2023 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 North Carolina
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Jul/21/2024

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation191
Farm Operations - Number of Operations42,500
Farm Operations - Acres Operated8,100,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2024 )352,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2024 )38,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2024 )750,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2024 )42,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2024 )9,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2024 )32,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2023 )7,900,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head941,100,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head29,000,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head23,526
Milk - Production, Measured in $193,998,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb894,000,000
County outlines for NORTH CAROLINA

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
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS1,640,0001,630,00038.5 BU / ACRE62,755,000 BU12.9 $ / BU809,540,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN900,000147 BU / ACRE132,300,000 BU5.75 $ / BU760,725,000
CORN, SILAGE30,00018 TONS / ACRE540,000 TONS
CORN950,000
TOBACCO
TOBACCO113,1202,299 LB / ACRE260,098,000 LB2.14 $ / LB556,588,000
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES78,00077,800195 CWT / ACRE15,171,000 CWT20.7 $ / CWT305,300,000
SWEET POTATOES, FRESH MARKET24.7 $ / CWT273,175,000
SWEET POTATOES, PROCESSING175 $ / TON32,125,000
SWEET POTATOES, UTILIZED14,731,000 CWT
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND380,000370,000933 LB / ACRE719,000 480 LB BALES0.789 $ / LB276,466,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED206,000 TONS227 $ / TON48,351,000
COTTON380,000370,000933 LB / ACRE719,000 480 LB BALES
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE205,980,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)202,020,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA2,0003,960,000
HAY
HAY657,0002.11 TONS / ACRE1,383,000 TONS149 $ / TON205,980,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)650,0002.1 TONS / ACRE1,365,000 TONS148 $ / TON202,020,000
HAY, ALFALFA7,0002.6 TONS / ACRE18,000 TONS220 $ / TON3,960,000
WHEAT
WHEAT480,000400,00070 BU / ACRE28,000,000 BU6.65 $ / BU186,200,000
WHEAT, WINTER480,000400,00070 BU / ACRE28,000,000 BU6.65 $ / BU186,200,000
PEANUTS
PEANUTS124,000123,0004,300 LB / ACRE528,900,000 LB0.273 $ / LB144,390,000
BLUEBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, UTILIZED54,420,000 LB104,620,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME9,3005,990 LB / ACRE27,850 TONS1.92 $ / LB
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, PROCESSING(D) LB(D) $ / LB(D)
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, FRESH MARKET(D) LB(D) $ / LB(D)
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON9,7009,600320 CWT / ACRE3,072,000 CWT15.8 $ / CWT48,441,000
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET15.8 $ / CWT48,441,000
MELONS, WATERMELON, UTILIZED3,065,900 CWT
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS8,4008,300185 CWT / ACRE1,535,500 CWT16 $ / CWT24,536,000
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING292 $ / TON17,867,000
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET21.5 $ / CWT6,669,000
CUCUMBERS, UTILIZED1,534,000 CWT
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL2,1002,000215 CWT / ACRE430,000 CWT47.4 $ / CWT20,382,000
PEPPERS, BELL, UTILIZED430,000 CWT
PEPPERS, BELL, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
PEPPERS, BELL, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS4,4004,200170 CWT / ACRE714,000 CWT26.2 $ / CWT18,213,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED694,700 CWT
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
PUMPKINS, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
SQUASH
SQUASH3,6003,500115 CWT / ACRE402,500 CWT33 $ / CWT13,279,000
SQUASH, UTILIZED402,100 CWT
SQUASH, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SQUASH, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
OATS
OATS37,00014,00077 BU / ACRE1,078,000 BU4.2 $ / BU4,528,000
BARLEY
BARLEY16,00010,00076 BU / ACRE760,000 BU4.4 $ / BU3,344,000
CUT FLOWERS
CUT FLOWERS
PROPAGATIVE MATERIAL
PROPAGATIVE MATERIAL, FLORICULTURE
BEDDING PLANTS, ANNUAL
BEDDING PLANTS, ANNUAL
CUT CULTIVATED GREENS
CUT CULTIVATED GREENS
FOLIAGE PLANTS
FOLIAGE PLANTS, INDOOR USE
BEDDING PLANTS, HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL
BEDDING PLANTS, HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL
FLOWERING PLANTS, POTTED
FLOWERING PLANTS, POTTED, INDOOR USE, POTS
(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


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