News | North Carolina Sweet Potatoes

Anniversary: 15 successful years in the European market

Since 2005, the North Carolina sweetpotato industry has been actively supporting European trade with marketing and communication activities. An unprecedented success story! In these 15 years, the export volume increased by well over 600%. Thanks to the massive improvement in the availability of goods, sweetpotatoes can now be bought all year round in almost every
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North Carolina sweetpotato harvest wraps up – high demand expected

Most sweetpotato growers in North Carolina are in the final stages of this year’s harvest. While the 2020 harvest started a bit later than usual, the crop looks to be on par with the high-quality customers have come to expect from the North Carolina industry. Late planting and rainy fall weather While this year’s hurricane
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Sweet future visions – Quo vadis, North Carolina sweetpotato farming?

In our interview, Dr. Alexander M. “Sandy” Stewart, Deputy Commissioner for Agricultural Services at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, provides first-hand insights into the North Carolina sweetpotato industry’s current situation and visions for the future. How would you evaluate the current situation and prospects for sweetpotato farming in North Carolina? Dr. Stewart: sweetpotatoes remain
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Looking back on Michelle Grainger’s first 100 Days

Since September, Michelle L. Grainger has been the new Executive Director of the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission (NCSPC). She gives exclusive insights into her first 100 days in office. “In my first 100 days, I have been  busy meeting as many in our industry as I possibly can while also trying to learn as
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