NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

Soil Testing is for Homeowners, Too

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler is encouraging homeowners with warm season lawns; Bermuda, centipede, St. Augustine, Zoysia and the like, to have a soil test done by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Agronomics Division. A soil test will

April is Plant Pest Month

April is National Plant Pest Awareness Month, and North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler says the category includes noxious weeds, diseases and insects.  Currently, there are four pests under federal quarantine in North Carolina; witchweed, emerald ash borer, European gypsy

North Carolina Producers to Plant More Cotton in 2017

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler commented on Friday’s Planting Intentions Report in regards to North Carolina agriculture. The state’s producers said they were going to plant more cotton, soybeans, peanuts and have already planted more wheat this year than

On Farm Readiness Reviews

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is offering a pilot program to large produce farms in an effort to help those farms get in compliance before the Food Safety Modernization Act goes into effect next year. NC Ag Commissioner Steve

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