The Race for NC Ag Commissioner: A Special SFNToday Series






During the month of October, Southern Farm Network will bring you a special series on the race for NC Ag Commissioner. Every Thursday and Friday, we'll talk with both candidates about key issues impacting North Carolina agriculture and agribusiness. Hear what incumbent Steve Troxler (R) and challenger Walter Smith (D) have to say about the following five topics:

• Securing adequate state funding for ag programs with less representation from rural areas
• Immigration reform and labor issues
• Farm Bill
• Future of farming in terms of sustainability; attracting young farmers; estate taxes; and land preservation
• Role of extension and research as production agriculture evolves with new technology, crop diversification and contracting of value-added crops.

Get educated on these key issues impacting our industry and let your voice be heard on Tuesday, Nov. 6!


Walter Smith Talks Funding

Troxler on Funding

Smith on the role of Extension/Research

Troxler on the role of Extension/Research

Smith on Immigration/Labor

Troxler on Immigration/Labor

Smith on a new Farm Bill

Troxler on a new Farm Bill

Smith on the Future of Farming

Troxler on the Future of Farming 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.