2017 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 North Carolina
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Nov/20/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation169
Farm Operations - Number of Operations47,800
Farm Operations - Acres Operated8,100,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )370,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )45,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )810,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )47,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )7,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )25,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2017 )9,000,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head830,800,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head32,500,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head21,156
Milk - Production, Measured in $178,976,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb952,000,000
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
TOBACCO163,9002,197 LB / ACRE360,040,000 LB2 $ / LB723,594,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS1,700,0001,690,00040 BU / ACRE67,600,000 BU9.5 $ / BU638,820,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN840,000142 BU / ACRE119,280,000 BU4.2 $ / BU500,976,000
CORN890,000
CORN, SILAGE40,00018 TONS / ACRE720,000 TONS
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES90,00089,500220 CWT / ACRE19,690,000 CWT15.3 $ / CWT346,544,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND375,000367,000969 LB / ACRE741,000 480 LB BALES0.709 $ / LB239,198,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED217,000 TONS118 $ / TON25,823,000
COTTON375,000367,000969 LB / ACRE741,000 480 LB BALES
COTTON, PIMA(NA) $ / LB
HAY
HAY653,0002.3 TONS / ACRE1,503,000 TONS117 $ / TON172,102,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)650,0002.3 TONS / ACRE1,495,000 TONS116 $ / TON170,430,000
HAY, ALFALFA3,0002.7 TONS / ACRE8,000 TONS210 $ / TON1,672,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE172,102,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,000
PEANUTS
PEANUTS119,000117,0004,100 LB / ACRE479,700,000 LB0.237 $ / LB113,209,000
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER450,000375,00055 BU / ACRE20,625,000 BU4.7 $ / BU95,906,000
WHEAT450,000375,00055 BU / ACRE20,625,000 BU4.7 $ / BU95,906,000
BLUEBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, UTILIZED4,020 LB / ACRE25,330,000 LB53,797,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, FRESH MARKET21,400,000 LB2.4 $ / LB51,360,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, PROCESSING3,930,000 LB0.62 $ / LB2,437,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME6,30025,700,000 LB2.12 $ / LB
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN3,0002,900330 CWT / ACRE957,000 CWT41,794,000
TOMATOES, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON
TOMATOES46.2 $ / CWT
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, UTILIZED905,300 CWT
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, FRESH MARKET(D)
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, PROCESSING(D)
POTATOES
POTATOES16,00015,100230 CWT / ACRE3,473,000 CWT11.4 $ / CWT39,592,000
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS10,50010,500160 CWT / ACRE1,680,000 CWT17.2 $ / CWT28,699,000
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING310 $ / TON18,905,000
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET22 $ / CWT9,794,000
CUCUMBERS, UTILIZED1,664,900 CWT
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL2,4002,300270 CWT / ACRE621,000 CWT45 $ / CWT27,914,000
PEPPERS, BELL, UTILIZED621,000 CWT
PEPPERS, BELL, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PEPPERS, BELL, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED98,000,000 LB24,247,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET50,000,000 LB0.352 $ / LB17,600,000
APPLES, PROCESSING48,000,000 LB277 $ / TON6,647,000
APPLES5,00020,000 LB / ACRE100,000,000 LB0.247 $ / LB
STRAWBERRIES
STRAWBERRIES1,2001,100135 CWT / ACRE148,500 CWT166 $ / CWT23,440,000
STRAWBERRIES, FRESH MARKET168 $ / CWT23,285,000
STRAWBERRIES, PROCESSING1,040 $ / TON155,000
STRAWBERRIES, UTILIZED141,500 CWT
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET10.8 $ / CWT20,787,000
MELONS, WATERMELON6,7006,500300 CWT / ACRE1,950,000 CWT10.8 $ / CWT20,787,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, FRESH MARKET26 $ / CWT5,863,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP1,2001,100205 CWT / ACRE225,500 CWT26 $ / CWT5,863,000
MELONS, WATERMELON, UTILIZED1,924,700 CWT
MELONS, CANTALOUP, UTILIZED225,500 CWT
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS3,5003,400210 CWT / ACRE714,000 CWT18.6 $ / CWT13,143,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED706,100 CWT
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
PUMPKINS, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
CABBAGE
CABBAGE2,6002,500280 CWT / ACRE700,000 CWT15.1 $ / CWT10,570,000
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET15.1 $ / CWT10,570,000
CABBAGE, UTILIZED700,000 CWT
SQUASH
SQUASH2,4002,30097 CWT / ACRE223,100 CWT45.4 $ / CWT10,112,000
SQUASH, UTILIZED222,700 CWT
SQUASH, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
SQUASH, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP5,8005,60037 CWT / ACRE207,200 CWT36.4 $ / CWT7,506,000
BEANS, SNAP, UTILIZED206,400 CWT
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
BEANS, SNAP, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
GRAPES
GRAPES, UTILIZED7,200 TONS5,287,000
GRAPES, PROCESSING6,700 TONS660 $ / TON4,422,000
GRAPES, FRESH MARKET500 TONS1,730 $ / TON865,000
GRAPES2,3003.13 TONS / ACRE7,210 TONS734 $ / TON
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED2,600 TONS4,004,000
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET2,600 TONS1,540 $ / TON4,004,000
PEACHES, PROCESSING(X) $ / TON
PEACHES1,2002.17 TONS / ACRE2,600 TONS1,540 $ / TON
SORGHUM
SORGHUM, GRAIN15,00050 BU / ACRE750,000 BU6.5 $ / CWT2,646,000
SORGHUM, SILAGE4,00010 TONS / ACRE40,000 TONS
SORGHUM20,000
OATS
OATS35,00010,00066 BU / ACRE660,000 BU2.6 $ / BU1,716,000
(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
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.