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Nash Produce expands Mr. Yam line

Nashville, N.C.-based Nash Produce is adding to its Mr. Yam brand lineup.

North Carolina leads U.S. sweet potato production

North Carolina sweet potato shipments accounted for 70% of U.S. sweet potato shipments in 2018, down slightly from 73% in 2017 and even with 2016.

N.C. growers expect rebound from 2018’s hurricane woes

Health benefits are becoming a major selling point of North Carolina Sweet potatoes.

Frieda’s helps prepare retailers for World Vegetarian Day

Frieda’s is sharing ideas on how to make produce sections ready for World Vegetarian Day on Oct. 1.

Dorian spares growers

For U.S. produce growers, the bark of Hurricane Dorian was worse than its bite.

Garber Farms expands acreage of purple sweet potato variety

Iota, La.-based Garber Farms is expanding its acreage of a new purple-skin and purple-flesh variety of sweet potato.

Frieda’s to offer festive shippers for holiday season

Frieda’s Specialty Produce will begin offering two new holiday-themed shippers for displaying Stokes purple sweet potatoes.

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.

PACA: Southern Produce Distributors owes $3.49 million

The USDA has filed an administrative complaint against sweet potato company Southern Produce Distributors, Faison, N.C., alleging the company failed to pay $3.49 million to produce sellers.