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12399
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Not only is North Carolina the nation's top producer of turkeys, but it also ranks number one in the production of sweet potatoes. The state has held that ranking since 1970 when it passed Louisiana for the number one spot. In 1984, North Carolina farmers produced 4.9 million hundredweight of sweet potatoes. A hundredweight equals one hundred pounds.
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18012
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In 1995 the NC General Assembly passed a bill designating the sweet potato as the state vegetable. It was done not because the legislators admired its versatility or its tastiness, but because of the persistence of a Wilson fourth grade teacher and her students. Shaffer recounts how Celia Batchelor and her fourth grade class at Wilson's Elvie Street School began a campaign in 1993 to make the sweet potato the state vegetable. It was not without opposition from newspapers and the Legislature, but persistence won out.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 6, Nov 2012, p140-142, 144, 146, 148, il, por Periodical Website
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24191
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North Carolina grows the most sweet potatoes than anywhere else in the States. One farmer, George Wooten, discusses how his sweet potato business has grown over the years.
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27781
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The history of the sweet potato and yam’s influence in Johnston County is explored. Starting in 1985, Smithfield has hosted a Ham and Yam Festival. One of the main events of the festival is a contest that judges how much the potatoes look like people or things. The author grew up in Johnston County and participated in the contest and she describes the place the potato holds as a crop in Johnston County.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 47, November 2012, ponline Periodical Website
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31086
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Farmers in Bertie County, North Carolina had for years wanted to improve efficiency and production on their farms, preferably with industry using farm products. With the aid of scientists at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station and the development of a new sweet potato, a new industry rose in Bertie, providing jobs for a new market and new food for consumers.
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31605
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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.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 9 Issue 11, Nov 1977, p18-19, por
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36862
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Sweet potatoes are widely grown in eastern North Carolina in sandy and loamy soil, in air that is hot and humid. The potatoes grow in various sizes and shapes, but only the uniform looking ones are sent to the store. Many of the other ones are either left in the field or donated to organizations that help the needy.