NC Growers Facing 2012 Farm Labor Shortages

September 15, 2012

Contributed by Roy Roberson, Southeast Farm Press Tobacco acreage is holding its own in North Carolina, as are sweet potatoes and vegetable and fruit crops. The labor needed to harvest these crops is not keeping […]




NC Wineries Celebrate Wine Appreciation Month

September 15, 2012

By Justin Furr, Wine Marketing Manager, NC Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services The sound of corks popping and glasses clinking can be heard across the state as local wineries and grape growers celebrate Wine […]




North Carolina Organic Cotton Industry Grows

September 1, 2012

By Frank and Kay Whatley As reported in 2011, organic cotton is growing in NC. A good volume of USDA-certified organic cotton will be harvested this Fall; the second year certified organic cotton has been […]




NC’s Newest Solar Farm Is Commissioned

July 1, 2012

By Frank and Kay Whatley The sunshine that produces juicy muscadine grapes 11 miles southwest of Rocky Mount will now produce enough electricity to power nearly 200 homes and businesses in Nash County NC. State and local officials, […]




A Little Bit of History: Memorial Day

May 15, 2012

Memorial Day, May 28th this year (2012), is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. In the US, Memorial Day is a time for […]




There’s A New Chick In Town

May 1, 2012

By Margaret Langley, Contributing Author During my search for the perfect baby chicks for our Easter Photo Shoot at our studio this year, I spent a lot of time making phone calls to prospective vendors […]




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