Matthew threatens NC peanut harvest

Farmers in eastern North Carolina are rushing to get their harvest in ahead of Hurricane Matthew's rains.

(WITN) -- Farmers across eastern North Carolina are in the fields trying to get a jump on Hurricane Matthew.

The storm comes at a crucial time for peanut farmers like Lee Swinson.

The Duplin County farmer says harvest for his crop begins at the end of September to early October. He said each year they fill 300 trucks of peanuts, but because they just began harvest, only 12 trucks have been topped off.

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