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Goodness Grows In North Carolina

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This symbol identifies Goodness Grows In North Carolina products. Whether it is produce, meat, seafood, plants or packaged items, if the GGINC logo is on it, it represents North Carolina grown agriculture.

The Goodness Grows In North Carolina program is the official marketing program of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Any producer or processor in North Carolina may join the program free of cost as long as their product meets the following requirements: Product must be top quality (must meet all local, state and federal requirements) Product must be produced or processed in North Carolina and be indeginous to NC If the item is processed, it must contain North Carolina agricultural products when available

The Goodness Grows In North Carolina logo was developed to help consumers recognize the goods made within the state. What better way to help our own economy? Buying homegrown products provides jobs and services in your local community. Locally produced products are generally fresher and higher in quality.

Agriculture, including food, fiber and forestry, contributes over $45 billion annually to North Carolina's economy. It also accounts for over 27 percent of the state's income, and employs 21 percent of the work force.

Agriculture effects our lives daily. Your student's future will be influenced by the quality of agribusiness and agricultural products found in North Carolina. Therefore, it is important for all students to posess a basic understanding of agriculture and the agribusiness community. North Carolinians should become familiar with the number one industry in the state--agriculture. Goodness really does grow in North Carolina.