Hurricane Florence caused more than $1.1 billion in damage to crops and livestock in North Carolina, according to a new state estimate. Of that, about $27 million is damage to vegetables and horticultural crop losses.
Faison, N.C.-based Southern Produce Distributors Inc. paired up with Asheville, N.C.-based The Hop Ice Cream Cafe to make Carolina Covington Cheesecake ice cream, and Southern Exposure attendees can get a taste March 3.
Sweet potatoes are a booming business in the U.S. Thus far, few people in the industry seem concerned about a bust in the cycle, despite the fact that production increased from 1.3 billion pounds in 2000 to 3.1 billion i