Sampson Farmers Market now open

Sampson Farmers Market now open

A few diehard small farmers are back at the Sampson County Farmers Market, again with produce to sell and optimistic for a larger turnout.The Farmers ...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Rainfall soaks Sampson

Rainfall soaks Sampson

Rain doused Sampson County all day Monday, leaving standing water on roadways and fields across the county, including this cornfield off N.C. 55 yeste...

April 25th, 2017 updated: April 25th, 2017. |  


Farmers busy spraying, planting

Farmers busy spraying, planting

Farm crews have been busy in most eastern North Carolina counties, including Sampson and Duplin, setting out tobacco plants and spraying wheat fields,...

April 25th, 2017 updated: April 25th, 2017. |  


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 |