NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Application Window Open for N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Show Scholarships.

The application period to apply for a N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Scholarship is open until March 1. Any youth who showed livestock at the N.C. State Fair are eligible to apply regardless of the breed or show placement. There

NC Commissioner Troxler Names New Asst. Commissioner, Research Stations Division Director

  With the start of a new year, two NCDA&CS employees have been promoted into leadership roles, including Kaleb Rathbone as a new assistant commissioner for Western NC Agricultural Programs and Small Farms and Teresa Lambert as director of the

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: NASS Survey on Local Marketing

An upcoming NASS survey looks at how locally grown foods were marketed and sold in 2020. The deadline for responding is Feb. 16.  This survey has been conducted previously in 2015. The USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service is conducting a

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: John Cyrus Being Inducted into N.C. Ag Hall of Fame

Last week we talked about three men who have joined the N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame, including John Holman Cyrus of Raleigh. Other inductees include Fred N. Colvard and Marshall Grant – all three were unanimous selections. Last week we

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: NC Ag Hall of Fame Inductee Fred Colvard

Three men with broad agricultural backgrounds and wide impact have joined the N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame. The 2020 class includes Fred N. Colvard, John Holman Cyrus, and Marshall Grant – all unanimous selections. The reach of these men’s work

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Dec. 11 is CFAP 2 Deadline

The Dec. 11 deadline for farmers and ranchers to apply for the federal Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 is fast approaching. This program provides direct relief to producers facing market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19, and includes 300

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Fire Ant Quarantine Area Expands

The quarantine area for red imported fire ants has expanded and now includes part or all of 77 counties. The quarantine now includes all of Alamance, Burke, Guilford, Jackson and McDowell counties. On January 1, 2021 we will be expanding

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Peak Season Soil Sampling Fee to Start Dec. 1; Thanksgiving Gratitude

Peak season testing fees are set to go into effect Dec. 1 at the Agronomic Services soil testing lab, marking the last week to submit samples for free.  Peak season runs through March 31, 2021. Happy Thanksgiving from North Carolina

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: November Crop Report Released, Yields Mixed

The National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released its November crop report with mixed news on yields. Corn and soybeans were up, but cotton and peanut yields were down. We will be watching closely for impacts from the rainy weather at

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Forest Service Offering Military Discount

The N.C. Forest Service is continuing its sale of tree seedlings, offering military members a discount on tree orders during the month of November. Well tomorrow (Wednesday) is Veteran’s Day, so it seems fitting to talk about a discount our