NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: December Ag Survey and other NASS Census Projects

The National Agricultural Statistics Service has been busy collecting data for upcoming reports. Growers are being reminded that a December Ag Survey, which is the quarterly end-of-year survey that collects final acreage, yield and production data, has been sent and

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Long Range Plans for the State Farmers Market

There seems to be some misinformation making the rounds about the State Farmers Market in Raleigh. A public relations campaign with a petition, signs and brochures wants people to think the State Farmers Market in Raleigh is in danger of

Troxler Announces He Will Seek Re-Election

Browns Summit, NC – November 25, 2019 – North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler has announced he will seek his fifth term of office. Troxler heads up the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the largest of any Council

Commissioner Steve Troxler: New Nematode Molecular Diagnostic Fee in effect

The NCDA&CS’ nematode lab had a record-breaking year with over 52,300 samples processed, including 2,878 molecular diagnostic samples. Interest in nematode testing has increased from sweet potato producers, particularly in identifying the Guava root knot nematode. The lab has had

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Wildfire Risk Remains High in North Carolina

North Carolina’s wildfire risk remains high despite some recent rainfall in the state. Caution is urged with any outdoor burning to reduce the chance of starting wildfires. The fall season and its cooler weather puts many people in the mood

Commissioner Steve Troxler: State Fair Livestock Sale of Champions

The N.C. State Fair Livestock Sale of Champions was held over the weekend and this year it drew $167,000 for exhibitors and scholarships. Also, a truckload sale brought in an additional $96,750 that was distributed to the nearly 700 youth

Commissioner Steve Troxler: NC State Fair Opens Thursday!

Last week we talked a lot about some of the new things coming to the fair, but there’s one thing the fair won’t be short on and that’s AGRICULTURE! The State Fair is a great backdrop to showcase North Carolina’s

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Make Plans Now to Attend the NC State Fair

The N.C. State Fair is just around the corner and fairgoers still have time to save money by buying their tickets in advance. The State Fair runs Oct. 17-27. The North Carolina State Fair is coming up Oct. 17-27 and

Commissioner Steve Troxler: New Preserve Helps Protect Rare Plant Species

This year, the NCDA&CS Plant Conservation Program added the Paddy Mountain Nature Preserve in Ashe County to help protect the rare Heller’s Blazing Star plant, which only grows on the rocky ridges near the mountain peak. It’s one example of

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Federal Disaster Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

The sign-up period for the USDA’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP +) disaster assistance is now open. Farmers with losses from Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Dorian may be eligible. They should contact their local Farm Service Agency offices