NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

Troxler Calling Farmers to Raleigh to Support Farm Bill

More than two dozen lawsuits are on the dockets claiming hog farms in eastern NC constitute a nuisance to their neighbors. The first of those lawsuits was decided in favor of the plaintiffs, resulting in penalties of $50 million, later

Commissioner Steve Troxler: “North Carolina’s pork industry feeds us and provides jobs in North Carolina”

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler talks with SFN’s Mike Davis about the pork industry and its impact to the state and the world. (Below is a statement released by the commissioner’s office.) Statement from Commissioner Steve Troxler on the contributions

“Hungry People are Mean People!”

Last week the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hosted a seminar for export-curious producers from across the Carolinas. NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler is fond of saying, “Hungry people are mean people,” and he says the job of

Commissioner Troxler: New FieldCheck and BeeCheck Apps Launch

The online mapping programs DriftWatch and BeeCheck were launched two years ago, and the recent addition of two new apps make them even easier to use. Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler tells us how these free GPS-enabled apps  are work.

Commissioner Troxler: Ag Offers Lots of Career Options

Agriculture and agribusinesses are big employers in North Carolina, employing about 16 percent of the state’s workforce or 686,000 people. As a wave of new college graduates begins to look for work, some may find their way into ag careers

Commissioner Troxler: Got To Be NC Festival this Weekend in Raleigh

Fun times await at the Got to Be NC Festival May 18-20 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This three-day celebration of North Carolina agriculture includes one of the largest tractor displays in the Southeast, a daily tractor parade, the

Commissioner Troxler: Equine Owners Beware of EEE and WNV

With warm weather also come mosquito season, which brings the risk of mosquito-borne diseases for equine. Horse and donkey owners are encouraged to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (Triple E) and West Nile Virus. Both diseases can

Troxler Speaks Out on Hog Farm Case Ruling

Last week, a North Carolina jury ruled that Murphy Brown LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, must pay its neighbors $50 million in damages as the result of a nuisance lawsuit. The plaintiffs complained that waste from the farm smelled

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Strawberries Are In Season

The strawberry season has been a little slow to arrive because of cooler temperatures, but fresh, locally grown berries are hitting the market and pick-your-own fields are beginning to open. NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says, “Get you some!” Most

Commissioner Troxler: Exercise Caution When Burning Debris


The NC Forest Service is urging residents to think safety and exercise caution during the spring fire season which runs through May. Commissioner Steve Troxler has some steps each of us should take to be prepared before starting that fire.