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Seasonal Produce: Tomatoes

Nothing says summer quite like juicy, vine-ripened tomatoes still warm from the sun. Native to South America, tomatoes are …

Field of soy beans

Dicamba Update

The beginning of June offered a new obstacle for many field crop growers in Randolph County and across the …

Trail of ants

Pesky Pets in the Pantry

A sure way to ruin an appetite and dampen the enthusiasm of any cook is to open a box …

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year! I love it when the weather warms up and I …

Backyard chicken coop

Backyard Poultry Resources

Lately, backyard poultry has become popular for a variety of reasons. Whether to provide a source of meat and …

Murder Hornet

Murder Hornet or Not?

The folks in NC State University’s Entomology Program have put together a visual comparison guide for insects that might …

Packages of ground beef

Is That Meat Really Hormone-Free?

One food misconception is that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. Though hard to believe, quite a few Americans …

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating: Savor the Flavor

The concept of mindful living means paying attention to the events, activities and thoughts that make up your daily …

Ruminants: Cows, sheep, goats

What Is a Ruminant?

A ruminant animal has a four chambered stomach in their digestive system. Livestock ruminants are cattle, sheep and goats. …