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Edwards seeks study of DuPont Forest admission fees

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State Sen. Chuck Edwards wants the state Agriculture Department to study ways to generate revenue at DuPont State Forest, including admission fees that would "favor North Carolina citizens," in order to create "a sustainable income stream to help preserve the protect the forest."   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck Edwards | DuPont State Forest | NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler

Henderson County News

Local veterinarian inducted into Livestock Hall of Fame

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Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler inducted a Henderson County large-animal veterinarian and a longtime livestock show volunteer into the N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame on Friday.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler | Mountain State Fair | livestock

Henderson County News

Ag commissioner launches program to save hemlocks

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CEDAR MOUNTAIN – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler today announced the allocation of seed funding for a new effort to restore North Carolina's hemlock trees to long-term health.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler

Henderson County Life

Dedication set for pedestrian bridge, visitors center at DuPont

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DUPONT STATE FOREST — High-ranking North Carolina officials will be on hand for the dedication Monday of the new Hooker Falls pedestrian bridge and the new visitors center at DuPont State Recreational Forest.     Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | parks and recreation | DuPont State Forest | NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler

Fletcher News

Agency seeks increase in fair ticket price

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The N.C. Board of Agriculture will be asked to raise the Mountain State Fair admission ticket price by a buck when it meets on Tuesday in Raleigh.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler | Mountain State Fair

Henderson County News

County eligible for farm preservation grants

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Henderson County agencies and nonprofit conservation groups are eligible to apply for farmland preservation grants funded through the state's settlement of a lawsuit against the Tennessee Valley Authority over air pollution from coal plants.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | TVA | farmland preservation | NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler