North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says every major crop in the state took a hit in the recent heavy rains.
Local media outlets report that Troxler and Gov. Pat McCrory walked through soggy fields in southeastern North Carolina on Tuesday to get a look at the damage.
The sun was shining after as much as 20 inches of rain fell in some places. It will probably be next week before most farmers can get back into their fields to get a good look at their losses.
Agriculture officials say that poultry and hog operations appeared to have come through the storm all right. But when the rains came, workers were just getting into the fields to harvest such things as peanuts, sweet potatoes and tobacco.