NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Slow the Spread Gypsy Moth Program is Working

North Carolina is seeing some positive results from its Slow the Spread Gypsy Moth program. Captures of gypsy moths in 2018 continued to decline, indicating a less active population. It seems like we have had a lot of negative things

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Ag Development Forum coming up Jan. 31

The 14th Annual Ag Development Forum is coming up Jan. 31 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The event features the annual Commissioner Troxler’s “State of Agriculture” address, along with an economic outlook and discussion with agricultural lenders. The event

Insights from Commissioner Troxler’s recent tour of food manufacturing facilities in N.C.

NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler and other ag leaders recently toured some North Carolina food manufacturing facilities in the state. He discusses his insights from tours of D’Vine Foods, Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Smithfield Foods and Blue Mountain Flavors. I

Commissioner Steve Troxler: New Rules in Place Regarding Use of Dicamba

Statewide workshops scheduled through May Training continues to be required to use dicamba products to avoid damaging other crops. New label revisions for Engenia, XtendiMax and Fexapan indicate these products can only be used by certified applicators. Workshops are being

Commissioner Steve Troxler: 2018 in Review

What a year it has been! NC Ag Commissioner reminisces about the events of 2018, including the hurricanes and subsequent relief from the General Assembly, the hog farm nuisance lawsuits, the groundbreaking of the new NCDA&CS lab, and more.

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Hurricane Florence Agriculture Disaster Assistance Deadline extended until Dec. 20

The N.C. General Assembly has given farmers until Dec. 20 to sign up for agricultural disaster assistance from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael. A total of $240 million has been appropriated for assistance and we have been trying to

Commissioner Steve Troxler: N.C. Specialty Food Products Perfect for Holiday Gifts

As consumers are focusing in on finding the perfect holiday gifts, a big push continues on the shop local movement. Wedged between Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday is Shop Local Saturday. With all manner of specialty food products produced

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ag Disaster Program is Dec. 10

Farmers have until Dec. 10 to get in their applications for the Hurricane Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. If funded by the legislature, the program will directly assist farmers who suffered losses because of Hurricane Florence to commodities planted but

Troxler Seeks to Widen Area of Hurricane Relief

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NC’s agriculture department is working to provide farmers with payments from a settlement approved as part of a major aid package as the result of Hurricane Florence. Some farmers were also impacted by Hurricane Michael as well. Mike Davis has

Troxler: Farmers Need All $250 Million in Hurricane Aid

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says his agency needs the full $250 million he requested for cash payments to farmers with destroyed crops and dead livestock from Hurricane Florence and another storm. The General Assembly