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A sweet family tradition that stuck for over 75 years

By on May 29, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Audra and Rick Ellis, of Ellis Farms, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year

News Roundup: Sept. 26-Oct. 2

By on October 2, 2015

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. “Pork industry wants Duke to use NC swine waste at plants,” Greensboro News & Record:

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News Roundup: March 7-13

By on March 13, 2015

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. “Winter Season Impact On

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News Roundup: Feb. 28 – March 6

By on March 6, 2015

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. “Sorghum: ‘Hidden gem’ for

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News Roundup: Feb. 7-13

By on February 13, 2015

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.  “Plant-grafting business breaks ground

News Roundup: Nov. 28 – Dec. 6

By on December 6, 2013

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. “U.S. farm bill has

News Roundup: Nov. 10-16

By on November 16, 2012

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. “Frugal feast: How to

Lots of farm activity in Harnett County

By on July 25, 2011

A recent visit to Harnett County turned up a lot of farm activity, from harvesting tobacco and irrigating crops to spraying peanuts. As is often the case in the middle of summer, some fields looked better than others and some crops were

N.C. History Museum’s garden continues to grow; Commissioner Troxler explains topping tobacco

By on September 4, 2009

Followers of the In The Field blog might remember an earlier post about the N.C. History Museum’s outdoor garden, where sorghum, peanuts, flue-cured and burley tobacco, cotton, corn, beans and squash are among the crops on display. These crops represent some of

N.C. crops sprout up outside the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh

By on August 11, 2009

Tobacco, corn and peanut plants are not exactly what visitors to downtown Raleigh might expect to see in planters near the State Capitol, but these and other field crops are offering many visitors a unique opportunity to see some of North