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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 >>

Competition hurts small hog farmers

Larry Kelley explains that hog farmers "had to get bigger or close down" as the industry moved toward a contract system; Larry's brother chose to close down his operation after eighteen years. One local hog farmer, who had his share of financial troubles, finally mastered the necessary changes, but was taking control of the area's farming.

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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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