Sampson County officials organize Barn Quilt project

Sampson County officials organize Barn Quilt project

Before visitors enter the doors of Midway Middle School, the pride of agriculture is shown by artwork of sweet potatoes, tobacco, turkeys and hogs ...

June 18th, 2016 |  


USDA provides targeted assistance for cotton ginning

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will...

June 14th, 2016 updated: June 14th, 2016. |  


NC farm families have a great story to tell

NC farm families have a great story to tell

Agriculture in North Carolina has a tremendous impact on the people and the economy of this great state. According to NC Department of Agriculture 201...

June 14th, 2016 updated: June 14th, 2016. |  


Transplanting the sweet potatoes

Transplanting the sweet potatoes

Workers with Warren Farming Company transplant sweet potatoes in the Halls community. It is the time of year for the transplant of the plants. Accordi...

June 14th, 2016 |  


Sampson County leads the way in Faithful Families promotional video

Sampson County leads the way in Faithful Families promotional video

A new promotional video is giving the world a glimpse of how spirituality and health is being connected in Sampson County.In the winter, a film crew v...

June 9th, 2016 |  


The frustrations of fly season

The frustrations of fly season

Bugs that bite certainly get our attention. If you have ever been bitten by a horse fly or a deer fly, you can relate. Not to mention the mounted chal...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Getting ‘em in the ground

Getting ‘em in the ground

Farm workers were hard at it last week, getting sweet potatoes in the soil in both Sampson and Duplin counties. Since the early 1970s, USDA statistics...

May 31st, 2016 |  


A case against calving ease

A case against calving ease

I’m sure when you saw the title for this article you probably wrinkled your forehead and thought, “that man has lost what is left of his m...

May 31st, 2016 |  


Hubbs among agritourism grant recipients

RALEIGH – Hubb’s Corn Maze, located on US 421 north, is among 29 agritourism farms in the state that will receive funding for marketing pr...

May 30th, 2016 |  


2016 Cape Fear Farm Credit Heifer Showdown held

2016 Cape Fear Farm Credit Heifer Showdown held

On Saturday May 7, Sampson County Cooperative Extension and 4-H hosted the 2016 Heifer Showdown. There were 36 youth from area counties who competed a...

May 24th, 2016 updated: May 24th, 2016. |