Crop losses

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2:52 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

In Carolinas, Heavy Rains Wash Out Farmers' Crops

Tomatoes stick in the mud at Barbee Farms in Concord, N.C.
Credit Michael Tomsic / WFAE

Rotten peaches, drowned tobacco, moldy wheat and waterlogged watermelons.

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.

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