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When you think of growing rice the U.S

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isn’t the first place you think of. But you can grow rice here and you don’t have to flood the fields to do it. I have some friends at the tailgate market that I go to. They are from Laos and grow all sorts of fun Asian fruits and vegetables. They also grow rice, in the mountains of Western North Carolina! Growing Rice in the Mountains I live in the Western North Carolina Appalachian mountains. Marion, North Carolina is at about 1,400 feet above sea level and sits at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. So how does growing...

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