Farmers across the state are worried that drought conditions could damage their crops.
Climate figures show more than three quarters of North Carolina is now suffering from drought conditions.
In many areas, farmers have stopped planting soybeans because the soil is too dry. The corn crop won't be able to stand long without substantial rain.
County extension agents also say the hay crop is a concern.
Even Christmas tree plantings could suffer, but one official says mature trees may be O-K.