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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Larry and Betty Kelley, December 9, 1999. Interview K-0511. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Economic challenges of rural enterprises

Larry Kelley describes the financial difficulties of small farm hog production, which involves significant debt and change so fast that as even as farmers scrape together enough money to pay off their debt, the material they are assuming ownership of becomes obsolete. Larry is frustrated that his sand business collapsed after receiving tens of thousands of dollars in citations, but the largely unregulated factory farm industry continues to grow despite the environmental problems it caused in the wake of Hurricane Floyd.

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Oral History Interview with Larry and Betty Kelley, December 9, 1999. Interview K-0511. 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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