NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Deadlines Approaching for Ag COVID-19 Relief

The deadlines for three agricultural COVID-19 relief programs close on Oct. 12. NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler is urging farmers and operators to get applications completed. I want to remind farmers market operators, food hubs, meat and seafood processors, and

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Watch for Nematode Damage in Sweet Potatoes

With the sweet potato harvest, growers are urged to keep watch for nematode damage and may want to consider molecular diagnostic testing if they are found. This is a service of the Agronomic Services Nematode Lab. We are into harvest

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: COVID Safety for Agritourism This Fall

As the calendar officially shifts to fall, you’ll start to see more agritourism activities taking place. DHHS recently issued guidance for fall-related events for ensuring safe operations. Today is officially the first day of fall – one of my favorite

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: NCDA&CS Small Farms Program a Valuable Resource

The NCDA&CS Small Farms program helps minority and limited resource farmers navigate federal and state programs, and assist military veterans interested in getting into farming. I have been doing a series of videos recently talking about the different divisions of

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Youth Livestock Shows to Begin Sept. 11

The Western NC Youth Livestock Expo is slated to begin Sept. 11 at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher. Youth still have a few days to register to show at the N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Show, which will be

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: CFAP Deadline Now Sept. 11; Some Specialty Crops Added

The deadline for farmers to apply for the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program has been extended to Sept. 11. In addition, some 40 additional specialty crops are now eligible. Although it is not one of our programs, I wanted to

EPA Inking Cooperative Agreements with State Ag Departments

Last month, the South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers signed a memorandum of understanding with the Environmental Protection Agency committing to a cooperative spirit moving forward between the two agencies. On Tuesday of this week, it was North Carolina’s turn.

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Watch out for Ticks and other Pests

The state has seen five cases of EEE already this year, easily doubling the total number of cases for all of 2019. Recently, new information was released that the Asian longhorned tick has now been found in 10 North Carolina

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Latest NASS Crop Production Estimates

The National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released updated crop production estimates. In it, corn and soybeans are up and cotton and tobacco are down. The latest crop production estimates were recently released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, and it

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Seeds from China

We have been getting many reports of unsolicited packs of seeds from China being sent to residents as part of what is likely a “brushing” scheme. We are asking that residents keep all the packaging, not open or plant the