NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler
NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler

NC Commissioner Troxler: County Fair Season is in Full Swing

County fairs are annual traditions that bring communities together, showcasing local talent and highlighting agriculture in the area. The season hits its peak run August through late October across the state. Look for a list of county agricultural fairs on …

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NC Asst. Commissioner Sandy Stewart: Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center Already Being Put to the Test

The official opening of the Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center in Raleigh happened in late March, but there has been no shortage of work for the newly opened lab center. If you pay attention to local news stories, you may …

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NC Commissioner Troxler: Upcoming Field Days

We are fortunate in North Carolina to have 18 research stations operated in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service, N.C. State University, and N.C. A&T State University. In the coming months, a number of field days …

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NC Commissioner Troxler: Forest Service Annual Seedling Sale Underway

The North Carolina Forest Service is now taking orders for seedlings as part of its annual Nursery and Tree Improvement Program sale. Landowners can buy in quantities as small as 10 or in bigger bulk orders of 100 seedlings or …

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NC Commissioner Troxler: Plan Now for Hurricanes

North Carolina is no stranger to hurricanes and tropical storms, so being prepared and reviewing your emergency plans with family and workers before a storm hits is important. North Carolina farmers are dealing with so much right now – high …

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NC Commissioner Troxler: IMPEC Grant Phase 4 Deadline Sept. 1

The application period for Phase 4 of IMPEC grants is open, with proposals due by Sept. 1. The grants are targeted to small to mid-sized independent meat and seafood processors.  We recently opened Phase 4 of the IMPEC grants for …

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NC Commissioner Troxler: Wildfires are Drone “No-Fly Zones”

Technology can help us in many ways, but when it comes to wildfire response, a resident’s use of a drone in a fire area can actually hinder efforts to control a wildfire. Plus, it is illegal and puts responding pilots …

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NC Commissioner Troxler: Ban Lifted on Public Poultry Sales and Shows

As of June 1, the ban on public poultry sales and shows has been lifted because no new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found in the state. Poultry owners are encouraged to continue to follow strict biosecurity …

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NC Commissioner Troxler: Farmers Markets are Hitting Their Peak

Farmers markets are bustling places across North Carolina with many fresh fruits, vegetables and meats being available now for shoppers. Supporting farmers markets helps support North Carolina farmers who face significant increases in input costs.   Weren’t we just celebrating …

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NC Commissioner Troxler: Pandemic a Temporary Setback to $100 Billion Ag Milestone

Latest economic impact numbers from agriculture point to continued strength in the state as agriculture and agribusiness account for one-sixth of the state’s income and employment. Numbers also provide insight into the effects of the pandemic as totals fail to …

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