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Not Your Usual Oats
When you think of oats, you probably never imagined that some actually come from the sea. On the eastern shores of the United States, a different type of oat is being grown that’s important to saving a significant element in North Carolina’s ecosystem.

Sea oats are tall grasses whose seed-topped plumes capture grains of sand driven by Atlantic Ocean winds. They may seem detrimental in some cases, but these “ill winds” are blowing some good as well. See how this unique crop is helping reclaim and maintain acres of ocean front property.


North Carolina Farm Bureau
North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Commerce

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