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N.C. agribusiness sprouting higher, study finds - Triangle Business Journal

N.C. agribusiness sprouting higher, study finds - Triangle Business Journal | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Agriculture and agribusiness contributed $77 billion, or 17 percent, to North Carolina’s...
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NC agribusiness sprouting higher, study finds: Economist, Dr. Mike Walden, ran the numbers to create a statistical snapshot of North Carolina agriculture & agribusiness, which contributed $ 77B, or 17%, to the state's $ 440B gross domestic product in 2011. You can find Dr. Walden's handy fact sheet here | http://www.ag-econ.ncsu.edu/faculty/walden/agribusiness-2013.pdf

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Championing the Sweet Potato :: North Carolina State University Bulletin

Championing the Sweet Potato :: North Carolina State University Bulletin | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"Thanksgiving is busy for Bobby Vick. While completing his Ph.D. in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE), he frequently visits Vick Family Farms, his uncle’s homestead in Wilson, N.C. That’s where the NC State student branch of the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers (ASABE) buys the Covington sweet potatoes that are then sold for $10 per box during its annual sweet potato sale. On Monday, Vick transported 2,000 pounds back to Weaver Laboratories to accommodate around 200 orders."

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CALS research, which enabled producing sweet potatoes year-round, and developed innovative food processing methods, enabling new products, help make the project possible and contribute to the strength of the industry in North Carolina.

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