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Cash Crop 2019

By BusinessNC  Posted March 1, 2019 Appeared as a sponsored section in the March 2019 issue North Carolina is much more than its growing metropolitan areas such as Charlotte and the Triangle. It’s also endless acres of cropland, pasture and timber stands. The state’s agricultural sector is open to growth of all kinds. North Carolina has long been the nation’s leading sweet-potato producer. It’s also a powerhouse pork producer and a leader…

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How well do you know sweetpotatoes?

Living Well Eating Smart: How well do you know sweetpotatoes? Sweetpotato Energy Bites By Andrea Luttrell, RDN, LDN Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a sweetpotato and yam? Turns out, quite a bit! While the names of these veggies often get mixed up (and are even used together on packaging), they really are pretty different. And interestingly, most of us have never even eaten a…

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Local Restaurants Celebrate North Carolina Sweetpotatoes

BY JESSICA MAURER, POSTED SEP 27, 2017 Throughout the month of September, the N.C. SweetPotato Commission has honored National Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiesta de Camotes. The celebration highlights Hispanic restaurants and bakeries throughout North Carolina that have created special dishes featuring sweetpotatoes. According to the commission, North Carolina has been the No. 1 sweetpotato producing state since 1971. The USDA reports that the state harvested nearly 95,000 acres of sweetpotatoes in 2016, nearly 30,000 more acres than the…

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Boyette Brothers Produce Adds Organic Sweetpotato Packing Line

The Boyette Family – Wiley, Regan, Robert and Michael By SPW Staff –August 25, 2017 Fourth-generation North Carolina sweetpotato grower Boyette Brothers Produce in Wilson, NC clearly knows a little something about growing sweetpotatoes. Based on ever-increasing demand, the company just added its first-ever certified organic packing line. The move became necessary after organic sweetpotato production grew more than 20 percent in a single year. Boyette Brothers acquired the certified organic designation for Covington sweetpotatoes in 2012 and…

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Scott Farms wins produce marketing award

Scott Farms leaders pictured from left to right are Alice Scott, President Sonny Scott, Kim Scott, Vice President for Farm Operations Linwood Scott, Heather Scott and Vice President for Sweetpotato Operations Dewey Scott. Contributed Photo Posted Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:30 pm From staff reports LUCAMA — Scott Farms’ successful television advertising campaign has earned the Wilson County business a national marketing award. Scott Farms International’s “Innovation in Sweetpotatoes” promotional campaign received the 29th annual Produce…

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