sweet potatoes

News Roundup: July 13-20

News Roundup: July 13-20

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. “Western Wake Farmers Market is Home at Last,” Cary Magazine: The Western Wake Farmers Market is open Saturdays on Town Hall Drive in Morrisville. Eight years after its founding, the Western Wake […]

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News Roundup: June 16 – 22

News Roundup: June 16 – 22

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. “MO mayor blasts Farm Bill protest before legislature,” Mount Olive Tribune: The N.C. Farm Act of 2018 is strongly supported by Mount Olive Mayor Joe Scott, who spoke before members […]

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Today’s Topic: Farmers heading back into the field; planting intentions for 2018 announced

Today’s Topic: Farmers heading back into the field; planting intentions for 2018 announced

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Across the state, farmers are heading back into the fields, getting ready to plant their 2018 crops. The National Agricultural  Statistics Services recently announced planting intentions for 2018, with farmers indicating they planned to plant more cotton, […]

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Recipe: Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Grab your green or get pinched! March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day. Blogger and culinary adventurist Wendy Perry shares the following recipe to help you celebrate. We can’t promise you that it will bring you the luck of the Irish, but we do promise this is one dish that will make all the leprechauns in […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 10-16

News Roundup: Feb. 10-16

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. “EPA extends comment period on neonicotinoids,” Southeast Farm Press: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending the public comment period for neonicotinoid insecticide risk assessments from Feb. 20, 2018, to […]

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Recipe: Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

February is a “sweet” month. Not only do we have Valentine’s Day, we also celebrate National Sweet Potato Month.  North Carolina ranks No. 1 nationally in sweet potato production and grows more than half of all sweet potatoes harvested in the United States. Taste and nutritional benefits makes sweet potatoes a popular side dish in […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 6-12

News Roundup: Jan. 6-12

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. “Former Mebanite envisions community farm,” Burlington Times News: Imagine a sustainable farm that offers programs for veterans, the homeless and felons, classes on agriculture, cheesemaking, canning, animal care, and an […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 30 – Jan. 5

News Roundup: Dec. 30 – Jan. 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. “Impressive agenda set for Southern Farm Show Jan. 31 – Feb. 2,” Southeast Farm Press: The Southern Farm Show, the largest agricultural exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia, is set […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 23-Dec. 1

News Roundup: Nov. 23-Dec. 1

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. “A Sweet Potato Tale,” UNC-TV: (Video) Find out how North Carolina became a sweet potato-producing powerhouse. Producer Frank Graff follows sweet potatoes from farms in North Carolina to restaurants in […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

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. “There’s a good chance your Thanksgiving turkey was raised on a North Carolina farm,” The News & Observer: North Carolina is a top producer of the most popular Thanksgiving protein. […]

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News Roundup: Nov. 10-17

News Roundup: Nov. 10-17

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. “Morganton community college rallies to help turkey farmers,” Asheville Citizen-Times: The only Animal Welfare Act-approved poultry processing facility in the southeast closed its doors last month, leaving farmers in six […]

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Today’s Topic: Update on sweet potato marketing efforts in Europe

Today’s Topic: Update on sweet potato marketing efforts in Europe

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The popularity of sweet potatoes is continuing to grow in Europe. Recent reports saw sweet potato sales up 3,000 percent in Norway, 479 percent in Finland and 839 percent in Sweden. These numbers point to the important […]

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