Tobacco leaves owned by David Parker are transported to his barn Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Craven County, N.C. Parker, small farmer is in a race to salvage the tatters of what was weeks away from ... more 
Tobacco leaves owned by David Parker are transported to his barn Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Craven County, N.C. Parker, small farmer is in a race to salvage the tatters of what was weeks away from being the best tobacco harvest of his life. State officials are still toting up the losses, but expect that most of the $750 million, main-money crop, will be lost to Hurricane Irene. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Takaaki Iwabu) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The News & Observer, Takaaki Iwabu
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 1:59 PM EDT