sweet potatoes

Kendall Hill, North Carolina sweet potato leader, dies

Robert Kendall Hill, a North Carolina sweet potato and vegetable leader, has died. He was 83. Hill, who died Aug. 21, was co-owner of Kinston, North Carolina-based Tull Hill Farms, which grows sweet potatoes, lettuce... more »

LSU breeder LaBonte sets the sweet potato standard

With each new variety from the Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter sweet potato program, plant breeder Don LaBonte raises the bar for subsequent releases. For an advanced line to be considered for commercialization, it must... more »

NC SweetPotato Commission launches consumer recipe contest

The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission, the marketing and promotional organization for the largest sweet potato-producing state in the United States, has launched the Blazin’ Blackstone Giveaway Contest, a summer recipe promotion highlighting delicious new ways... more »

LSU AgCenter sweet potato researcher receives national recognition

For more than 30 years, LSU AgCenter researcher Don La Bonte has worked tirelessly on behalf of producers to further the science and sustainability of the sweet potato industry. His efforts were recently rewarded when... more »

Scott Farms named 2018 North Carolina Exporter of the Year

Lucama-based Scott Farms has been named the 2018 North Carolina Exporter of the Year by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The award recognizes individuals or companies that have made a positive... more »

Stokes Purple sweet potatoes go mainstream

From oatmeal add-ins to replacing bread for “toast,” savvy shoppers are looking for more than just orange sweet potatoes to add nutritional value and color to their meals, according to Frieda's Specialty Produce. Stokes Purple... more »

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