Chick-fil-A exec speaks at NCPF’s meeting

Chick-fil-A exec speaks at NCPF’s meeting

GREENSBORO — The Grandover Resort & Conference Center was again venue for North Carolina Poultry Federation’s Annual Meeting Aug. 4-5....

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 23rd, 2016. |  


Fruit of the vine

Fruit of the vine

Dozens of ripe, delicious watermelons are still coming out of the field in Sampson County, where some 1,000 acres of the juicy fruit is grown each yea...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 23rd, 2016. |  


Benefit of cotton defoliation

Benefit of cotton defoliation

For those of you who are not familiar with cotton production, defoliation is a method of forcing the cotton plant to shield its foliage in order to ha...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Sampson FSA County Committee election meeting Tuesday

Sampson County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director S. Kettrell Strickland is offering a reminder to farmers and landowners that FSA is hosting...

August 22nd, 2016 updated: August 22nd, 2016. |  


The buzz over mosquitoes

The buzz over mosquitoes

One thing I detest is having a nice evening outside ruined by a flock of hungry mosquitoes that thinks I’m a quick snack. This is after I’...

August 16th, 2016 updated: August 16th, 2016. |  


Tobacco still a top crop

Tobacco still a top crop

Tobacco harvesting is in full swing across Sampson County and neighboring Duplin, with farmers busy in the fields cropping the still major crop for bo...

August 16th, 2016 |  


Cotton fields of home

Cotton fields of home

Much needed rain that has fallen in Sampson and Duplin counties over the past few days has helped cotton crops, like this one on Summerlins Crossroad ...

August 9th, 2016 |  


Poultry by the numbers

Poultry by the numbers

North Carolina is known for its large agricultural industry and the poultry industry plays a huge role within the agricultural industry as a whole. Ac...

August 9th, 2016 updated: August 9th, 2016. |  


Extension agent Hartsfield promoted, honored by board

Extension agent Hartsfield promoted, honored by board

A Cooperative Extension agent who has served Sampson and Duplin counties for the better part of two decades was recently promoted and recognized by co...

August 5th, 2016 |  


Dealing with swine heat stress

NC summer temperatures have been hovering in the mid to upper 90’s for weeks with triple digit heat indexes and high humidity many days. During ...

August 2nd, 2016 updated: August 2nd, 2016. |