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Pee Dee Food Hub Launches Second Season


  Yesterday, we heard from the Director of the Pee Dee Food Hub in Marion County, South Carolina on the progress the business has made in just two years.  While the original mission has evolved some, and continues to do

Pee Dee Food Hub Launches Second Season


  Just over two years ago, the Pee Dee Food Hub in Marion County, South Carolina got started under the name of Agriporium.  While the mission remains largely the same, putting produce from the farm directly on the tables of

Region’s Winter Wheat Looking Average

  While the weather has cooled some here in the first few days after Easter, the prior ten days to two weeks were warm and dry, helping the region’s winter wheat grow out of the cold shock from mid-March, and

South Carolina Still Looking at Significant Peach Losses Due to Freeze

  Right at a month ago, South Carolina’s primary peach production region, known as ‘the ridge’ was hit with two nights of hard freeze after trees had begun blooming.  Originally, the crop loss estimate was 85%, Greg Henderson, member of

Finally Time to Plant Corn

  Finally, we can safely say that winter is over, and if the corn planter isn’t moving, it should be says NC State Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger: “Yeah, that’s exactly right.  This weather did us a favor last week

Hopefully Just One More Year

  Coming off of two bad production years, Carolina farmers were hoping for some good news at Thursday’s Ag Development Forum at the Southern Farm Show from NC State Economist Dr. Blake Brown.  Brown recaps his talk at the Forum:

You Don’t Get But One Chance to Do It Right

  Yadkin County farmer Kevin Matthews is known in the southeast for his out-of-the-box ideas and thinking that bring in big yields in both corn and soybeans.  Matthews Family Farms manages over 1,000 acres in the Yadkin River Valley in