Peanut Farmers Feel Major Impact After Hurricane Matthew
Among those suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew are farmers in the Carolinas. Heavy rains and flooding are impacting many crops, including peanuts.
October is usually a prime time for the peanut harvest, but many of the nuts are now either underwater or waterlogged.
Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Jerry Hamill, owner of LATROS Farms in Enfield, North Carolina, about his hopes to salvage at least part of his crops this year. We’ll also hear the latest on how the state is dealing with the flooding from WUNC’s Will Michaels.
Jerry Hamill, owner of LATROS Farms in Enfield, North Carolina.
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