NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

North Carolina’s 2016 Crop Summary

Rhonda Garrison: USDA recently released its 2016 crop summary, and it was a very good year for corn in the Tar Heel State. North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler: We had some predictions that 2016 would be the year of

Local Food Marketing Survey

The USDA recently released the results of it’s first-ever nationwide survey of local food marketing practices, and North Carolina ranked pretty high in the results. NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says that North Carolina ranked 10th in the US in

NC Ag Commissioner Sets Goals for New Term

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler was inaugurated for a fourth, four-year term last week, and has already set some goals for the next four years. Even after 2016’s setback from Hurricane Matthew, Troxler believes that reaching the $100 million

North Carolina Receives 5th American Viticultural Area

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler announces that North Carolina has been awarded a 5th American Viticultural Area, the Appalachian High Country. Being designated as a AVA, grape growers and wineries in the region can begin adding that distinction to

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