N.C. Potato Association

News Roundup: Feb. 11-17

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Helping farmers is a way of life for Knightdale man,” News & Observer: For farmers, the government is a […]

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Kiss me, I’m Irish…potato

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, there are certain foods that come to mind: corned beef, cabbage and of course, Irish potatoes. Irish potatoes, which is a term used to describe a variety of white potatoes, are produced locally in the fertile soils of the coastal plain counties of Camden, Carteret, Currituck, Hyde, Pamlico, […]

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Photos from the Field: Potato farming

During Dr. Matt Martin’s keynote address at the N.C. Ag Development Forum earlier this month, he spoke about the way in which farm commodity costs have risen over the past century. According to Martin, farm commodities have increased at a slower rate than other commodities because of rapid advances in farming technology. Increased technology has […]

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