccinated against Triple E (EEE) and West Nile Virus. We typically see our first cases of these mosquito-borne illnesses around mid-July. Summer is a fun time of year

Updated Statement from NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on the Ninth Circuit Ruling on Dicamba Registration

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is aware of the recent Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals decision regarding multiple labels of dicamba products issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency approved for

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: NCDA&CS Working on Bill to Expand Local Meat Processing

As food processing facilities nationwide are working hard to meet demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, NCDA&CS is seeking funding to help expand local processing capabilities. This forward-looking measure is part of a bill under consideration in the General Assembly. Agriculture