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Heavy rain destroys NC crops

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. -

The heavy rainfall is causing many headaches for North Carolina farmers. Some have already lost most of their crops.

Life-long farmer Kent Revels is the owner of Revels Farms based in Fuquay-Varina.

Revels main cash crop is tobacco. He said, "We've lost 25 percent at least, maybe more." Revels said he'll be lucky to break even and has never seen the weather this bad.

It's the same story in Dunn at Lee's Produce.

Their squash and cucumbers are a total loss. Ellen Lee is one of the owners and said her tomatoes are also suffering.

Lee said they're doing their best not to raise prices, but had to tell customers who get produce delivered to their front door some of the produce is no longer available.

Farmers said the next two weeks will determine the future of the rest of their crops.

Eileen Park

Eileen joined WNCN after years of working as a foreign correspondent. During her time off, she enjoys relaxing with her dogs, reading, and exploring the Triangle. More>>

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