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September 25, 2020

Pretty Boy Farms: From the Blueberries to High-Tunnel Farming

Rows of white high-tunnels stand against the horizon. They are filled with vines bearing cucumbers, plants laden with tomatoes, and other various vegetables. Welcome to Pretty Boy Farms. Billy Augustine grew up in Hammonton, NJ, the blueberry capital of the world. His father started farming blueberries there about 35 years
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  • Cows, Goats, Alpacas, and Their Stomachs, Oh My!

    What do cows, goats, and alpacas have in common? They all have multiple compartments or rooms to their stomach! Humans only have one room to their stomach, which is called monogastric. Although cows, goats and alpacas are similar in that they all have multiple rooms to their stomach, alpacas are...
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  • SBA Paycheck Protection Program

    Cape Fear Farm Credit is working diligently to support businesses to help them access funds through the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program: a loan program to assist small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. The program is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses...
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  • Magnificent Melons - An Educational Resource

    Summertime is just around the corner, and with that comes melon season! There’s nothing quite like a cold, juicy watermelon or cantaloupe on a warm summer day. Currently, farmers are planting watermelon and cantaloupe. While we’re waiting for them to grow, let’s learn more about these delicious fruits (or are...
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  • Let's Learn About Cabbage

    For generations, parents have told their kids to eat their vegetables, often with a great deal of pushback. One way to help your kids to learn more about vegetables, and potentially be more willing to eat them is to plant a vegetable garden. When it comes to choosing vegetables for...
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  • We’re Here to Serve You Through These Challenging Times

    To our customer-owners and friends, Cape Fear Farm Credit continues to closely monitor the situation and evaluate the appropriate measures to protect customers and their families, team members and their families, as well as the communities where we all live and work. Please know that supporting and serving customers remains...
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  • Local Farmers Elected to Serve on Cape Fear Farm Credit Board

    FAYETTEVILLE, NC Two southeastern North Carolina agribusiness leaders were recently re-elected to fill positions on the Board of Directors of Cape Fear Farm Credit. Thurman Morris Murphy of Duplin County and Adrian B. Locklear of Robeson County were re-elected to serve as Directors for the Association. Thurman Morris Murphy is...
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  • Sweet Potato Fun Educational Resource

    Many of us are stuck at home and may even be a bit bored. However, North Carolina farmers are busy caring for their farms, from livestock to little sweet potato plants, farmers are continuing to work to feed, fuel and clothe the world. With schooling looking a little different over...
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  • Welcome Robert and Olivia

    Cape Fear Farm Credit is excited to welcome two new team members to serve their customer-owners in Southeastern North Carolina. Robert Guenther joined the Cape Fear Farm Credit team a Credit Analyst after working with Wells Fargo and First Citizens for the past 9 years combined. He also holds degrees...
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