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Update on Rice Cultivation at Orton Plantation

The famous Orton Plantation (about which I’ve blogged I number of times) appeared in the News and Observer this week. Orton is owned by a billionaire with ancestral ties to the plantation. He is interested in growing rice there but … Continue reading

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North Carolina Rice Culture on the Radio

North Carolina public radio’s eastern arm produced a fine synopsis of the rice culture in the state recently. You can listen or read the content complete with illustrations.

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Wilmington Area to Host Rice Festival

Wilmington and Brunswick County, NC are planning to start a North Carolina Rice Festival to point up the long history of rice culture on the Cape Fear River. The article also gives an update on efforts at Orton Plantation to … Continue reading

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Update on Orton Rice Plantation

Several news outlets, most notably the Charlotte Observer, have published reports on the work taking place on Orton Plantation on the Cape Fear River of North Carolina. Several years ago a Hedge-fund manager with historic family ties to the plantation … Continue reading

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