Britt Cobb: Unintentional politician

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
January 2005
Southeast Farm Press;1/5/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p14
Trade Publication
The article informs that Britt Cobb never intended to become a politician, but there he sits in the office that says Commissioner of Agriculture. He grew up on a farm in rural Wilson County and after graduating with a degree in business from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, he has worked in the department for more than 30 years. The department is also offering a pilot farm-revenue protection package. Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite, which insures the gross revenue for small, limited resource farmers. "We grow about 150 commodities in North Carolina and only 21 are eligible for crop insurance."


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