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After hard year, state farmers showcase local goods at Got to Be NC Festival

Kasey Cunningham, WRAL reporterMay 19, 2019

North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness industries are worth $92 billion, but in the past few years, hurricanes like Florence and Michael have taken a toll on many of the state’s farmers.

The Got to Be NC Festival in Raleigh allowed farmers to show off their products to people looking for local goods and fun times.

“We’ve had the worst year we’ve ever had, with the wet in the winter and the cold,” said William Baldwin, of Baldwin Family Farms. “We’ve lost more animals, more costs – the worst year we’ve ever had.”

Baldwin Family Farms, in Yanceyville, raises grass-fed beef without antibiotics or genetically modified organisms.

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