Sampson County

Today’s Topic: What’s happening at farmers markets.

Today’s Topic: What’s happening at farmers markets.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Last week was National Farmers Market Week. It’s a great time to check in with the markets to see what is in season and see how farmers are faring this year. Talking points: It’s been a busy […]

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Small stands, large impact

National Farmers’ Market Week takes place Aug. 2-8, 2020.  Farmers’ markets across North Carolina offer communities access to fresh, nutritious food, while also stimulating local economies. National Farmers’ Market Week is a time to celebrate those who produce fresh foods in our state. Whether you visit a roadside stand or the State Farmers’ Market, take […]

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Sampson County Century Farm prospers under the care of one woman

Since 1913, the Petersons have been operating their family farm in Sampson County. Carla Peterson and her husband, Chris, currently own the farm, but it was his grandfather who laid the foundation in the early 1900s. Mr. Peterson’s grandfather sold books door to door in order to make money. He then bought war bonds, using […]

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2020 Graduate Spotlight: Tori and Tripp Johnson

Like many other students, the Johnson siblings are missing out on important milestones in their lives due to COVID-19. While they may not have been afforded traditional graduation ceremonies, the Johnsons have made the best of their situation. Tori and Tripp Johnson come from a family of farmers. The brother and sister duo grew up […]

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News Roundup: July 21 – 27

News Roundup: July 21 – 27

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. “Less than a Week Left to Complete Census of Agriculture,” Southern Farm Network: The National Ag Statistics Service is ending all of its data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 23-29

News Roundup: Sept. 23-29

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. “North Carolina farmers handled dicamba well, but can improve,” Southeast Farm Press: Only 14 official dicamba drift complaints were filed with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture this year. “There were […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

News Roundup: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

  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. “Daily Ag Summary: Carolina Cotton Growers Coop Named Exporter of the Year,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Garner-based Carolina Cotton Growers Cooperative has been named the 2017 N.C. Exporter of the […]

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News Roundup: June 4 – 10

News Roundup: June 4 – 10

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. “Goat industry growing in Johnston,” News & Observer: Steve Nordan has been raising Boer goats in Johnston County for better than a decade. His children showed the animals in 4-H […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 9-15

News Roundup: Jan. 9-15

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. “State lifts ban after avian flu outbreak last year,” Shelby Star: The suspension of live poultry shows and sales has been lifted, a week earlier than when the ban was […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

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. “Bumper crop of fun at state fair,” The Apex Herald: I can feel it in the air. Fall has […]

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