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Open Grounds Farm in Carteret County is the country's largest farm east of the Mississippi River. Its 57,000 acres cover almost a fifth of the county and 63 percent of its farmland. The land passed through several owners from the early 20th-century until it was sold to an Italian concern in 1974. The farm is known to few outside the agricultural world.
In refuting the belief a friend from Ohio had about this state containing plantation houses, Phelps revealed what NC has that harkens back to the agrarian life gone by: superfarms. This led to a discussion of the debated positive and negative impacts of superfarms for the state and nation.