2020 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 North Carolina
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Mar/03/2021

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation183
Farm Operations - Number of Operations46,000
Farm Operations - Acres Operated8,400,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2021 )370,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2021 )40,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2021 )800,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2021 )46,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2021 )8,500
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2021 )28,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2020 )9,000,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head30,000,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head21,829
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb895,000,000
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
SOYBEANS1,600,0001,570,00037 BU / ACRE58,090,000 BU11.6 $ / BU673,844,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN950,000113 BU / ACRE107,350,000 BU4.5 $ / BU483,075,000
CORN1,000,000
CORN, SILAGE40,00014 TONS / ACRE560,000 TONS
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES106,000105,300160 CWT / ACRE16,848,000 CWT22.4 $ / CWT375,369,000
SWEET POTATOES, FRESH MARKET25.5 $ / CWT334,246,000
SWEET POTATOES, PROCESSING226 $ / CWT41,123,000
SWEET POTATOES, UTILIZED16,746,900 CWT
TOBACCO
TOBACCO102,3101,800 LB / ACRE184,127,000 LB1.97 $ / LB362,778,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE188,310,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)185,328,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA2,0002,982,000
HAY
HAY665,0002.4 TONS / ACRE1,598,000 TONS118 $ / TON188,310,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)660,0002.4 TONS / ACRE1,584,000 TONS117 $ / TON185,328,000
HAY, ALFALFA5,0002.7 TONS / ACRE14,000 TONS213 $ / TON2,982,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND360,000330,000785 LB / ACRE540,000 480 LB BALES0.661 $ / LB171,331,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED163,000 TONS192 $ / TON31,296,000
COTTON360,000330,000785 LB / ACRE540,000 480 LB BALES
WHEAT
WHEAT450,000350,00060 BU / ACRE21,000,000 BU4.75 $ / BU99,750,000
WHEAT, WINTER450,000350,00060 BU / ACRE21,000,000 BU4.75 $ / BU99,750,000
PEANUTS
PEANUTS108,000106,0004,000 LB / ACRE424,000,000 LB0.218 $ / LB92,432,000
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON9,0008,700250 CWT / ACRE2,175,000 CWT15.8 $ / CWT34,365,000
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET15.8 $ / CWT34,365,000
MELONS, WATERMELON, UTILIZED2,175,000 CWT
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL2,4002,300235 CWT / ACRE540,500 CWT42.1 $ / CWT21,859,000
PEPPERS, BELL, UTILIZED518,900 CWT
PEPPERS, BELL, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PEPPERS, BELL, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS10,60010,200130 CWT / ACRE1,326,000 CWT14.4 $ / CWT19,125,000
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING250 $ / TON12,829,000
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET21.1 $ / CWT6,296,000
CUCUMBERS, UTILIZED1,324,700 CWT
SQUASH
SQUASH4,4004,000125 CWT / ACRE500,000 CWT32 $ / CWT16,000,000
SQUASH, UTILIZED500,000 CWT
SQUASH, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
SQUASH, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS3,2002,60045 CWT / ACRE117,000 CWT23.3 $ / CWT2,681,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED115,000 CWT
PUMPKINS, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
OATS
OATS37,00012,00067 BU / ACRE804,000 BU3 $ / BU2,412,000
BARLEY
BARLEY14,0008,00077 BU / ACRE616,000 BU2.95 $ / BU1,817,000
(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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