NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

Commissioner Troxler: NCDA&CS Post-hurricane Efforts

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is working with farmers and agribusinesses and on behalf of consumers following the deadly and devastating effects of Hurricane Florence. Commissioner Steve Troxler has tips for farmers recovering from the deadly storm.

Ag Leaders Tour N.C. Hurricane Damage

North Carolina Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler invited USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to eastern NC on Monday to observe the damage to crops such as tobacco, soybeans, cotton, and poultry as well as livestock. Mike Davis reports from Kenansville, NC.

Commissioner Troxler Tours Damage from Florence

SFN’s Mike Davis talks with NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler following his two tours of storm-stricken areas of the state.

Commissioner Troxler: N.C. Ag Damages to be Assessed Today

Commissioner Steve Troxler will be touring eastern North Carolina on Tuesday to get a first-hand look at the “catastrophic” damage left by Hurricane Florence. Mike Davis talks with the commissioner.

Commissioner Steve Troxler: U.S. Forest Service Grant Helps Protect Urban Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer

The N.C. Forest Service received a grant from the U.S. Forest Service that is being used to protect urban ash trees from the emerald ash borer, a highly destructive pest whose reach and threat to ash trees is becoming greater

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Crop and Weather Report for August

The NCDA&CS Agricultural Statistics Division recently released the crop and weather reports for mid-August, which gives a snapshot of soil moisture across the state and crop conditions for a variety of commodities. The report points to a mixed bag of

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Sweet Potato Weevil Quarantine Issued for SC Counties

Recently a sweet potato weevil quarantine area was established for Berkeley and Jasper counties in South Carolina after weevils were detected there. The quarantine is an effort to protect against the accidental introduction of the weevil into the state. The

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Agricultural Fair Season is Under Way!

Late summer and early fall is the heart of the agricultural fair season in North Carolina. The Drexel Community Fair is the first fair of the season, which ran Aug. 6-11, and the Cape Fear Fair ends the season Oct.

Commissioner Steve Troxler: FDA May Act Soon on Milk Truth-in-Labeling

Continual efforts are under way to encourage the Food and Drug Administration to take action to enforce truth in labeling on milk products. An NCDA&CS assistant commissioner recently made comments at the FDA’s Nutrition Innovation Strategy Public Meeting urging enforcement

Troxler Encourages Horse Owners to Vaccinate against EEE: Cases on the rise

Mosquito-borne disease usually deadly to equine RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently confirmed a sixth positive case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis for 2018. In the last month there have been confirmed cases in Richmond, Onslow,