NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

2017 Census of Agriculture

2017 is a Census of Agriculture year, the census is conducted every five years by USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service. The year, the census will include a question about farmers who are active-duty or military veterans.  USDA’s goal is to

EEE Vaccinations Prevent Deadly Horse Disease

North Carolina’s State Veterinarian, Dr. Doug Meckes fills in for NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler this week talking about Eastern Equine Encephalomylytus, or triple E.  This is a mosquito-borne illness that affects the equine species.  While almost 100% fatal, the

North Carolina Places Well in Greenhouse Grower Magazine

Greenhouse Grower magazine released its list of top 100 growers in America, and North Carolina was well represented says NC Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler. Making the list ere Metrolina Greenhouses of Huntersville at Number 6, Van Wingerden International of Mills

Sweet Potato Growers Beware of New Nematode

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler says that sweet potato growers should be aware of an emerging root-knot nematode that has been identified in fields in eastern North Carolina. This nematode is knows as the pacara ear pod and has

10th Annual Got to Be NC Festival This Weekend

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says this weekend’s Got to Be NC Festival will have some old favorites, like the Pig Jib BBQ Competition, and the antique tractor display, as well as some new things like the bulldozer sand

NCDA Receives $9.2 Million REPI Grant

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture recently received a $9.2 million REPI, or Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program grant to support conservation efforts by the Eastern North Carolina Sentinel Landscape Partnership. North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler explains that

Spring & Summer Field Days

While spring and summer are the busiest times of the year for a farmer, NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler encourages producers to find the time to be away from the farm to attend field days. Several field days are coming

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