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Reforming Antebellum Agriculture

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A number of farmers in antebellum North Carolina, including Paul C. Cameron, preached agriculture reform. They felt farming would not improve until farmers used \"book farming\", experimented with fertilizers, and upgraded their livestock. Between 1840 and 1860, these approaches took hold, and production of cotton, tobacco, rice, and corn increased, as did farm income. Unfortunately the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 destroyed this progress.