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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Billy Ray Hall, January 20, 2000. Interview K-0509. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Hope that diversification will save North Carolina's agricultural economy

Hall is optimistic about agriculture's prospects in North Carolina, but he places his hopes in diversification—moving away from tobacco and finding niche markets. But he also says that North Carolina's agriculture is in a "severe state of flux," implying that the changes he anticipates are necessary to realize his positive vision.

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Oral History Interview with Billy Ray Hall, January 20, 2000. Interview K-0509. 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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