Long-term farm bill would boost N.C.’s largest industry
Every year, Larry Bailey mows hay and grows 100 acres of soybeans on his farm in Rutherford County. Nearly 300 miles across our state, in Duplin County, third-generation farmer Larry Shaw tends to hundreds of acres of corn. And in Halifax County, near the Virginia border in northeastern North Carolina, Jerry Hamill grows peanuts that Americans enjoy in ballparks every summer.
Each of these farmers contributes to a bedrock institution of our North Carolina culture and economy. I believe it is imperative that we support this key North Carolina industry so that it can thrive for generations to come.