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2021 News Releases

July

7/27/21 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call Aug. 5
7/27/21 N.C. Mountain State Fair "Rides Again" in 2021 with new competitions and returning favorites
7/23/21 Troxler names two to serve in lead Veterinary Division roles
7/22/21 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call Aug. 5
7/20/21 Local students win N.C. Farm to School calendar art contest
7/19/21 N.C. State Fair announces major partnership with software company Bandwidth
7-12-21 Regional interest news roundup from NCDA&CS
7-9-21 Local farms open for summer events
7-1-21 New Competitions Announced for the 2021 State Fair
 

 

June

6-28-21 Application period opens July 1 for $79.6 million hurricane disaster relief program for poultry and livestock, plasticulture and forestry producers
6-25-21 Board of Agriculture will meet June 28
6-25-21 Tree seedlings available for order from the N.C. Forest Service beginning July 1
6-24-21 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call July 1
6-18-21 Century Farm Program seeks 100-year-old or older farms; reunion at the State Fair is being planned
6-15-21 NC Feral Swine Task Force will hold town hall session in Sampson County
6-11-21 North Carolina Sentinel Landscape Committee to meet June 16
6-8-21 Regional interest news roundup from NCDA&CS
6-8-21 2021 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship recipients announced
6-4-21 N.C. Pesticide Board announces recent case settlements
6-2-21 Burn ban lifted in 26 North Carolina counties as conditions begin to improve

 

May

5-29-21 Wildfire activity increases across eastern North Carolina due to Friday's weather conditions
5-28-21 Forest Service personnel to closely monitor conditions through the weekend; prepared to issue citations for campfires and other burning violations
5-28-21 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation June 14 in McDowell County
5-28-21 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation June 14 in Buncombe and Yancey counties
5-28-21 'Poolside Pests' program encourages pool owners to look for and report nonnative insects
5-28-21 Fireworks restricted in 26 counties due to state burn ban; fire officials urge caution
5-27-21 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund  
Advisory Committee to hold meeting June 3 

5-26-21 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund  
Advisory Committee to hold work session June 2
5-26-21 Local farms open for late spring events
5-25-21 N.C. Forest Service mobilizes Incident Command Team in response to elevated fire danger
5-24-21 Burn ban issued for 26 North Carolina counties due to hazardous forest fire conditions
5-21-21 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call June 1
5-21-21 With weather conditions raising fire risk, residents urged to postpone outdoor burning
5-21-21 Troxler promotes Durham woman to NCDA&CS assistant commissioner
5-17-21 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestation June 3 in Surry County
5-5-21 Troxler names new director of Food Distribution Division
5-5-21 Regional interest news roundup from NCDA&CS

 

 

April

4-30-21 North Carolina Tree City USA communities working hard to preserve city tress, improve urban forests
4-29-21 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call May 4
4-27-21 Ashe County Cheese part of first donation by N.C. Cheese Ministry
4-23-21 Agricultural Sciences Center named for longtime Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler
4-16-21 Independent meat and seafood processors can apply for grant through NCDA&CS to improve production, efficiency or capacity
4-16-21 N.C. Plant Conservation Board to meet April. 21, 2021 through Microsoft Teams
4-14-21 Optimize strawberry fertility with plant tissue testing
4-14-21 Troxler announces reimbursement program for expenses associated with quarantined farmworkers
4-9-21 Four stores pays fines for price scanning errors
4-9-21 NCDA&CS to treat for Gypsy Moth in Buxton 
4-8-21 2021 N.C. strawberry season under way
4-1-21 Regional interest news roundup from NCDA&CS
4-1-21 Troxler encourages horse owners to act now to vaccinate against mosquito-borne diseases and rabies

 

 

March

3-30-21 N.C. Pesticide Board announces March case settlements
3-29-21 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call April 1
3-22-21 Local farms open for spring events
3-17-21 Understanding agricultural limestone in North Carolina; basic information to protect consumers
3-16-21 Board of Agriculture will meet March 17 virtually
3-15-21 North Carolina Forestry Association and N.C. Forest Service promote Arbor Day and importance of planting trees
3-11-21 Hosford selected as executive director of the North Carolina Agricultural Finance Authority
3-10-21 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call March 16
3-8-21 Think before burning yard debris during spring wildfire season
3-5-21 Regional interest news roundup from NCDA&CS
3-3-21 2021 Got to Be NC Festival canceled
3-3-21 N.C. farmers reminded of March 5 deadline to apply for federal Quality Loss Adjustment Program
3-2-21 Dupont State Recreational Forest bridge named in honor of Bill Yarborough
3-2-21 2021 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at 75 cents per acre

 

February

2-25-21 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet March 4 via Microsoft Teams video conference 
2-23-21 NCDA&CS programs announce $1 million for research and development related to bioenergy and new crops
2-19-21 Regional interest news roundup from NCDA&CS
2-18-21 Commissioner Troxler will deliver State of Agriculture address virtually
2-18-21 Winter storm brings ice, freezing rain, potential for damaged and downed trees across North Carolina
2-18-21 Now is the time for tobacco transplant producers to test float bed water
2-15-21 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund  
Advisory Committee to hold virtual meeting Feb. 18
2-08-21 N.C. Forest Service employee recognized as NCDA&CS 2020 Employee of the Year
2-05-21 N.C. Sentinel Landscape Committee to hold conference call Feb. 10
2-04-21 NCDA&CS preparing for planned Gypsy Moth Treatment Activities 
2-02-21

(Joint release) Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler to Lead the N.C. Coalition for Global Competitiveness

2-01-21 Regional interest news roundup from NCDA&CS

 

January

1-25-21 N.C. peach growers hold referendum Feb. 25
1-22-21 Industrial Hemp Commission to host meeting via conference call Jan. 29
1-21-21 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
1-19-21 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund  
Advisory Committee to hold virtual meeting Thursday

1-15-21 N.C. Plant Conservation Board and Scientific Committee to meet  
Jan. 20 through Microsoft Teams 
1-12-21 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund  
Advisory Committee to hold work session Thursday
1-11-21 Troxler promotes two to leadership role with NCDA&CS

2020 News Releases

December

12-31-20 NCDA&CS warns pet owners to destroy recalled Sportmix brand pet food due to high levels of aflatoxin
12-18-20 Waterfalls and natural wonders part of visitor experience at DuPont State Recreational Forest for 20 years
12-9-20 Three to join the N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame
12-3-20 Local farms plan bounty of holiday activities
12-3-20 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements

 

November

11-27-20 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund 
Advisory Committee to hold conference call Dec. 2
11-15-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call Dec. 3
11-24-20 Quarantine area for the imported fire ant expanding to include all of Alamance, Burke, Guilford, Jackson and McDowell counties
11-24-20 N.C. Sentinel Landscape Committee to meet Nov. 30 
11-20-20 Peak season soil testing begin Dec. 1
11-17-20 User-friendly upgrades made to online sample submission forms for soil and nematode testing
11-17-20 Board of Agriculture will meet Nov. 19 virtually
11-6-20 N.C. Forest Service offers discount to military members for seedling orders

 

October

10-21-20 N.C. pecan growers expect plentiful crop 
10-19-20 North Carolina Forestry Association and N.C. Forest Service promote National Forest Products Week Oct. 18-24
10-14-20 NCDA&CS announces specialty crop block grant recipients
10-9-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call Oct. 23
10-8-20 Agritourism farms take precautions during fall season
10-8-20 Be cautious, take action to prevent wildfires during fall wildfire season in North Carolina
10-8-20

N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements

10-7-20

Farmland preservation grants available through NCDA&CS

10-7-20 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund awards more than $6.8 million for projects
10-5-20 Troxler to hold a media availability Tuesday about the Agricultural Sciences Center and media-only tours
10-2-20 Troxler to provide update and tour of Agricultural Sciences Center Tuesday
10-1-20 NCDA&CS offers organic certification cost-share assistance

 

September

9-30-20 Troxler announces COVID-19 assistance for farmers market operators and local food hubs
9-23-20 Winners announced in the WNC Livestock Expo
9-18-20 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on the latest USDA CFAP2 program for farmers
9-18-20 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Tuesday, Sept. 22, via Microsoft Teams video conference
9-16-20 Troxler announces $2 million in funds for dairy assistance due to COVID-19 losses
9-11-20 Deal named new research station superintendent in Bertie County
9-10-20 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to hold conference call Sept. 14
9-8-20 Troxler announces availability of grants for bioenergy research and new and emerging crops
9-2-20 NCDA&CS and WNC Communities sign proclamation to continue Hemlock Restoration Initiative

 

August

8-13-20 NCDA&CS helps fund Oriental shoreline restoration project to repair previous hurricane damage
8-10-20 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
8-7-20 Southern Taste of Kernersville recalls Deli Cole Slaw after NCDA&CS tests show presence of Listeria monocytogenes
8-6-20 Board of Agriculture to meet Aug. 10 virtually

 

July

7-31-20 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on waiving of motor vehicle regulations to help farmers
7-31-20 State sees first EEE cases of the year
7-29-20 N.C. State Fair canceled for 2020
7-28-20 Commissioner Troxler to hold press conference on 2020 N.C. State Fair
7-27-20 N.C. residents warned not to plant unsolicited foreign seed sent to them
7-16-20 Mount Olive store pays fines for price scanning errors
7-16-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call July 21
7-7-20 N.C. Mountain State Fair canceled for 2020
7-6-20 Commissioner Troxler to hold press conference on 2020 N.C. Mountain State Fair
7-1-20 Be safe with your fireworks this Fourth of July

 

June

6-29-20 N.C. Forest Service to begin tree seedling sales July 1
6-12-20 N.C. peach season kicks off summer season
6-9-20 Updated Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on the Ninth Circuit ruling on dicamba registration
6-8-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call June 12
6-8-20 Statement from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on the Ninth Circuit ruling on dicamba registration
6-5-20 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Monday, June 15, via Microsoft Teams video conference
6-5-20 N.C. Sentinel Landscape Committee to meet June 10
6-4-20 Troxler encourages horse owners to vaccinate against mosquito-borne diseases and rabies
6-3-20 Understanding nitrogen needs of plants from fertilizers

 

May

5-20-20 2020 N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship recipients announced
5-19-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call May 29
5-15-20 Phased reopening under way at DuPont State Recreational Forest
5-15-20 Celebrate blueberry season with these kid-friendly recipes
5-13-20 Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund
Advisory Committee to hold conference call May 20
5-13-20 NCDA&CS to treat gypsy moth infestations in seven counties
5-12-20 Barrier named new research station superintendent in Clinton
5-6-20 State farmers markets continue to encourage social distancing
5-5-20 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
5-4-20 NCDA&CS monitoring for Asian Giant Hornet; not detected yet in state

 

April

4-29-20 Commissioner Troxler and Farm Bureau President Harding discuss North Carolina's food supply and the criticality of essential farm workers
4-28-20 Commissioner Troxler and Farm Bureau President Harding to hold joint media availability to talk about food supply
4-23-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call May 1
4-22-20 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
4-22-20 Three stores pay fines for price scanning errors
4-17-20 North Carolina receives $8.5 million USDA award for conservation easements in Cape Fear River Basin
4-17-20 N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces
case settlements
4-15-20

Got to Be NC Festival canceled for safety of visitors

4-13-20 Burn ban lifted for 32 Western North Carolina counties as conditions improve
4-8-20 How to use previous soil test results for yards and home gardens
4-7-20 State-operated Farmers Markets closed for Easter Sunday
4-6-20 Record visitation seen at public lands during COVID-19 pandemic; public reminded to maintain social distance
4-3-20 Burn ban issued for 32 Western North Carolina counties due to hazardous forest fire conditions
4-3-20 Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest temporarily closed to the public due to overcrowding during COVID-19 pandemic
4-2-20 COVID-19, social distancing and farmers markets; markets need the public's help
4-2-20 NCDA&CS offers online resources and activates Agriculture Assistance hotline to answer ag community’s COVID-19-related questions
4-1-20 N.C. Plant Conservation Scientific Committee to meet Monday, April 6, via Zoom video conference
   

 

March

3-31-20 N.C. strawberry growers adapt operations to COVID-19 restrictions
3-27-20 State farmers markets take more steps to create social distancing
3-27-20 Agriculture Commissioner Troxler requests law enforcement and county cooperation to keep agriculture moving during stay-at-home orders
3-26-20 Residents asked to reconsider burning yard debris due to spring wildfire season and COVID-19 pandemic
3-24-20 DuPont State Recreational Forest temporaily closed to the public; public access restricted due to COVID-19 safety concerns
3-23-20 N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call March 27
3-21-20 State Forests offer safe way to enjoy the outdoors
3-20-20 State-run farmers markets open to provide food essentials
3-20-20 Troxler applauds Homeland Security guidance that deems agriculture as critical infrastructure in response to COVID-19
3-12-20 State Farmers Market cancels Spring Craft Fair this weekend
3-10-20 Be safe and use caution during spring wildfire season

 

February

2-28-20 Restoration of Linville River continues; seedling planting and trout stocking to be in the next phase
2-27-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call March 16
2-26-20 N.C. Sentinel Landscape Committee to meet March 3
2-13-20 2020 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at 75 cents per acre
2-13-20 State Farmers Market Restaurant to close two weeks for remodeling and maintenance
2-12-20

Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee to meet Feb. 19

2-11-20 Now is the time for tobacco transplant producers to test float bed water
2-7-20 Remember safety first when cleaning up storm debris
2-7-20 Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting via conference call Feb. 14
2-5-20

NCDA&CS schedules public meeting Feb. 10
in Pilot Mountain on proposed gypsy moth treatments

2-4-20 Ag Forum on Thursday will focus on ag economy, rural broadband, state's changing demographics and transportation; Commissioner Troxler will deliver State of Agriculture address
2-3-20 NCDA&CS schedules public meeting Feb. 5 in Glade Valley on proposed gypsy moth treatments
2-3-20 NCDA&CS updates internal quarantine for all North Carolina counties for the Guava root knot nematode

 

January

1-31-20 NCDA&CS programs award $1 million for research and development related to bioenergy and new crops
1-28-20 NCDA&CS schedules public meeting Feb. 4 in Eden
on proposed gypsy moth treatments
1-24-20 NCDA&CS schedules public meeting Feb. 3 in Burnsville on proposed gypsy moth treatments
1-22-20 Agriculture Commissioner Troxler to recognize 160 employees for efforts to distribute hurricane relief payments
1-21-20 N.C. Pesticide Board announces case settlements
1-17-20 Regional learning sessions will focus on Visit NC Farms app
1-16-20 NCDA&CS joins USDA and Air Force
for historic conservation partnership
1-15-20 Troxler names new director of Property and Construction
1-7-20 N.C. Plant Conservation Board and Scientific Committee
to meet Jan. 15 in Chapel Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Andrea Ashby, Director
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Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047


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