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Western Wildfires Have No Effect on Christmas Trees

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says that the wildfires in western North Carolina are close to being contained, and if the rains come today and tomorrow as forecasted, that should put a large dent in those that remain.

There have been lots of questions about the effects the fires may have had on the state’s Christmas tree industry, and while one fire did come close in Ashe County, Troxler says no Christmas trees were affected by the fires.'

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.