NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: November Crop Report Released, Yields Mixed

The National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released its November crop report with mixed news on yields. Corn and soybeans were up, but cotton and peanut yields were down. We will be watching closely for impacts from the rainy weather at

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Forest Service Offering Military Discount

The N.C. Forest Service is continuing its sale of tree seedlings, offering military members a discount on tree orders during the month of November. Well tomorrow (Wednesday) is Veteran’s Day, so it seems fitting to talk about a discount our

Troxler Wins Fifth Term as NC Commissioner

Republican NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler beat back a challenge from Democratic challenger Jenna Wadsworth to win his fifth term in the seat. With 2,642 of 2,662 precincts in the state reporting, Troxler built a margin of 53.9% to 46.1%

NC Commissioner Troxler: Organic Production Continues to Grow in NC

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service recently released results of the 2019 Organic Survey, which showed total North Carolina sales of organic farm products at $369.8 million, up $224.9 million from 2016. The largest area of increase was with livestock and

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Be on the Lookout for Rabbit Disease

Hunters, hikers and residents are asked to be on the lookout for a deadly rabbit disease that has not been seen in the state’s wild rabbit population but is known to exist in the Southwestern United States. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Fair Food, Jr. Livestock Shows Continuing at State Fairgrounds

As we enter what should have been the final homestretch of the annual State Fair, there are still a few things happening at the fairgrounds that people may want to participate in – canned food drive on Thursday, Oct. 22;

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Organic Certification Reimbursement Grant Available

Organic growers can apply for 50 percent reimbursement for the cost to get certified or re-certified. The deadline to apply is Nov. 12. Here to tell us more is NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler. We recently announced the availability of

NC Ag Science Center Readies for Grand Opening

The new Agricultural Sciences Center is nearing completion in Raleigh near the State Fairgrounds. On Tuesday, media was allowed a peek inside the $107 million facility which will house multiple labs for the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Deadlines Approaching for Ag COVID-19 Relief

The deadlines for three agricultural COVID-19 relief programs close on Oct. 12. NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler is urging farmers and operators to get applications completed. I want to remind farmers market operators, food hubs, meat and seafood processors, and

NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Watch for Nematode Damage in Sweet Potatoes

With the sweet potato harvest, growers are urged to keep watch for nematode damage and may want to consider molecular diagnostic testing if they are found. This is a service of the Agronomic Services Nematode Lab. We are into harvest