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Farms, Food and You

Issues in agriculture affect not just farmers. They influence our lives every day. Explore these issues with NC State University experts and others with ties to agriculture and food-related industries in North Carolina and beyond.


Muscadine So Fine

People say to believe half of what you see and none of what you hear, but the rumors are true: muscadine grapes are one of the new “it” superfoods. Learn about the muscadine grape industry in North Carolina from Mark Hoffmann, a small fruits specialist with NC State Extension.

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Muscadine grapes are among North Carolina’s many agricultural crops.

$95.9 Billion

Food, fiber and forestry industries contribute over $95.9 billion annually to North Carolina’s economy. That’s 16% of the state’s $592 billion gross state product, according to “Agriculture and Agribusiness: North Carolina’s Number One Industry.”