Freshwater shrimp operation expanding

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
November 2004
Southeast Farm Press;11/17/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 26, p33
Trade Publication
The article informs that freshwater shrimp operation is expanding in the U.S. Gene Wiseman hopes the larger-than-normal, freshwater shrimp coming from the ponds at Barbee Farms in Kenly, North Carolina, portends a sign of things to come. Wiseman, an entrepreneur who has photography, storage and trailer park businesses, first saw an Illinois farmer harvesting the large, fresh-water shrimp on a television program. Wiseman talked his farming friends, Johnny and Doug Barbee, into giving it a go two years ago. Tobacco, soybean and hay farmers, the Barbees had already begun the process of diversifying after seeing their tobacco quota cut in half since 1997.


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