Perdue Seeks Disaster Designation For Farmers

Governor Beverly Perdue wants Washington to get disaster designations for farmers in 13 North Carolina counties. In particular, soybean, cotton and wheat crops have been affected.

The governor says recent excessive rain and flooding has hampered farmers and their crops. “We must protect our farmers, their livelihoods and the jobs they create and sustain throughout tough times,” said Gov. Perdue. “Our farmers are the backbone of rural economies all over North Carolina.”

Included in the request are Camden, Carteret, Craven, Currituck, Greene, Onslow, Pasquotank and Washington counties.


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  • by ace Location: plymouth on Feb 19, 2010 at 05:42 AM
    With the bad economy, loss of jobs, stock market dropping, more taxes I think I need disaster designation.
  • by oRGANIc RightS Location: Greenville on Feb 19, 2010 at 12:24 AM
    The soy beans are Monsanto genetically modified beans, they take advantage of the farmers. We need to fight back and save seed. Break out the seed cleaners people! We dont need to succumb to the speculation of how and what kind of seed we use. Since when do we let these businessmen tell us what we FARMERS can GROW? Are we not suppose to create a great product stamped with our farm name that they believe is the holy grail of product? Lets stand up and be FARMERS! Lets save seed! Lets be free of corporate control! We need to Amend the Patent Act so that seed saving is not considered infringement! Monsanto is NOT the LAW! We as farmers need to do the right thing,the best thing we know how and thats farm our own product. A healthy product thats not genetically modified to resist harmful chemicals. Were not bound by no pseudo-"law" to only grow monsanto seed. Lets stop the sickness! GOD BLESS THIS EVER CHANGING AMERICA WIll H.
  • by Nathan B Forest Location: Greenville on Feb 18, 2010 at 07:03 PM
    Ohhhh Dumplin' trying to play some catch up here after screwing the tobacco farmers lets buy some votes,a middle school principal at best,close to her beloved illegals.She and the Hag have to GO!Please come back to us Liz
  • by Vance on Feb 18, 2010 at 05:23 PM
    They(dumpofcraps) think the american people are stupid.Corn crops that were picked last year had the highest yeild ever,soybean was right at the top ever.Cotton and tobacco fared well.Potatoes dont go in the ground for a couple or three weeks and we are in a drying trend.This is nothing but trying to buy big farmers votes at the expense of the tax payers.What a load of psycho-babble.This dumb chick has to go.
  • by poor boy Location: gum neck on Feb 18, 2010 at 05:21 PM
    how about us poor farmers in tyrrell county, we got to eat to. help mr.tater out.
  • by B Location: B on Feb 18, 2010 at 04:47 PM
    wow thats what you call a late crop there
  • by Porky on Feb 18, 2010 at 02:09 PM
    What crops? it's winter. Just what we need, another handout to foot the bill for.
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