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AgBiome Innovations

Address: 104 TW Alexander Dr. Bldg. 18 RTP, NC 27709

Email: lgaston@agbiome.com

Contact: Liz Gaston

Phone: 855-946-9537

Website: www.agbiome.com

Products: Howler Fungicide with more to come!

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Details: AgBiome Innocations has in-depth industry knowledge and a team with a proven track record of effective disease and pest control. We take innovative products and get them to market so they can benefit growers.


Arcola Hardwood Company

Address: 2316 NC Hwy 43, Warrenton, NC 27589

Email: arcolalumbercoinc@embarqmail.com

Contact: Gary Harris

Phone: 252-257-4923 fax: 252-257-2655

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Products: sweet potato and produce boxes

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Details: 20 bushel & 40 Bushel produce boxes; hardwood lumber and box repair parts all to meet your needs.


Barfoots of Botley, LTD

Address: Sefter Farm, Pagham, West Susex PO21 3PX UK

Email: colin.miller@barfoots.co.uk

Contact: Colin Miller

Phone: 44 1243 261211

Website: www.barfoots.com

Products: Sweet potato, sweet corn, asparagus, squash, chilli, zucchini, fresh prepared foods, peas, beans, broccoli

Brands: Grown with Love

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Details: Barfoots supply fresh produce into various UK and European markets, providing sustainable 52 week continuity through our global farming operations and partner suppliers.


BB&T

Address: 1112 Brightleaf Blvd.

Email: zthornton@bbandt.com

Contact: Zach Thornton

Phone: 919-938-4768

Website: www.bbt.com

Products: loans, leases, deposits, insurance, investments and payroll operations. Visit BB&T for all your banking needs!

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Details: BB&T provides agricultural and livestock farmers with one stop banking solutions. We offer loans, leases, deposits, paroll, insurance and investments. Ask about your seasonality assistance. H2A workers etc.! We are here to serve you!


Bennett International Transport, LLC

Address: 118 E. Nash St., Suite D, Wilson, NC 27893

Email: khs@bennettig.com

Contact: Mark Suddreth

Phone: Cell: 252-281-5170 Fax: 866-313-2860

Website: www.bennettig.com

Products: Ocean Feright Forwarder, NVOCC OTI #021108NF and domestic transportation capacity provider - Full container load, less than container load, air export, full domestic truck load and domestic LTL shipments.

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Bennett International Transport, LLC

Address: 2231-G Nash Street Wilson, NC

Email: mark@khsts.com

Contact: Mark Suddreth

Phone: 252-206-5444

Website: www.bennettig.com

Products: Ocean frieght forwarder, NVOCC OTI #021108NF and domestic transportation capacity provider - full container load, less than container load, air export, full domestic truck load and domestic LTL shipments

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Carolina Eastern-Benson, Inc.

Address: 8858 NC 96 South

Email: cebenson84@gmail.com

Contact: William Johnson

Phone: 919-894-2922 / Fax 919-894--1031

Website: www.carolina-eastern.com

Products: Fertilizer, chemicals and seed

Brands: visible, eraser 4-E, wetcit & prev-am

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Details: Retailers of Ag chemicals, seeds, fertilizer, and custom fertilizer blends and application.


Clinton Truck & Tractor Co., Inc.

Address: 107 Northeast Blvd., Clinton, NC 28328

Email: rjackson@intrstar.net

Contact: Ronnie Jackson, President, Ronnie Holland, Sales and C.O. Bradshaw, Sales

Phone: 910-592-4188, 800-672-4216 fax: 910-592-9502

Website: www.clintontt.com

Products: CASE, IH, KMC< WOODS< KMC, MONOSEM, Great Plains and much more! Check us out!

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Details: We represent CASE, IH, AG as dealer as well as represent other shortline manufacturers.


Courtier Nordany Broker Inc.

Address: PO Box 7903 Grand Falls, NB E3Z 3E9 (Canada)

Email: kent@nordany.com

Contact: Kent Nissen

Phone: Office: 506-473-9492 Fax: 506-473-7051

Website: www.nordany.com

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Details: Procurement of sweet potatoes for the processing industry. Potato borker - all types: seed, table, processing for NortherAssisting customers with scheduling, transporation, inspections and customs documentation.


Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina

Address: 4000 Poole Rd. Raleigh, NC 27610

Email: lstrickland@agcarolina.com

Contact: Linda Strickland

Phone: O: 919-250-9500 F: 919-231-8475

Website: www.agcarolina.com

Products: Agricultural financing and leasing - appraisal services

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Details: AgCarolina Farm Credit is part of the nationwide Farm Credit system. Serving Eastern North Carolina by providing financing for agriculture and rural living since 1916


Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina

Address: 146 Victory Lane, Statesville, NC 28625

Email: jroten@carolinafarmcredit.com; sjones@agcarolina.com jbass@capefearfc.com mhamm@carolinafarmcredit.com

Contact: Jocelyn Roten - Marketing, Skipper Jones - Sr. VP Marketing, Janna Bass - Sr. Marketing Specialiast, Maggie Hamm - Sr. VP & Chief Marketing Officer

Phone: Office: (704) 761-2899

Website: www.FarmCreditofNC.com

Products: Agricultural Financing

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Details: The Farm Credit Associations of NC are AgCarolina, Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Carolina Farm Credit. These financial cooperatives are member-owned with 55 branches serviceing all 100 counties in North Carolina. They serve as the leading providers of credit to farmers and rural residents in the state. The Associations have over $3.5 billion in loans and commetments outstanding to over 14,500 Norther Carolina farmers. Farm Credit has been making loans to finance land, home, farm buildings, operating expenses, livestrock and equipment, as well as other purposes for more than 100 years. Credit life insurance, crop insurance, appraisal services, and leasing are also available through the local branch offices. For more information and to locate a branch in your area, please visit www.FarmCreditofNC.com.


Georgia Pacific – Corrugated

Address: 133 Peachtree St. NE

Email: james.brake@gapac.com or christopher.ayers@gapac.com

Contact: James Brake; Sales Rep or Todd Ayers; Area Sales Manager

Phone: 404-652-2765

Website: www.gpcorrugated.com

Products: Corrugated containers ; boxes, bin, caps adn trays

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Details: GP Corrugated is more than just a corrugated packaging supplier. We are committed to understanding your needs and improving your total supply chain. When it comes to handling fresh produce, you need so much more than just a box. At Georgia-Pacific Corrugated, we understand that.


Highland Fresh Technologies

Address: 1420 Gordon Food Service Dr

Email: kmorales@highlandfresh.net

Contact: Kyro Morales

Phone: 813.951.2912

Website: www.highlandfresh.net

Products: Quality, food safety, and sanitation solutions for the produce industry.

Brands: Selectrocide 12G

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International Paper

Address: 820 Caton Rd. Lumberton, NC 28360

Email: john.brooks@ipaper.com; jeffrey.bruer@ipaper.com

Contact: John Brooks, Jeff Bruer

Phone: (910) 334-3951 Fax: (901) 334-3951

Website: www.internationalpaper.com

Products: Corrugated containers ; boxes, bin, caps adn trays

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Details: Manufacturer of corrugated boxes.


John Hackney Agency of Rocky Mount, Inc.

Address: 950 Country Club Rd. Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Email: trhodes@JHARM.com

Contact: Thomas Rhodes, CPCU, CIC, AAI, AIC, ARM, AU, AFSB, CBIA

Phone: 1-800-889-3636 or local: 252-442-3186

Website: www.JHARM.com

Products: Commercial Insurance, Farm Insurance, Employee Benefits Programs, Safety/Risk Management Services

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Details: John Hackney Agency of Rocky Mount has been operating in the Southeast since 1895, with our headquarters located in Rocky Mount, NC. We specialize in insurance and risk management programs for all areas of the agribusiness industry (growers, packers, shippers, etc.), offering workers compensation, general liability, property, automobile, inland marine/equipment, cargo/transit, pollution/environmental liability, umbrella, gin stock floaters/baled cotton, etc. We also have an Employee Benefits department that focuses on health insurance, vision, dental, etc.


JR Simplot Company

Address: PO Box 2378 Winterville, NC 28590

Email: sarah.posey@simplot.com

Contact: Sarah Jane Posey

Phone: 252-508-2677

Website: www.simplot.com

Products: Sweet potatoes and potatoes

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Details: The J.R. Simplot Company is one of the largest privately held food and agribusiness companies in the nation, though at heart we’re as small as a single farmer. We pioneer innovations in plant nutrition and food processing, research new ways to feed animals and sustain ecosystems, and strive to feed a growing global population. At Simplot, we’re in the business of Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life.


Kuehne+Nagle Inc.

Address: 4724 Entrance Dr. Charlotte, NC 28273

Email: Robert.Bernard@kuehne-nagel.com

Contact: Bobby Bernard - Senionr Sales Executive

Phone: 704.359.5035

Website: www.kn-portal.com

Products: Logistics services - domestic and international

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Details: We are a global company, designing reffer logistic solutions supported with a global team of expertts to deal with the rists and challenges of perishable transportation.


Lancaster Farms LLC

Address: 5517 Hwy 58 S. Wilson, NC 27893

Email: sarah@lancasterfarmsnc.com

Contact: Derek Lancaster

Phone: Office: (252) 291-3048; Cell (919) 738-3926 ;Fax (252) 291-9278

Website: www.LancasterFarmsNC.com

Products: Sweet Potatoes

Brands: Lancaster Pride

Varieties: Covington

Pack: 40lb, 18kg, 14kg, 6kg boxes & bulk bins

Details: Lancaster Farms is a family owned and operated business. We are a grower, packer, and shipper of North Carolina Sweet Potatoes


Nash Produce

Address: 6160 S NC Hwy 58, Nashville, NC, 27856

Email: info@nashproduce.com thomasjoyner@nashproduce.com richardjoyner@nashproduce.com tamilong@nashproduce.com

Contact: Thomas Joyner - President / Richard Joyner - Vice President / Tami Long, Marketing

Phone: Office: 252-443-6011 Toll Free: 800-334-3032 Fax: 252-443-6746

Website: www.nashproduce.com

Products: sweet potatoes; cucumbers (pickling)

Brands: Mr. Yam, Cajun Gold, Nash's Pride, Nash's Gold, Oh So Sweet

Varieties: Covington (traditional & organic) Bonita, Murasaki

Pack: 40lb box, 2-10lb bags, food service counts, microwavable, steamable bags and bulk.

Details: Nash produce is a full-service grower-owned packer and shipper of sweet potatoes offering year-round distribution. Our expert team ensures all customer and grower needs are fulfilled.


NC Certified Sweet Potato Seed Growers

Address: PO Box 367 Nashville, NC 27856

Email: jonesfarmsnc@aol.com; leggettfarms@embarqmail.com

Contact: Jim Jones, President or Sue Leggett, Secretary

Phone: Jim: (252)230-2084, Sue: (252)904-5594

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Products: Micropropagated and Virus Tested Sweet Potato Seeds

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Details: Members produce virus tested and micropropagated sweet potato seeds inspected in field and storage by NC Crop Improvement Association. Many varieties generation #1 & 2 certified.


North Carolina Yam Festival

Address: 103-D E. 5th St. / PO BOX 446 Tabor City, NC 28463

Email: tccofc@yahoo.com

Contact: Cynthia Nelson, Secretary

Phone: 910-377-3012

Website: www.ncyamfestival.com

Products: Sweet potatoes - shirts etc.

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Details: Annual agricultural festival honoring our regions N.C. Sweet Potato crop. We give recognition to our sweet potato growers and those who purchase sweet potatoes. We enjoy a day of celebration. North Carolina Yam Festival is a Non-Profit fesitval organization.


Pierce Soil and Crop Consulting

Address: 674 Lassiter Rd. Princeton, NC 27569

Email: dpierceriver@gmail.com

Contact: Danny Pierce

Phone: 919-920-0238

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Products: Elite Greenhouse Stock plants

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Details: We produce elite greenhouse stock sweet potato plants


Pratt Industries

Address: 185 Deer Ridge Dr. Statesville, NC 28625

Email: morcutt@prattindustries.com

Contact: Mark Orcutt

Phone: Office: 704-878-6615 Fax: 704-878-0051 Cell: 864-221-7809

Website: www.prattindustries.com

Products: Corrugated Packaging

Brands: Sustainable packaging and display solutions!

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Details: Pratt industries is America's 5th largest corrugated packaging company and the worlds largest, privately-help paper and packaging company, with more than 4,000 highly skilled employees.


Roberson Produce

Address: 92 S. Williams St. Hazlehurst, GA 31359

Email: steve@robersononion.com Brent@robersononion.com adam@robersononion.com katie@robersononion.com

Contact: Steve Roberson - Owner, Brent Bryson - Sales, Adam Roberson - Sales, Katie Cowart - Accounting

Phone: 912-375-5760

Website: www.robersononion.com

Products: Year round sweet potatoes, all packs; year round onions, all packs; Vidalia, Tex Mex, Yellow, red, White. GA Melons, WV Apples seasonally

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Details: Since 1980 Roberson Produce has offered service, quality and value. We offer year-round sweet potatoes and onions, and meons and apples seasonally.


Scott Farms, Inc.

Address: 7965A Simpson Rd, Lucama, NC, 27851

Email: sales@scottfarms.com sonny@scottfarms.com dewey@scottfarms.com stephanie@scottfarms.com

Contact: Sonny Scott, Owner Dewey Scott or Stephanie Williams

Phone: Office: 919-284-4030 Toll-free: 877-284-4030 Fax: 919-284-4872

Website: www.scottfarms.com

Products: fresh sweet potatoes, seed, plants

Brands: Scott Farms International, Sonny's Pride

Varieties: Covington, Bonita, Murasaki & Burgundy

Pack: Bins, 40lb, 20lb, 6kg, bulk bins, 3lb. mesh bags, steamers, microwavables, and tray pack

Details: Scott farms is a 6th generation family farm dististributing to retail, food service, wholesale and processors domestically and internationally year-round. Global GAP, GRASP, M&S Field to fork certifications; PTI compliant traceability.


Southern Container Corporation

Address: 6003 Ward Blvd. Wilson, NC 27894-0216

Email: cthompson@socontainers.com

Contact: Chris Thompson, Sales

Phone: 252-237-0539

Website: www.socontainers.com

Products: Agricultural and Tobacco Packing

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Details: Southern Container Corporation warehouses, ships and delivers all tobacco and produce packaging to growers, packers and other distributors throughout the US and abroad.


Southern Produce Distributors. Inc.

Address: 111 West Center Street - PO Box 130, Faison, NC, 28341

Email: kelley@southern-produce.com brooke@southern-produce.com ashley@southern-produce.com

Contact: Kelley Precythe - President & Owner, Brooke Crumpler, Domestic Sales and Ashley Jack - InternationalSales

Phone: Office: 910-267-0011 Toll Free: 800-688-9267 Fax: 910-267-1455

Website: www.southern-produce.com

Products: sweet potatoes

Brands: Pointer Brand, Chef's Pride, Southern Choice Yams, Southern's Large Yams

Varieties: Beauregard, Bonita, Covington, Evangeline, Hernandez & Murasaki

Pack: 5, 10, and 40 lb cartons, 6, 14, and 18kg export. 3, 10 and 12lb bags; 1.5 steam-in bags, microwavable and bulk availability

Details: Celebrating 75 years and four-generations of uncompromising quality, taste, and nutrition, Southern Produce is a premier grower/packer/shipper of the world's best sweet potatoes. Growing over 12,000 acres annually with more than 3 million bushel storage capacity, Southern Produce supplies fresh conventional and organic produce to domestic and international markets year-round.


Spring Acres Sales Co. Inc

Address: 1280 Macedonia Rd, Spring Hope, NC, 27882

Email: cindy@springacres.com jordan@springacres.com chris@springacres.com charlie@springacres.com

Contact: Cindy Joyner - President, Jordan Jackson - Quality Control & Chris Thompson - Sales

Phone: 252-478-5127; 800-849-5436

Website: www.springacres.com

Products: sweet potatoes

Brands: Spring Harvest Yams, Spring Acres, Mardi Gras, Cajun Delights

Varieties: Beauregard, Covington

Pack: 40 lb. boxes, 5lb. bags, 800 lb. cardboard bins, No.1 & No.2 sized and foodservice

Details: There is no substitute for good breeding. The Strickland family is known for doing things the right way, setting the toughest standards in the business and doing whatever it takes to exceed them. As a result, you can bur sure their sweet potatoes are extraordinarily sweet, the finest in Nash County - if not the world! Memberships & Certifications include: Global GAP, USDA GAP


Steele Plant Company, LLC

Address: 202 Collins St. - Gleason, TN 38229

Email: plants@steeleplant.company.com

Contact: Ken Sanders | Larry Hudson | Valerie Sanders

Phone: Phone: 731-648-5476 Fax: 731-648-1946

Website: www.sweetpotatoplant.com

Products: Mail order (direct ship) sweet potato plants

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Varieties: Beauregard, Bonita, Centennial, Covington, Georgia Jets, Murasaki, O'Henry, Porto Rico, White Yams

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Details: About Our Certified Sweet Potato Plants: We grow our own plants. We exercise the greatest care to keep our varieties true to name and grade and hold ourselves in readiness at all times to replace, on proper proof, all stock that may prove otherwise than true to name or grade. In any event, our liability shall not exceed the original purchase price. There are no other warranties, expressed or implied as we have no control over soil, handling, planting or growing conditions. We specifically exclude any warranties of productivity or merchantability.


Streamlines NV

Address: 442 West Kennedy Blvd. Suite 290 Tampa, FL 33606

Email: bluestream@seatradeusa.com

Contact: Howard Posner, General Manager

Phone: 813-253-3122

Website: www.streamlinesnv.com

Products: Ocean Transportation Services

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Details: Streamlines NV is a division of the Seatrade Group of companies, a nearly 70 year old ship owning and operating company with a special focus on perishable cargoes. Streamlines’ Blue Stream service started operation in January of 2016, featuring 5 high-reefer container intake vessels on rotation between the USA, Europe, the Caribbean and Central America. For the past year, the Blue Stream has been carrying weekly volume of NC sweet potato volume to Europe via a Pt. Canaveral, FL port call. In June of 2017, the Blue Stream service commenced weekly vessel calls DIRECTLY at the port of Wilmington, NC with direct sailings to the UK (9 days) and Rotterdam (10 days).


Strickland Brothers Enterprises, Inc.

Address: 3622 Wiggins Rd, Spring Hope, NC, 27882

Email: terry@stricklandbros.com; Andrew@stricklandbros.com

Contact: Terry L Strickland, President Andrew Strickland, Vice-President

Phone: Office: 252-478-3058 Fax: 252-478-7608

Website: www.stricklandbros.com

Products: Sweet potato bedding and harvesting equipment, custom packing/grading equipment.

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Details: SBE specializes in custom fabrication; from repair, modifications or complete replacement of all equipment required from plant production through harvest, all the way to grading of sweet potatoes.


Triangle Risk Advisors

Address: 103 Market Street Louisburg, NC 27549

Email: jmd0214d1@gmail.com jacob@triangleinsuranceonline.com

Contact: J.M. Dickens Owner/Agent / Jacob Alphin Owner/Agent

Phone: Office: 919-496-2239 Fax: 919-496-3437

Website: www.triangleinsuranceonline.com

Products: Commercial Agribusiness Insurance... We can meet all your Farming Insurance needs from General Liability to Workers Comp and everthing in between.

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Details: We specialize in providing insurance and quality service to the Ag industry. We take pride in keeping up with current events, laws and regulations in the Ag world to make sure our clients are properly insured.


TriEst Ag Group / TriEst Irrigation- Formerly BB Hobbs Company

Address: P.O. Box 448 Greenville, NC 27835

Email: Dave; delliott@triestag.com Patrick; pmclawhorn@triestag.com and Witte; wcribb@triestag.com

Contact: Dave Elliott - Sales, Patrick McLawhorn - Sales, Witte Cribb - Regional Sales

Phone: ph: 843-944-0596

Website: www.triestag.com and www.triestirrigation.com

Products: soil fumigants, plasticulture & sprayer equipment, irrigation supplies & plant nutrition products

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Details: Pre-plant through harvest, we offer growers soil fumigants, plasticulture and sprayer equipment, irrigation supplies and design as well as plant nutrition products.


Vick Family Farms Partnership

Address: 11124 Christian Rd., Wilson, NC, 27896-8115

Email: jerome@vickfamilyfarms.com charlotte@vickfamilyfarms.com diane@vickfamilyfarms.com lyn@vickfamilyfarms.com

Contact: Jerome - Owner, Diane Vick - Owner/Labor Manager, Charlotte Vick - Owner/Sales, Linwood Vick - Owner/Farm Manager

Phone: (252) 237-7313; (252) 291-8880

Website: www.vickfamilyfarms.com

Products: North Carolina Sweet Potatoes

Brands: Carolina Gold, Pure Gold, Natural Gold, Grande Gold, Carolina Steamables

Varieties: Beauregard, Covington, Murasaki, White Bonita & organics

Pack: 6kg, 14kg, 18kg, 20lb, 40lb, 3&5# bags, 1.5lb steamer bag, microwave, bulk, and service counts

Details: Leading the industry in quality and customer service is the Vick Family and their NC grown sweet potatoes. We ship fresh sweet potatoes worldwide year round and are Global GAP, GAP, GRASP Certified. PTI Compiant


Wilco Transportation Services, Inc.

Address: 1430 Dobbersville Road Mt. Olive, NC 28365

Email: wtsexpress3@att.net

Contact: Robert E. Williams, President Scott Williams, Vice President

Phone: office: 919-689-2500 Fax: 919-689-3356

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Products: Truck Broker

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Details: Truck Brokerage for over 25 years


Yara North America

Address: 739 Hwy 70 Bettie, Beaufort, NC 28516

Email: george.simpson@yara.com

Contact: George Simpson

Phone: 252-241-5406

Website: www.yara.us

Products: Calcium Nitrate Tropicote, CN-9, UCAN-17

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Details: Yara delivers solutions for sustainable agriculture. Our mineral fertilizers and crop nutrition programs help produce the food required for our growing population.