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The Independence of a Family Farm

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I love wide open spaces, North Carolina places and meeting new faces – so I jumped at that chance to make the trip to Lazy O Farm in Johnston County, NC. Tami and David Thompson were kind enough to invite us for a visit at the same time as Laura Rogers from the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association. Laura stops in ... Read More »

Making Ice Cream at Simply Natural Creamery

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Regardless of the temperatures across the Old North State, it’s always ice cream season! Have you ever been to a creamery to see how your favorite flavor is made? Watch this video to learn how this North Carolina creamery makes their ice cream and delighting their customers one scoop at a time. Read More »

The North Carolina Poultry Industry is Prepared

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As most people have read by now, HPAI, the current strain of bird flu has made it to 21 states. Although evidence of the virus has yet to be found on the east coast, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services have been busy planning ahead of a potential outbreak. The NCDA&CS spent time conferring with industry representatives, ... Read More »

Tasty To-Dos

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There are a slew of fine happenings across North Carolina this weekend – here are a sampling of suggestions for you with links to the event sites so you can check out the details. Apex Peak City Pig Fest features a Barbecue contest, a Beer Garden, Pig races and NC music – sounds like fun! June 19th and 20th http://peakcitypigfest.com Hog ... Read More »

A Flag Day Cake that will take you through the summer!

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This cake is perfect for Flag Day and a fantastic way to incorporate NC Strawberries and NC Blueberries while celebrating Old Glory all summer long! Ingredients 18 tablespoons (2 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 3 cups sugar 6 eggs, at room temperature 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose ... Read More »

Do Your GMO Homework

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“Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.” George Washington Get ready because this is a hot topic and goodness knows people have opinions. Truth – I hadn’t formed my stance – then I did some research and went looking for solid science. Okay, let’s go ahead and get the disclaimers out of the way. ... Read More »