NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

Commissioner Steve Troxler: State Fair Livestock Sale of Champions

The N.C. State Fair Livestock Sale of Champions was held over the weekend and this year it drew $167,000 for exhibitors and scholarships. Also, a truckload sale brought in an additional $96,750 that was distributed to the nearly 700 youth

Commissioner Steve Troxler: NC State Fair Opens Thursday!

Last week we talked a lot about some of the new things coming to the fair, but there’s one thing the fair won’t be short on and that’s AGRICULTURE! The State Fair is a great backdrop to showcase North Carolina’s

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Make Plans Now to Attend the NC State Fair

The N.C. State Fair is just around the corner and fairgoers still have time to save money by buying their tickets in advance. The State Fair runs Oct. 17-27. The North Carolina State Fair is coming up Oct. 17-27 and

Commissioner Steve Troxler: New Preserve Helps Protect Rare Plant Species

This year, the NCDA&CS Plant Conservation Program added the Paddy Mountain Nature Preserve in Ashe County to help protect the rare Heller’s Blazing Star plant, which only grows on the rocky ridges near the mountain peak. It’s one example of

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Federal Disaster Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

The sign-up period for the USDA’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP +) disaster assistance is now open. Farmers with losses from Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Dorian may be eligible. They should contact their local Farm Service Agency offices

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Dorian Damage Tour

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler got a first-hand look at the damage left by Hurricane Dorian as he took two tours of eastern North Carolina. He talks with SFN’s Mike Davis about what he saw, what farmers said, and where

Commissioner Steve Troxler: September is Wine and Grape Month

September is Wine and Grape month and there are plenty of fun activities planned at wineries across the state to celebrate the occasion. North Carolina has a rich history of grape and wine production. The state was home to the

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Fair Season is Here!

North Carolina has a rich history of holding agricultural fairs. The fair season is in full season, with these annual events continuing through November. Anyone who has been listening to this broadcast for a while knows I love fair season.

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Food Safety Forum Coming Aug. 28

The 15th Annual Food Safety Forum is coming up Aug. 28 at the Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. There is still time to register to attend at and click on the Food Safety Forum link on

Commissioner Steve Troxler: NC Sees First EEE Case for 2019

We recently saw the first case of EEE in the state in an unvaccinated four-year old mare in Cumberland County. The horse had to be euthanized – a somber reminder to vaccinate your equine. We recently saw the first case