NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

Fire Ant Quarantine Expands To Cover Majority of NC

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler speaks with Rhonda Garrison regarding the expansion of the fire ant quarantine.

NC Ag Commissioner Offers Holiday Wishes

We are in the short rows to Christmas 2016, and while it’s been a crazy year, NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says there’s plenty of good things to look back on and forward to.

Fire Ant Quarantine Expanded

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler has announced an expansion to the state’s fire an quarantine. The quarantine now covers all of Northamption County, plus Catawba, Rowan and Rutherfound counties.  Also in the west, the portion of Burke County south

NC General Assembly in Session to Hammer Out Disaster Relief

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler is hopeful that the state’s General Assembly will approve his request for $38 million in their special session that gets underway today. Between the damage from Hurricane Matthew in early October, and the western

NC Ag Commissioner Named a Tobacco Great

Steve Troxler

Last Thursday, at the NC State annual Tobacco Day in Smithfield, NC Ag Commissioner joined an impressive list of names when he was named a Tobacco Great by NC State College of Ag & Life Sciences Dean, Dr. Richard Linton.

Western Wildfires Have No Effect on Christmas Trees

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says that the wildfires in western North Carolina are close to being contained, and if the rains come today and tomorrow as forecasted, that should put a large dent in those that remain. There

National Farm City Week

This week is National Farm City Week, always the week of Thanksgiving, to recognize the nation’s hard working farmers and ranchers that put a healthy, affordable and abundant food supply on our tables every day, not just Thanksgiving Day. NC

Lake Lure Fire Second Highest Priority Fire in the US

North Carolina Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler took to the air once again on Monday to survey the wildfires in western North Carolina. The Chimney Rock/Lake Lure fire currently is the second highest priority fire in the country, and firefighters from

NC Hay Alert

North Carolina has been a tale of two states this year, drought in the west, and extremely wet conditions in the east.  Western livestock farmers were depending on the hay fields in the east to tide them through the winter,

Nickels for Know How Referendum Today

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging all that are eligible to visit their county Extension office and cast a ballot for the Nickels for Know How program. The 65 year old program brings in upwards of $1.4 million