Hurricane Bertha blew through North Carolina this month, leaving an estimated $155 million in crop losses behind. Now farm lenders are determining the financial impact on their customers.

"It is a devastating storm, if you were in it," said Eddy Jones, president of East Carolina Farm Credit, Greenville, N.C., a Farm Credit System lender whose territory covers the hardest-hit parts of the state. Some farmers could suffer large losses, he said.

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