2018 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 North Carolina
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: May/26/2019

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation181
Farm Operations - Number of Operations46,400
Farm Operations - Acres Operated8,400,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )367,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )43,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )800,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )49,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )6,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )29,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2018 )9,100,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head873,600,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head32,500,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head21,295
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb937,000,000
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
TOBACCO
TOBACCO152,7501,649 LB / ACRE251,925,000 LB1.9 $ / LB478,545,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS1,650,0001,570,00034 BU / ACRE53,380,000 BU8.7 $ / BU464,406,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN830,000113 BU / ACRE93,790,000 BU4.35 $ / BU407,987,000
CORN910,000
CORN, SILAGE50,00016 TONS / ACRE800,000 TONS
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE271,897,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,000
HAY
HAY816,0002.71 TONS / ACRE2,210,000 TONS123 $ / TON271,897,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)810,0002.7 TONS / ACRE2,187,000 TONS122 $ / TON266,814,000
HAY, ALFALFA6,0003.9 TONS / ACRE23,000 TONS221 $ / TON5,083,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND430,000415,000812 LB / ACRE702,000 480 LB BALES0.759 $ / LB255,024,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED224,000 TONS127 $ / TON26,035,000
COTTON430,000415,000812 LB / ACRE702,000 480 LB BALES
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES82,00078,500140 CWT / ACRE10,990,000 CWT21.5 $ / CWT236,285,000
WHEAT
WHEAT460,000370,00057 BU / ACRE21,090,000 BU4.75 $ / BU100,178,000
WHEAT, WINTER460,000370,00057 BU / ACRE21,090,000 BU4.75 $ / BU100,178,000
PEANUTS
PEANUTS102,00098,0003,900 LB / ACRE382,200,000 LB0.237 $ / LB90,581,000
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN3,5003,000290 CWT / ACRE870,000 CWT33,845,000
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT
TOMATOES39.2 $ / CWT
TOMATOES, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, UTILIZED863,900 CWT
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, FRESH MARKET(D)
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, PROCESSING(D)
POTATOES
POTATOES13,00012,200190 CWT / ACRE2,318,000 CWT12.3 $ / CWT28,511,000
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS10,6009,600155 CWT / ACRE1,488,000 CWT17.3 $ / CWT25,582,000
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET22.4 $ / CWT14,031,000
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING270 $ / TON11,551,000
CUCUMBERS, UTILIZED1,482,000 CWT
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET12.4 $ / CWT22,314,000
MELONS, WATERMELON7,7007,300250 CWT / ACRE1,825,000 CWT12.4 $ / CWT22,314,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, FRESH MARKET15 $ / CWT4,544,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP1,3001,200255 CWT / ACRE306,000 CWT15 $ / CWT4,544,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, UTILIZED302,900 CWT
MELONS, WATERMELON, UTILIZED1,799,500 CWT
STRAWBERRIES
STRAWBERRIES1,1001,000125 CWT / ACRE125,000 CWT171 $ / CWT21,375,000
STRAWBERRIES, FRESH MARKET171 $ / CWT21,375,000
STRAWBERRIES, UTILIZED125,000 CWT
SQUASH
SQUASH3,8003,500175 CWT / ACRE612,500 CWT29.9 $ / CWT18,306,000
SQUASH, UTILIZED611,300 CWT
SQUASH, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
SQUASH, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL2,3002,000200 CWT / ACRE400,000 CWT41.7 $ / CWT15,685,000
PEPPERS, BELL, UTILIZED376,000 CWT
PEPPERS, BELL, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PEPPERS, BELL, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
CABBAGE
CABBAGE3,0002,800230 CWT / ACRE644,000 CWT16.7 $ / CWT10,120,000
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET16.7 $ / CWT10,120,000
CABBAGE, UTILIZED606,000 CWT
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP5,6004,80045 CWT / ACRE216,000 CWT37.4 $ / CWT8,020,000
BEANS, SNAP, UTILIZED214,300 CWT
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
BEANS, SNAP, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS2,9002,300110 CWT / ACRE253,000 CWT26.7 $ / CWT6,689,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED250,500 CWT
PUMPKINS, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
OATS
OATS30,00011,00066 BU / ACRE726,000 BU3.1 $ / BU2,251,000
SORGHUM
SORGHUM, GRAIN8,00060 BU / ACRE480,000 BU6.6 $ / CWT1,774,000
SORGHUM, SILAGE7,00010 TONS / ACRE70,000 TONS
SORGHUM18,000
BARLEY
BARLEY11,0008,00080 BU / ACRE640,000 BU2.7 $ / BU1,728,000
FLOWERING PLANTS, POTTED
FLOWERING PLANTS, POTTED, INDOOR USE
FOLIAGE PLANTS
FOLIAGE PLANTS, INDOOR USE, POTS
FOLIAGE PLANTS, INDOOR USE
BEDDING PLANTS, ANNUAL
BEDDING PLANTS, ANNUAL
PROPAGATIVE MATERIAL
PROPAGATIVE MATERIAL, FLORICULTURE
CUT FLOWERS
CUT FLOWERS
CUT CULTIVATED GREENS
CUT CULTIVATED GREENS
PEACHES
PEACHES4,600 TONS
GRAPES
GRAPES6,500 TONS
APPLES
APPLES115,000,000 LB
BEDDING PLANTS, HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL
BEDDING PLANTS, HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL, 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
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.