NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Woodland Owners Can Apply for $2.5 Million in Reforestation Funds

Landowners are also eligible for assistance to restore woodlands that were damage by Hurricane Florence. The N.C. General Assembly appropriated $2.5 million in time-limited, cost-share funding for 52 counties that were federally declared disaster areas.   We’ve talked quite a

Commissioner Steve Troxler Delivers “State of Agriculture” Address

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On Thursday, January 31, NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler delivered his 2019 State of Agriculture address at the Ag Development Forum during the Southern Farm Show in Raleigh. Here are his comments:

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Slow the Spread Gypsy Moth Program is Working

North Carolina is seeing some positive results from its Slow the Spread Gypsy Moth program. Captures of gypsy moths in 2018 continued to decline, indicating a less active population. It seems like we have had a lot of negative things

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Ag Development Forum coming up Jan. 31

The 14th Annual Ag Development Forum is coming up Jan. 31 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The event features the annual Commissioner Troxler’s “State of Agriculture” address, along with an economic outlook and discussion with agricultural lenders. The event

Insights from Commissioner Troxler’s recent tour of food manufacturing facilities in N.C.

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler and other ag leaders recently toured some North Carolina food manufacturing facilities in the state. He discusses his insights from tours of D’Vine Foods, Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Smithfield Foods and Blue Mountain Flavors. I

Commissioner Steve Troxler: New Rules in Place Regarding Use of Dicamba

Statewide workshops scheduled through May Training continues to be required to use dicamba products to avoid damaging other crops. New label revisions for Engenia, XtendiMax and Fexapan indicate these products can only be used by certified applicators. Workshops are being

Commissioner Steve Troxler: 2018 in Review

What a year it has been! NC Ag Commissioner reminisces about the events of 2018, including the hurricanes and subsequent relief from the General Assembly, the hog farm nuisance lawsuits, the groundbreaking of the new NCDA&CS lab, and more.

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Hurricane Florence Agriculture Disaster Assistance Deadline extended until Dec. 20

The N.C. General Assembly has given farmers until Dec. 20 to sign up for agricultural disaster assistance from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael. A total of $240 million has been appropriated for assistance and we have been trying to

Commissioner Steve Troxler: N.C. Specialty Food Products Perfect for Holiday Gifts

As consumers are focusing in on finding the perfect holiday gifts, a big push continues on the shop local movement. Wedged between Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday is Shop Local Saturday. With all manner of specialty food products produced

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ag Disaster Program is Dec. 10

Farmers have until Dec. 10 to get in their applications for the Hurricane Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. If funded by the legislature, the program will directly assist farmers who suffered losses because of Hurricane Florence to commodities planted but