House of tomatoes

House of tomatoes

A few years ago, large tobacco leaves filled greenhouses at Hobbs Farm. Today, the crop is no longer there. The farm stopped growing the crop because ...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Cooperative Extension helps farmers search for alternative enterprises

Cooperative Extension helps farmers search for alternative enterprises

Change is continuous in farming. Prices, farm programs, trade policies, technology, markets, and consumer preferences all change continuously. Many fa...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Focusing on pressing needs for farms, families in 2018

Focusing on pressing needs for farms, families in 2018

As most of us do, I find myself pondering what went well this past year and what I will plan to do differently as the New Year approaches. I have many...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


N.C. sweet potatoes headed to hurricane victims

N.C. sweet potatoes headed to hurricane victims

CHARLOTTE — A casual conversation between two cousins has yielded a tractor-trailer load of 40,000 pounds of North Carolina-raised sweet potatoe...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


The problems with Hessian Fly

The problems with Hessian Fly

Will Hessian Fly be an issue in wheat this year? They very well could be. A few weeks ago, eggs were observed in wheat located in Beaufort County. Thi...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Sampson Friends of Horticulture offers way to improve landscape, more

Sampson Friends of Horticulture offers way to improve landscape, more

Did your lawn or garden remain the same, decline, or improve in 2017? Would you like your landscape to be more attractive, or your garden to be more p...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Sampson research officials host field day for cover crops

Sampson research officials host field day for cover crops

While standing in a field on Basstown Road, a group of interested growers learned how the soil under their feet can help farmers throughout Sampson Co...

December 20th, 2017 |  


Sampson’s Jackson joins Cape Fear Farm Credit

Sampson’s Jackson joins Cape Fear Farm Credit

FAYETTEVILLE — Cape Fear Farm Credit recently welcomed Martin Jackson to the team as a Special Asset Loan Officer. With an undergrad degree from...

December 19th, 2017 |  


Addition of house plants helps reduce VOC’s in the winter

Addition of house plants helps reduce VOC’s in the winter

Cold weather has finally moved in for 2017 and I’m not a fan. I prefer spring and summer, when you can spend time outside, open the windows, and...

December 19th, 2017 |  


UMO awards NC Peanut Growers Association scholarship

UMO awards NC Peanut Growers Association scholarship

MOUNT OLIVE — Jennifer Murphy of Everetts is the first recipient of the NC Peanut Growers Association Scholarship. Murphy, is a junior majoring ...

December 12th, 2017 |