N.C. potatoes

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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