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Shrimp: Alternative crop for Kentucky's farmers

US - While others suffered in drought-like conditions, shrimp crops were thriving in Kentucky.

Freshwater shrimp farmers have found an alternative to tobacco and a future with a lot of growth potential. One shrimp farmer took his catch of the day to the Lexington Farmer's Market for the first time.

The Lexington farmers market has something for more than ever.

"Today we have certified organic vegetables along with eggs, free range poultry, heritage turkeys, angus beef... it's different than what we did when we originally started." Scott County farmer Ann Stone has been selling at the farmers market for nearly 14 years. she's learned the value of diversification.

Source: WTVQ