NC farmers face unprecedented run of hardships

Tom Vinson uses a combine to harvest soybeans in Clayton, NC Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. An unprecedented run of hardships have plagued North Carolina farmers this year: hurricanes, flooding, tariffs, trade war and, low commodity prices.
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Tom Vinson uses a combine to harvest soybeans in Clayton, NC Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. An unprecedented run of hardships have plagued North Carolina farmers this year: hurricanes, flooding, tariffs, trade war and, low commodity prices.

Craig Jarvis is in his seventh year covering politics for The N&O. He has been a reporter and editor here covering crime, legal affairs, general assignment, arts and real estate.