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Tag Archives: Wayne County Agriculture

AGRICULTURE: Big Business With Big Challenges in 2021

AGRICULTURE: Big Business With Big Challenges in 2021

There have been plenty of challenges over the last year and a half, but Wayne County’s agriculture industry continues to find ways to thrive.  The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Agriculture Luncheon on Monday at The Maxwell Center.  Chamber President Kate Daniels says the community must ensure it is working alongside the…read more »

Wayne County Enters Harvest Time As Ag Season Winds Down

Wayne County Enters Harvest Time As Ag Season Winds Down

It has been an “interesting year” for Wayne County’s agriculture industry.  Wayne County Cooperative Extension Director Kevin Johnson gave an update on this year’s growing season at last week’s Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting.  He says the corn harvest was fabulous after an abundant rainy season over the summer. Next to come out of…read more »

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK: Plan Now For The Storm

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS WEEK: Plan Now For The Storm

This is Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina. At last week’s county board meeting, Wayne County Emergency Management Director Aaron Stryker read the proclamation for Hurricane Preparedness Week (see below). As part of planning for hurricanes and other natural disasters, families and businesses are encouraged to write down their plan and gather important documents, such…read more »

Farmers Work Quickly To Plant Crops, Get Produce To Market

Farmers Work Quickly To Plant Crops, Get Produce To Market

Despite a wet start to the season, crops are going in the ground across Wayne County. Those fresh, locally-grown products will soon be showing up on store shelves. Wayne County farmer Chris Neil owns the Downtown Fresh Market in Downtown Goldsboro. Neil says it was a tough start to the year, and now some farmers…read more »

Pecan Farmers Celebrate Strong Season

Pecan Farmers Celebrate Strong Season

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — After several years of weather-related setbacks, North Carolina pecan growers are reporting a strong crop. That is welcome news for farmers such as Wayne County grower Tim Haithcock, who has been growing pecans for over 25 years. He tells Spectrum News 1 his farm managed to dodge any major hurricanes…read more »

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