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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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58th Annual Meeting: Cultivating Our Future

Register Now for the 2018 NCSPC Annual Meeting of Membership Thursday, January 18, 2018 Sampson County Agri-Expo Center 414  Warsaw Road Clinton, NC  28328 Doors open at 8:00am Free Admission Continental Breakfast and Catered Lunch provided Registration Form Exhibitor Information:  We have begun planning for the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Membership.  As always, our meeting is held on the third Thursday in January. …

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The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, Inc. Announces Month-Long “Fiesta de Camotes” Promotion this September

For Immediate Release Contact: Kristen Baughman (704) 651-9019 kristen@tabletopmediagroup.com The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, Inc. Announces Month-Long “Fiesta de Camotes” Promotion this September Raleigh, North Carolina (August 29, 2017) – The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, Inc. is pleased to announce a month-long celebration of sweetpotatoes during September 2017 called “Fiesta de Camotes.” Translated to “Celebrating Sweet Potatoes,” Fiesta de Camotes will highlight Hispanic restaurants and bakeries throughout North Carolina featuring sweetpotatoes in a special dish. With 22…

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56th National Sweetpotato Convention

North Carolina is honored to host the 56th National SweetPotato Convention in beautiful downtown Wilmington, January 21-23, 2018.  We are excited to have the opportunity to serve our industry by hosting this event, which is sure to be both educational and exciting. Established in 1961, the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission helps promote the consumption of NC sweetpotatoes through education, promotional activities, research and honorable horticultural practices among its producers. For online registration or more information about the Convention (agenda,…

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2017 Annual Meeting of Membership

PARTNERS IN PROGRESS January 19, 2017 Please join us as we enter our 57th year of serving North Carolina’s sweetpotato growers.  We look forward to even more success in providing new information and perspectives for our industry. Location: Sampson County Agri-Expo Center 414 Warsaw Road Clinton, NC  28328 2017 Annual Meeting Registration Deadline: January 9, 2017 To better serve you and ensure shorter registration lines, please return…

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Sweetpotatoes Are a Superfood in More Ways than One

We’ve certainly heard sweetpotatoes proclaimed as a ‘superfood,’ along with being packed with vitamins and antioxidants, but did you also know they’re being used for a cause so much bigger than a sweet swap? In early July, four scientists from the International Potato Center won the World Food Prize for their work in boosting a sweetpotato’s Vitamin A and other hnutrients in an effort to fight global hunger and poverty. Yes, that’s right – our little…

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