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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Tags: farming | History | Hendersonville Lightning | Flavor 1st | local authors | Josiah Johnson

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning!   Read Story »

Tags: Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson | President Trump | Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Trump visits Mills River

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President Donald Trump visited Mills River on Monday, the first visit to Henderson County by a sitting president since George H.W. Bush campaigned at the N.C. Apple Festival in 1992. Here are photos of the visit.   Read Story »

Tags: Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson | Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

'Great American comeback is under way,' Trump tells Mills River audience

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MILLS RIVER —President Trump touted the Farmers to Families Food Box program and its Mills River partner, Flavor 1st Growers and Packers, on Monday, casting the initiative as an unprecedented innovation that has helped right an economy savaged by the coronavirus crisis.   Read Story »

Tags: Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson | Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Flavor 1st welcomes its most famous visitor

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MILLS RIVER — Kirby Johnson was planting green beans on his 550-acre farm in May when he got a call from the state Agriculture Department about a new federal program to feed the needy. He plunged into the program immediately, earning a visit from the nation's top farm official last month.   Read Story »

Tags: Flavor 1st | Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Food Box program channels $3 billion to farmers

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These past few months have been difficult for many Americans, both economically and emotionally.   Read Story »

Tags: Flavor 1st

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

TRUMP TO VISIT MILLS RIVER PACKING HOUSE MONDAY

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President Donald Trump plans to visit Flavor 1st in Mills River to highlight the administration's Farmers to Families Food Box program, the White House announced.   Read Story »

Tags: Flavor 1st | Donald Trump | 2020 presidential election

Henderson County News

Mills River farm stars in promotion of food box program

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MILLS RIVER — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said spending a morning with Kirby Johnson took him back to his days growing up on a farm.   Read Story »

Tags: Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson

Henderson County Business

U.S. agriculture secretary to highlight Mills River grower

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will visit a large commercial vegetable grower in Mills River to highlight the agency's Farmers to Families Food Box Program.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson

Henderson County News

The other red treat is big business too

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MILLS RIVER — They’re most often red, sometimes green, sometimes yellow. Sweet and juicy, they're grown in Henderson County and shipped up and down the Eastern Seaboard.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson

Mills River News

Rain delivers 'worst year in four generations'

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MILLS RIVER — U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows told farmers whose crops have been wiped out by heavy rain and flooding that he has explored what kind of relief is available even as politics stalls the farm bill renewal.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows | Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson | 2013 rainfall

Mills River Business

Ag tour highlights labor issue for farmers

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MILLS RIVER — At the stops on a farm tour, workers toiled in the background.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | farming | Van Wingerden Greenhouses | Jason Davis | North River Farms | Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson