NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

Commissioner Troxler: Plant Inspectors Looking for Pests, Diseases


Inspectors with the NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division are fanning out across the state checking nurseries for plant stock to ensure consumers are purchasing healthy plants as they begin to turn their attention to getting out in their yards and working.

Commissioner Troxler: 2018 Planting Intentions Announced

Across North Carolina, farmers are heading back into the fields, getting ready to plant their 2018 crops. The National Agricultural  Statistics Services (NASS) recently announced planting intentions for 2018, with farmers indicating they planned to plant more cotton, corn and

Commissioner Troxler: Exhibitors Wanted for the Got to Be NC Festival

The Got to Be NC Festival will be held May 18-20 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. While we are still a couple of months away, we are looking for tractor exhibitors to be part of this annual event. This

Commissioner Troxler: Ag Exports Seminar Coming Up

An upcoming Ag Export Seminar hosted by the N.C. Department of Agriculture May 24 and 25 offers an excellent opportunity for farmers and agribusiness companies to learn more about the ins and outs of exporting agricultural products. The seminar will

Commissioner Troxler: Cost-Share Grants Available

The NCDA&CS Marketing Division has a couple of cost-share grants available for farmers and farmers markets. Farmers who test their water supply as a part of a pre- and post-harvest food safety program, can apply for reimbursement of a portion

Commissioner Troxler: National Weights and Measures Week

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The NCDA&CS Standards Division ensures accuracy in trade by inspecting such tools of commerce as commercial scales, price scanners, gas pumps and the volume of packaged products. So if you ever buy gas or shop at a grocery store, you

Commissioner Troxler: Boll Weevil Assessment Stays at 75 cents per Acre

The state’s boll weevil assessment will stay at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The money from the assessment is used to fund a trapping program to monitor cotton acreage for any re-introduction of boll weevils. The pest was eradicated

Commissioner Troxler: Junior Livestock Scholarship Applications Now Accepted

Youth that participated in the N.C. State Fair youth livestock shows are eligible to apply for a $2,000 scholarship for higher education. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on March 1, and a total of 27 scholarships will be

Commissioner Troxler: Osprey Landings at Bladen Lakes State Forest

The N.C. Forest Service has reached a lease agreement with the Naval Facilities Command the U.S. Marine Corps that allows MV-22 Osprey aircraft to land on two 23-acre landing zones at Bladen Lake State Forest. The working forest is self-supporting

Commissioner Troxler’s State of Agriculture Address

On Thursday, February 1, NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler delivered his “State of Agriculture” address at the Agriculture Development Forum in Raleigh. Here are his remarks: