Revisions to WPS will help workers

Revisions to WPS will help workers

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) has been a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) safety regulation since 1992, designed to protect people wo...

April 25th, 2017 |  


From the vine

From the vine

Growing up in rural Sampson County meant that most summertime meals came from your own vegetable garden. Fresh tomato sandwiches, fried zucchini, roas...

April 18th, 2017 |  


BEE-ing friendly

BEE-ing friendly

Students in the Continuing Education Beekeeping Class at Sampson Community College are encouraging others to be BEE Friendly. Here, Debbie Churn of Wa...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Farmers need detailed plan for responding to marketing risks

Farmers need detailed plan for responding to marketing risks

Many farmers are looking toward the 2017 spring planting season with some hope and optimism. Last year, farmers endured record flooding from Hurricane...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Creativity blossoms at ‘Art in the Park’

Creativity blossoms at ‘Art in the Park’

An easel fashioned from thick branches, large frogs and watering pots made from tires, hose and pool noodles and everything from bicycles and chandeli...

April 8th, 2017 updated: April 8th, 2017. |  


Black River Organic Farm enjoys organic traditions

Black River Organic Farm enjoys organic traditions

IVANHOE — In the early morning hours, Stefan Hartmann walked through one of the high tunnel greenhouse on his farm. This is where a lot of organ...

April 6th, 2017 |  


Biosecurity protocols vital to swine farmers

Biosecurity protocols vital to swine farmers

The health and well-being of the swine that farmers care for daily is their top on-farm priority. The spread of infectious diseases and viruses result...

April 4th, 2017 |  


From the vine

From the vine

On Monday, March 20 at 6:28 a.m., I awoke to the alarm that I had set for the first day of spring. As I stumbled outside to feel the warmth that shoul...

April 4th, 2017 updated: April 4th, 2017. |  


From dawn to dusk

From dawn to dusk

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April 4th, 2017 |  


You decide: why did we move away from self-sufficiency?

I recall my late, paternal grandmother telling me how much she looked forward to the third Friday of each month. This was the day her husband – ...

April 3rd, 2017 |