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.
AgriTalk Host Chip Flory brings in Jim Wiesemeyer to cover news from Washington, Greg Henderson and Pamela Riemenschneider cover online produce shopping, and Rhonda Brooks previews Farm Journal's Yield Tour.
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