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Wet Weather Impact

This summer's relentless rain is crippling North Carolina's largest industry.

Agri-business brings in $73 billion a year for the state.

However, many farmers have had little or no opportunity to cut feed hay for their livestock because of the wet weather.

Rowan County farmer Myra Morrison says she normally has about a 1,000 bales of hay to take care of her cattle by now.

This year, she barely has 200.

Agriculture experts say she would need a full week of dry weather to bale what she's got, and that's not likely to happen.

Carl Pless, agriculture expert, "worst case scenario is you can't harvest any of this and then she sells the cattle."

Myra Morrison, farmer, "if we have to sell cattle because we can't feed them, there will be less cattle in North Carolina. It will eventually make the prices go up."

Morrison says in dire cases she can usually buy hay from other farms around the state.

Only this time everyone else around is facing the same situation.


 



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