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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Steve Holland, December 16, 1999. Interview K-0510. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

The decline of the farm economy in Pender County

Holland describes the decline of farming in Pender County. Farmers used to cultivate tobacco, blueberries, strawberries, soy beans, and corn, but the tobacco industry is struggling. "They've about cut out all the tobacco farming," says, Holland, referring to cuts in government subsidies. He points out that tourism industry is replacing farming as a moneymaker.

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Oral History Interview with Steve Holland, December 16, 1999. Interview K-0510. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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