$400 million in crop loss due to Hurricane Matthew

Nov 16, 2016

Excessive rain caused lodging of sorghum in this field in Richlands in 2015.
Credit N.C. Department of Agriculture

Agriculture is the number one industry in North Carolina contributing $78 billion to the state's economy. Much of the food produced in our state comes from eastern North Carolina, which was recently pounded with heavy rainfall during Hurricane Matthew  leaving crops flooded and fields ravaged.  Jared Brumbaugh spoke with the Director of the Farm Service Agency Bob Etheridge after surveying in Edgecombe County.