2017 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 North Carolina
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Aug/03/2020

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. 2018 )370,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )45,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )800,000
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 )27,000
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
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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 $ / LB719,994,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS1,700,0001,690,00040 BU / ACRE67,600,000 BU9.5 $ / BU642,200,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN840,000142 BU / ACRE119,280,000 BU4.24 $ / BU505,747,000
CORN890,000
CORN, SILAGE40,00018 TONS / ACRE720,000 TONS
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES90,00089,500220 CWT / ACRE19,690,000 CWT15.3 $ / CWT301,257,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND375,000367,000969 LB / ACRE741,000 480 LB BALES0.709 $ / LB252,177,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED217,000 TONS118 $ / TON25,606,000
COTTON, PIMA(NA) $ / LB
COTTON375,000367,000969 LB / ACRE741,000 480 LB BALES
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE177,410,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)173,420,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,0003,990,000
HAY
HAY657,0002.3 TONS / ACRE1,514,000 TONS117 $ / TON177,410,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)650,0002.3 TONS / ACRE1,495,000 TONS116 $ / TON173,420,000
HAY, ALFALFA7,0002.7 TONS / ACRE19,000 TONS210 $ / TON3,990,000
PEANUTS
PEANUTS119,000117,0004,100 LB / ACRE479,700,000 LB0.237 $ / LB113,689,000
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER450,000375,00055 BU / ACRE20,625,000 BU4.7 $ / BU96,938,000
WHEAT450,000375,00055 BU / ACRE20,625,000 BU4.7 $ / BU96,938,000
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 OPEN3,3003,200330 CWT / ACRE1,056,000 CWT46,116,000
TOMATOES, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON
TOMATOES46.2 $ / CWT
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, UTILIZED999,000 CWT
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / 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, BELL2,2002,100270 CWT / ACRE567,000 CWT45 $ / CWT25,487,000
PEPPERS, BELL, UTILIZED567,000 CWT
PEPPERS, BELL, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PEPPERS, BELL, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED102,000,000 LB25,199,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET52,000,000 LB0.352 $ / LB18,304,000
APPLES, PROCESSING50,000,000 LB276 $ / TON6,895,000
APPLES5,20020,000 LB / ACRE104,000,000 LB0.247 $ / LB
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON7,3007,100300 CWT / ACRE2,130,000 CWT10.8 $ / CWT22,705,000
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET10.8 $ / CWT22,705,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, FRESH MARKET26 $ / CWT6,396,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP1,3001,200205 CWT / ACRE246,000 CWT26 $ / CWT6,396,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, UTILIZED246,000 CWT
MELONS, WATERMELON, UTILIZED2,102,300 CWT
STRAWBERRIES
STRAWBERRIES1,1001,000135 CWT / ACRE135,000 CWT166 $ / CWT21,308,000
STRAWBERRIES, FRESH MARKET168 $ / CWT21,168,000
STRAWBERRIES, PROCESSING1,040 $ / TON140,000
STRAWBERRIES, UTILIZED128,700 CWT
SQUASH
SQUASH3,0002,80097 CWT / ACRE271,600 CWT45.4 $ / CWT12,313,000
SQUASH, UTILIZED271,100 CWT
SQUASH, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SQUASH, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
CABBAGE
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET15.1 $ / CWT11,416,000
CABBAGE2,8002,700280 CWT / ACRE756,000 CWT15.1 $ / CWT11,416,000
CABBAGE, UTILIZED756,000 CWT
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS2,8002,700210 CWT / ACRE567,000 CWT18.6 $ / CWT10,437,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED560,800 CWT
PUMPKINS, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP5,1005,00037 CWT / ACRE185,000 CWT36.4 $ / CWT6,704,000
BEANS, SNAP, UTILIZED184,300 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
SORGHUM
SORGHUM, GRAIN17,00055 BU / ACRE935,000 BU6.5 $ / CWT3,403,000
SORGHUM22,000
SORGHUM, SILAGE4,00010 TONS / ACRE40,000 TONS
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED1,740 TONS2,680,000
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET1,740 TONS1,540 $ / TON2,680,000
PEACHES, PROCESSING(X) $ / TON
PEACHES8002.18 TONS / ACRE1,740 TONS1,540 $ / TON
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


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