Farming in the Carolinas en North Carolina's Alpaca Scene <p>Alpacas—the smaller, South American cousins of the llama—provide fleece for all kinds of knitted goods. The number of alpacas, and alpaca farms, has steadily grown since Americans began importing the animal for its fleece in the 1980s. North Carolina is part of this trend even though its climate is not ideal for alpacas.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:07:19 +0000 Ben Bradford 45694 at North Carolina's Alpaca Scene In Carolinas, Heavy Rains Wash Out Farmers' Crops <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rotten peaches, drowned tobacco, moldy wheat and waterlogged watermelons.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Those are a few examples of how heavy rains in the Carolinas are decimating crops. Farmers are dealing with some of the wettest weather they've ever had, and all that rain is washing out a sizable chunk of the Southern economy.</span></p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:52:33 +0000 Michael Tomsic 34063 at In Carolinas, Heavy Rains Wash Out Farmers' Crops