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Local Foods

The Sampson County Center Local Foods contacts are Eileen Coite, James Hartsfield.

Safe Turkey for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving upon us and the holiday season beginning, particularly in this year of turmoil from COVID-19, added confidence …

Harvest Time

In the state of North Carolina, agriculture is undoubtedly a big deal. The industry contributes over $70 billion and …

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Saving Milk

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Southeastern Vegetable Crop Handbook

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