2013 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 North Carolina
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Dec/22/2014

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation168
Farm Operations - Number of Operations50,000
Farm Operations - Acres Operated8,400,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )360,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )45,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )810,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )60,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )6,800
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )27,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2013 )8,500,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head34,000,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head20,326
Milk - Production, Measured in $200,090,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb935,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
TOBACCO
TOBACCO181,9001,994.00 LB / ACRE362,660,000 LB2.11 $ / LB765,026,000
TOBACCO, FLUE-CURED (CLASS 1)180,0002,000.00 LB / ACRE360,000,000 LB2.11 $ / LB759,600,000
TOBACCO, AIR-CURED LIGHT BURLEY (TYPE 31)1,9001,400.00 LB / ACRE2,660,000 LB2.04 $ / LB5,426,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN870,000142.00 BU / ACRE123,540,000 BU4.96 $ / BU605,346,000
CORN930,000
CORN, SILAGE45,00017.00 TONS / ACRE765,000 TONS
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS1,480,0001,450,00033.50 BU / ACRE48,575,000 BU13.10 $ / BU604,494,000
WHEAT
WHEAT990,000925,00057.00 BU / ACRE52,725,000 BU6.28 $ / BU327,750,000
WHEAT, WINTER990,000925,00057.00 BU / ACRE52,725,000 BU6.28 $ / BU327,750,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND465,000460,000799.00 LB / ACRE766,000 480 LB BALES0.82 $ / LB297,295,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED255,000 TONS227.00 $ / TON54,480,000
COTTON465,000460,000799.00 LB / ACRE766,000 480 LB BALES
HAY
HAY858,0002.41 TONS / ACRE2,064,000 TONS110.00 $ / TON229,296,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)850,0002.40 TONS / ACRE2,040,000 TONS109.00 $ / TON224,400,000
HAY, ALFALFA8,0003.00 TONS / ACRE24,000 TONS201.00 $ / TON4,896,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE229,296,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,000
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES54,00053,000200.00 CWT / ACRE10,600,000 CWT24.90 $ / CWT228,960,000
PEANUTS
PEANUTS82,00081,0003,900.00 LB / ACRE315,900,000 LB0.28 $ / LB91,295,000
BLUEBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, UTILIZED7,020.00 LB / ACRE40,000,000 LB65,600,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, FRESH MARKET32,000,000 LB1.90 $ / LB60,800,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, PROCESSING8,000,000 LB0.60 $ / LB4,800,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, NOT HARVESTED1,550,000 LB
BLUEBERRIES, TAME5,70042,400,000 LB1.64 $ / LB
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, NOT SOLD850,000 LB
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED125,000,000 LB25,113,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET55,000,000 LB0.33 $ / LB18,150,000
APPLES, PROCESSING70,000,000 LB199.00 $ / TON6,963,000
APPLES, NOT SOLD4,000,000 LB
APPLES, PROCESSING, CANNED46,000,000 LB185.00 $ / TON
APPLES5,10026,500.00 LB / ACRE135,000,000 LB0.20 $ / LB
APPLES, NOT HARVESTED6,000,000 LB
APPLES, PROCESSING, JUICE21,000,000 LB230.00 $ / TON
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET6,2005,700300.00 CWT / ACRE1,710,000 CWT13.50 $ / CWT23,085,000
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET4,8004,600210.00 CWT / ACRE966,000 CWT17.00 $ / CWT16,422,000
STRAWBERRIES
STRAWBERRIES, FRESH MARKET110,000 CWT148.00 $ / CWT16,280,000
STRAWBERRIES1,2001,100100.00 CWT / ACRE110,000 CWT148.00 $ / CWT16,280,000
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL1,8001,700250.00 CWT / ACRE425,000 CWT37.00 $ / CWT15,725,000
CABBAGE
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET3,2002,900270.00 CWT / ACRE783,000 CWT19.00 $ / CWT14,877,000
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET4,3004,10039.00 CWT / ACRE160,000 CWT67.00 $ / CWT10,720,000
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET5,1004,60092.00 CWT / ACRE423,000 CWT22.50 $ / CWT9,518,000
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED5,200 TONS5,980,000
PEACHES, NOT SOLD290 TONS
PEACHES1,1005.45 TONS / ACRE6,000 TONS1,150.00 $ / TON
PEACHES, NOT HARVESTED510 TONS
SQUASH
SQUASH2,7001,90051.00 CWT / ACRE97,000 CWT47.00 $ / CWT4,559,000
GRAPES
GRAPES, UTILIZED4,700 TONS3,961,000
GRAPES, PROCESSING4,370 TONS700.00 $ / TON3,059,000
GRAPES, FRESH MARKET330 TONS2,733.00 $ / TON902,000
GRAPES, NOT HARVESTED500 TONS
GRAPES, PROCESSING, WINE4,370 TONS700.00 $ / TON
GRAPES2,3002.26 TONS / ACRE5,200 TONS843.00 $ / TON
BARLEY
BARLEY19,00014,00067.00 BU / ACRE938,000 BU4.00 $ / BU3,752,000
OATS
OATS35,00013,00070.00 BU / ACRE910,000 BU3.30 $ / BU3,003,000
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET43.50 $ / CWT
POTATOES
POTATOES, SPRING14,50013,500240.00 CWT / ACRE3,240,000 CWT
POTATOES14,50013,500240.00 CWT / ACRE3,240,000 CWT

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.