2014 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 North Carolina
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Mar/26/2015

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Number of Operations49,500

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )363,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )47,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )800,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )43,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )8,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )30,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2014 )8,600,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head28,000,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head20,891
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb961,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
Sorted by Value of Production in Dollars
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
TOBACCO
TOBACCO193,4002,347 LB / ACRE453,860,000 LB1.99 $ / LB902,995,000
TOBACCO, FLUE-CURED (CLASS 1)192,0002,350 LB / ACRE451,200,000 LB1.99 $ / LB897,888,000
TOBACCO, AIR-CURED LIGHT BURLEY (TYPE 31)1,4001,900 LB / ACRE2,660,000 LB1.92 $ / LB5,107,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS1,750,0001,730,00040 BU / ACRE69,200,000 BU10.3 $ / BU712,760,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN780,000132 BU / ACRE102,960,000 BU4.05 $ / BU416,988,000
CORN, SILAGE50,00019 TONS / ACRE950,000 TONS
CORN840,000
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES73,00072,000220 CWT / ACRE15,840,000 CWT22.4 $ / CWT354,816,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND465,000460,0001,049 LB / ACRE1,005,000 480 LB BALES0.636 $ / LB306,806,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED313,000 TONS198 $ / TON61,974,000
COTTON465,000460,0001,049 LB / ACRE1,005,000 480 LB BALES
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER830,000770,00058 BU / ACRE44,660,000 BU5.15 $ / BU229,999,000
WHEAT830,000770,00058 BU / ACRE44,660,000 BU5.15 $ / BU229,999,000
HAY
HAY830,0002.4 TONS / ACRE1,996,000 TONS107 $ / TON214,320,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)820,0002.4 TONS / ACRE1,968,000 TONS106 $ / TON208,608,000
HAY, ALFALFA10,0002.8 TONS / ACRE28,000 TONS204 $ / TON5,712,000
PEANUTS
PEANUTS94,00093,0004,300 LB / ACRE399,900,000 LB0.263 $ / LB105,174,000
BLUEBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, UTILIZED7,580 LB / ACRE48,500,000 LB72,181,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, FRESH MARKET37,300,000 LB1.77 $ / LB66,021,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, PROCESSING11,200,000 LB0.55 $ / LB6,160,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME6,40048,500,000 LB1.49 $ / LB
STRAWBERRIES
STRAWBERRIES1,2001,100140 CWT / ACRE154,000 CWT152 $ / CWT23,408,000
STRAWBERRIES, FRESH MARKET154,000 CWT152 $ / CWT23,408,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED95,000,000 LB19,608,000
APPLES5,10018,600 LB / ACRE95,000,000 LB0.206 $ / LB
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL2,2002,100210 CWT / ACRE441,000 CWT44 $ / CWT19,404,000
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET5,7005,500210 CWT / ACRE1,155,000 CWT12 $ / CWT13,860,000
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET5,0004,800115 CWT / ACRE552,000 CWT19 $ / CWT10,488,000
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING, PICKLES(D)(D)(D) TONS / ACRE(D) TONS(D) $ / TON(D)
CABBAGE
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET2,9002,800230 CWT / ACRE644,000 CWT15 $ / CWT9,660,000
SQUASH
SQUASH3,1003,00054 CWT / ACRE162,000 CWT51.9 $ / CWT8,413,000
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET4,9004,60067 CWT / ACRE308,000 CWT27 $ / CWT8,316,000
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET4,4004,30040 CWT / ACRE172,000 CWT38 $ / CWT6,536,000
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED4,380 TONS5,913,000
PEACHES, NOT SOLD120 TONS
PEACHES1,1004.09 TONS / ACRE4,500 TONS1,350 $ / TON
BARLEY
BARLEY20,00015,00071 BU / ACRE1,065,000 BU3.8 $ / BU4,047,000
GRAPES
GRAPES, UTILIZED4,700 TONS4,006,000
GRAPES, PROCESSING4,280 TONS720 $ / TON3,082,000
GRAPES, FRESH MARKET420 TONS2,200 $ / TON924,000
GRAPES, PROCESSING, WINE4,280 TONS720 $ / TON
GRAPES, NOT HARVESTED600 TONS
GRAPES2,3002.3 TONS / ACRE5,300 TONS852 $ / TON
OATS
OATS33,00017,00067 BU / ACRE1,139,000 BU3.2 $ / BU3,645,000
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET42 $ / CWT
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,000
POTATOES
POTATOES, SPRING14,50013,500210 CWT / ACRE2,835,000 CWT(D) $ / CWT(D)
POTATOES14,50013,500210 CWT / ACRE2,835,000 CWT(D) $ / CWT(D)
(NA) Not Available
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations
(S) Insufficient number of reports to establish an estimate
(X) Not Applicable
(Z) Less than half the rounding unit

Census State Profile: North_Carolina

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold12,588,142850
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 4,302,8771850
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products8,285,265650
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas1,774,1271850
Tobacco732,772119
Cotton and cottonseed403,366517
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes434,9741050
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries85,1501750
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod580,230750
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops67,097249
Other crops and hay225,1622650
Poultry and eggs4,837,026150
Cattle and calves332,7333450
Milk from cows179,2652950
Hogs and pigs2,873,988250
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk7,2513150
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys23,5481750
Aquaculture23,3651650
Other animals and other animal products8,0893350
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Soybeans for beans1,564,8061545
Corn for grain803,0201849
Wheat for grain, all753,7131349
Winter wheat for grain753,4891048
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop643,1862850
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens148,251,469450
Turkeys17,191,277250
Layers13,091,384850
Hogs and pigs8,901,434250
Pullets for laying flock replacement6,239,251850

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00013,837
   $1,000 to $2,4995,457
   $2,500 to $4,9995,891
   $5,000 to $9,9996,307
   $10,000 to $19,9994,424
   $20,000 to $24,9991,155
   $25,000 to $39,9992,087
   $40,000 to $49,999783
   $50,000 to $99,9991,946
   $100,000 to $249,9991,836
   $250,000 to $499,9991,420
   $500,000 or more5,075
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)10,061,152
   Average per farm ($)200,350
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)2,864,522
   Average per farm ($)57,042
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming24,574
   Other25,644
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male43,765
   Female6,453
  
Average age of principal operator58.9
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native840
   Asian325
   Black or African American2,141
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander2
   White69,328
   More than one race269
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2795

Note: See "Census of Agriculture, Volume 1, Geographic Area Series" for complete footnotes, explanations, definitions, and methodology.
   1 Universe is number of states in U.S. with item.
   2 Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
  (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
   - Represents zero.