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Etowah Business

Big salad greens grower coming to former Seven Falls land

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The Seven Falls land in the Pleasant Grove community has been farmland. It was once eyed for a campground. It was a dairy once and a dairy again. Then it became infamous when a real estate development touted with great fanfare as a grand golf resort turned out to be the biggest financial fraud in recent county history.   Read Story »

Tags: AgHC | Mark Williams

Henderson County News

Williams to serve on food manufacturing panel

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Mark Williams, the executive director of the farm-promoting nonprofit Agribusiness Henderson County (AgHC), will have a seat at the table when state leaders explore ways to expand the agriculture industry and create jobs.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | AgHC | Mark Williams

Henderson County News

Global partnership breaks ground in Mills River

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MILLS RIVER — With the turn of frozen ground, Henderson County, Mills River, Hendersonville and agribusiness leaders marked the beginning of construction of an international plant grafting operation that will bring 125 jobs and help farmers grow higher quality fruit and vegetables at a higher yield.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Mills River | Bert Lemkes | Mark Williams | Agribusiness Henderson County

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Ag recruiters land a big prize

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The announcement that Henderson County's agriculture development office had landed a global partnership that uses advanced plant science to make better vegetable plants was important on a variety of levels.   Read Story »

Tags: Mark Williams | Agribusiness Henderson County | Tri-Hishtil

Mills River Business

Visitors gaze upon thousands of poinsettias

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Van Wingerden's Holiday Open House on Sunday showed hundreds of visitors the greenhouse operation's signature Christmas poinsettia.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Van Wingerden Greenhouses | Mark Williams | Kelly Cantrell | Southern Market Fresh

Henderson County Business

Labor exodus could cost $100 million

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Panelists at a forum on immigration reform said the nation's immigration policy is irrevocably broken and needs to be fixed for economic and moral reasons.   Read Story »

Tags: immigration | farming | apple farming | green industries | Bert Lemkes | Mark Williams | Agribusiness Henderson County

Henderson County News

County included in N.C. disaster declaration

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Although Henderson County is one of 13 North Carolina counties included in a disaster declaration because of rain damage to crops, any aid beyond low-interest loans is uncertain, the county's farm-business advocate said.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | 2013 rainfall | Mark Williams | Agribusiness Henderson County

Henderson County Business

Fresh produce is just a click away

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Need locally grown tomatoes for supper? Want to know which apples are now ripe? Want to buy locally ground sausage or a T-bone steak?   Read Story »

Tags: farming | AgHC | Mark Williams