Farmers Still Impacted By Wet Winter

Farmers in eastern Carolina who had to deal with all the rain and snow in recent months may be able to get some financial help.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack declared 13 North Carolina counties as disaster areas.

We traveled to some Craven County farms to see if conditions have improved. Soybean, cotton and wheat crops have been particularly impacted by the wet winter. Many farmers in the east have opted out of planting wheat altogether. Roy McCoy says his fields in Cove City are recovering from the wet winter, and that the weather has certainly set them back on tilling and planting.

Farmers in 39 counties will be considered for farm service agency emergency loans and for the supplemental revenue assistance payments program. Some of these are adjacent counties to disaster areas.

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  • by FARMER Location: Tarboro on Mar 24, 2010 at 05:44 PM
    sorry about your lil fish kingfisher
  • by KINGFISHER Location: pamlico river on Mar 23, 2010 at 08:41 PM
    yet again the farmers is going to get "another handout" while the comm fishermen of this state gets nothing but "runoff"

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