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Tough Times for Farmers, Come Hell and High Water

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Falling commodity prices, drought, hurricanes, floods, and criticism of tobacco nationwide made 1999 a tough year for farmers. Only one-fourth of the state's farmland escaped Hurricane Floyd's flooding. The cotton crop sustained a $140 million loss, and half the sweet potato crop was lost. Worse yet, the state estimates that 10 to 15 percent of the 55,000 farmers will quit in 2000.
Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 20 Issue 2, Feb 2000, p57-59, il