North Carolina Candidate Profiles


The North Carolina Agribusiness Council hosted a Candidate's Forum on August 20, featuring candidates from North Carolina for the US House of Representatives, as well as Commissioners of Labor, Insurance and Agriculture. Also featured were the four candidates for Governor of North Carolina and Lieutenant Governor. Each candidate was presented with four questions. While the candidates were advised ahead of time of  the subject matter of the questions, they only had a half-hour to prepare when presented with the actual questions. Each candidate was given two minutes for opening and closing remarks.

Below are the candidates for NC Governor, and Commissioner of Agriculture, their questions and responses, as well as opening and closing remarks in their entirity:

Candidate for NC Commissioner of Agriculture – Walter Smith

Candidate for NC Commissioner of Agriculture – Steve Troxler

Candidate for NC Governor – Walter Dalton

Candidate for NC Governor – Pat McCrory is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.