Johnston Tobacco Farmer Turns To 'Aquaculture'

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
1 October 2004, at 1:00am

NORTH CAROLINA - Some struggling tobacco farmers are looking for new ways to net a profit. Johnny Barbee, of Johnston County, is one of the first in North Carolina to produce freshwater shrimp. "They taste a lot better to me. They haven't got that grit taste like the saltwater does," he said.