NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

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,

Commissioner Steve Troxler: National Ag Leaders Roundtable

The ongoing nuisance lawsuits against hog production in North Carolina were the topic of discussion of a National Agriculture Leaders Roundtable hosted by Congressman David Rouzer. Ag leaders from across the country, including Congressman Thom Tillis, American Farm Bureau president

Commissioner Steve Troxler: NCDA & CS Recalls Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal


Whenever there is a national food recall where a product is known to have been distributed in North Carolina, our Food and Drug Protection Division inspectors fan out across the state conducting recall-effectiveness checks. With a recent recall on Kellogg’s

NC Commissioner Troxler: Groundbreaking for the Agricultural Sciences Center

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services officially broke ground Monday, July 23, on the $107 million Agricultural Sciences Center, a co-located facility that will house labs and offices for the Food and Drug Protection, Structural Pest Control and

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Look Out for Longhorned Tick

A new species of tick has been found in North Carolina, raising the need for greater awareness of its presence and tick prevention options for humans, pets and livestock. The Longhorned tick was found on a possum in Polk County.

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Update on the Timber Restoration Fund

The N.C. Forest Service has worked with woodland owners on 361 timber restoration projects statewide involving 16,378 acres. Commissioner Troxler is happy to report that about 70 percent of the projects are completed on more than 13,400 acres. Plans are

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler: Forest Service Seedling Sale Has Begun

The N.C. Forest Service has begun its annual seedling sales, offering nearly 50 species of conifers and hardwoods to landowners. These seedlings offer superior growth, form and disease resistance. Sales started July 2. An online catalog can be found at