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In 1962, sweet potato growers began promotion efforts and formed the North Carolina Yam Commission, Inc. Since then, North Carolina has become a leader in the nation’s sweet potato industry. This article discusses how the sweet potato industry is financed, governed, and operated, and describes current research in sweet potato breeding.
Women have played an important role in the agricultural development of America over three and a half centuries. This article discusses the history of women in agriculture during the colonial period, Civil War, and early 1900s. Also discussed are rural women in North Carolina, tomato canning clubs formed for farm girls, and modern women home economics specialists.
North Carolina’s turkey industry has been expanding since the late 1940s and the current growth rate is well ahead of that for the nation. With five turkey processing plants and nearly fifteen-million turkeys raised last year, North Carolina is expected to rank second in turkey production.