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Huge Louisiana grapefruit sets records

Weighing more than the average newborn baby, a 7-pound, 14.6-ounce grapefruit grown in Slidell, La., has been recognized as the heaviest and largest grapefruit in the world.

Sweet potatoes leading in export growth

Global sweet potato promotion is growing southern U.S. sweet potato exports.

Sweet potato growers expect supply comeback

After unfavorable weather conditions last fall, sweet potato yields dropped from 224 cwt. per acre in 2017 to 190 cwt. per acre in 2018. This season producers are looking forward to the new crop to bring better yields.