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Franklin Garland says North Carolina is perfect for cultivating Perigord truffles. The Tobacco Trust Fund is offering farmers money to find out if it's the cash crop tobacco farmers have been searching for.

For the past seven years, on a farm in rural Orange County, Franklin Garland and his wife, Betty, have been cultivating and harvesting black Perigord truffles. They were the first people in the United States to successfully cultivate the fungus, and apart…

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