Craven, Carteret, Onslow Farmers To Get Help For Crops

Excessive rain and flooding late last year and early in 2010 has some farmers in the east looking to the federal government for help.

Governor Beverly Perdue wants Washington to get disaster designations for farmers in 13 North Carolina counties.

These counties include, Craven, Carteret and Onslow.

In particular, soybean, cotton and wheat crops have been affected.

Several farmers we spoke to say they'll forego a wheat crop altogether in 2010.

A disaster designation is a key step in making emergency loans available to farmers whose crops have been impacted by extreme weather conditions.

Craven County Ag officials say younger farmers will feel the most financial impact.

Ag officials say while the more experienced family farms that have been around for decades won't feel a huge impact, the conditions are still slowing normal operations.


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