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You have probably heard me say several times this year that 
agriculture in North Carolina is going strong, and we have a bright 
future. A quick glance through this book will attest to that fact. 
North Carolina's farmers are more diversified than ever, and more 
and more farmers are finding niche markets and developing 
value-added products. Our research stations are helping to creating 
these new products and continue to develop innovative techniques to 
increase yield and protect the environment. 

Today's farmers are finding it necessary to adapt to the 
ever-changing agricultural climate. Students at our land-grant 
universities have more information than ever to digest about 
planting techniques, business models and environmental concerns. 
Older farmers are headed back to the classroom to keep up to date or 
the latest farming trends. One of the best pieces of advice comes fron 
my good friend, the late Jim Graham. He said, "The best advice I can 
give to the next generation of agriculture leaders is to never stop learning." 

I've taken that to heart over the past year, and I know that he spoke the truth. And from the 
looks of it, the FFA believes it, too. I've spent a lot of time with FFA members over the past year, 
and I'm impressed by the leadership of this group, and am encouraged by their dedication to the 
future of agriculture in North Carolina. As agriculture has changed, so has the FFA. 

With more than 14,800 members across the state, the N.C. FFA is preparing students to be 
future leaders of our industry through science, business and technology. Agriculture will continue 
to change and I wish the FFA a successful 75 more years in guiding our youth to careers in 
agriculture. 

Thank you, 




Britt Cobb 



Prepared and Published by M.C DOCUMBflJ 

North Carolina TT* 

rt3 i 3 2005 

Agricultural Statistics h*^** 






Telephone (919) 856-4394 
Fax (919) 856-4139 
E-mail: ncagstat@ncmail.net 
Internet Address: http://www.ncagr.com/stats 

Location: Agriculture Building 
2 W. Edenton St. 
Raleigh, NC 27601 
Mail: PO Box 27767 

Raleigh, NC 27611 
Craig Hayes, Deputy Director 



Bob Murphy, Director 



Issued Cooperatively By 




NORTH CAROLINA 
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 
& CONSUMER SERVICES 



NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL 
STATISTICS SERVICE 
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 



BRITT COBB 

Commissioner 



RON BOSECKER 

Administrator 



N. DAVID SMITH 

Deputy Commissioner 



JOE REILLY 

Deputy Administrator, Field Operations 




Compiled and Edited by: 
Erika M. Sherrell, Statistical Assistant 

Cover design and layout by: 
Gail Dragon, Artist Illustrator 



This publication is printed on permanent, acid-free paper in compliance with 
the General Statutes of the State of North Carolina. 



Number 204 



6,500 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $13,919.33 or $2.14 per copy. 



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About the Cover 



Future Farmers of America has helped develop agricul- 
tural leaders for over 75 years. The program evolved 
in North Carolina when a group of farm boys met in Ra- 
leigh in 1927 to form the Young Tar Heel Farmers. One 
year later, over 300 delegates representing 110 rural 
high schools attended the first state convention of the 
Young Tar Heel Farmers at North Carolina State Uni- 
versity. 

In 1928, the National Future Farmers of America 
brought together students, teachers and agribusiness 
to solidify support for agricultural education. In Kansas 
City's Baltimore Hotel, 33 young farm boys charted a 
course for the future. They could not have foreseen 
how the organization would grow and thrive. 

In 1929, the Young Tar Heel Farmers became affiliated 
with the Future Farmers of America and became the 
North Carolina FFA Association. 



of agriculture with 214 local chapters 
across the state. FFA makes a 
positive difference in the lives of 
students by developing their 
potential for premier leader- 
ship, personal growth and 
career success through 
agricultural education. 
Visit www.ncffa.org 
for more informa- 
tion. 



Since that time, millions of agriculture students have 
worn the official FFA jacket. FFA has opened its 
doors and its arms to all, ensuring that all students 
could reap the benefits of agricultural education. J 

In the beginning there were 33 members. 
Seventy-five years later there are over 
475,000 members. Currently, the North 
Carolina FFA Association has 14,832 
student members preparing for 
leadership and careers in the sci- 
ence, business and technology 



I to promote vocational! 
agriculture In schools., 
Camp here since 19Z& 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



GENERAL 



North Carolina's Rank in U.S. Agriculture 6 

Top Ten Counties in Cash Receipts 6 

Cash Receipts, by Commodity 7 

Cash Receipts, Pie Chart and Distribution Map 8 

Cash Receipts and Government Payments 9 

Cash Receipts, Rank by State 10 

Income from Forest and Seafood, by County 11 

Value Added to the Economy by the Agricultural Sector 12 

Farm Income, Cash Receipts, Percent, by Month 12 

Farm Real Estate Values 13 

Number of Farms, Land in Farms and Average Size 13 

Export Shares of Agricultural Commodities 13 

Weather Summary 14 

Topsoil Moisture 14 

Harvest Progress 15 

Average Temperatures and Total Precipitation, by Month 15 

Fertilizer Shipped 16-17 

Fertilizer Shipped by Type, by Month 16-17 

Fertilizer Usage, Corn, Cotton 17 

Fertilizer Usage, Apples, Blueberries 18 

Chemical Usage, Apples 18 

Chemical Usage, Blueberries, Corn 19 

Chemical Usage, Cotton 20 

LIVESTOCK, DAIRY AND POULTRY 

2003 Livestock Summary 22 

Livestock - Record Highs and Lows 23 

Hog Inventory, Leading States 23 

Number of Operations with Livestock, by Species 23 

Livestock and Poultry Inventory and Values 24 

Meat Animals, Production, Disposition and Income 25 

County Estimates: 

All Cattle 26 

Beef Cows and Heifers that have Calved 27 

Milk Cows and Heifers that have Calved 30 

Hogs & Pigs 33 

Broilers Produced 34 

All Chickens 36 

Turkeys Raised 37 

Red Meat Production, Number of Pounds by Month 28 

Livestock Slaughter by Species 28 

Livestock Slaughtering Establishments 28 

Milk Production and Disposition 29 

Milk Marketed, Income and Value 29 

Manufactured Dairy Products 29 

Milk Production, Number of Milk Cows, Average Production 

per Cow, by Quarter 31 

Hogs and Pigs, by Class and Weight, Quarterly 32 

Pig Crop, Sows Farrowed and Pigs Saved 32 

Hogs and Pigs, Number of Operations by Size 32 

Commercial Hatcheries - Broiler Eggs Set and 

Chicks Placed, by Week 35 

Laying Hens, Number on Farms, Rate of Lay 

and Egg Production 38 

Commercial Hatcheries, Broiler Type Chicks 

Hatched and Turkey Poults Placed 38 

Commercial Broilers, Production and Value 39 

Eggs, Production and Value of Sales 39 

Turkeys, Production and Value 39 



LD7ESTOCK, DAIRY AND POULTRY 



(Continued) 

Chickens, Lost, Sold and Value of Sales 39 

Honey, Production, Stocks and Value 39 

Trout, Number of Operations and Total Sales 40 

Trout, Foodsize: Number, Weight and Value 40 

Catfish, Number of Operations, Water Surface 

and Total Sales 40 

Catfish, Foodsize: Number, Weight and Value 40 

CROPS 

2003 Crop Summary 42 

Crops - Record Highs and Lows 43 

Usual Planting and Harvesting Dates: 

Field Crops and Vegetables 44 

Harvested Cropland 2002-2003 45 

Acres, Yield and Production, N.C., 2002-2003 46 

Acres, Yield and Production, U.S., 2002-2003 47 

County Estimates: 
Acres, Yield and Production, 2002-2003: 

Corn for Grain 48-49 

Corn for Silage 50-51 

Cotton 52-53 

All Hay 54-55 

Peanuts 56 

Irish Potatoes 57 

Soybeans 58-59 

Tobacco 60-61 

Wheat 62-63 

Oats 64-65 

Barley 66 

Sorghum Grain 67 

Sweetpotatoes 68 

Tobacco Auction and Contract Sales 69 

Grain Stocks by Positions 70 

Grain Storage Capacity, On-Farm and Off-Farm 70 

Hay Stocks on Farms 70 

Upland Cotton Biotechnology Varieties 70 

Farm Marketings of Selected Crops, by Month 71 

Corn and Soybean Biotechnology Varieties 71 

Floriculture Summary 72 

Selected Floriculture Crops, Quantity Sold, Wholesale Value 72 

PRICES RECEIVED AND PAID 

Index Numbers of Prices Received and Paid 74 

Average Prices Received: 

Specified Crops, by Month 75 

Specified Commodities, by Month 76 

Marketing Year Average Prices, Specified Commodities 76 

Marketing Year Average Prices, Crops 77 

Average Prices Paid for Feed 78 

COUNTY HIGHLIGHTS 

Crops, Livestock and Cash Receipts, by County 80-129 

Leading Counties 130 



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Statistical Reports Program 



NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS 
compiles current and historic statistics con- 
cerning agriculture in the State. Where possible, information 
most often requested by farmers, the general public, and 
workers in government agencies are included. 

Reporting of crop and livestock statistics is a 
service rendered to farmers and others in the State 
by the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture in cooperation with 
the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Con- 
sumer Services. 

The collection and dissemination of agricultural 
statistics had its start in 1863. This is one of the oldest 
activities of the United States Department of 
Agriculture. It was recognized that there were many advan- 
tages of a joint relationship between the State and Federal 
Governments in the development of agricultural sta- 
tistics. Thus, in 1919 the N.C. Department of Agriculture 
entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Depart- 



ment of Agriculture to provide detailed agricultural 
statistics. The agreement resulted in the creation of the Ag- 
ricultural Statistics Division of the North Carolina Depart- 
ment of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 

The North Carolina Agricultural Statistics Division 
publishes official statistics on crops, livestock, prices, and 
various other agricultural items. The most important reports 
and the approximate dates of release are shown 
in the table below. The reports marked with an (*) are is- 
sued separately and are only available at www.ncagr.com/ 
stats. All others are included in the semi- 
monthly release entitled "Farm Report". The reports are 
free for respondents providing information used to com- 
pile the reports. Others are charged a nominal fee for 
the reports, which are available by writing to: Director, Ag- 
ricultural Statistics, P.O. Box 27767, Raleigh, NC 27611 or 
E-mail at: ncagstat@ncmail.net. 



TYPE OF REPORTS 


FREQUENCY 
OF 
REPORT 


APPROXIMATE 
DATE AVAILABLE 


CROP REPORTS 

• Intentions to plant 

• Production of Field Crops, 

Fruits & Vegetables 

• Grain Stocks (All Positions) 

• Annual Crop Summaries - Small Grains 

Other Field Crops 


Annually 

Monthly 

(In Season) 

Quarterly 

Annually 

Annually 


End of March 
9-1 2th 

Jan. 10, End of Mar., June, Sept. 
September 30 
January 12 


WEATHER-CROPS REPORTS 


Weekly * 

(monthly: Jan. & Feb.) 


Monday - 4:00 P.M. 


LIVESTOCK REPORTS 

• Cattle & Milk Cow Inventory, Jan. 1 

• Calf Crop 

• Hog and Pig Inventory and Pig Crop 

• Commercial Slaughter 

• Meat Animals - Farm Production, 

Disposition & Income 


Annually 
Annually 
Quarterly 
Monthly 

Annually 


Beginning of February 
Beginning of February 
End of Mar., June, Sept., Dec. 
20th 

End of April 


DAIRY REPORTS 

• Cows Milked & Milk Production 

• Milk Production & Disposition 


Quarterly 
Annually 


Mid-Jan., Apr., July, Oct. 
End of April 


POULTRY REPORTS 

• Broiler Report 

• Poultry Inventory, Dec. 1 

• Eggs, Chicken, and Hatchery 

• Turkeys Raised 

• Poultry Production, Disposition, & Income 


Weekly * 
Annually 
Monthly 
Twice Per Year 
Annually 


Wednesday, 4:00 pm 
End of January 
22nd 

20th Aug. and Jan. 10 
April 28 


ECONOMIC REPORTS 

• Prices Received By Farmers 

• Prices Paid By Farmers 

• Labor, Wage Rates 


Monthly 

Annually 

Quarterly 


End of Month 
April 30 

3rd week Feb., May, Aug., Nov. 



All reports and other statistics are available on the Internet at http://www.ncagr.com/stats 



NORTH CAROLINA'S RANK IN U.S. AGRICULTURE, 2003 



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Production 


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1 


Total Tobacco 


300 


(Mil Lbs) 


37.4 




Flue-Cured Tobacco 


293 


(Mil Lbs) 


64.1 




Sweetpotatoes 


5,880 


(000 Cwt.) 


37.0 


2 


Hogs & Pigs (12-1-03) 


10.0 


(Mil Hd) 


16.6 




Christmas Trees Cash Receipts 


$100 


(Mil) 


21 .3 




Cucumbers for Pickles 


80 


(000 Tons) 


10.9 




Turkeys Raised 


42.5 


(Mil Hd) 


15.5 


3 


Poultry & Egg Products Cash Receipts 


$2,199 


(Mil) 


9.2 




Trout Sold 


4,400 


(000 Lbs) 


8.3 


4 


Blueberries 1 


22.5 


(Mil Lbs) 


1 1 .9 




Broilers 


708 


(Mil Hd) 


8.6 




Greenhouse & Nursery Cash Receipts 


$945 


(Mil) 


6.2 




Strawberries 


170 


(000 Cwt) 


0.8 


5 


Bell Peppers 


600 


(000 Cwt) 


3.7 




Cabbage 


1 ,871 


(000 Cwt) 


8.1 




Catfish Sold - Foodsize 


9,400 


(000 Lbs) 


1.3 




Cucumbers, Fresh Market 


780 


(000 Cwt) 


7.7 




Peanuts 


320 


(Mil Lbs) 


7.7 


6 


Burley Tobacco 
Cotton 2 


7.1 


(Mil Lbs) 


2.5 




1,037 


(000 Bales) 


5.7 




Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Cash Receipts 


$4,158 


(Mil) 


3.9 




Snap Beans 


310 


(000 Cwt) 


5.4 




Net Farm Income 


$2,042 


(Mil) 


6.8 


7 


Tomatoes 


896 


(000 Cwt) 


2.7 


8 


All Commodities Cash Receipts 


$6,916 


(Mil) 


3.3 




Apples 1 


130 


(Mil Lbs) 


1.5 




Squash 


281 


(000 Cwt) 


3.5 


9 


Chickens (12-1-03), (Excludes Broilers) 


17.5 


(Mil Hd) 


3.9 




Watermelons 


1 ,100 


(000 Cwt) 


2.9 


10 


Eggs - Value of Production 


$242 


(Mil) 


4.5 




Sweet Corn 


820 


(000 Cwt) 


2.8 


12 


Grapes 1 


2,800 


(Tons) 


<0.1 




Pecans 


2.5 


(Mil Lbs) 


1 .3 


13 


Crop Cash Receipts 


$2,759 


(Mil) 


2.6 




Export Shares 


$1 ,294 


(Mil) 


2.3 


15 


Number of Farms 


53.5 


(000) 


2.5 


17 


Sorghum For Grain 


700 


(Mil Bu) 


0.2 




Soybeans 


42 


(Mil Bu) 


1.7 


18 


Corn for Grain 


72 


(Mil Bu) 


0.7 




Irish Potatoes 


2,975 


(000 Cwt) 


0.6 


19 


Barley 


.8 


(Mil Bu) 


0.3 




Winter Wheat 


14.8 


(Mil Bu) 


u.y 


20 


Oats 


1.3 


(Mil Bu) 


0.9 


21 


Peaches 1 


6 


(Mil Lbs) 


0.2 


30 


Hay 


2,030 


(000 Tons) 


1.3 




Milk 


1,044 


(Mil Lbs) 


0.6 


32 


Cattle on Farms (1-1-04) 


880 


(000 Hd) 


0.9 



1 Utilized production. 2 480 lbs. bales. 



TOP TEN COUNTIES IN FARM CASH RECEIPTS 
NORTH CAROLINA, 2002 



Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 


All Crops 


Total 1 


County 


Thousand Dollars 


County 


Thousand Dollars 


County 


Thousand Dollars 


1 


Sampson 


462,936 


Johnston 


125,636 


Sampson 


565,814 


2 


Duplin 


454,928 


Henderson 


121,515 


Duplin 


534,923 


3 


Union 


226,389 


Mecklenburg 


104,067 


Union 


271,467 


4 


Wilkes 


205,674 


Sampson 


93,965 


Wayne 


240,015 


5 


Wayne 


176,726 


Wilson 


91,129 


Wilkes 


215,918 


6 


Bladen 


149,392 


Buncombe 


77,682 


Bladen 


204,594 


7 


Randolph 


146,574 


Duplin 


73,796 


Johnston 


195,035 


8 


Chatham 


110,107 


Robeson 


63,034 


Randolph 


174,574 


9 


Greene 


104,747 


Columbus 


59,123 


Robeson 


168,523 


10 


Robeson 


101,104 


Pitt 


59,027 


Greene 


141,374 



' Includes government payments. 



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FARM INCOME 

Cash Receipts from Farming by Commodity, North Carolina, 2000-2003 



uU IVI 1 VI \J VJ 1 1 ICO 


RECEIPTS 


2003 % 
OF TOTAL 
bALbb 


^UUU 


2001 


2002 


£UUo 






Thousand Dollars 




Percent 


TOTAL COMMODITIES SOLD: 


7,308,619 


7,581,273 


6,599,599 


6,916,349 


100.0 


Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Products 


4,299,879 


4,654,545 


3,939,710 


4,157,845 


60.1 


Crops 


3,008,740 


2,926,728 


2,659,889 


2,758,504 


39.9 


LIVESTOCK, DAIRY & POULTRY: 












Poultry and Eggs 2 


2,171,279 


2,458,342 


2,093,292 


2,198,713 


31.8 


Broilers 


1,417,745 


1,681,040 


1,367,472 


1,512,000 


21.9 


Turkeys 


433,944 


452,360 


429,293 


397,800 


5.8 


Chicken Eggs 


223,006 


232,375 


228,718 


241 ,788 


3.5 


Chickens, Farm 


6,024 


6,907 


7,149 


6,465 


.1 


Other Miscellaneous Poultry 


90,560 


85,660 


60,660 


40,660 


.6 


Meat Animals 


1,903,273 


1,949,217 


1,630,939 


1,753,368 


25.4 


Hogs 


1,671,606 


1,721,496 


1,407,110 


1,533,383 


22.2 


Cattle and Calves 


231,667 


227,721 


223,829 


219,985 


3.2 


Sheep and Lambs 


3 


3 


3 


3 


* 


Milk Wholesale & Retail 


174,479 


194,427 


154,698 


143,309 


2.1 


Miscellaneous Livestock 


50,848 


52,559 


60,781 


62,455 


.9 


Equine 


3 


3 


3 


3 


* 


Trout 


5,247 


6,475 


6,829 


5,670 


.1 


Catfish 


2,743 


3,151 


3,143 


6,118 


.1 


Honey 


771 


847 


948 


836 


* 


Other Miscellaneous Livestock 


42,087 


42,086 


49,861 


49,831 


.7 


INDIVIDUAL CROPS: 












Tobacco 


854,149 


685,799 


694,417 


598,257 


8.6 


Oil Crops 


261,748 


271,628 


207,945 


305,847 


4.4 


Soybeans 


169,406 


183,222 


161,955 


238,007 


3.4 


Peanuts 


92,342 


88,406 


45,990 


67,840 


1.0 


Feed Grains 


139,191 


175,723 


153,473 


174,978 


2.5 


Corn 


116,762 


151,607 


131,493 


150,809 


2.2 


Hay 


17,961 


19,438 


16,180 


19,373 


.3 


Barley 


2,644 


2,276 


2,769 


2,217 


* 


Sorghum Grain 


980 


1,336 


1,348 


1,436 


* 


Oats 


844 


1,066 


1,683 


1,143 


* 


Food Grains 


66,170 


53,424 


61,849 


48,400 


.7 


Wheat 


65,478 


52,849 


61,288 


47,875 


.7 


Rye 


692 


575 


561 


525 


* 


Cotton 


232,153 


327,309 


216,399 


294,464 


4.3 


Cotton Lint 


211,770 


307,071 


204,518 


276,379 


4.0 


Cottonseed 


20,383 


20,238 


11,881 


18,085 


.3 


Vegetables 


303,420 


297,226 


308,383 


308,676 


4.5 


Sweetpotatoes 


60,285 


67,412 


67,208 


79,057 


1.1 


Cucumbers 


36,200 


34,911 


35,565 


36,872 


.5 


Tomatoes 


20,880 


23,296 


24,057 


26,880 


.4 


Cabbage 


14,580 


15,708 


15,840 


18,216 


.3 


Irish Potatoes 


21,255 


20,280 


28,641 


16,976 


.2 


Sweet Corn 


12,150 


12,743 


1 1 ,300 


13,120 


.2 


Bell Peppers 


15,624 


14,104 


14,300 


12,500 


.3 


Snap Beans 


14,744 


9,848 


1 1 ,709 


11,800 


.2 


Squash 


9,200 


9,750 


10,260 


8,430 


.1 


Watermelon 


8,640 


7,513 


9,503 


6,825 


.1 


Collard Greens 


10,357 


6,320 


4 


4 


* 


Turnip Greens 


4,480 


3,822 


4 


4 


* 


Mustard Greens 


3,045 


2,457 


4 


4 


* 


Chili Peppers 


1,330 


1,800 


4 


4 


* 


Lima Beans 


1,750 


1,485 


* 


4 


* 


Eggplants 


900 


777 




4 


* 


Other Vegetables 


68,000 


65,000 


80,000 


78,000 


1.1 


Fruits and Nuts 


63,130 


58,245 


72,632 


75,973 


1.1 


Blueberries 


18,130 


18,900 


22,534 


34,777 


.5 


Apples 


18,264 


16,250 


22,342 


17,638 


.3 


Strawberries 


17,325 


16,660 


19,125 


15,300 


.2 


Peaches 


4,440 


1,400 


3,500 


2,400 


* 


Grapes 


2,661 


2,532 


2,934 


3,314 


* 


Pecans 


1,770 


1,980 


1,665 


2,026 




Other Fruits and Nuts 


540 


523 


532 


524 


* 


All Other Crops 


1,088,779 


1 ,057,374 


944,791 


951 ,909 


13.8 


Greenhouse/Nursery 


986,177 


951,889 


838,445 


844,554 


12.2 


Christmas Trees and Greenery 


95,000 


98,000 


99,000 


100,000 


1.4 


Miscellaneous Crops 5 


7,602 


7,485 


7,346 


7,355 


.1 



' Percents may not add to totals due to rounding. 2 Value of production. 3 Included in "Other Miscellaneous Livestock". 4 Vegetables added in 2000, discontinued in 
2002. 5 Included in "Miscellaneous Crops" , other seeds, other field crops. ' Less than 0.05 percent. 



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SOURCE OF FARM CASH RECEIPTS, NORTH CAROLINA, 2003 

$6,916,349,000 



Greenhouse & Nursery 




Poultry & Eggs 

31.8% ; 

(Percents inside the pie chart represent change from previous year, * indicates "no change".) 



DISTRIBUTION OF TOTAL CASH RECEIPTS FROM FARM MARKETINGS, 2002 




Detailed statistics for county cash receipts are available at http://www.ncagr.com/stats/cashrept/cashrept.htm 



8 



CASH RECEIPTS AND GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS, NORTH CAROLINA, 1926-2003 



Year 


All 

Commodi- 
ties 


Crops 


Livestock 
Dairy & 
Poultry 


Government 

idyl 1 Icl llo 






Thousand Dollars 




1926 


251 ,870 


OIA 1Q7 


0/ ,OfO 




1927 


289,173 


253,227 


35,946 


- 


1928 


265,955 


225,731 


40,224 


■ 


1929 


241,521 


204,039 


37,482 


- 


1930 


182,694 


153,909 


28,785 


- 


1931 


128,247 


1 no Qon 


oc 007 




1932 


98,210 


79,105 


19,105 


- 


1933 


154,948 


134,093 


20,855 


2,830 


1934 


236,509 


211,980 


24,529 


12,580 


1935 


217,259 


187,808 


29,451 


16,130 


1936 


222,436 


1 on 1 


oh one 

1 ,oyo 


4,302 


1937 


260^356 


224,259 


36,097 


12,217 


1938 


216,189 


181,197 


34,992 


16,524 


1939 


219,475 


184,874 


34,601 


19,892 


1940 


201,241 


167,322 


33,919 


14,876 


1941 


283,102 


doo,o i y 


A A OQQ 


14,474 


1942 


424,206 


359,288 


64,918 


22,443 


1943 


482,544 


382,952 


99,592 


14,250 


1944 


611,415 


504,044 


107,371 


16,421 


1945 


629,069 


508,159 


120,910 


9,345 


1946 


745,428 


OdD,DoD 


1 1 Q HQT 

i iy,oyo 


9,677 


1947 


759,460 


624,310 


135,150 


8,056 


1948 


783,091 


630,097 


152,994 


7,905 


1949 


710,969 


564,109 


146,860 


7,557 


1950 


816,523 


656,251 


160,272 


8,800 


1951 


954,080 


/DU,Ooo 


1 QQ fiQ7 


8,032 


1952 


935,128 


732,221 


202,907 


6,790 


1953 


903,950 


683,885 


220,065 


3,926 


1954 


947,556 


722,711 


224,845 


6,107 


1955 


972,214 


739,422 


232,792 


7,292 


1956 


1 ,003,376 


760,297 


243,079 


10,515 


1957 


867,332 


598,313 


269,019 


26,439 


1958 


1 ,007,969 


694,144 


313,825 


37,538 


1959 


945,807 


650,238 


295,569 


10,625 


1960 


1 ,066,336 


752,304 


314,032 


12,829 


1961 


1,11 9,452 


797,541 


321,911 


32,012 


1962 


1,158,856 


813,632 


345,224 


39,467 


1963 


1,184,963 


835,231 


349,732 


31,778 


1964 


1 ,227,798 


863,879 


363,919 


35,156 


1965 


1,160,253 


760,552 


399,701 


43,412 



Year 



All 

Commodi- 
ties 



Crops 



Livestock 
Dairy & 
Poultry 



Government 
Payments 



Thousand Dollars 



1966 


1,272,287 


803,508 


468,779 


62,816 


1967 


1 ,295,686 


833,078 


462,608 


61,696 


1968 


1 ,250,337 


742,208 


508,129 


61,592 


1969 


1 ,408,700 


812,493 


596,207 


69,757 


1970 


1,502,531 


899,987 


602,544 


59,682 


1971 


1 ,484,470 


900,869 


583,601 


40,998 


1972 


1 ,640,227 


996,870 


643,357 


57,529 


1973 


2,334,160 


1,361,189 


972,971 


35,866 


1974 


2,575,297 


1,657,501 


917,796 


8,125 


1975 


2,638,343 


1 ,637,434 


1 ,000,909 


8,879 


1976 


2,826,274 


1,758,142 


1,068,132 


7,784 


1977 


2,623,269 


1,570,467 


1,052,802 


21,645 


1978 


3,284,895 


2,006,275 


1,278,620 


34,758 


1979 


3,401,269 


2,010,932 


1 ,390,337 


8,306 


1980 


3,592,612 


2,148,710 


1 ,443,902 


13,187 


1981 


4,159,897 


2,555,685 


1,604,212 


15,547 


1982 


4, 1 02, boo 


a 00 nno 
^,4o2,Uyo 


-t con C70 
1 ,b2U,o/2 


I tD,4D4 


1983 


3,812,405 


2,133,303 


1,679,102 


67,565 


1984 


4,453,902 


2,515,510 


1,938,392 


71 ,884 


1985 


4,115,050 


2,157,310 


1 ,957,740 


42,581 


1986 


3,764,904 


1 ,593,792 


2,171,112 


90,279 


1987 


3 767 443 


1 ,652,202 


2,1 15,241 


190,172 


1988 


4,152,327 


1 !964!699 


2, 187^628 


146,023 


1989 


4,621 ,338 


2,111,101 


2,510,237 


93,917 


1990 


4,962,498 


2,303,693 


2,658,805 


73,255 


1991 


5,263,032 


2,640,098 


2,622,934 


52,837 


1QQ9 

iyy^ 


D,OD 1 ,0 1 / 


777 Q.9H 


9 79.A. 1 0,7 

t— , 1 U4, 1 C7 / 


74 RDR 


1993 


6,041,096 


2,851,133 


3,189,963 


132,448 


1994 


6,428,380 


3,100,726 


3,327,654 


77,618 


1995 


6,898,016 


3,166,973 


3,731 ,043 


41 ,476 


1996 


7,869,422 


3,427,914 


4,441 ,508 


75,705 


1997 


8,227,056 


3,503,748 


4,723,308 


86,126 


1998 


7,314,513 


3,228,788 


3,956,350 


129,375 


1999 


6,983,253 


2,855,834 


3,839,586 


287,833 


2000 


7,308,619 


3,008,740 


4,299,879 


447,096 


2001 


7,581 ,273 


2,926,728 


4,654,545 


331 ,230 


2002 


6,599,599 


2,659,889 


3,939,710 


275,147 


2003 


6,916,349 


2,758,504 


4,157,845 


357,543 



CASH RECEIPTS, NORTH CAROLINA, 1965-2003 



8,000 



6,000 



4,000 



2,000 




1965 



1975 



1985 



1995 



2000 



2001 



2002 2003 



9 



FARM INCOME 1 

Cash Receipts from Farm Marketings and Government Payments, by State, 2003 





RECEIPTS FROM FARM MARKETINGS 


Government 


Total 


STATE 


Crops 


Livestock, Dairy 
and Poultry 


Total 


Payments 


Cash Receipts 




Receipts 


Rank 


Receipts 


Rank 


Receipts 


Rank 


Receipts 


Rank 


Receipts 


Rank 



Receipts in Thousand Dollars 



Alabama 


676,129 


34 


2,739,169 


14 


3,415,298 


25 


220,086 


24 


3,635,384 


25 


Alaska 


23,316 


50 


27,580 


49 


50,896 


50 


2,021 


48 


52,917 


50 


Arizona 


1,327,419 


23 


1,258,603 


28 


2,586,023 


29 


134,663 


31 


2,720,686 


29 


Arkansas 


2,083,102 


17 


3,215,107 


12 


5,298,209 


12 


843,675 


4 


6,141,884 


11 


California 


20,811,839 


1 


6,992,958 


2 


27,804,797 


1 


653,657 


8 


28,458,454 


1 


Colorado 


1,288,642 


25 


3,675,669 


9 


4,964,311 


16 


319,967 


21 


5,284,278 


16 


Connecticut 


320,175 


39 


164,657 


45 


484,832 


43 


8,200 


46 


493,032 


44 


Delaware 


167,557 


43 


592,662 


39 


760,219 


40 


18,533 


40 


778,752 


40 


Florida 


5,243,767 


4 


1,205,816 


29 


6,449,583 


9 


134,597 


32 


6,584,180 


9 


Georgia 


2,024,456 


18 


3,221,872 


11 


5,246,328 


13 


552,356 


10 


5,798,684 


12 


Hawaii 


463,539 


38 


85,814 


47 


549,353 


41 


1,448 


49 


550,801 


41 


Idaho 


1,775,893 


21 


2,177,350 


17 


3,953,243 


21 


152,231 


29 


4,105,474 


22 


Illinois 


6,490,106 


3 


1,799,851 


22 


8,289,958 


7 


865,813 


3 


9,155,771 


7 


Indiana 


3,362,656 


9 


1 ,798,954 


23 


5,161,609 


14 


446,374 


15 


5,607,983 


14 


Iowa 


6,560,188 


2 


6,073,014 


5 


12,633,200 


3 


1,050,621 


2 


13,683,821 


3 


Kansas 


2,867,497 


11 


6,178,600 


4 


9,046,096 


5 


807,739 


5 


9,853,835 


5 


Kentucky 


1 ,243,300 


28 


2,225,703 


16 


3,469,002 


24 


146,890 


30 


3,615,892 


26 


Louisiana 


1,296,021 


24 


697,345 


38 


1,993,366 


33 


441 ,947 


16 


2,435,313 


31 


Maine 


226,887 


42 


271,878 


42 


498,765 


42 


11,553 


45 


510,318 


42 


Maryland 


619,888 


36 


846,612 


35 


1,466,500 


36 


66,667 


36 


1,533,167 


36 


Massachusetts 


297,624 


40 


87,122 


46 


384,746 


47 


14,185 


41 


398,931 


47 


Michigan 


2,421,523 


15 


1,399,301 


27 


3,820,824 


22 


254,973 


23 


4,075,797 


23 


Minnesota 


4,515,789 


6 


4,072,171 


8 


8,587,959 


6 


787,441 


6 


9,375,400 


6 


Mississippi 


1 ,246,445 


27 


2,164,558 


18 


3,411,004 


26 


475,825 


14 


3,886,829 


24 


Missouri 


2,344,432 


16 


2,628,329 


15 


4,972,761 


15 


512,358 


12 


5,485,119 


15 


Montana 


786,878 


31 


1,105,266 


30 


1,892,144 


34 


355,806 


20 


2,247,950 


33 


Nebraska 


3,753,907 


8 


6,867,368 


3 


10,621,275 


4 


725,799 


7 


1 1 ,347,074 


4 


Nevada 


141,474 


45 


254,327 


43 


395,801 


45 


11,931 


44 


407,732 


45 


New Hampshire 


87,642 


46 


62,206 


48 


149,848 


48 


5,978 


47 


155,826 


48 


New Jersey 


658,034 


35 


187,852 


44 


845,886 


39 


12,095 


43 


857,981 


39 


New Mexico 


542,790 


37 


1 ,596,800 


24 


2,139,590 


32 


92,478 


35 


2,232,068 


34 


New York 


1 ,224,758 


29 


1,914,618 


20 


3,139,376 


28 


160,965 


28 


3,300,341 


28 


North Carolina 


2,758,504 


13 


4,157,845 


6 


6,916,349 


8 


357,543 


19 


7,273,892 


8 


North Dakota 


2,907,322 


10 


870,197 


34 


3,777,519 


23 


651,968 


9 


4,429,487 


21 


Ohio 


2,852,781 


12 


1,809,452 


21 


4,662,233 


17 


398,754 


17 


5,060,987 


17 


Oklahoma 


1,022,107 


30 


3,504,006 


10 


4,526,113 


18 


357,988 


18 


4,884,101 


18 


Oregon 


2,478,876 


14 


804,856 


36 


3,283,732 


27 


111,140 


34 


3,394,872 


27 


Pennsylvania 


1 ,407,089 


22 


2,859,177 


13 


4,266,265 


19 


182,865 


25 


4,449,130 


20 


Rhode Island 


48,555 


49 


8,669 


50 


57,224 


49 


1,084 


50 


58,308 


49 


South Carolina 


754,455 


32 


890,001 


32 


1 ,644,455 


35 


129,078 


33 


1,773,533 


35 


South Dakota 


1,898,701 


19 


2,119,214 


19 


4,017,915 


20 


548,510 


11 


4,566,425 


19 


Tennessee 


1 ,267,803 


26 


1,070,850 


31 


2,338,653 


30 


175,661 


27 


2,514,314 


30 


Texas 


5,030,521 


5 


10,311,440 


1 


15,341,961 


2 


1 ,666,040 


1 


17,008,001 


2 


Utah 


258,421 


41 


879,733 


33 


1,138,154 


37 


56,400 


37 


1,194,554 


37 


Vermont 


78,928 


47 


402,722 


40 


481,650 


44 


28,454 


39 


510,104 


43 


Virginia 


695,132 


33 


1,532,161 


25 


2,227,294 


31 


176,953 


26 


2,404,247 


32 


Washington 


3,818,220 


7 


1 ,527,072 


26 


5,345,292 


11 


265,089 


22 


5,610,381 


13 


West Virginia 


72,550 


48 


316,990 


41 


389,540 


46 


13,155 


42 


402,695 


46 


Wisconsin 


1 ,782,346 


20 


4,093,706 


7 


5,876,052 


10 


484,302 


13 


6,360,354 


10 


Wyoming 


149,920 


44 


723,726 


37 


873,645 


38 


51,206 


38 


924,851 


38 


United States 


106,175,901 




105,470,948 




211,646,849 




15,949,402 




227,596,251 





NOTE: Farm Forest Products are not included in cash receipts, but are included in other farm-related income. 1 Totals may not equal sum of 

states due to rounding. 

10 



FOREST, FISH AND SEAFOOD INCOME RELATED TO THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM 
OF THE N. C. AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE, 2002-2003 1 



Counties by 
Extension Service 
Districts 



All Forest 
Products 2 



2002 



2003 



Fish and 
Seafood 3 



2002 



2003 



Counties by 
Extension Service 
Districts 



All Forest 
Products 2 



2002 



2003 



Fish and 
Seafood 3 



2002 



2003 



STATE TOTAL.... 

Avery 

Buncombe 

Cherokee 

Cherokee Reserv 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Henderson 

Jackson 

Macon 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Swain 

Transylvania 

Yancey 



WESTERN. 



Alexander 
Alleghany . 

Ashe 

Burke 

Caldwell ... 
Catawba .. 

Davie 

Forsyth .... 

Stokes 

Surry 

Watauga .. 

Wilkes 

Yadkin 



N. WESTERN 



Cabarrus 

Cleveland 

Gaston 

Iredell 

Lincoln 

McDowell 

Mecklenburg 

Polk 

Rowan 

Rutherford .... 

Stanly 

Union 



S. WESTERN 



Edgecombe .. 

Franklin 

Halifax 

Harnett 

Johnston 

Nash 

Northampton 

Vance 

Wake 

Warren 

Wilson 



N. CENTRAL 



Thousand Dollars 
1,695,988 1,129,409 108,524 104,031 



1,882 
6,212 
2,946 

1,291 
2,874 
8,154 
2,761 
3,547 
3,931 
6,870 
4,819 
3,321 
1,724 
3,291 



2,257 
4,800 
2,826 

745 
2,506 
4,899 
4,615 
4,650 
4,892 
3,505 
4,243 
1,841 

776 
5,465 



53,623 48,020 



4,584 
7,860 
8,776 
9,671 
7,400 
2,524 
4,445 
3,679 
7,069 
7,102 
8,774 
16,954 
5,968 



3,761 
5,888 
6,997 
7,621 
9,029 
4,005 
1,758 
3,378 
7,065 
7,723 
3,206 
11,544 
5,476 



94,806 77,451 



4,072 
6,034 
3,533 
9,063 
3,237 
5,558 
1,356 
1,886 
5,566 
5,712 
3,533 
19,354 



2,736 
3,517 
1,096 
6,005 
1,841 
19,418 
2,553 
3,305 
7,509 
9,253 
4,092 
1,422 



68,904 62,747 



18,635 
65,819 
50,628 
40,356 
45,202 
45,865 
37,620 
10,622 
61,395 
30,861 
40,927 



8,515 
12,527 
26,275 

9,356 
14,757 
14,074 
19,800 
13,230 
22,661 
31,604 

7,137 



447,930 179,936 



1,398 1,244 



1,262 1,408 



2,791 3,315 



9,344 10,487 



269 256 



96 



87 



Anson 

Bladen 

Brunswick.... 
Columbus .... 
Cumberland . 

Hoke 

Lee 

Montgomery 

Moore 

Richmond .... 

Robeson 

Sampson 

Scotland 



S. CENTRAL 



Alamance 

Caswell 

Chatham 

Davidson 

Durham 

Granville 

Guilford 

Orange 

Person 

Randolph 

Rockingham 



N. PIEDMONT 



Bertie 

Camden 

Chowan 

Currituck 

Dare 

Gates 

Hertford 

Hyde 

Martin 

Pasquotank 
Perquimans 

Tyrrell 

Washington . 



N. EASTERN 



Beaufort 

Carteret 

Craven 

Duplin 

Greene 

Jones 

Lenoir 

New Hanover 

Onslow 

Pamlico 

Pender 

Pitt 

Wayne 



S. EASTERN 



Thousand Dollars 



31 
32 
33 
55 
10 
1 1 
5 
26 
27 
27 
28 
30 
10 

332 



6 
6 

38 
6 
3 

20 
8 
5 

14 
7 
9 

128 



36 
11 
18 
16 
1 

12 
21 
42 
19 
6 
1 
14 
15 

217 



87 
5 
32 
39 
1 1 
21 
5 
1 

37 
21 
40 
22 
24 



157 
548 
919 
426 
907 
387 
850 
851 
539 
900 
331 
210 
360 



19,343 
26,933 
25,832 
77,220 
18,598 

7,352 
15,837 
26,752 
31,124 
20,416 

9,815 
20,352 

8,175 



3,259 
74 



385 307,749 



781 
523 
110 
212 
885 
701 
903 
546 
613 
879 
679 



7,370 
10,310 
23,611 
7,322 
3,844 
12,234 
6,631 
6,782 
4,264 
14,449 
8,833 



832 105,650 



981 
762 
170 
149 
645 
478 
152 
165 
247 
112 
969 
258 
071 



31,991 
3,048 
6,109 
1,925 
197 

17,057 

21,658 
6,684 
7,604 
5,622 
6,938 
3,221 

13,704 



159 125,758 



35 
2,928 
450 
3,477 
23,120 



9,516 
33 
3,048 
2,375 
3,015 
1,170 

50,210 



066 
839 
672 
776 
571 
577 
882 
612 
496 
963 
357 
165 
373 



26 
17 
39 
14 
9 
11 
4 
2 
16 
18 
21 
12 
26 



,927 
,534 
,109 
,745 
,470 
,118 
,748 
,024 
,579 
,776 
,661 
,919 
,488 



352,349 222,098 



6,282 
19,725 
1,602 



2,649 
5,512 
7,026 
67 
1,187 



44,703 



3,442 
69 



3,802 3,939 



12 
4,102 
483 
2,052 
20,176 



8,821 
33 
3,116 
1,525 
3,230 
623 

45,518 



5,962 
18,780 
2,368 
4 



2,668 
5,302 
5,801 
762 
1,924 



43,617 



' * Some counties not shown separately to avoid disclosing individual operations. 2 Includes total income from farm and commercial forestry as 
estimated by County Extension Agents. The portion from commercial forestry is not included in cash farm receipts from farm marketings. 3 This 
estimate includes both commercial farm ponds and marine seafood. Trout and catfish income from commercial farm ponds was estimated by 
County Extension Agents. The income from seafood was based on dockside value of the commercial catch at the point of landing, as estimated 
by National Marine Fishery Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Beaufort, N.C. Sums may not equal totals to avoid disclosing individual 
operations. 



11 



VALUE ADDED TO THE ECONOMY BY THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR, 1999-2003 1 







NORTH CAROLINA 




GOODS AND SERVICES 
























1999 


2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 








Thousand Dollars 






Value of crop production 


2,768,011 


J,<JHU,UUC7 


T 077 4RR 


O ^47 Q1 7 


2,777,711 


Value of livestock and poultry production 


3,811,441 


4 297 944 




t aqq ppn 


4,161,406 


Home consumption 2 


8,080 


6 945 


R RR7 


O, OOO 


8,166 


Value of inventory adjustment 23 


(124,048) 


328 449 


1 7Q 4RR 




14,601 


Revenues from services and forestry 4 


1,809,674 


1 828 R23 


1 R4R 4Q1 


1 Q03 ROR 


1,900,861 


Value of agricultural sector production 


8,389,126 


Q 47? RRR 




8 1 RO R4R 


8,839,977 


Purchased inputs 


4,162,038 


A (ISR fiqfi 


■3 q-i 1 qn4 




5,046,159 


Farm origin 


2,135,049 


2 081 321 


1 QRR 01 fi 




2,970,698 


Feed purchased 


1 ,754,275 


1 RQ1 188 


1 S4R Q?R 


1 QR4 R00 


2,517,018 


Livestock and poultry purchased 


228,298 


243 945 


?R1 DOQ 


?RR 1 1 R 


251,283 


Seed purchased 


152,476 


146,188 


1 51 ,082 


21 7 286 


202,397 


Manufactured inputs 


729,299 


720 RRQ 


71 9 301 


754 073 


726,173 


Fertilizers and lime 


243,458 


227,292 


oop. oqa 


?RR 1fifi 


253,143 


Pesticides 


229,836 


209,624 


216,554 


23? Q00 


238,331 


Petroleum fuel and oils 


168,295 


1Q8 RRR 


1 78 624 




197,993 


Electricity 


87,710 


85,120 


97,825 


94,381 


36,706 


Other purchased inputs 5 


1 ,297,690 


1 ,236,686 


1,234,587 


1 ,323,828 


1,349,288 


Net government transactions 6 


1 O / , / O / 


318,015 


200,374 


124,893 




Gross value added 


4,394,855 


5,751,855 


5,898,578 


3,752,633 


4,034,597 


Capital consumption 


455,471 


465,928 


481,248 


486,114 


484,136 


Net value added 


3,939,384 


5,285,927 


5,417,330 


3,266,519 


3,550,461 


Payments to stakeholders 7 


1,871,871 


1,989,479 


2,045,828 


2,020,097 


1 ,921 ,705 


Net farm income 


2,067,513 


3,296,448 


3,371,502 


1 ,246,422 


1,628,756 


North Carolina Net Income Per Farm 


35,647 


57,832 


61,300 


22,997 


30,444 


United States Net Income Per Farm 


21,470 


22,052 


23,553 


17,460 


27,846 



' Value of agricultural sector production is the gross value of the commodities and services produced within a year. Net value-added is the 
sector's contribution to the National economy and is the sum of the income from production earned by all factors-of -production, regardless 
of ownership. Net farm income is the farm operators' share of income from the sector's production activities. The concept presented is 
consistent with that employed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. 2 Included in value of crop and livestock 
production. 3 A positive value of inventory change represents current year production not sold by December 31. A negative value is an 
offset to production from prior years included in current year sales. 4 Includes machine hire and custom work, forest products sold, other 
farm income and gross insured rental value of farm dwelling. 5 Includes repair and maintenance of capital items, machine hire and custom 
work, marketing, storage and transportation expenses, contract labor and miscellaneous expenses. 6 Includes direct government pay- 
ments, motor vehicle registration and licensing fees, and property taxes. 7 Includes employee compensation, net rent received by nonoperator 
landlords, real estate and nonreal estate interest. 

FARM INCOME 

Cash Receipts, Percent, by Month, North Carolina, 2001-2003 



MONTHLY PERCENTS 



MONTHS 


Total Farm Marketings 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 


All Crops 


2001 


2002 


2003 


2001 


2002 


2003 


2001 


2002 


2003 


January 


7.2 


6.6 


7.0 


8.2 


8.0 


8.8 


5.7 


4.4 


4.2 


February 


6.4 


6.1 


6.2 


7.8 


7.6 


7.7 


4.2 


3.7 


3.9 


March 


7.3 


7.2 


6.8 


8.5 


8.5 


8.3 


5.4 


5.3 


4.6 


April 


7.3 


7.9 


7.2 


7.8 


8.8 


8.0 


6.5 


6.7 


6.0 


May 


7.5 


7.9 


7.6 


8.3 


8.4 


8.1 


6.3 


7.2 


6.7 


June 


7.3 


7.2 


7.4 


8.2 


7.8 


8.3 


6.0 


6.4 


6.1 


July 


8.0 


8.2 


6.8 


8.1 


8.5 


8.3 


8.1 


7.6 


4.6 


August 


9.5 


9.3 


9.7 


8.4 


8.0 


8.0 


11.1 


11.2 


12.3 


September 


10.8 


11.2 


11.2 


8.3 


8.5 


8.4 


14.4 


15.2 


15.5 


October 


10.3 


11.1 


11.1 


8.9 


8.8 


9.0 


12.4 


14.6 


14.3 


November 


9.7 


9.2 


9.0 


8.6 


8.4 


8.3 


11.5 


10.4 


10.0 


December 


8.7 


8.1 


10.0 


8.9 


8.7 


8.8 


8.4 


7.3 


11.8 


TOTAL 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 



SOURCE: Economic Indicators of the Farm Sector, USDA-Economic Research Service. 



12 



FARM REAL ESTATE VALUES 

North Carolina, 1999-2004 





rarrn nscii csiaie 


Cropland 


Pasture 












VPAD 
Y t Art 


ValUB per MCic 


v a I U t; 


na<;h Rpnt 


Value 


Cash Rent 




Unnor\/ 1 1 QQQ OC\C\A 

January i , i yyy-^uu^f 


per Acre 


per Acre 


per Acre 


per Acre 








Dollars 






1999 


2,240 


2,150 


45.00 


2,270 


21.00 


2000 


2,450 


2,350 


45.00 


2,450 


21.00 


2001 


2,680 


2,550 


48.00 


2,640 


22.00 


2002 


2,900 


2,750 


49.50 


2,830 


21.50 


2003 


3,100 


2,950 


51.00 


3,010 


22.00 


2004 


3,300 


3,150 


53.00 


3,200 


23.00 



FARMS 

Number of Farms and Land in Farms, 1999-2003 1 



YEAR 


Number 


Land 


Average 


SALES CLASS ESTIMATES 


of 


in 


Size 


$1,000- 


$10,000- 


$100,000 


$1,000- 


$10,000- 


$100,000 




Farms 


Farms 


$9,999 


$99,999 


+ 


$9,999 


$99,999 


+ 




Thousand 


Thousand 


Acres 




Number 






Thousand Acres 






Acres 
























NORTH CAROLINA 








1999 


58.0 


9,300 


160 


35,000 


13,000 


10,000 


2,200 


1,900 


5,200 


2000 


57.0 


9,200 


161 


34,000 


13,000 


10,000 


2,000 


1,800 


5,400 


2001 


55.0 


9,120 


166 


33,700 


1 1 ,500 


9,000 


2,000 


1,800 


5,300 


2002 


54.2 


9,100 


168 


33,700 


1 1 ,500 


9,000 


2,300 


2,000 


4,800 


2003 


53.5 


9,100 


170 


33,500 


11,500 


8,500 


2,300 


2,000 


4,800 










UNITED STATES 








1999 


2,192 


947,440 


432 


1,194,340 


648,850 


348,880 


133,028 


288,492 


525,920 


2000 


2,172 


943,090 


434 


1,173,550 


649,550 


349,180 


127,683 


286,192 


529,215 


2001 


2,149 


942,070 


438 


1,201,840 


604,570 


328,950 


127,090 


274,895 


540,085 


2002 


2,135 


940,300 


440 


1,201,840 


604,570 


328,950 


124,780 


270,055 


543,915 


2003 


2,127 


938,750 


441 


1,199,270 


600,530 


327,060 


124,780 


270,055 


543,915 



' A farm is any establishment from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were sold or would normally be sold during 
the year. 



EXPORTS 1 

Value of Agricultural Export Shares for North Carolina, Fiscal Years, 1999-2003 



YEAR 


Wheat 
and 
Products 


Cotton 
Including 
Linters 


Soybeans 

and 
Products 


Peanuts 
and Oil 


Cottonseed 
Oil 


Tobacco 
Unmanufactured 


Seeds 


1999 
2000 
2001 
2002 


Million Dollars 

84.2 93.7 90.9 17.3 4.0 521.8 7.5 
86.4 82.2 74.9 28.4 4.0 452.5 6.4 
83.4 163.4 109.1 14.2 6.9 433.4 8.1 
92.6 164.6 109.6 16.3 7.3 443.1 8.6 


2003 


98.3 127.2 93.1 14.5 4.5 356.0 8.7 


YEAR 


Fruits 
and 
Preparations 


Vegetables 

and 
Preparations 


Meats and 
Products 


Poultry 
Products 


Dairy 
Products 


Other 


All 

Agricultural 
Commodities 


1999 
2000 
2001 
2002 


Million Dollars 

10.8 15.7 131.2 182.0 2.9 159.4 1,321.2 
13.1 17.4 165.6 196.3 2.7 157.6 1,287.3 
12.5 19.8 180.0 223.1 2.9 173.6 1,430.5 
11.5 21.6 193.9 206.9 2.5 188.3 1,467.9 


2003 


14.9 21.7 191.9 189.7 2.9 170.2 1,293.7 



'Totals may not add due to rounding. SOURCE: Foreign Agricultural Trade of the U.S., USDA, Economic Research Service. 



13 



North Carolina 2003 Annual Weather and Climate Summary 



IV 



I orth Carolina experienced extreme weather conditions for the 
second consecutive year. Following a year of drought conditions, 
2003 will be remembered for it's excessive precipitation. Farm- 
ers began 2003 with less than an inch deficit in precipitation as 
increased rainfall began reversing drought conditions by early fall 
of 2002. January brought continued precipitation in the form of 
rain and snow which negatively impacted late small grain seed- 
ings. By the end of February, soil moisture was reported at 78% 
surplus and 21% adequate. Stream flows and ground water levels 
were near normal and had recovered from the drought conditions 
recorded in 2002. Drier conditions prevailed from early to mid- 
March, allowing saturated fields to dry and farmers to prepare 
seedbeds and topdress pastures, hayfields, and small grains. The 
end of March brought above normal temperatures with increased 
precipitation which decreased the number of suitable days for field 
work. April was an up and down month for North Carolina farm- 
ers. Favorable conditions carried until the second week of April 
when a deluge of precipitation fell across the State. The mountain 
areas received heavy snow fall causing scattered power outages. 
The amount of precipitation ranged from a little over 3 inches 
to almost 6 inches in some areas. Soil moisture levels jumped to 
87% surplus and days suitable for field work were reduced to less 
than a day. The wet conditions caused delays in tobacco settings 
and forced extra clipping and cooling of transplants to hold down 
their size. Wet conditions also caused increased concern for crop 
disease as powdery mildew appeared in some wheat fields. The 
latter part of April until mid-May brought warmer temperatures 
and drier weather. Farmers were able to make good progress 
planting tobacco, corn, cotton, and vegetables. 

The weather pattern changed again in late May. Unstable 
conditions resulted in multiple rain events producing heavy ac- 
cumulations of precipitation. There were isolated incidents of 
tobacco plants being washed out of the ground, lodged wheat, 
and grain heads being stripped from the wheat stalk. Saturated 
fields brought Spring planting to a halt and fostered a prime 
environment for disease. By the middle of June, precipitation 
levels across the State were ranging from 1 to 20 inches above 
normal. Disease and insect problems continued to be on the 
rise. Almost every crop was below the 5-year planting average. 
Soybeans and sweetpotato plantings were behind 15% and 
34%, respectively, of their 5-year averages. The end of June 



brought summer like weather and many farmers were able to 
replant some of the crops lost to wet conditions in the Spring. 
However, once again unstable weather patterns dominated much 
of July with tropical storms, thunderstorms, and overall rainy 
conditions. Some crops were lost due to additional precipitation. 
Reports were indicating intense pest and disease problems with 
horn worms and blue mold in tobacco and army worms in late 
planted soybeans. 

After months of persistent wet conditions, late July and August 
brought a drier weather pattern. Many crops were able to rebound 
with phenological stages moving closer to the 5-year averages. 
Corn dented, however, remained about 20% behind the 5-year 
average. Drier conditions also fostered better crop maturation 
and allowed extensive access to fields. However, hurricane Isa- 
bel made landfall midday on Thursday, September 18 bringing 
intense wind and precipitation ranging from 2 to a little over 6 
inches. The storm resulted in crop damage and caused power 
outages hindering fanners trying to dry corn, cure tobacco, and 
feed and water livestock. October ushered in cooler, drier weather 
for much of the State with mountain areas receiving their first 
seasonal frost the first week of the month. Scattered precipitation 
throughout October kept soil moisture levels mostly adequate. 
The number of days suitable for field work were above the past 
few months, ranging from 4.9 to 6.2 days. This allowed farm- 
ers to make great progress in harvesting corn, sweetpotatoes, 
peanuts, and the 3 rd cutting of hay. However, cotton defoliation 
was delayed due to the cooler, damp weather which in turn 
delayed the harvest. Additional rainfall during the first couple 
of weeks in November pushed the soil moisture level as high as 
23% surplus. November temperatures varied as the first week 
was unseasonably hot and humid, ranging from 8 to 1 6 degrees 
above normal, but was followed by record lows at the end of the 
second week. Precipitation continued to be moderate allowing 
farmers increased access to the fields and small grain plantings 
to exceed their 5-year averages. Drier weather patterns continued 
from the end of November into December allowing tremendous 
progress in the soybean and cotton harvests. The 2003 crop year 
ended with annual precipitation levels for much of the State 15 
to 28 inches above normal. North Carolina farmers experienced 
opposite weather extremes during the last two crop years and 
will be hoping for a more "normal" 2004 crop year. 



Percent 

100 



Topsoil Moisture, North Carolina, 2003 




HARVEST PROGRESS, NORTH CAROLINA 
Soybean Harvest Cotton Harvest 



Percent Percent 




11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 12/14 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 12/14 



Flue-cured Tobacco Harvest Corn Harvest 



Percent _ Percent 




I , | . i . L_! ! ! ! I ! L_ 

8/17 8/24 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 



Climatological Data 

Average Temperature and Total Precipitation, by District, by Month, North Carolina, 2003 







Average Temperatures 




DISTRICT 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Annual 

Average 
















Degrees Fahrenheit 












N. 


Mountain 


29.7 


35.0 


47.1 


52.5 


60.3 


66.3 


71.0 


72.0 


63.5 


52.4 


49.7 


34.2 


52.8 


W 


Mountain 


33.3 


39.2 


50.7 


55.7 


63.3 


68.4 


72.0 


73.7 


65.5 


55.1 


51.9 


36.5 


55.4 


N. 


Piedmont 


34.8 


38.8 


50.6 


57.1 


64.9 


71.7 


76.7 


77.4 


68.8 


58.1 


54.9 


39.5 


57.8 


C. 


Piedmont 


35.8 


40.5 


52.3 


57.5 


65.9 


72.7 


77.6 


78.1 


69.7 


58.8 


55.3 


40.1 


58.7 


s. 


Piedmont 


37.5 


42.2 


53.1 


58.0 


66.7 


73.5 


77.5 


78.4 


70.6 


60.4 


56.2 


40.5 


59.6 


N. 


Coastal 


37.1 


42.8 


53.9 


58.5 


66.9 


74.8 


79.2 


79.4 


72.4 


61.0 


58.0 


42.7 


60.6 


C. 


Coastal 


38.9 


44.3 


55.5 


60.3 


68.5 


76.1 


79.6 


79.6 


73.2 


62.3 


59.4 


44.1 


61.8 


S. 


Coastal 


39.7 


45.2 


56.0 


60.2 


69.5 


76.4 


79.7 


80.1 


72.5 


62.2 


58.9 


43.0 


62.0 






Precipitation 




DISTRICT 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Annual 
Total 
















Inches of Water 












N. 


Mountain 


2.24 


5.13 


6.19 


7.12 


6.40 


7.02 


7.29 


7.93 


4.49 


2.18 


6.20 


3.88 


66.07 


w 


Mountain 


2.18 


6.03 


5.15 


6.32 


9.88 


5.74 


8.43 


6.33 


4.64 


2.22 


5.82 


4.17 


66.91 


N. 


Piedmont 


2.36 


5.36 


6.88 


6.52 


6.65 


5.52 


6.23 


6.48 


6.47 


2.59 


2.00 


3.45 


60.51 


C. 


Piedmont 


2.08 


4.84 


6.77 


6.99 


5.43 


5.77 


6.22 


7.21 


5.58 


2.58 


1.97 


3.03 


58.47 


S. 


Piedmont 


2.07 


4.91 


7.44 


7.73 


8.47 


6.70 


7.82 


6.79 


3.05 


2.43 


1.59 


2.59 


61.59 


N. 


Coastal 


2.43 


5.41 


5.01 


6.57 


7.65 


4.67 


6.49 


7.31 


9.74 


4.24 


2.25 


5.88 


67.65 


C. 


Coastal 


2.00 


4.90 


6.43 


6.21 


9.35 


5.03 


8.37 


7.42 


6.53 


5.27 


2.35 


5.74 


69.60 


s. 


Coastal 


1.77 


4.54 


6.20 


5.89 


6.96 


5.57 


9.96 


5.51 


5.30 


6.48 


1.81 


4.60 


64.59 



SOURCE: National Climate Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 



15 



Total Fertilizer Tonnage Down 



TVe total amount of fertilizer, including lime and 
gypsum, shipped in North Carolina was down 18% 
from last year to 1.90 million tons. Lime tonnage in 
2003 decreased 40% from 878,562 to 529,701 tons. 
Gypsum shipments, at 65, 188 tons, decreased 9% from 
last year. Fertilizer is broken down into the following 
categories: Dry Materials, Mixed Materials, Other Dry 
Materials, Bagged Products, Fluid Materials, Mixed 
Fluid Materials, and Other Fluid Materials. Dry and 
Fluid Materials include any substance containing either 
nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, or any other recog- 
nized plant food element or compound which is used 
primarily for its plant food content or for compounding 



mixed fertilizers. Not included in this definition are all 
types of unmanipulated animal and vegetable manures 
and mulches for which no plant food content is claimed. 
Mixed Dry Products and Mixed Fluid Products include 
products resulting from the combination, mixture, or 
simultaneous application of two or more fertilizer materials 
for use in, or claimed to have value in promoting plant 
growth. Other Dry Products and Other Fluid Products 
include micro nutrient supplements and organic materi- 
als. Bagged Products include any fertilizer product that 
is sold in package form. Total Dry Products account for 
61 % of the total fertilizer. Bagged Products account for 
18%, and total Fluid Products account for 21%. 



Fertilizer Materials Tonnage Shipped 





Fertilizer 


Lime 


Gypsum 


Total 


1998 


1,704,031 


1,052,695 


152,537 


2,909,263 


1999 


1,628,708 


958,951 


122,204 


2,709,863 


2000 


1,401,745 


626,849 


113,005 


2,141,599 


2001 


1,358,073 


797,749 


53,950 


2,209,772 


2002 


1,366,356 


878,562 


71,833 


2,316,751 


2003 


1,302,194 


529,701 


65,188 


1,897,083 



Fertilizer Tonnage Shipped July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003 



2002 


July 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 




Dry Materials 


19,689 


6,725 


13,282 


21,154 


21,073 


22,879 




Mixed Materials 


3,761 


1,825 


2,338 


2,246 


3,558 


2,436 




Other Dry Materials 


1,671 


5 


1,328 


1,239 


652 


373 




Bagged Products 


7,505 


4,943 


12,835 


8,804 


4,925 


7,400 




Fluid Materials 


13,324 


7,671 


3,601 


8,038 


12,426 


7,368 




Mixed Fluid Materials 


1,377 


1,210 


861 


1,207 


414 


156 




Other Fluid Materials 


153 


220 


30 


10 


2 


5 




Total 


47,480 


22,599 


34,275 


42,698 


43,050 


40,617 




2003 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Total Yr. 


Dry Materials 


39,098 


28,812 


92,567 


130,271 


128,540 


43,754 


567,844 


Mixed Materials 


2,155 


21,234 


12,076 


40,681 


43,417 


74,249 


209,976 


Other Dry Materials 


1,440 


562 


1,958 


1,929 


874 


442 


12,473 


Bagged Products 


14,971 


21,739 


49,579 


41,507 


35,655 


20,904 


230,767 


Fluid Materials 


14,063 


21,807 


25,373 


36,969 


37,605 


37,304 


225,549 


Mixed Fluid Materials 


185 


1,294 


1,878 


11,521 


16,831 


7,466 


44,400 


Other Fluid Materials 


16 


2,767 


999 


3,161 


451 


3,371 


11,185 


Total 


71,928 


98,215 


184,430 


266,039 


263,373 


187,490 


1,302,194 



16 



Total Fertilizer Shipped, North Carolina, 1993-2003 1 



3500 



3000 



c 2500 

o 



"O 

c 

CO 
C/) 

rs 
o 



2000 



1500 



1000 



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(0 OQ W# W 

00 00 cm" °t i ° 

■ w N N I HHH^H 

I I I I 

l l l l 

I I I I 



1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 

' Total tonnage shipped June 30-July 1, includes lime and gypsum. 

North Carolina Fertilizer by Type 
July 1,2002- June 30, 2003 




Fertilizer Primary Nutrient Applications, Selected Crops, 
North Carolina, 2003 



Primary 
Nutrient 


Planted 
Acreage 


Area 
Applied 


Applications 


Rate per 
Application 


Rate per 
Crop Year 


Total 
Applied 




1,000 Acres 


Percent 


Number 


Pounds per Acre 


Million Pounds 


Corn: 


740 












Nitrogen 




99 


2.1 


60 


130 


95.9 


Phosphate 




89 


1.1 


51 


57 


37.9 


Potash 




86 


1.0 


92 


97 


61.8 


Upland Cotton: 


810 












Nitrogen 




97 


1.9 


40 


76 


59.9 


Phosphate 




74 


1.1 


36 


41 


24.4 


Potash 




93 


1.2 


87 


106 


79.7 



17 



Apples & Blueberries 
Fertilizer Primary Nutrient Applications 
North Carolina, 2003 



Primary 
Nutrient 


Bearing 
Acreage 


Area 
Applied 


Annlirations 


Rate per 
Application 


Rate per 
Crop Year 


Total 
Applied 




/\cr ss 


Pa rf&n t 

1 C7 / U CI I I 


ft/ 1 1 m hor 


Pounds per Acre 


1 f lUUcfCtl IU rUUt IU£> 


Apples: 


7,000 












Nitrogen 




93 


1 .2 


116 


146 


951 


Phosphate 




92 


1.0 


115 


125 


808 


Potash 




92 


1.0 


117 


121 


781 


Blueberries: 


4,200 












Nitrogen 




99 


3.1 


23 


73 


302 


Phosphate 




98 


2.5 


43 


109 


450 


Potash 




98 


2.1 


24 


51 


21 1 



Apples: Agricultural Chemical Applications 
North Carolina, 2003 1 



Active 
Ingredient 


Area 
Applied 


Applications 


Rate per 
Application 


Rate per 
Crop Year 


Total 
Applied 




Percent 


Number 


Pounds per Acre 


Thousand Pounds 


Herbicides: 












Glyphosate 


2 


1.9 


A ~~7 H 

0.71 


1 .35 


0.2 


Insecticides: 












Azinphos-methyl 


77 


4.0 


1.61 


6.44 


34.8 


Benzoic acid 


26 


1.3 


0.18 


0.23 


0.4 


Carbaryl 


21 


1.1 


1 . I D 




1.9 


Chlorpyrifos 


46 


1.0 


1 .85 


1 .93 


6.3 


Dimethoate 


5 


2.5 


0.91 


2.28 


0.9 


Endosulfan 


3 


1.6 


1.10 


1.82 


0.3 


Esfenvalerate 


O A 




0.05 


0.11 


r\ o 
U.d 


Fenpropathrin 


28 


2.1 


0.26 


0.55 


1.1 


Hexythiazox 


5 


1.0 


0.12 


0.12 


2 


Imidacloprid 


38 


1.8 


0.05 


0.09 


0.2 


Indoxacarb 


16 


2.6 


0.09 


0.25 


0.3 


Permethrin 


16 


1.0 


0.13 


0.13 


0.1 


Petroleum distillate .. 


62 


1.0 


44.32 


45.17 


195.9 


Phosmet 


54 


2.5 


1.46 


3.78 


14.4 


Tebufenozide 


12 


2.5 


0.27 


0.71 


0.6 


Thiamethoxam 


5 


1.0 


0.07 


0.07 


2 


Fungicides: 












Benomyl 


* 


3.1 


0.13 


0.40 


2 


Calcium polysulfide .. 


3 


1.9 


1.44 


2.77 


0.6 


Captan 


78 


5.1 


2.70 


13.84 


75.3 


Copper hydroxide 


7 


3.9 


0.68 


2.68 


1.3 


Cyprodinil 


33 


1.2 


0.24 


0.28 


0.7 


Dodine 


21 


1.1 


1.36 


1.53 


2.2 


Fenarimol 


16 


3.5 


0.06 


0.19 


0.2 


Kresoxim-methyl 


41 


2.2 


0.15 


0.33 


0.9 


Mancozeb 


48 


3.6 


2.84 


10.45 


35.4 


Metiram 


49 


5.2 


2.10 


10.94 


37.7 


Myclobutanil 


47 


3.4 


0.12 


0.41 


1.3 


Streptomycin 


23 


2.1 


0.05 


0.10 


0.2 


Sulfur 


42 


4.6 


18.62 


86.85 


254.6 


Thiophanate-methy ... 


73 


4.1 


0.76 


3.12 


15.9 


Trifloxystrobin 


32 


1.9 


0.06 


0.11 


0.2 


Ziram 


51 


2.8 


3.29 


9.36 


33.5 


Other Chemicals: 












NAA 


4 


1.6 


0.002 


0.004 


2 



* Area applied is less than 0.5 percent. ' Bearing acres in 2003 for North Carolina were 7,000 acres. 2 Total applied is less than 50 lbs. 



18 



Blueberries: Agricultural Chemical Applications 
North Carolina, 2003 1 



Ingredient 


Ml cc* 

Applied 


Applications 


Rate per 
Application 


Rate per 
Crop Year 


Total 
Applied 




Percent 


Number 


Pounds per Acre 


Thousand Pounds 


Herbicides: 












Glyphosate 


36 


1.6 


0.81 


1.34 


2.0 


Hexazinone 


64 


1.0 


0.83 


0.85 


2.3 


Paraquat 


44 


1.6 


0.56 


0.91 


1.7 


Insecticides: 












Esfenvalerate 


73 


2.1 


0.03 


0.07 


0.2 


Malathion 


80 


3.8 


0.71 


2.75 


9.2 


Fungicides: 












Benomyl 


17 


1.0 


0.49 


0.50 


0.4 


Captan 


39 


1.5 


1.45 


2.23 


3.6 


Fenbuconazole 


80 


2.4 


0.09 


0.22 


0.7 



' Bearing acres in 2003 for North Carolina were 4,200 acres. 



Corn: Agricultural Chemical Applications 
North Carolina, 2003 1 



Active 
Ingredient 


Area 
Applied 


Applications 


Rate per 
Application 


Rate per 
Crop Year 


Total 
Applied 




Percent 


Number 


Pounds Per Acre 


Thousand Pounds 


Herbicides: 












2,4-D 


10 


1.1 


0.36 


0.40 


30 


Alachlor 


18 


1.0 


1.82 


1.82 


239 


Ametryn 


10 


1.0 


1.12 


1.12 


82 


Atrazine 


78 


1.0 


1.18 


1.22 


699 


Dichlorprop 


4 


1.1 


0.26 


0.31 


8 


Glyphosate 


27 


1.4 


0.69 


1.00 


202 


Linuron 


2 


1.0 


0.80 


0.80 


13 


Metolachlor 


16 


1.0 


1.35 


1.35 


163 


Nicosulfuron 


11 


1.0 


0.02 


0.02 


2 


Paraquat 


14 


1.0 


0.50 


0.52 


52 


Rimsulfuron 


4 


1.1 


0.01 


0.01 


2 


S-Metolachlor 


23 


1.0 


1.10 


1.10 


188 


Simazine 


14 


1.0 


1.14 


1.14 


115 


Insecticides: 












Chlorpyrifos 


8 


1.0 


1.06 


1.06 


63 


Terbufos 


18 


1.0 


1.01 


1.01 


133 



' Planted acres in North Carolina were 740,000 acres. 2 Total applied is less than 500 lbs. 



19 



Upland Cotton: Agricultural Chemical Applications 
North Carolina, 2003 1 



Active 
Ingredient 


Area 
Applied 


Applications 


Rate per 
Application 


Rate per 
Crop Year 


Total 
Applied 




Percent 


Number 


Pounds Per Acre 


Thousand Pounds 


Herbicides* 












2 4-D 


5 


1 .0 


0.43 


0.43 


1 7 


Carfpntrazone-ethvl 


1 3 


1 .0 


0.03 


0.03 


3 


Fluometuron 


16 


1 .0 


0.97 


0.98 


1 28 


Glvnhosatp 


90 


2.4 


a 7n 
U. / U 


■i 70 
\ .1 d. 


1 ,252 


MSMA 


19 


1.0 


1 .39 


1 .47 


222 


Pendimethalin 


25 


1.0 


O.08 


ACQ 

O.o8 


135 


Promptrvn 


28 


1 .0 


A OA 

0.80 


0.88 


1 96 


Pyraflufen ethyl 


6 


1.0 


A A AO 

0.003 


A AAO 

0.003 


2 


Pvrithiohaosodiijm 


6 


1.1 


A AO 

0.03 


A A A 

0.04 


2 


S-Metolachlor 


7 


1 .0 


O.yo 


0.95 


51 


Insecticides : 












Acanhatp 


23 


1.1 


n or 


n oo 


61 


Aiding rb 


43 


1 .0 


A C~7 

0.0/ 


A C O 

0.b8 


238 


Cyfluthrin 


28 


1.2 


A AO 


0.04 


10 


Cypermethrin 


4 


1.2 


0.07 


0.09 


3 


Dicrotophos 


4 


1.4 


0.21 


0.30 


1 1 


Lambda-cvhalothrin 


26 


1 .4 




U.UO 


6 


Phoratp 


9 


1 .0 


r\ on 

0.80 


0.80 


58 


Zeta-cypermethrin 


5 


1.2 


A AO 


AAO 

O.Uo 


1 


Funaicides - 












Ftridia7nlp 


3 


1 .0 


A ^ o 

0.1 3 


A H O 

0.13 


3 


Mefenoxam 


4 


1 .0 


A ^ o 
U.I O 


A H O 
0.13 


4 


PCNB 


7 


1 .0 


A C C 

0.55 


0.58 


33 


Other Chemicals' 

\*-/ 111 t> 1 \^ 1 1 \* llllw U 1 ■ 












Bacilli' 1 ? cereus 3 


37 


1 .5 








nvplanilidp 


25 


1 .0 


0.15 


0.15 


31 


Ethephon 


78 


1.0 


1.15 


1.16 


734 


Mepiquat chloride 


62 


1.5 


0.07 


0.12 


58 


Monocarbamide dihyd. . 


35 


1.0 


3.32 


3.35 


945 


Paraquat 


4 


1.2 


0.32 


0.40 


14 


Thidiazuron 


9 


1.0 


0.05 


0.05 


4 


Tribufos 


37 


1.0 


0.66 


0.66 


198 



' Planted acres in 2003 for North Carolina were 810,000 acres. 2 Total applied is less than 500 lbs. 3 Rates and total applied are not available 
because amounts of active ingredient are not comparable between products. 



20 



2003 North Carolina Livestock Summary 



Cash Receipts Rise 

Cash receipts from all livestock, dairy, and poultry products 
increased to 4.2 billion in 2003, up 6% from 2002. Hog prices rose 
in 2003, increasing cash receipts 9% from the previous year to 
$1.53 billion. Broiler prices rose 4 cents per pound and caused 
receipts to climb 1 1% to $1.51 billion. Turkey receipts decreased 
7% and totaled $398 million. Chicken eggs increased $13.1 
million to $242 million. Cattle and calf receipts, at $220 million, 
were down 2%. Receipts from milk were down 7% to $ 1 43 million. 
Catfish sales rose sharply in 2003 to $6. 1 million, while trout sales 
declined 17% to $5.7 million. Honey sales fell 12% and totaled 
$836,000. 

Hogs are the number one commodity in the state with 22.2% of 
total receipts, followed by broilers at 21.9%. 

Hog Cash Receipts Up 

Cash receipts from the marketing of North Carolina hogs and 
pigs increased 9% to $1.53 billion in 2003 as a result of a $4.30 per 
cwt increase in the price received by producers. The number of hog 
marketings for the year decreased 4% to slightly less than 18 
million head in 2003. Pounds of pork marketed decreased 4% to 
3.75 billion pounds. 

Inventory of hogs and pigs on December 1, 2003 totaled 10.0 
million head, up 3% from 2002. The inventory was 3% below the 
all time high inventory of 10.3 million head on September 1, 1998. 
A crop of 19.6 million pigs was produced in the state during 2003, 
down slightly from 2002's record high. The average litter size rose 
slightly in 2003 to 9.02 pigs. The value of home consumption was 
up 6% to $1 .6 million. About 70% of the states' hogs and pigs are 
under contract compared to 38% for the nation. Under contract 
means owned by large operators, but raised by contractees. Less 
than 5% of the hogs and pigs in the state are raised by independent 
producers. 

Broiler Production Down 

Broiler production decreased 2% in 2003 to 4.3 billion pounds. 
The number of birds produced, at 708 million, was 4% below 
2002. Average weight was 6.1 pounds per bird. Price per pound 
increased 4 cents, and income for the state increased in 2003 to 
$1.52 billion, up 1 1% from last year. Broilers averaged 35 cents 
per pound during 2003. 

Turkey Numbers Decline 

North Carolina turkey production in 2003 declined 5% from 
the previous year to 1.1 billion pounds. The number of turkeys 
raised fell to 42.5 million in 2003, down 7% from last year. The 
turkey price dropped lcent per pound to 36 cents, and cash 
receipts decreased to $398 million, 7% below 2002. 

Egg Receipts Up 

The value of chicken egg production in North Carolina 
increased 6% in 2003 to $242 million. Price per dozen, including 
hatching eggs, was up 6% from the previous year to $1.15 . The 
number of eggs produced increased slightly to 2.5 billion. The 
state ranks tenth nationally in the value of egg production. 



Milk Receipts Decline 

During 2003, cash receipts from marketing of milk and cream 
produced in North Carolina dropped 7% from 2002 to $143 million. 
Producer returns averaged $13.90 per hundredweight, 1% above 
2002. 

Milk cow numbers declined 5% to an average of 60,500 head, 
reducing overall milk production 8% in 2003 to 1 .04 billion pounds. 
Output per cow fell 4% to 17,115 pounds in 2003 compared with 
1 7,766 a year earlier. 

Cattle and Calf Cash Receipts Down 

Cash receipts from cattle and calves totaled $220 million, down 
2% from 2002. Cattle and calf prices per cwt. were $65.70 and 
$86.70 respectively. The value of home consumption increased 10% 
in 2003 to $10.4 million. 

Total cattle and calf marketings totaled 313 million pounds in 
2003, down 10% from the previous year. Cattle marketings 
decreased 1 1% from 2002, while calf marketings dropped 13%. Calf 
births totaled 420,000 head, down 5% from the previous year. 
Inventory of cattle and calves in North Carolina as of January 1, 
2003, at 900,000 head, was down 5% the previous year. The end of 
the year estimate, on January 1, 2004 dropped to 880,000 head. 

Catfish Sales Higher 

Commercial catfish growers in North Carolina had sales of $6.1 
million in 2003, up nearly double from the $3.1 million the previous 
year. The water surface area used for the 2003 catfish production 
totaled 2, 1 00 acres, up 400 acres from the previous year. Ninety nine 
percent of foodsize catfish sales went to processors, with the 
remainder going to recreational and other outlets. The average price 
received for foodsize catfish in North Carolina was 61 cents per 
pound, up 2 cents from the previous year's average and 4 cents above 
the national average. North Carolina producers received more per 
pound for their fish than producers in the leading states of 
Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas. The Tar Heel state ranks sixth 
nationally in total sales. 

Trout Sales Lower 

North Carolina's commercial trout growers sold 4.4 million 
pounds of trout in 2003 with a value of sales totaling $5.7 million, 
down 17% from the previous year. The state ranks second in the 
nation in trout sales behind Idaho. 

Trout 12 inches and longer value of sales decreased 21% to $5.0 
million and averaged $1 .22 per pound, compared to $1 .38 a year ago. 
Pounds sold were 4. 1 million, down 1 1% from a year earlier. Sales 
to processors accounted for 82% of 12 inches and longer sales, with 
8% going direct to consumers, 3% to restaurants and retail outlets, 
while the remaining 7% went to live haulers, other producers, and fee 
and recreational fishing. Trout losses totaled 206,000 pounds for the 
year with 36% lost to disease, 37% to predators, 1 6% to flood, and the 
balance to thefts, drought, and other causes. 

Honey Production Down 

Commercial honey producers in North Carolina with five or more 
colonies produced 440,000 pounds of honey in 2003, down 35% 
from a year ago. The estimated 1 0,000 colonies was down 37% from 
a year earlier. Yield per colony averaged 44 pounds, up 2 pounds 
from 2002. Average price for the 2003 crop, at $1 .90 per pound, was 
up 49 cents from a year earlier. The value of commercial honey 
production totaled $836,000, down 12% from 2002. 



22 



LIVESTOCK, DAIRY AND POULTRY 

Record Highs and Lows, North Carolina, Through January 1, 2004 



SPECIES 


Date 
Series 
Began 


RECORD HIGH 


RECORD LOW 


Year 


Number 


Year 


Number 






Thousands 


Thousands 


Cattle and Calves - Inventory, Jan. 1 


1924 


1985 


1,175 


1927 


490 


Beef Cows - Inventory, Jan. 1 


1967 


1 QQ7 


O I c. 


1 Qfi7 


ouo 


Milk Cows - Inventory, Jan. 1 


1924 


1944 


400 


2004 


58 


Milk Production (Lbs.) 


1924 


1985 


1 ,748,000 


2003 


1,044,000 


Sheep and Lambs - Inventory, Jan. 1 1 


1867 


1870 


560 


1979 


7 


Hogs - Inventory, Dec. 1 


1867 


2003 


10,000 


1929 


830 


Chickens - Inventory, Dec. 1 




1969 


22,115 


1931 


8,670 


Hens 


1930 


1972 


7,122 


1935 


3,029 


Pullets of laying age 


1930 


1968 


11,835 


1931 


4,040 


Egg Production 


1924 


1970 


3,440,000 


1930 


542,000 


Commercial Broilers 


1934 


2002 


735,200 


1934 


900 


Turkeys - Total Raised 


1929 


1992 


62,000 


1931 


203 



' Sheep and lambs inventory discontinued January 2000. 



HOG INVENTORY 

Leading States - December 1997 - December 2003 



MILLIONS 
17 



15 
13 
1 1 

9 
7 
5 
3 
1 




12/97 12/98 12/99 12/00 



IOWA#1 

NORTH CAROLINA #2 



MINNESOTA #3 
ILLINOIS #4 



12/01 12/02 12/03 

I INDIANA #5 NEBRASKA #7 

MISSOURI #6 



Ranking based on most current year. 



NUMBER OF OPERATIONS WITH LIVESTOCK DURING YEAR, BY SPECIES, 1999-2003 1 

North Carolina and United States 



YEAR 


NORTH CAROLINA 


UNITED STATES 


Hogs 


Cattle 


Milk Cows 


Sheep 


Hogs 


Cattle 


Milk Cows 


Sheep 


1999 


4,000 


28,000 


1,000 


2 


99,620 


1 ,095,560 


110,855 


70,000 


2000 


3,600 


26,000 


950 


2 


87,470 


1 ,076,370 


105,055 


69,200 


2001 


3,400 


25,000 


900 


2 


81 ,220 


1,049,170 


97,460 


68,600 


2002 


3,000 


24,000 


860 


2 


76,250 


1 ,036,430 


91,240 


68,150 


2003 


2,800 


24,000 


820 


2 


73,600 


1,032,670 


86,310 


67,620 



' Any farm having one or more head of livestock. 2 Estimate discontinued. 



23 



LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY INVENTORY 

North Carolina and United States, 2001-2004 



SPECIES AND 


NORTH CAROLINA 


UNITED STATES 














CLASSIFICATION 


NUMBER ON FARMS JANUARY 1 


NUMBER ON FARMS JANUARY 1 




2002 


2003 


2004 


2002 


2003 


2004 






Thousand Head 






Thousand Head 




Cattle - Total 1 


950 


900 


880 


96,723 


96,1 00 


94,882 


Cows & Heifers that have calved 


500 


475 


460 


42,239 


42,125 


41,851 


Beef Cows 


434 


412 


402 


33,134 


32,983 


32,860 


Milk Cows 


66 


63 


58 


9,106 


9,142 


8,991 


Heifers 500 pounds and over 


1 23 


1 20 


120 


1 9,678 


1 9,628 


19,341 


For Beef Cow replacement 


73 


73 


72 


5,571 


5,624 


5,517 


^r\r h^ilL* r^f^\M ranlorDmcmt 


30 


28 


27 


4,055 


4,1 14 


4,020 


Other Heifers 


20 


19 


21 


1 0,057 


9,891 


9,804 


Steers 500 pounds and over 


43 


43 


40 


16,804 


16,554 


16,280 


Bulls 500 pounds and over 


34 


32 


30 


2,244 


2,248 


2,206 


Calves under 500 pounds 


250 


230 


230 


15,753 


15,545 


15,204 


Sheep - Total 2 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 


6,685 


6,300 


6,090 


Breeding Sheep & Lambs 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 


4,913 


4,658 


4,480 


Replacement Lambs 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 


734 


695 


691 


Ewes 1 year plus 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 


3,980 


3,770 


3,601 


Rams 1 year plus 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 


200 


193 


189 


Market Sheep & Lambs 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 


1,772 


1,642 


1,610 




NUMBER ON FARMS DECEMBER 1 


NUMBER ON FARMS DECEMBER 1 




2001 


2002 


2003 


2001 


2002 


2003 






Thousand Head 






Thousand Head 




All Hogs and Pigs 


9,800 


9,700 


10,000 


59,722 


59,554 


60,389 


Chickens - Total 1 3 


18,121 


17,042 


17,450 


441,509 


443,881 


448,748 


Layers 1 year old and older 


3,616 


3,352 


3,752 


153,357 


153,027 


169,263 


Layers 20 weeks old but less than 














1 year 


7,539 


7,224 


7,123 


185,271 


186,176 


170,726 


Pullets 13 weeks old and older 














but less than 20 weeks 


2,549 


2,639 


2,625 


42,807 


39,679 


42,030 


Pullets Chicks and Pullets under 














1 3 weeks of age 


3,179 


2,825 


2,788 


51,948 


56,646 


58,291 


Other Chickens 


1,238 


1,002 


1,162 


8,126 


8,353 


8,438 



' Totals may not add due to rounding. 2 N.C. sheep inventory was discontinued January 2000. 3 Does not include commercial broilers. 



LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY INVENTORY VALUES 

North Carolina, 1999-2004 





ALL CATTLE AND CALVES 


ALL HOGS AND PIGS 


ALL CHICKENS 


STOCK SHEEP AND LAMBS 




January 1 


December 1 


December 1 


January 1 


YEAR 


Farm 
Value 
Per Head 


Total 
Value 


Farm 
Value 
Per Head 


Total 
Value 


Farm 
Value 
Per Head 


Total 
Value 


Farm 
Value 
Per Head 


Total 
Value 




Dollars 


Thousand 
Dollars 


Dollars 


Thousand 
Dollars 


Dollars 


Thousand 
Dollars 


Dollars 


Thousand 
Dollars 


1999 


480 


470,400 


63.00 


598,500 


5.00 


85,675 


99.00 


1,436 


2000 


550 


517,000 


62.00 


576,600 


4.00 


71,036 


n/a 


n/a 


2001 


600 


570,000 


62.00 


607,600 


5.00 


90,605 


n/a 


n/a 


2002 


620 


589,000 


58.00 


562,600 


4.80 


81,802 


n/a 


n/a 


2003 


600 


540,000 


54.00 


540,000 


4.50 


78,525 


n/a 


n/a 


2004 


630 


554,400 










n/a 


n/a 



Wore: Sheep value was discontinued January 2000. 



MEAT ANIMALS 

Numbers, Production, Disposition, Price, and Income, North Carolina 2000-2003 



SPECIES 


2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 






Thousands 




HOGS AND PIGS 










Beginning Inventory 


9,500 


9,300 


9,800 


9,700 


(December 1 preceding year) 










Spring Pig Crop: (December-May) 










Sows Farrowed 


1,070 


1,070 


1,090 


1,070 


Pigs Saved 


9,444 


9,551 


9,783 


9,630 


Fall Pig Crop: (June-November) 










Sows Farrowed 


1,070 


1,080 


1,090 


1,100 


Pigs Saved 


9,443 


9,775 


9,866 


9,954 


Inshipments 


171 


158 


250 


310 


Marketings 1 


17,792 


17,478 


18,754 


17,980 


Farm Slaughter 2 


16 


1fi 


1^ 


14 


Deaths 


1,450 


1,490 


1,230 


1,600 


Prodi irtion (\ \ 3 


3 707 7?fi 


3,700,077 


3,874,904 




Marketings (Lbs.) 4 


3,745,300 


3,654,476 


3,898,610 


3,754,143 


Prirp Ppr 1 0f) I h<; I <K\ 


AO 40 


44.70 


34.00 


OOiOv 


Cash Receipts from Sales ( $) 5 


1,671,606 


1,721,496 


1,407,110 


1,533,383 


Value of Home Consumption ($) 


1,987 


2,108 


1,553 


1,642 


Gross Income ($) 


1 ,673,593 


1,723,604 


1,408,663 


1,535,025 


Ending Inventory, December 1 


9,300 


9,800 


9,700 


10,000 


CATTLE AND CALVES 










Number: 










On hand January 1 (Total) 


940 


950 


950 


900 


Cows and Heifers that have Calved 


510 


505 


500 


475 


Calves Born 


460 


450 


440 


420 


Inshipments 


21 


19 


17 


10 


Marketings: ' 










Cattle 


231 


243 


275 


244 


Calves 


196 


186 


189 


165 


Farm Slaughter: 2 










Cattle and Calves 


2 


2 


2 


2 


Deaths: 










Cattle 


15 


13 


16 


15 


Calves 


27 


25 


25 


24 


Production: 3 










Total Cattle and Calves (Lbs.) 


320,835 


314,118 


320,208 


304,322 


Marketings (Lbs.) 4 


307,935 


313,400 


348,920 


313,340 


Price per 100 Lbs. ($): 










Cattle 


68.00 


66.90 


59.40 


65.70 


Calves 


96.20 


91.30 


82.00 


86.70 


Cash Receipts from Sales ($) 5 


231,667 


227,721 


223,829 


219,985 


Value of Home Consumption ($) 


11,133 


10,840 


9,414 


10,378 


Gross Income ($) 


242,800 


238,561 


233,243 


230,363 



' Includes custom slaughter for use on farms where produced and state outshipments, but excludes inter farm sales within the state. 
2 Excludes custom slaughter for farmers at commercial establishments. 3 Adjustments made for changes in inventory and for inshipments. 
4 Excludes custom slaughter for use on farms where produced and inter farm sales within the state. 5 Receipts from marketings and sale of 
farm slaughter. 



25 



ALL CATTLE 

Number on Farms, by County, North Carolina, January 1, 2003-2004 1 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2003 



2004 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2003 



2004 



Alleghany 

Ashe 

Avery 

Caldwell ... 

Surry 

Watauga . 

Wilkes 

Yadkin 



. 005 
009 

.01 1 

. 027 
171 

. 189 
193 

. 197 



N. Mountain 1 



Buncombe .... 

Burke 

Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Henderson ... 

Jackson 

McDowell 

Macon 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Polk 

Rutherford .... 

Swain 

Transylvania 
Yancey 



. 021 
. 023 
. 039 
. 043 
. 075 
. 087 
089 
. 099 
.111 
.113 
.115 
.121 
. 149 
. 161 
. 173 
. 175 
. 199 



W. Mountain 20 



Alamance 

Caswell 

Durham 

Forsyth 

Franklin 

Granville 

Guilford 

Orange 

Person 

Rockingham . 

Stokes 

Vance 

Warren 



001 
033 
063 
067 
069 
077 
081 
135 
145 
157 
169 
181 
185 



N. Piedmont 40 



Alexander . 
Catawba ... 
Chatham .. 
Davidson .. 

Davie 

Iredell 

Lee 

Randolph . 

Rowan 

Wake 



003 
035 
037 
.057 
059 
. 097 
. 105 
. 151 
. 1 59 
. 1 83 



C. Piedmont 50 



21,500 
17,500 
1 ,200 
6,100 
24,000 
11,000 
34,000 
22,700 

138,000 



18,000 
5,600 
5,500 
4,000 
1,500 

20,100 
8,000 
1,800 
3,300 
5,200 

11,000 
2,200 
3,000 

11,900 
700 
3,000 
5,200 

1 10,000 



18,500 
10,500 

2,500 

5,500 
10,000 
10,500 
15,500 
12,700 

7,800 
10,700 
11,600 

2,200 
10,000 

128,000 



19,500 
15,000 
34,000 
17,000 
16,000 
48,600 

3,900 
40,000 
23,000 

7,000 

224,000 



21,000 
17,500 
1,100 
5,700 
23,000 
11,000 
34,000 
22,700 

136,000 



17,500 
5,000 
4,800 
3,500 
1,500 

20,000 
7,800 
1,800 
3,100 
4,700 

11,000 
2,100 
2,800 

11,500 
700 
3,000 
5,200 

106,000 



18,400 
10,100 
2,400 
5,100 
10,000 
10,500 
15,500 
12,200 
7,800 
10,700 
11,500 
2,000 
9,800 

126,000 



19,500 
13,800 
34,000 
16,500 
14,500 
45,700 

3,700 
40,000 
22,800 

6,500 

217,000 



Anson 

Cabarrus 

Cleveland 

Gaston 

Lincoln 

Mecklenburg 
Montgomery . 

Moore 

Richmond 

Stanly 

Union 



S. Piedmont . 



. 007 
.025 
.045 
.071 
.109 
.119 
. 123 
. 125 
. 153 
.167 
. 179 

... 60 



Bertie 

Camden 

Chowan 

Currituck 

Dare 

Edgecombe .. 

Gates 

Halifax 

Hertford 

Martin 

Nash 

Northampton . 
Pasquotank .. 
Perquimans .. 

Tyrrell 

Washington .. 



015 
029 
041 
053 
055 
065 
073 
083 
091 
.117 
. 127 
. 131 
. 139 
. 143 
. 177 
.187 



N. Coastal 70 



Beaufort . 
Carteret .. 
Craven .... 
Greene ... 

Hyde 

Johnston 

Jones 

Lenoir 

Pamlico... 

Pitt 

Wayne .... 
Wilson 



C. Coastal 



013 
031 
049 
079 
095 
101 
103 
107 
137 
147 
191 
195 

... 80 



Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

Cumberland ... 

Duplin 

Harnett 

Hoke 

New Hanover . 

Onslow 

Pender 

Robeson 

Sampson 

Scotland 



S. Coastal 



017 
019 
047 
051 
061 
085 
093 
129 
133 
141 
155 
163 
165 

... 90 



9,400 


9,400 


14,600 


14,500 




£- I ,OUU 


8,300 


7,900 


1 2,500 


11,000 


7,500 


6,000 


6,300 


6,200 


9,500 


9,000 


3,400 


3,000 


17,500 


16,200 


24,000 


24,000 


136,000 


129,000 


1,600 


1,500 


1,400 


1,500 



2,900 


2,500 


1,000 


1,000 


7,900 


7,900 


1,800 


1,800 


9,800 


9,300 


2,000 


1,900 


700 


600 


1,200 


1,200 


1,200 


1,200 


33,000 


32,000 


1,500 


1,200 


2,400 


2,000 


2,300 


2,200 


14,000 


14,000 


2,900 


2,900 


3,700 


3,500 


3,900 


3,900 


9,500 


9,500 


2,100 


2,100 


43,000 


42,000 


5,800 


5,800 


2,300 


2,500 


9,800 


9,800 


4,100 


4,500 


20,200 


22,800 


9,000 


9,000 



2,500 
2,300 
7,200 
21,400 
1,800 

88,000 



State Total. 



900,000 



2,400 
2,300 
7,800 
21,500 
2,000 

92,000 



880,000 



' 2003 Revised, 2004 Preliminary. * Counties with less than 500 cattle or where individual data would be disclosed are not published. 



ALL CATTLE 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


NUMBER 


Iredell 


45,700 


Randolph 


40,000 


Chatham 


34,000 


Wilkes 


34,000 


Union 


24,000 


Surry 


23,000 


Duplin 


22,800 


Rowan 


22,800 


Yadkin 


22,700 


Cleveland 


21 ,800 



ALL CATTLE: Number on farms, January 1, 2004 




26 



BEEF COWS AND HEIFERS THAT HAVE CALVED 

Number on Farms, by County, North Carolina, January 1, 2003-2004 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2003 



2004 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2003 



2004 



Alleghany 005 

Ashe 009 

Avery 01 1 

Caldwell 027 

Surry 171 

Watauga 1 89 

Wilkes 193 

Yadkin 197 

N. Mountain 1 



Buncombe.... 

Burke 

Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Henderson ... 

Jackson 

McDowell 

Macon 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Polk 

Rutherford .... 

Swain 

Transylvania 
Yancey 



021 
023 
039 
043 
075 
087 
089 
099 
1 1 1 
113 
115 
121 
149 
161 
173 
.175 
199 



W. Mountain 20 



Alamance 

Caswell 

Durham 

Forsyth 

Franklin 

Granville 

Guilford 

Orange 

Person 

Rockingham . 

Stokes 

Vance 

Warren 



001 
033 
063 
067 
069 
077 
081 
135 
. 145 
157 
169 
. 181 
. 185 



N. Piedmont 40 



Alexander. 
Catawba ... 
Chatham .. 
Davidson .. 

Davie 

Iredell 

Lee 

Randolph . 

Rowan 

Wake 



003 
035 
037 
057 
059 
097 
105 
. 151 
.159 
183 



C. Piedmont 50 



7,000 

7,100 
700 

2,600 
11,500 

3,500 
16,600 

9,000 

58,000 



7,500 
2,300 
2,300 
1 ,800 

600 
8,000 
2,200 

800 
1,400 
2,700 
5,600 
1,300 
1,300 
6,200 

300 
1 ,300 
2,400 

48,000 



7,700 
4,500 
1,100 
2,900 
5,000 
5,200 
6,700 
5,300 
4,100 
5,000 
5,000 
1,200 
4,300 

58,000 



7,700 
7,200 

16,800 
8,000 
8,000 

14,600 
2,000 

18,000 
9,500 
3,200 

95,000 



7,000 

7,100 
600 

2,400 
11,000 

3,500 
16,400 

9,000 

57,000 



7,500 
2,200 
2,200 
1,700 

600 
7,800 
2,200 

800 
1,300 
2,500 
5,600 
1,200 
1,300 
6,100 

300 
1,400 
2,300 

47,000 



7,700 
4,400 
1,000 
2,800 
5,000 
5,200 
6,700 
5,300 
4,100 
5,100 
5,200 
1,200 
4,300 

58,000 



7,700 
6,800 

16,800 
7,800 
7,600 

14,000 
1,900 

18,000 
9,400 
3,000 

93,000 



Anson 007 

Cabarrus 025 

Cleveland 045 

Gaston 071 

Lincoln 1 09 

Mecklenburg 1 1 9 

Montgomery 1 23 

Moore 125 

Richmond 1 53 

Stanly 1 67 

Union 1 79 

S. Piedmont 60 



Bertie 

Camden 

Chowan 

Currituck 

Dare 

Edgecombe .. 

Gates 

Halifax 

Hertford 

Martin 

Nash 

Northampton . 
Pasquotank .. 
Perquimans .. 

Tyrrell 

Washington .. 



015 
029 
041 
053 
055 
065 
073 
, 083 
091 
.117 
. 127 
.131 
139 
. 143 
. 1 77 
. 187 



N. Coastal 70 



Beaufort . 
Carteret .. 
Craven .... 
Greene ... 

Hyde 

Johnston 

Jones 

Lenoir 

Pamlico... 

Pitt 

Wayne .... 
Wilson 



013 
031 
049 
079 
095 
101 
103 
107 
137 
147 
191 
195 



C. Coastal 80 



Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

Cumberland ... 

Duplin 

Harnett 

Hoke 

New Hanover . 

Onslow 

Pender 

Robeson 

Sampson 

Scotland 



S. Coastal 



017 
019 
047 
051 
061 
085 
093 
1 29 
133 
141 
. 1 55 
163 
165 

... 90 



5,100 


5,100 


7,400 


7,200 


1 1 ,500 


1 1 ,1 00 


3,200 


3,000 


4,900 


4,500 


2,500 


2,000 


4,000 


3,900 


5,400 


5,100 


1 ,300 


1,300 


8,700 


8,100 


13,000 


12,700 


67,000 


64,000 


600 


500 


500 


500 



1 ,600 


1,400 


500 


500 


3,000 


2,900 


1 ,000 


1,000 


4,500 


4,200 


1 ,200 


1,000 


300 


300 


500 

* 


500 


600 


500 


15,000 


14,000 


700 

* 


600 


900 


900 


1,200 


1,200 


6,700 


6,700 


900 


900 


2,000 


2,000 

* 


2,300 


2,400 


4,700 


4,700 


1 ,300 


1,300 


21 .000 


21,000 


3,600 


3,300 


1,300 


1,200 


6,000 


6,000 


2,500 


2,400 


11,000 


11,000 


4,500 


4,200 



1,300 
1 ,400 
4,500 
12,100 
1 ,000 

50,000 



State Total . 



412,000 



1,100 
1,200 
4,400 
11,600 
800 

48,000 



402,000 



1 2003 Revised, 2004 Preliminary. * Counties with less than 200 cows or where individual data would be disclosed are not published. 
BEEF COWS 

BEEF COWS: Number on Farms, January 1, 2004 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


NUMBER 


Randolph 


18,000 


Chatham 


16,800 


Wilkes 


16,400 


Iredell 


14,000 


Union 


12,700 


Sampson 


11,600 


Cleveland 


11,100 


Duplin 


11,000 


Surry 


11,000 


Rowan 


9,400 




D Under 1,000/undisclosed 
J 1,000-1,999 I 
1 4,000-7,999 



I 2,000-3,999 
I 8,000 and up 



27 



RED MEAT PRODUCTION 

Number of Pounds by Month, North Carolina 1999-2003 1 



YEAR 



Jan. 



Feb. 



March 



April 



May 



June 



July 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Dec. 



Annual 2 
Total 



1999 
2000 
2001 
2002 
2003 



Thousand Pounds 

156,600 142,800 168,200 157,600 148,900 162,400 152,800 157,500 153,900 173,900 180,200 170,800 1,925,800 

152,200 162,000 173,500 137,900 158,300 153,900 145,800 170,800 162,400 173,000 174,000 172,700 1,936,500 

166,200 147,900 167,500 157,700 174,300 157,700 149,600 168,900 157,100 191,200 176,700 167,100 1,981,900 

165,500 160,800 167,300 181,100 175,100 150,900 164,200 171,200 173,800 190,800 178,000 183,700 2,062,400 

202,700 170,000 176,400 185,300 170,300 171,000 173,600 167,200 180,800 214,800 189,100 198,700 2,200,100 



' Includes total beef, veal, pork, lamb and mutton, excluding farm slaughter. 2 Totals may not add due to rounding. 



LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER 

By Species, Month, and Total, North Carolina, 2003 1 





CATTLE 
ALL SPECIES 


CALVES 


HOGS 


SHEEP & LAMBS 


TOTAL 
ALL SPECIES 


MONTH 


Number 
Slaughtered 


Live 
Weight 


Number 
Slaughtered 


Live 
Weight 


Number 
Slaughtered 


Live 
Weight 


Number 
Slaughtered 


Live 
Weight 


Number 
Slaughtered 


Live 
Weight 




Thousand 
Head 


Thousand 
Pounds 


Thousand 
Head 


Thousand Thousand 
Pounds Head 


Thousand 
Pounds 


Thousand 
Head 


Thousand Thousand 
Pounds Head 


Million 
Pounds 


January 


19.2 


20,436 


0.1 


44 


982.8 


254,737 






1,002.1 


275,217 


February 


15.8 


16,565 


0.1 


40 


835.3 


214,412 






851.2 


231,017 


March 


18.2 


19,555 


0.1 


42 


864.6 


221,148 






882.9 


240,745 


April 


17.7 


18,863 


0.1 


39 


913.2 


233,357 






931.0 


252,259 


May 


17.8 


19,320 


0.1 


53 


835.9 


213,177 






853.8 


232,550 


June 


16.5 


17,585 


0.1 


56 


849.9 


214,988 






866.5 


232,629 


July 


17.6 


18,960 


0.1 


45 


877.8 


217,718 


0.1 


5 


895.6 


236,728 


August 


19.5 


21,159 


0.1 


49 


844.0 


208,036 


0.3 


30 


863.9 


229,274 


September 


19.0 


20,482 


0.1 


64 


903.0 


226,870 


0.5 


54 


922.6 


247,470 


October 


21.7 


23,154 


0.1 


73 


1055.4 


270,027 


0.6 


71 


1,077.8 


293,325 


November 


16.9 


18,081 


0.1 


74 


929.5 


239,685 


0.7 


67 


947.2 


257,907 


December 


18.7 


19,723 


0.1 


62 


983.0 


251,164 


0.4 


41 


1,002.2 


270,990 


Annual Total 2 


218.7 


233,886 


1 .4 


640 


10,874 


2,765,318 


2.8 


286 


11,097 


3,000,111 



' Includes slaughter under federal inspection and other commercial slaughter, excludes farm slaughter. 2 Months may not add to totals due to 
rounding. 



SLAUGHTERING ESTABLISHMENTS 

Number of Livestock Slaughtering Establishments 
North Carolina, January 1, 1999-2004 



TYPE OF SLAUGHTERING 
ESTABLISHMENTS 


1999 


2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 


2004 


Under Federal Inspection 


16 


21 


23 


23 


25 


27 


State Inspection 


61 


40 


40 


39 


38 


31 


Total 


77 


61 


63 


62 


63 


58 



28 



MILK PRODUCTION AND DISPOSITION 

North Carolina, 1999-2003 



YEAR 


Milk 
Cows 

on 
Farms 1 


PRODUCTION OF MILK AND MILKFAT 


MILK USED ON FARMS 
WHERE PRODUCED 


MILK MARKETED BY FARMERS 


PER MILK COW 


Percent 
Fat in 
Milk 


TOTAL 


Fed 
to 

Calves 


Consumed 
as 
Fluid 
Milk or 
Cream 


Total 


Sold to 
Plants & 
Dealers 
as Whole 
Milk 2 


i ota i 
Used 
in 

Products 


Whole 
Milk 


Milk- 
fat 


Whole 
Milk 


Milk- 
fat 




Thous. 


Pounds 


Percent 








Million Pounds 




1999 


73 


16,658 


633 


3.80 


1,216 


46.2 


11 


8 


19 


1,197 


1,197 


2000 


71 


16,746 


615 


3.67 


1,189 


43.6 


11 


7 


18 


1,171 


1,171 


2001 


67 


17,224 


627 


3.64 


1,154 


42.0 


11 


6 


17 


1,137 


1,137 


2002 


64 


17,766 


648 


3.65 


1,137 


41.5 


10 


6 


16 


1,121 


1,121 


2003 


61 


17,115 


625 


3.65 


1,044 


38.1 


9 


4 


13 


1,031 


1,031 



' Average number on farms during year excluding heifers not yet fresh. 2 Includes milk and cream retailed by farmers. 



MILK MARKETED, INCOME AND VALUE 

North Carolina, 1999-2003 





MILK SOLD TO 
PLANTS AND DEALERS 1 


COMBINED MARKETINGS OF 
MILK AND CREAM 


MILK, CREAM & BUTTER 
USED ON FARMS 
WHERE PRODUCED 


Gross 
Farm 
Income 
from 


Farm 












AVERAGE 


Cash 
Receipts 

from 
Marketings 


Value 


YEAR 




Price 
Per Cwt. 


Cash 
Receipts 


Milk 
Utilized 


RETURN 






of 

Milk 
Produced 3 




Quantity 


Per Cwt. 
Milk 


Per 
Pound 
Milkfat 


Milk 
Utilized 


Value 


Dairy 
Products 2 




Mil. 
Lbs. 


Dollars 


Thous. 
Dols. 


Mil. 
Lbs. 


Dollars 


Thous. 
Dols. 


Mil. 
Lbs. 


Thousand Dollars 


1999 


1,197 


17.30 


207,081 


1,197 


17.30 


4.55 


207,081 


8 


1,384 


208,465 


210,368 


2000 


1,171 


14.90 


174,479 


1,171 


14.90 


4.06 


174,479 


7 


1,043 


175,522 


177,161 


2001 


1,137 


17.10 


194,427 


1,137 


17.10 


4.70 


194,427 


6 


1,026 


195,453 


197,334 


2002 


1,121 


13.80 


154,698 


1,121 


13.80 


3.78 


154,698 


6 


828 


155,526 


156,906 


2003 


1,031 


13.90 


143,309 


1,031 


13.90 


3.81 


143,309 


4 


556 


143,865 


145,116 



' Includes milk and cream retailed by farmers. 2 Cash receipts from marketing of milk and cream plus value of milk consumed on farm and 
farm churned butter. 3 Includes value of milk fed to calves in addition to gross farm income. 



MANUFACTURED DAIRY PRODUCTS 

Production of 
Specified Products, North Carolina, 1999-2003 



YEAR 


Ice 
Cream 


Milk 
Sherbet 


Ice Cream 
Mix 


Frozen 
Yogurt 
Mix 


All 
Other 
Mix 1 


Cottage 
Cheese 
Curd 


Dairy 
Plants 






Thousand Gallons 




Thousand 


Number 














Lbs. 




1999 


21,524 


1,688 


10,732 


168 


168 


1,082 


13 


2000 


17,761 


1,279 


8,752 


277 


277 


807 


12 


2001 


21,284 


1,306 


10,667 


327 


327 


820 


12 


2002 


30,507 


1,629 


17,265 


750 


973 




10 


2003 


30,176 


1,558 


17,059 


694 


889 


* 


10 



' Includes ice milk and milk sherbet mixes. * Not published to avoid disclosure of 
individual operations. 



29 



MILK COWS AND HEIFERS THAT HAVE CALVED 

Number on Farms, by County, North Carolina, January 1, 2003-2004 1 



COUNTIES AND 


tL\J\JO 


90,0,4 


DISTRICTS 




Allonhanv/ 


005 


3,700 


3,500 


Ashe 


009 




* 


Avery 


01 1 






f» I H i /w /-\ 1 1 










17 1 


1 ,000 


800 


\A/ q + q i in a 


1 ft Q 






vviiKes 


i y o 


1 ,500 


1,400 


V o /H ly i n 


1 Q7 


2,1 00 


2,100 




1 n 


9,600 


9,000 


Buncombe 


n o 1 


2,200 


1 ,800 


Burke 


U c. o 






Cherokee 


u o y 






fir,,, 

oiay 


n a q 








U / o 








n ft 7 
. u o / 


2,000 


1,800 




089 


2,400 


2,100 


Jackson 


099 






McDowell 


1 1 1 






Macon 


1 1 3 




* 


Madison 


1 1 5 


* 


* 


Mitchell 


121 


* 




Polk 


1 49 


* 


* 


Rutherford 


161 






Swain 


173 






Transylvania 


175 






Yancey 


199 






W. Mountain 


20 


8,200 


7,000 






Alamance 


001 


1 ,800 


1 ,800 


Caswell 


033 






Durham 


063 






Forsyth 


067 






Franklin 


069 






Granville 


077 


800 


700 


Guilford 


081 


2,000 


1,700 


Orange 


135 


2,000 


1 ,800 


Person 


1 45 




* 


Rockingham 


1 57 


700 


700 


Stokes 


169 






Vance 


181 






Warren 


1 85 


800 


800 


N. Piedmont 


... 40 


9,200 


8,500 


Alexander 


003 


2,800 


2,600 


Catawba 


035 


900 


800 


Chatham 


037 


1 ,700 


1,600 


Davidson 


057 


1 ,900 


1,600 


Davie 


059 


1 1 n n 


o a n 


Iredell 


097 


11,300 


11,300 


Lee 


105 






Randolph 


151 


4,400 


4,400 


Rowan 


159 


2,600 


2,300 


Wake 


183 






C. Piedmont 


... 50 


26,900 


25,600 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2003 



2004 



Anson 007 

Cabarrus 025 

Cleveland 045 

Gaston 071 

Lincoln 1 09 

Mecklenburg 1 1 9 

Montgomery 1 23 

Moore 1 25 

Richmond 1 53 

Stanly 1 67 

Union 1 79 

S. Piedmont 60 



Bertie 015 

Camden 029 

Chowan 041 

Currituck 053 

Dare 055 

Edgecombe 065 

Gates 073 

Halifax 083 

Hertford 091 

Martin 1 1 7 

Nash 127 

Northampton 1 31 

Pasquotank 1 39 

Perquimans 1 43 

Tyrrell 177 

Washington 1 87 

N. Coastal 70 



Beaufort . 
Carteret .. 
Craven .... 
Greene ... 

Hyde 

Johnston 

Jones 

Lenoir 

Pamlico... 

Pitt 

Wayne .... 
Wilson 



C. Coastal 



013 
031 
049 
079 
095 
101 
103 
107 
137 
. 147 
. 1 91 
1 95 

... 80 



Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

Cumberland ... 

Duplin 

Harnett 

Hoke 

New Hanover . 

Onslow 

Pender 

Robeson 

Sampson 

Scotland 



S. Coastal 



017 
019 
047 
051 
061 
085 
093 
129 
133 
141 
155 
163 
165 

... 90 



State Total . 



600 
700 
1 ,500 
1 ,900 



900 



6,500 



600 
700 
1,400 
1,900 



900 



6,000 



800 



700 



400 



400 



1 ,400 



800 



63,000 



58,000 



2003 Revised, 2004 Preliminary. * Counties with less than 200 cows or where individual data would be disclosed are not published. 



MILK COWS 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


NUMBER 


Iredell 


11,300 


Randolph 


4,400 


Alleghany 


3,500 


Alexander 


2,600 


Rowan 


2,300 


Henderson 


2,100 


Yadkin 


2,100 


Lincoln 


1 ,900 


Alamance 


1,800 


Buncombe 1 


1 ,800 



MILK COWS: Number on Farms, January 1, 2004 



'Alamance, Buncombe. Haywood, 
Orange tied for 9th. 




Under 200/Undisclosed 
200-999 CZ5 
2,000 and up 

30 



1,000-1,999 



MILK COWS 1 
Number on Farms, Quarterly, North Carolina, 1999-2003 



YEAR 


January-March 


April-June 


July-September 


October-December 


Annual 
Average 








Thousand Head 






1999 


73 


73 


73 


73 


73 


2000 


72 


72 


71 


69 


71 


2001 


68 


68 


67 


66 


67 


2002 


65 


65 


64 


63 


64 


2003 


62 


61 


60 


59 


61 



' Includes dry cows. Excludes heifers not yet fresh. 



MILK PRODUCTION 

Average Pounds per Cow, Quarterly, North Carolina, 1999-2003 



YEAR 


January-March 


April-June 


July-September 


October-December 


Annual 
Total 1 








Pounds 






1999 


4,342 


4,260 


3,959 


4,096 


16,658 


2000 


4,389 


4,208 


3,972 


4,174 


16,746 


2001 


4,397 


4,397 


4,045 


4,318 


17,224 


2002 


4,585 


4,646 


4,219 


4,238 


17,766 


2003 


4,500 


4,459 


4,050 


4,237 


17,115 



' Pounds per cow derived. Annual total may not equal sum of quarterly estimates because of rounding. 



MILK PRODUCTION 1 

Total Pounds, Quarterly, North Carolina, 1999-2003 



YEAR 


January-March 


April-June 


July-September 


October-December 


Annual 
Total 








Million Pounds 






1999 


317 


311 


289 


299 


1,216 


2000 


316 


303 


282 


288 


1,189 


2001 


299 


299 


271 


285 


1,154 


2002 


298 


302 


270 


267 


1,137 


2003 


279 


272 


243 


250 


1,044 



' Excludes milk sucked by calves. 



MILK COW NUMBERS AND MILK PRODUCTION 
NORTH CAROLINA, 1958-2003 

2,000 400 



O 
I— 

o 

D 
Q 

o 

DC 
Q- 



1,500 



1,000 



300 co 

o 
o 

200 d 



500 



100 







PRODUCTION (Million Pounds) MILK COWS (Thousand Head) 



31 



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HOGS AND PIGS 












Number on Farms, by Quarter, by Class and Weight, North Carolina, 1999-2004 










BY CLASS 


MARKET HOGS AND PIGS, BY WEIGHT GROUP 




VC A D 

YLAH 


TOTAL 


Breeding 


Market 


Under 


60-119 


120-179 


180 Pounds 


■ 






Hogs 


Hogs and Pigs 


60 Pounds 


Pounds 


Pounds 


and Over 












Thousands 
















MARCH 1 








2000 


q a nn 


1,000 


8,400 


3,400 


1,950 


1,650 


1,400 


2001 


y ,ouu 


1,000 


8,300 


3,350 


1,800 


1,700 


1,450 


2002 


y ,tsuu 


1,000 


8,800 


3,450 


2,000 


1,850 


1,500 


2003 


9 600 


1,000 


8,600 


3,350 


2,000 


1,800 


1,450 


2004 


9,900 


1,000 


8,900 


3,500 


2,200 


1,800 


1,400 










JUNE 1 






2000 


q Ann 
y ,oUU 


1,000 


8,600 


3,500 


2,000 


1,700 


1,400 


2001 


y, / uu 


1,000 


8,700 


3,600 


2,110 


1,620 


1,370 


2002 


y,yuu 


1,000 


8,900 


3,600 


2,150 


1,700 


1,450 


2003 


y,ouu 


1,000 


8,800 


3,750 


2,100 


1,650 


1,300 


2004 




1,000 


9,100 


3,750 


2,150 


1,750 


1,450 










SEPTEMBER 1 






1999 


y ,yuu 


1,000 


8,900 


3,400 


2,100 


1,850 


1,550 


2000 


y , / uu 


1,000 


8,700 


3,450 


2,000 


1,750 


1,500 


2001 


y ,yuu 


1,000 


8,900 


3,500 


2,200 


1,800 


1,400 


2002 


10,200 


1,000 


9,200 


3,600 


2,300 


1,800 


1,500 


2003 


10,200 


1,000 


9,200 


3,650 


2,350 


1,850 


1,350 










DECEMBER 1 






1999 


9,500 


1,000 


8,500 


3,350 


1,950 


1,750 


1,450 


2000 


9,300 


1,000 


8,300 


3,400 


1,800 


1,650 


1,450 


2001 


9,800 


1,000 


8,800 


3,500 


2,020 


1,730 


1,550 


2002 


9,700 


1,000 


8,700 


3,450 


2,050 


1,700 


1,500 


2003 


10,000 


1,000 


9,000 


3,550 


2,200 


1,750 


1,500 



SPRING PIG CROP 

Sows Farrowed and Pigs Saved, North Carolina, 2000-2004 



YEAR 


SOWS FARROWED 


PIGS PER LITTER 


PIGS SAVED 


Dec. 1 - 


Feb. 


Mar. - May 


Dec. 1 - May 


Dec. 1 - Feb. 


Mar. - May 


Dec. 1 - May 


Dec. 1 - Feb. 


Mar. - May 


Dec. 1 - May 






Thousand Head 




Head 




Thousand Head 


2000 


530 




540 


1,070 


8.80 


8.90 


8.85 


4,638 


4,806 


9,444 


2001 


530 




540 


1,070 


8.85 


9.00 


8.93 


4,691 


4,860 


9,551 


2002 


540 




550 


1,090 


8.95 


9.00 


8.98 


4,833 


4,950 


9,783 


2003 


530 




540 


1,070 


9.00 


9.00 


9.00 


4,770 


4,860 


9,630 


2004 


550 




550 


1,100 


8.95 


9.10 


9.03 


4,923 


5,005 


9,928 



' Previous year. FALL PIG CROP 

Sows Farrowed and Pigs Saved, North Carolina, 1999-2003 



YEAR 


SOWS FARROWED 


PIGS PER LITTER 


PIGS SAVED 


June - Aug. 


Sept. - Nov. 


June - Nov. 


June - Aug. 


Sept. - Nov. 


June - Nov. 


June - Aug. 


Sept. - Nov. 


June - Nov. 




Thousand Head 




Head 




Thousand Head 


1999 


540 


520 


1,060 


9.00 


8.75 


8.88 


4,860 


4,550 


9,410 


2000 


540 


530 


1,070 


8.80 


8.85 


8.83 


4,752 


4,691 


9,443 


2001 


550 


530 


1,080 


9.10 


9.00 


9.05 


5,005 


4,770 


9,775 


2002 


560 


530 


1,090 


9.10 


9.00 


9.03 


5,096 


4,770 


9,866 


2003 


560 


540 


1,100 


9.00 


9.10 


9.03 


5,040 


4,914 


9,954 



HOGS AND PIGS: Number of Operations 
Percent of Inventory by Size Group, North Carolina 2002-2003 





1-99 Head 


100-499 Head 


500-999 Head 


1,000-1,999 Head 


2,000-4,999 Head 


5,000+ Head 




2002 


2003 


2002 


2003 


2002 


2003 


2002 


2003 


2002 


2003 


2002 


2003 


Number of 


























Operations 


1,370 


1,190 


100 


95 


80 


75 


180 


180 


650 


650 


620 


610 


Percent of 
Inventory 


0.2 


0.2 


0.2 


0.2 


0.6 


0.6 


2.7 


2.7 


19.9 


20.1 


76.4 


76.2 



32 



HOGS AND PIGS 

Number on Farms, by County, December 1, 2002-2003 1 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



2003 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



2003 



Alleghany 

Ashe 

Avery 

Caldwell ... 

Surry 

Watauga .. 

Wilkes 

Yadkin 



005 
009 
011 
027 
171 
189 
193 
197 



N. Mountain 10 



Buncombe .... 

Burke 

Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Henderson .... 

Jackson 

McDowell 

Macon 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Polk 

Rutherford .... 

Swain 

Transylvania 
Yancey 



021 
023 
039 
043 
075 
087 
089 
099 
111 
113 
115 
121 
149 
161 
173 
175 
. 199 



W. Mountain 20 



Alamance 

Caswell 

Durham 

Forsyth 

Franklin 

Granville 

Guilford 

Orange 

Person 

Rockingham 

Stokes 

Vance 

Warren 



001 
033 
063 
067* 
069" 
077 
081 
135 
145 
157 
169 
181 
185 



N. Piedmont 40 



Alexander . 
Catawba .... 
Chatham ... 
Davidson .. 

Davie 

Iredell 

Lee 

Randolph .. 

Rowan 

Wake 



003 
035 
037 
057 
059 
097 
105 
151 
159 
183 



C. Piedmont 50 



2,100 
20,000 



8,000 
30,500 



1,500 



1,100 



25,000 
1,600 
9,000 
4,000 
9,900 
5,600 
3,000 

40,000 

100,000 



48,000 



2,300 
20,500 



8,300 
31,500 



1,500 



1,100 



26,000 
1,700 
9,300 
4,000 

10,100 
6,000 
3,200 

41,700 

104,000 



4,900 


5,000 


2,000 


2,200 


3,800 


4,200 


31,000 


31,700 


3,100 


3,400 


1,500 


1,600 



Anson 007 

Cabarrus 025 

Cleveland 045 

Gaston 071 

Lincoln 109 

Mecklenburg 1 1 9 

Montgomery 123 

Moore 125 

Richmond 153 

Stanly 167 

Union 179 



S. Piedmont 



60 



63,400 
4,800 
4,100 



26,000 
43,300 
54,000 
4,000 
29,600 

230,000 



Bertie 015 

Camden 029 

Chowan 041 

Currituck 053 

Dare 055 

Edgecombe 065 

Gates 073 

Halifax 083 

Hertford 091 

Martin 117 

Nash 127 

Northampton 131 

Pasquotank 139 

Perquimans 143 

Tyrrell 177 

Washington 187 

N. Coastal 70 



49,500 
3,600 
12,900 



148,000 
29,600 
60,000 
54,000 
18,000 
67,000 

129,000 
1,500 
10,500 
27,500 
63,000 

675,000 



Beaufort . 
Carteret .. 
Craven .... 
Greene .... 

Hyde 

Johnston 

Jones 

Lenoir 

Pamlico ... 

Pitt 

Wayne .... 
Wilson 



013 
031 
049 
079 
095 
101 
103 
107 
137 
147 
191 
195 



C. Coastal 80 



79,500 

95,000 
420,000 

185,000 
265,000 
270,800 
3,300 
192,000 
550,000 
36,000 

2,100,000 



Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

Cumberland ... 

Duplin 

Harnett 

Hoke 

New Hanover . 

Onslow 

Pender 

Robeson 

Sampson 

Scotland 



017 
019 
047 
051 
061 
085 
093 
129 
133 
141 
155 
163 
165 



S. Coastal 90 



860,000 
75,000 
255,000 
114,000 
2,100,000 
75,000 
81,000 

190,000 
280,000 
390,000 
1,955,000 
140,000 

6,515,000 



50,000 



State Total . 



9,700,000 



65,400 
5,000 
4,100 



27,000 
44,000 
57,000 
4,400 
30,300 

238,000 



51,400 
3,700 
13,000 



151,000 
31,000 
62,500 
55,500 
19,000 
68,000 

133,000 
1,500 
10,700 
28,600 
63,200 

693,000 



79,700 

95,000 
434,000 

189,000 
273,000 
285,000 
3,400 
195,000 
576,000 
36,500 

2,170,000 



867,000 
77,000 
261,000 
119,000 
2,170,000 
75,000 
84,000 

197,000 
290,000 
399,000 
2,030,000 
143,000 

6,712,000 



10,000,000 



' 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. * Counties with less than 1,000 hogs or where individual data would be disclosed are not published. 



HOGS 



HOGS: Number on Farms, December 1, 2003 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


NUMBER 


Duplin 


2,170,000 


Sampson 


2,030,000 


Bladen 


867,000 


Wayne 


576,000 


Greene 


434,000 


Robeson 


399,000 


Pender 


290,000 


Lenoir 


285,000 


Jones 


273,000 


Columbus 


261,000 




Under 1,000/undlsdosed 
H 1,000-9,999 I I 10,000-39,999 
1 40,000-99,999 Hi 100,000 and up 



33 



BROILERS 

Number Produced, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 12 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



2003 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



2003 



Alleghany 005 

Ashe 009 

Avery 01 1 

Caldwell 027 

Surry 171 

Watauga 1 89 

Wilkes 193 

Yadkin 1 97 

N. Mountain 10 



1 ,500,000 
20,500,000 

92,000,000 
5,500,000 

120,000,000 



Buncombe 021 

Burke 023 

Cherokee 039 

Clay 043 

Graham 075 

Haywood 087 

Henderson 089 

Jackson 099 

McDowell 1 1 1 

Macon 1 1 3 

Madison 1 1 5 

Mitchell 121 

Polk 1 49 

Rutherford 1 61 

Swain 1 73 

Transylvania 1 75 

Yancey 1 99 

W. Mountain 20 



4,500,000 



1 ,800,000 



1 ,650,000 



8,000,000 



Alamance 001 

Caswell 033 

Durham 063 

Forsyth 067 

Franklin 069 

Granville 077 

Guilford 081 

Orange 1 35 

Person 1 45 

Rockingham 1 57 

Stokes 1 69 

Vance 181 

Warren 1 85 

N. Piedmont 40 



2,800,000 

* 

1,700,000 
500,000 

* 

2,000,000 
7,000,000 



Alexander 003 

Catawba 035 

Chatham 037 

Davidson 057 

Davie 059 

Iredell 097 

Lee 1 05 

Randolph 1 51 

Rowan 1 59 

Wake 1 83 

C. Piedmont 50 



13,500,000 
4,000,000 

40,000,000 
6,000,000 

700,000 
6,000,000 
48,900,000 



120,000,000 



1,300,000 
21,000,000 

91,000,000 
5,200,000 

119,000,000 



4,200,000 



1,600,000 



1,350,000 



7,200,000 



2,600,000 

* 

1,600,000 

* 

500,000 



2,300,000 
7,000,000 



13,000,000 
3,500,000 

37,000,000 
6,500,000 

900,000 
6,500,000 
47,500,000 



116,000,000 



Anson 007 

Cabarrus 025 

Cleveland 045 

Gaston 071 

Lincoln 1 09 

Mecklenburg 1 1 9 

Montgomery 1 23 

Moore 1 25 

Richmond 1 53 

Stanly 1 67 

Union 1 79 

S. Piedmont 60 



Bertie 015 

Camden 029 

Chowan 041 

Currituck 053 

Dare 055 

Edgecombe 065 

Gates 073 

Halifax 083 

Hertford 091 

Martin 1 17 

Nash 127 

Northampton 1 31 

Pasquotank 1 39 

Perquimans 143 

Tyrrell 177 

Washington 1 87 

N. Coastal 70 



24,000,000 


22 500 000 


l',500',000 


1,500,000 


7,500,000 


7,400,000 


1,500,000 


1,400,000 


J, JUU,UUU 


r> nnn nnn 


22,000,000 


19,500,000 


36,000,000 


35,000,000 


30,000,000 


26,800,000 


11,000,000 


10,500,000 


85,000,000 


82,400,000 


222,000,000 


210,000,000 


22,000,000 


22,000,000 

* 


3,000,000 


3,300,000 




* 




* 



5,000,000 
5,000,000 
5,000,000 

10,000,000 
4,000,000 

10,000,000 
8,000,000 

7,000,000 

5,000,000 

84,000,000 



Beaufort 013 

Carteret 031 

Craven 049 

Greene 079 

Hyde 095 

Johnston 1 01 

Jones 1 03 

Lenoir 1 07 

Pamlico 1 37 

Pitt 147 

Wayne 1 91 

Wilson 195 



C. Coastal . 



80 



4,400,000 

13,400,000 
2,000,000 
2,500,000 

4,100,000 
19,300,000 



46,000,000 



Bladen 017 

Brunswick 01 9 

Columbus 047 

Cumberland 051 

Duplin 061 

Harnett 085 

Hoke 093 

New Hanover 1 29 

Onslow 1 33 

Pender 1 41 

Robeson 1 55 

Sampson 1 63 

Scotland 1 65 



S. Coastal . 



90 



13,000,000 

2,500,000 
3,400,000 
31,000,000 
27,000,000 
2,300,000 



900,000 
21,500,000 
18,000,000 
7,500,000 

128,200,000 



State Total 



735,200,000 



5,500,000 
4,700,000 
4,500,000 
9,000,000 
4,000,000 
9,000,000 
9,800,000 

6,800,000 

4,400,000 

83,000,000 



4,000,000 

* 

13,000,000 
2,700,000 
2,700,000 

4,000,000 
18,000,000 



45,500,000 



12,000,000 

* 

2,600,000 
3,400,000 
30,000,000 
26,000,000 
2,400,000 



800,000 
17,900,000 
17,000,000 
7,900,000 

121,000,000 



708,200,000 



' 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. 2 Production year December 1 
individual data would be disclosed are not published. 

BROILERS 



through November 30. * Counties with less than 500,000 broilers or where 



BROILERS: Number Produced, 2003 



LEADING 


NUMBER 


COUNTIES 


Wilkes 


91,000,000 


Union 


82,400,000 


Randolph 


47,500,000 


Chatham 


37,000,000 


Moore 


35,000,000 


Duplin 


30,000,000 


Richmond 


26,800,000 


Harnett 


26,000,000 


Anson 


22,500,000 


Bertie 


22,000,000 



Number 
I Under 3,000,000/Undisclosed 

I 3,000,000-5,999,999 

I 6,000,000-1 6,999,999 1 7,000,000 and up 




34 



COMMERCIAL HATCHERIES 

Broiler Eggs Set and Chicks Placed, by Week, North Carolina, 2002-2003 



COMMERCIAL BROILERS 



WEEK 
ENDING 


EGGS SET 


CHICKS PLACED 


MARKETABLE BROILERS 1 


2002 


2003 


2002 


2003 


2002 


2003 


2002 


2003 



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1 4 


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05-Oct-02 


04-Oct-03 


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501 


16,296 


13 


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13 


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14 


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13 


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12-Oct-02 


11-Oct-03 


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651 


16,576 


12 


503 


12 


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14 


256 


13 


672 




19-Oct-02 


18-Oct-03 


16 


295 


16,290 


13 


753 


13 


790 


14 


357 


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25-Oct-03 


17 


120 


17,655 


14 


065 


13 


225 


14 


380 


13 


656 


NovGmbGr 


02-Nov-02 


01-Nov-03 


18 


187 


17,707 


13 


427 


13 


155 


14 


124 


13 


578 




09-Nov-02 


08-Nov-03 


17 


721 


17,872 


12 


777 


13 


270 


13 


982 


13 


353 




16-Nov-02 


15-Nov-03 


17 


379 


18,138 


13 


951 


14 


247 


13 


778 


12 


998 




23-Nov-02 


22-NOV-03 


18 


455 


17,986 


14 


230 


13 


844 


13 


471 


12 


732 




30-Nov-02 


29-NOV-03 


18 


279 


18,386 


14 


122 


14 


130 


12 


909 


12 


522 


DGCGmbGr 


07-DGC-02 


06-Dec-03 


17 


594 


16,278 


13 


614 


14 


550 


12 


807 


12 


777 




14-DGC-02 


13-Dec-03 


18 


488 


18,121 


14 


344 


14 


354 


13 


036 


12 


799 




21-DGC-02 


20-Dec-03 


17 


772 


17,890 


14 


273 


14 


608 


13 


334 


12 


987 




28-DGC-02 


27-Dec-03 


18 


122 


17,737 


13 


978 


13 


481 


13 


018 


12 


819 



| Marketable broilers computed on basis of three percent mortality and placements 7-9 weeks earlier. 



35 



ALL CHICKENS 

Number on Farms, by County, North Carolina, December 1, 2002-2003 12 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



2003 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



2003 



Alleghany 005 

Ashe 009 

Avery 01 1 

Caldwell 027 

Surry 1 71 

Watauga 1 89 

Wilkes 1 93 

Yadkin 1 97 

N. Mountain 1 



480,000 

1,090,000 
1 ,277,000 

2,900,000 



Buncombe 021 

Burke 023 

Cherokee 039 

Clay 043 

Graham 075 

Haywood 087 

Henderson 089 

Jackson 099 

McDowell 1 1 1 

Macon 1 1 3 

Madison 1 1 5 

Mitchell 121 

Polk 149 

Rutherford 161 

Swain 1 73 

Transylvania 1 75 

Yancey 1 99 

W. Mountain 20 



900,000 



Alamance 001 

Caswell 033 

Durham 063 

Forsyth 067 

Franklin 069 

Granville 077 

Guilford 081 

Orange 1 35 

Person 1 45 

Rockingham 1 57 

Stokes 1 69 

Vance 181 

Warren 185 

N. Piedmont 40 



450,000 

300,000 
150,000 



1 ,500,000 



Alexander 003 

Catawba 035 

Chatham 037 

Davidson 057 

Davie 059 

Iredell 097 

Lee 1 05 

Randolph 1 51 

Rowan 1 59 

Wake 1 83 

C. Piedmont 50 



1 ,700,000 

570,000 

210,000 
1 ,650,000 

1 ,300,000 



5,600,000 



500,000 

1,080,000 
1,350,000 

3,000,000 



1,000,000 



460,000 

285,000 
230,000 



1,650,000 



1,700,000 

570,000 

210,000 
1,550,000 

1,400,000 



5,600,000 



Anson 007 

Cabarrus 025 

Cleveland 045 

Gaston 071 

Lincoln 1 09 

Mecklenburg 1 1 9 

Montgomery 1 23 

Moore 1 25 

Richmond 1 53 

Stanly 1 67 

Union 1 79 

S. Piedmont 60 



220,000 



220,000 



420,000 
1 ,400,000 

2,500,000 



420,000 
1,440,000 

2,600,000 



Bertie 015 

Camden 029 

Chowan 04 1 

Currituck 053 

Dare 055 

Edgecombe 065 

Gates 073 

Halifax 083 

Hertford 091 

Martin 1 1 7 

Nash 1 27 

Northampton 1 31 

Pasquotank 1 39 

Perquimans 1 43 

Tyrrell 177 

Washington 1 87 

N. Coastal 70 



1 ,660,000 



1,900,000 



1,620,000 



1,800,000 



Beaufort 013 

Carteret 031 

Craven 049 

Greene 079 

Hyde 095 

Johnston 1 01 

Jones 1 03 

Lenoir 1 07 

Pamlico 1 37 

Pitt 1 47 

Wayne 191 

Wilson 195 



C. Coastal. 



.80 



175,000 
400,000 



168,000 
400,000 



Bladen 017 

Brunswick 019 

Columbus 047 

Cumberland 051 

Duplin 061 

Harnett 085 

Hoke 093 

New Hanover 1 29 

Onslow 133 

Pender 1 41 

Robeson 1 55 

Sampson 1 63 

Scotland 165 



S. Coastal. 



.90 



650,000 



500,000 
1,342,000 



650,000 



500,000 
1,400,000 



State Total. 



17,042,000 



17,450,000 



' Excludes commercial broilers. 2 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary, 
disclosed are not published. 

ALL CHICKENS 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


NUMBER 


Alexander 


1,700,000 


Nash 


1 ,620,000 


Iredell 


1,550,000 


Union 


1 ,440,000 


Randolph 


1 ,400,000 


Yadkin 


1,350,000 


Wilkes 


1,080,000 



Counties with less than 100,000 chickens or where individual data would be 



ALL CHICKENS: Number on Farms, 2003 




H Under 170,000/undisclosed 
1 170,000-999,999 
I 1,000,000 and up 



36 



TURKEYS 

Number Produced, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



2003 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



2003 



Alleghany 005 

Ashe 009 

Avery 01 1 

Caldwell 027 

Surry 171 

Watauga 1 89 

Wilkes 193 

Yadkin 197 

N. Mountain 10 



Buncombe 021 

Burke 023 

Cherokee 039 

Clay 043 

Graham 075 

Haywood 087 

Henderson 089 

Jackson 099 

McDowell 1 1 1 

Macon 1 1 3 

Madison 1 1 5 

Mitchell 121 

Polk 149 

Rutherford 161 

Swain 1 73 

Transylvania 1 75 

Yancey 1 99 

W. Mountain 20 



Alamance 001 

Caswell 033 

Durham 063 

Forsyth 067 

Franklin 069 

Granville 077 

Guilford 081 

Orange 1 35 

Person 145 

Rockingham 1 57 

Stokes 169 

Vance 181 

Warren 1 85 

N. Piedmont 40 



Alexander 003 

Catawba 035 

Chatham 037 

Davidson 057 

Davie 059 

Iredell 097 

Lee 1 05 

Randolph 151 

Rowan 1 59 

Wake 1 83 

C. Piedmont 50 



Anson 007 

Cabarrus 025 

Cleveland 045 

Gaston 071 

Lincoln 1 09 

Mecklenburg 1 1 9 

Montgomery 1 23 

Moore 1 25 

Richmond 1 53 

Stanly 167 

Union 1 79 

S. Piedmont 60 



1 ,300,000 



1 ,300,000 
2,900,000 

6,900,000 



Bertie 015 

Camden 029 

Chowan 041 

Currituck 053 

Dare 055 

Edgecombe 065 

Gates 073 

Halifax 083 

Hertford 091 

Martin 1 1 7 

Nash 127 

Northampton 1 31 

Pasquotank 1 39 

Perquimans 143 

Tyrrell 1 77 

Washington 1 87 

N. Coastal 70 



Beaufort 013 

Carteret 031 

Craven 049 

Greene 079 

Hyde 095 

Johnston 1 1 

Jones 1 03 

Lenoir 1 07 

Pamlico 1 37 

Pitt 1 47 

Wayne 1 91 

Wilson 1 95 



C. Coastal 



80 



1 ,600,000 
1 ,100,000 
2,100,000 

5,700,000 

11,000,000 



Bladen 017 

Brunswick 1 9 

Columbus 047 

Cumberland 051 

Duplin 061 

Harnett 085 

Hoke 093 

New Hanover 1 29 

Onslow 1 33 

Pender 1 41 

Robeson 1 55 

Sampson 1 63 

Scotland 1 65 



S. Coastal 



90 



1 ,400,000 



9,300,000 



2,300,000 
1 ,300,000 

10,600,000 



26,200,000 



State Total 



45,500,000 



1,150,000 



1,200,000 
2,800,000 

6,500,000 



1,550,000 
1,000,000 
1,900,000 

5,100,000 

10,000,000 



1,300,000 



9,000,000 



2,000,000 
1,200,000 

10,000,000 



24,800,000 



42,500,000 



2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. * Counties with less than 500,000 turkeys or where individual data would be disclosed are not published. 



TURKEYS 



TURKEYS: Number Produced, 2003 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


NUMBER 


Sampson 


10,000,000 


Duplin 


9,000,000 


Wayne 


5,100,000 


Union 


2,800,000 


Onslow 


2,000,000 


Lenior 


1,900,000 


Greene 


1,550,000 


Bladen 


1,300,000 


Pender 


1,200,000 


Stanly 


1,200,000 




' Under 1 ,000,000/Undisclosed 
11,000,000-1,999,999 
1 2,000,000 and up 



37 



HENS AND PULLETS OF LAYING AGE 

Average Number on Farms, by Month, North Carolina, 2000-2003 



YEAR 



Dec. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



March 



April 



May 



June 



July 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Average 



2000 
2001 
2002 
2003 
US 2003 



Thousands 

11,479 11,556 11,587 11,402 11,142 11,241 11,251 11,080 10,972 10,977 11,084 11,158 11,243 

11,143 11,275 11,271 11,213 11,333 11,162 10,846 10,930 11,065 11,090 11,170 11,174 11,139 

11,160 11,078 11,146 11,330 11,320 11,225 11,062 11,029 11,001 10,692 10,725 10,768 11,045 

10,742 10,845 11,141 11,152 10,948 11,055 10,869 10,663 10,500 10,442 10,576 10,769 10,809 

340,316 340,910 340,575 339,885 338,182 336,164 334,789 334,179 334,332 334,198 335,333 338,283 337,262 



' December preceding year. 2 Monthly totals may not average due to rounding. 

RATE OF LAY 

Eggs Produced per Hundred Layers, by Month, North Carolina, 2000-2003 



YEAR 



Dec. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



March 



April 



May 



June 



July 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Yearly 
Total 



Average 



2000 
2001 
2002 
2003 
US 2003 



1.934 1,912 
1,974 1,951 

1.935 1,932 
2,020 1,973 
2,189 2,168 



Number 

1,717 1,894 1,831 1,886 1,804 1,859 1,859 1,786 1,877 1,882 

1,739 1,908 1,844 1,917 1,862 1,903 1,934 1,903 1,952 1,870 

1,723 1,906 1,855 1,933 1,871 1,922 1,927 1,899 1,977 1,922 

1,741 1,928 1,900 1,990 1,951 2,026 1,990 1,925 1,995 1,913 

1,957 2,184 2,125 2,180 2,122 2,215 2,203 2,128 2,218 2,166 



22,241 1,853 

22,757 1,896 

22,802 1,900 

23,352 1,946 

25,855 2,155 



December preceding year. 



EGG PRODUCTION 

Number of Eggs Produced on Farms, by Month, North Carolina, 2000-2003 



YEAR 


Dec. 1 


Jan. 


Feb. 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Yearly 
Total 


Eggs 

per 




























Layer 2 
















Millions 














2000 


222 


221 


199 


216 


204 


212 


203 


206 


204 


196 


208 


210 


2,501 


222 


2001 


220 


220 


196 


214 


209 


214 


202 


208 


214 


211 


218 


209 


2,535 


228 


2002 


216 


214 


192 


216 


210 


217 


207 


212 


212 


203 


212 


207 


2,518 


228 


2003 


217 


214 


194 


215 


208 


220 


212 


216 


209 


201 


211 


206 


2,523 


233 


US 2003 


7,451 


7,390 


6,665 


7,424 


7,187 


7,327 


7,105 


7,403 


7,367 


7,112 


7,439 


7,326 


87,196 


259 



' December preceding year. 2 Yearly total egg production divided by average number of layers on hand. 

COMMERCIAL HATCHERIES 

Broiler Type Chicks Hatched and Turkey Poults Placed, by Month, 2002-2003 



MONTH 


BROILER TYPE CHICKS HATCHED 1 


TURKEY POULTS PLACED 


North Carolina 


United States 


North and South Atlantic 2 


United States 


2002 


2003 


2002 


2003 


2002 


2003 


2002 


2003 




Thousands 


Thousands 


Thousands 


Thousands 


January 


68,237 


65,985 


776,961 


759,674 


8,753 


8,258 


25,880 


25,389 


February 


61,281 


59,258 


703,323 


693,549 


7,247 


7,065 


24,266 


23,833 


March 


70,696 


67,642 


791,093 


774,354 


8,143 


7,642 


25,746 


24,902 


April 


68,429 


67,214 


765,457 


760,638 


7,833 


8,051 


26,184 


24,938 


May 


71,984 


70,083 


799,288 


792,813 


6,978 


7,988 


25,551 


25,111 


June 


69,044 


67,882 


776,343 


774,679 


6,362 


8,084 


24,409 


25,422 


July 


67,027 


64,958 


781,701 


777,838 


7,744 


8,072 


25,646 


25,330 


August 


67,441 


64,522 


780,030 


784,037 


7,374 


7,399 


24,924 


24,036 


September 


63,156 


59,203 


740,388 


739,481 


6,581 


6,608 


22,670 


22,171 


October 


61,273 


60,023 


720,564 


734,961 


7,536 


7,091 


23,811 


22,805 


November 


60,877 


61,568 


690,061 


707,627 


7,470 


6,922 


23,987 


22,155 


December 


64,968 


64,587 


753,883 


780,094 


7,907 


7,543 


23,977 


23,424 


Yearly Total 


794,413 


772,925 


9,079,092 


9,079,745 


89,928 


90,723 


297,051 


289,516 



Egg-type chicks hatched not available. 2 CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, Rl, SC, VA, VT, WV. 



38 



COMMERCIAL BROILERS TURKEYS 

Production and Value, North Carolina, 2000-2003 1 Production and Value, North Carolina, 2000-2003 



YEAR 


Number 
Produced 


Pounds 
Produced 


Price per 
Pound 2 


Value of 
Production 


YEAR 


Number 
Raised 1 


Pounds 
Produced 


Price per 
Pound 


Value of 
Production 


R 
Y 




Thousands 


Cents 


Thousand 
Dollars 




Thousands 


Cents 


Thousand 
Dollars 


H 

N 
E 


2000 


698,400 


4,050,700 


35.0 


1,417,745 


2000 


41,000 


1,033,200 


42.0 


433,944 


2001 


712,300 


4,202,600 


40.0 


1,681,040 


2001 


43,000 


1,130,900 


40.0 


452,360 


Y 


2002 


735,200 


4,411,200 


31.0 


1 ,367,472 


2002 


45,500 


1,160,250 


37.0 


429,293 




2003 


708,200 


4,320,000 


35.0 


1,512,000 


2003 


42,500 


1,105,000 


36.0 


397,800 




US 2003 3 


8,492,850 


43,958,200 


34.6 


15,214,947 


US 2003 


274,348 


7,549,333 


36.0 


2,720,180 





' Estimates cover the 12 month period Dec. 1, previous year through , Based Qn tufkeys ha(ched September 1 . August 3t 

Nov. 30. 2 Live weight equivalent price. 3 Excludes states producing 
less than 500,000 broilers. 



EGGS 

Production and Value of Sales, North Carolina, 2000-2003 1 



YEAR 


Average 
Number 
Layers 
During 
Year 


Average Eggs 
Laid Annually 
per Layer 
on Farm 


Eggs 
Produced 


Average 
Price per 
Dozen 2 


Value of 
Production 




Thousands 


Number 


Million 


Cents 


Thousand 
Dollars 


2000 


11,243 


222 


2,501 


107.0 


223,006 


2001 


11,139 


228 


2,535 


110.0 


232,375 


2002 


11,045 


228 


2,518 


109.0 


228,718 


2003 


10,809 


233 


2,523 


115.0 


241,788 


US 2003 


337,262 


259 


87,196 


73.1 


5,315,311 



' Estimates cover the 12 month period Dec. 1 , previous year through Nov. 30. 
2 Average of all eggs sold by producers, including hatching eggs. 



CHICKENS 

Lost, Sold and Value of Sales, North Carolina, 2000-2003 1 



YEAR 


Number 
Lost 


Number 
Sold 


Pounds 
Sold 


Price per 
Pound 


Value of 
Sales 






Thousands 




Cents 


Thousand 
Dollars 


2000 
2001 
2002 


1,324 
1,326 
1,321 


12,750 
11,212 
13,264 


95,625 
86,332 
102,133 


6.3 
8.0 
7.0 


6,024 
6,907 
7,149 


2003 


1,212 


11,712 


80,813 


8.0 


6,465 


US 2003 


78,544 


188,168 


976,214 


4.8 


47,679 



' Excludes commercial broilers. Data are on a December 1 - November 30 
production year basis. 

HONEY 

Production, Stocks and Value, North Carolina, 2000-2003 1 



YEAR 


Honey 
Producing 
Colonies 


Yield 
per 
Colony 


Production 


Stocks 2 


Average 
Price 


Value 
of 

Production 




Thousands 


Pounds 


Thousand Pounds 


Cents 


Thousand 
Dollars 


2000 


11 


49 


539 


243 


1.43 


771 


2001 


13 


44 


572 


172 


1.48 


847 


2002 


16 


42 


672 


74 


1.41 


948 


2003 


10 


44 


440 


79 


1.90 


836 


US 2003 


2,590 


70 


181,096 


40,735 


1.40 


255,791 



' For producers with 5 or more colonies. 2 Stocks held by producers. Does not include 
stocks under loan. 



39 



CATFISH: Number of Operations, Water Surface, and Total Sales, 2002-2004 



CTATC 
JlnlL 


NUMBER OF OPERATIONS 


WATER SURFACE ACRES 1 


TOTAL SALES ALL SIZE 


Jan. \ , dWo 


Jan. 1 , ^:UU4 


Jan. 1, 2003 


Jan, 1, 2004 


During 2002 


During 2003 


North Carolina 


Nun 

46 


iber 


Number 


Thousand Dollars 


49 


1,700 


2,100 


3,143 


6,118 


Alabama 


231 


200 


25,500 


25,400 


76,045 


85,159 


Arkansas 


155 


161 


34,000 


34,000 


56,380 


59,047 


California 


38 


30 


2,400 


1,800 


7,875 


7,228 


Florida 


34 


35 


660 


71 


756 


1 ,208 


Georgia 


43 


30 


960 


750 


1,411 


1,372 


Illinois 


12 


18 


130 


320 


226 


306 


Kentucky 


60 


70 


570 


600 


1,180 


1,381 


Louisiana 


57 


48 


9,900 


8,800 


15,812 


14,505 


Mississippi 


405 


410 


109,000 


101,000 


243,226 


243,176 


Missouri 


31 


21 


1,400 


1,370 


1,070 


1,954 


South Carolina 


13 


9 


130 


90 


617 


121 


Texas 


36 


36 


850 


850 


3,672 


3,350 


United States 


1,161 


1,117 


187,200 


177,790 


411,413 


424,925 



' During Jan 1 - Jun 30. 



Number, Weight, and Value of Sales of Foodsize, North Carolina, 1999-2003 



YEAR 


Number 
Sold 


Pounds 
Sold 


Price 
Per Pound 


Value 
of Sales 




Thousands 


Cenfs 


Thousand Dollars 


1999 


1,570 


2,700 


.74 


1,998 


2000 


2,390 


3,340 


.74 


2,472 


2001 


2,540 


4,430 


.67 


2,968 


2002 


2,900 


4,900 


.59 


2,891 


2003 
US 2003 


5,100 


9,400 


.61 


5,734 


381,662 


699,310 


.57 


397,072 



TROUT 

Sales of Foodsize Fish or Larger, North Carolina, 1999-2003 



YEAR 


Number 
Sold 1 


Pounds 
Sold 


Price 
Per Pound 


Value 
of Sales 




Thousands 


Dollars 


Thousand Dollars 


1999 


4,640 


4,510 


1.27 


5,728 


2000 


4,200 


3,640 


1.29 


4,696 


2001 


4,550 


4,550 


1.30 


5,915 


2002 


4,830 


4,600 


1.38 


6,348 


2003 


4,410 


4,110 


1.22 


5,014 


US 2003 


45,941 


50,716 


1.09 


55,361 



' Twelve inches or longer. 



TROUT: Number of Operations and Total Sales, 2002-2004 



STATE 


NUMBER OF OPERATIONS 


VALUE OF FISH SOLD 


VALUE OF DISTRIBUTED FISH 


Jan. 1, 2003 


Jan. 1 , 2004 


2002 


2003 


2002 


2003 


North Carolina 


Number 




Thousand Dollars 




54 


46 


6,829 


5,670 


883 


926 


Arkansas 


5 


4 










California 


27 


25 


5,091 


5,185 


8,405 


10,624 


Colorado 


34 


26 


2,503 


2,125 


5,477 


5,794 


Connecticut 


6 


6 


275 


337 






Georgia 


9 


7 


579 


581 






Idaho 


52 


53 


30,456 


30,456 


3,949 


3,234 


Maine 


14 


14 


165 


220 




* 


Massachusetts 


11 


11 


369 


389 


* 




Michigan 


22 


18 


663 


346 


* 


* 


Missouri 


12 


10 


1,858 


1,990 


1,837 


1,665 


New York 


39 


40 


567 


5,670 




* 


Oregon 


51 


41 


801 


506 


4,861 


2,332 


Pennsylvania 


61 


57 


4,865 


4,678 


5,881 


6,896 


Tennessee 


15 


15 


400 


198 






Utah 


23 


12 


1,081 


1,033 


* 


* 


Virginia 


22 


19 


1,259 


1,448 


1,513 


1,593 


Washington 


59 


51 


5,385 


5,385 


5,081 


4,142 


West Virginia 


25 


25 


5,191 


583 


1,256 


1,738 


Wisconsin 


65 


56 


1,760 


1,677 


2,011 


2,074 


Other States 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 


n/a 


17,402 


18,951 


United States 1 


606 


545 


69,935 


66,497 


60,332 


61,182 



' Includes value of eggs. * Included in "other states" to avoid disclosure of individual operations. 



2003 North Carolina Crop Summary 



Tobacco Acreage and Yields Lower 

The 2003 North Carolina flue-cured crop suffered due to 
excess moisture throughout the growing season. Production, at 
293 million pounds, was 13% below last year. Yield was also 
down with growers averaging 1,902 pounds per acre, 187 pounds 
less than last year. Harvested area, estimated at 1 54,000 acres, was 
8,000 acres less than 2002. The value of the flue-cured crop totaled 
$543 million, down 12% from 2002. 

The average yield for the 2003 North Carolina burley tobacco 
crop was estimated at 1 ,250 pounds per acre, 250 pounds less than 
the yield for 2002. Production was estimated at 7.1 million 
pounds, a 25% decrease from 2002. Harvested area, at 5,700 acres, 
was 600 acres less than 2002. Burley growers, like flue-cured 
tobacco growers, saw their yields drop due to excess moisture all 
season long. The value of the burley crop, at $14 million, was 25% 
below 2002. 

Cotton Crop Up Dramatically 

Despite harvesting 150,000 acres less than last year, North 
Carolina's cotton growers produced over a million bales, 29% 
more than in 2002. The average yield of 646 pounds per acre was 
up dramatically from 2002's drought reduced yield of 42 1 pounds 
per acre. A total of 810,000 acres of cotton were planted in 2003 
with 770,000 harvested. Most of the abandoned acreage was due 
to heavy rains at planting time. The preliminary value of the 2003 
cotton crop was $322 million, the third largest in history. 

Soybean Crop Value Largest Ever 

North Carolina farmers planted 1.45 million acres of soybeans 
in 2003, the largest acreage since 1 .475 million acres were planted 
in 1998. Production totaled 42.0 million bushels, 36% more than 
2002. The average yield increased from 24 bushels in 2002 to 30 
in 2003. North Carolina's 2003 soybean crop was valued at a 
record $3 1 1 million. 

Corn Crop Rebounds 

Corn for grain production in the State totaled 72.1 million 
bushels in 2003, up 28% from 2002's drought-reduced crop. 
Harvested acreage was unchanged from 2002 at 680,000, 
however, yield per acre increased from 83 bushels in 2002 to 106 
bushels per acre in 2003. Due to an increased production, the total 
value of the crop increased from $163 million in 2002 to $195 
million in 2003. Acreage harvested for silage was down 
significantly from 75,000 in 2002 to 55,000 in 2003. Silage 
production totaled 880,000 tons, down 2% from 2002. 

Peanut Production Up 

Excellent moisture levels throughout the growing season and 
excellent Indian Summer weather for the harvest season combined 
to increase peanut yields and production in 2003. Production, at 
320 million pounds, was an astounding 52% increase from last 
year. Peanut yield averaged 3,200 pounds per acre, 1,100 pounds 
more than a year ago. Harvested area remained the same as last 
year at 1 00,000 acres. 

Wheat Production Down 

North Carolina's 2003 harvested wheat acreage decreased 5% 
from last year to 4 1 0,000. Yields also decreased to 36 bushels per 
acre from 42 bushels in 2002. Production, at 14.8 million bushels, 
was 1 8% below a year ago. Total value of the wheat crop decreased 
to $42.8 million, 14% below last year. 



Sweetpotato Production Up 

Sweetpotato production in 2003 totaled 588 million pounds, up 
22% from 2002. Harvested area, at 42,000 acres, was up 5,000 
acres from a year earlier. Average yield per acre was estimated at 
1 4,000 pounds, up 1 ,000 pounds from a year ago. The sweetpotato 
crop is valued at $85.3 million, up 27% from 2002. 

Irish Potato Value Down 

The production of Irish potatoes in North Carolina decreased 
18% in 2003 to 298 million pounds. The average yield of 17,500 
pounds per acre increased 500 pounds from a year ago. Harvested 
acres, at 17,000, were down 1 1% from 2002. Value of production, 
at $17.4 million, decreased 35% from the 2002 crop. 

Value of Blueberries up, 
Apple and Peaches Down 

North Carolina blueberry growers had an excellent year in 
2003, achieving a record high total production of 22.5 million 
pounds, 45% more than last year's crop. Area harvested in 2003, at 
4,200 acres, was up 500 acres from a year earlier. Yield per 
harvested acre averaged 5,360 pounds compared to 4,190 in 2002. 
The value of production for the 2003 crop totaled $34.8 million 
compared to $22.5 million last year. 

Commercial 2003 total apple production in the Tar Heel State, 
at 135 million pounds, decreased 16% from the previous year's 
160 million pounds. Utilized production, or the actual amount of 
apples that were harvested, was 130 million pounds, down 16% 
from last year. Average price was 13.2 cents per pound, which 
translates to a total value of production of $17.1 million. 

North Carolina peach production in 2003 totaled 6 million 
pounds compared to 1 million last year. Acres of bearing age trees 
totaled 1,200 in 2003, unchanged from 2002. The crop is valued at 
$2.4 million, down 31% from 2002's of $3.5 million. 

Vegetable Production Decreases 

North Carolina production of processed cucumbers totaled 
80,000 tons, 1% less than the 2002 production. The value of the 
crop, placed at $23.6 million, was 1% more than a year earlier. The 
value of fresh market vegetables was estimated at $ 1 25 million in 
2003, down 2% from 2002. Fresh market cucumber production 
totaled 78.0 million pounds, down 3% from a year earlier. Value of 
production totaled $13.3 million, up 10% from 2002. Tomato 
growers produced 89.6 million pounds of tomatoes, 1 % more than 
2002. The value of the crop was estimated at $26.9 million 
compared to $24.1 million a year ago. All cabbage production 
totaled 166 million pounds, 6% less than 2002. The value of the 
crop was placed at $18.2 million compared to $15.8 million in 
2002. Strawberry farmers produced 17.0 million pounds of 
strawberries in 2003, down 24% from the previous year. The value 
of the crop was estimated at $15.3 million, $3.8 million below a 
year ago. Sweet corn production, at 82.0 million pounds, was 
valued at $13.1 million compared to $1 1.3 million in 2002. Bell 
pepper production was estimated at 50.0 million pounds, 23% 
below 2002. The crop was valued at $12.5 million, 13% less than 
last year. Snap bean production was estimated at 31.0 million 
pounds, down 15% from last year. The value of production, at 
$10.9 million, was compared to $1 1.0 million the previous year. 
The value of squash totaled $8.4 million and was down 1 8% from 
2002. Production, at 28. 1 million pounds, was down 26% from the 
previous year. Producers harvested 97.5 million pounds of 
watermelons, which were valued at $6.8 million, 28% less than 
2002. 



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USUAL PLANTING AND HARVESTING DATES 

Field Crops and Vegetables, North Carolina 





2003 
HARVESTED 

1 l' 11 1 V 1 — 1 1 — l — ' 


USUAL PLANTING DATES 


USUAL HARVESTING DATES 


CROPS 


ACRES 
























(000) 


BEGIN 


MOST 


ACTIVE 


END 


BEGIN 


MOST ACTIVE 


END 


FIELD CROPS: 
























Barley: Grain 


14 


C on t OR 


Oct. 


15 


- Mnu 1 n 


nor 1 


Max/ OR 


Jun. 9 - 


Jun. 30 


Jul. 


25 


Oats: Grain 


22 


Sept. 15 


Oct. 


15 


- Nov. 24 


Dec. 10 


May 28 


Jun. 9 - 


Jun. 30 


Jul. 


25 


Wheat: Grain 


410 


Sept. 20 


Oct. 


15 


- Nov. 20 


Dec. 20 


May 29 


Jun. 9 - 


Jun. 30 


Jul. 


25 


Corn: Grain 


680 


Apr. 1 


Apr. 


10 


- Apr. 25 


May 20 


Aug. 20 


Sept. 10 - Oct. 7 


Nov 


. 7 


Silage 


55 


Apr. 1 




1 n 


- Apr. 25 


May 20 


Aug. 1 


Aug. 18 


- Sept. 20 


Oct. 


20 


Cotton 


770 


Apr. 21 


May 


1 - 


May 20 


Jun. 8 


Sept. 27 


Oct. 7 - 


Nov. 15 


Dec 


. 15 


Peanuts 


100 


Apr 28 


May 


8 - 


Mav op. 
ividy C- o 


Jun. 2 


cipnt OA 


Oct. 8 - 


Oct. 29 


Nov 


. 14 


Sorghum: Grain 


14 


May 5 


May 


25 


- Jun. 16 


Jul. 14 


Aug. 14 


Oct. 1 - 


Oct. 22 


Nov 


. 26 


Silage 


O 


IVIdy I 


May 


1 


- Inn 10 


h M r 

JUI . D 


l:i OR 


Aug. 10 


- Sept. 15 


Oct. 


1 


Soybeans 


1,400 


Msy 1 


May 


20 


- Ii in 


lii! 1ft 
JUI. 1 o 


C\rt 1 n 


Nov. 12 


- Dec. 3 


Dec 


. 20 


Tobacco: 
























Type 11 


4U 


Apr. ou 


Msy 


7 . 


Maw OR 
May 


Jun. 5 


JUI. J 


Aug. 1 - 


Sept. 5 


Oct. 


10 


Type 12 


94 


Apr. 18 


Anr 
nUI . 


ovj 


II... A f\ 

- May 12 


Jun. 2 


Jul. 5 


Jul. 30 - 


Aug. 30 


Sept. 25 


Type 13 


20 


Apr. It) 


Apr. 


20 


- May i u 


May oi 


1 . . 1 H 

JUI. I 


Jul. 21 - 


Aug. 21 


Sept. 15 


Type 31 


5.7 


May 13 


May 


20 


- Jun. 7 


Jun. 30 


Aug. 18 


Sept. 1 


- Sept 22 


Oct. 


13 


Hay: Alfalfa 


18 












Apr. 30 






Nov 


. 17 


Other 


760 












Apr. 30 






Nov 


. 17 


Irish Potatoes 


17 


Mar. 4 


Mar. 


10 


- Apr. 7 


Apr. 28 


Jun. 9 


Jun. 23 


-Jul. 14 


Aug 


. 7 


Sweetpotatoes 


42 


May 5 


May 


19 


- Jun. 1 6 


Jul. 14 


Sept. 1 


Sept. 24 - Nov. 4 


Nov 


. 20 




(ACTUAL ACRES) 






















VEGETABLES: 
























Cabbage, All: 


7,700 






















Spring 




Jan. 20 


rcU. 


O 


Mar. 1 


Mar. 19 


Apr. 20 


May 10 


- Jun. 15 


Jun 


30 


Summer 




Mar. 20 


Mar. 


£1.0 


- Apr. 5 


Apr. 15 


Jun. 10 


July 15 


- Oct. 15 


Oct 


31 


Fall 




Jul. 15 


Jul. 


20 ■ 


Aug. 5 


Aug. 10 


Oct. 15 


Nov. 10 


- Dec. 31 


Jan 


31 


Cucumbers, Fresh Market: 


6,500 






















Spring 




Mar. 25 


Apr. 


1 - 


May 1 


May 5 


Jun. 1 


Jun. 1 - 


Jun. 30 


Jul. 


5 


Summer 




Apr. 25 


May 


1 - 


May 15 


May 20 


Jul. 1 


Jul. 1 - Jul. 31 


Oct 


20 


For Processing: 


17,400 






















Spring 




Mar. 25 


Apr. 


1 - 


May 15 


May 20 


Jun. 1 


Jun. 10 


- Jul. 15 


Jul. 


25 


Summer 




Jul. 10 


Jul. 


15- 


Sept. 1 


Sept. 5 


Sept. 1 


Oct. 1 - 


Oct. 15 


Oct 


30 


Peppers: Bell 


5,000 


Apr. 1 


Apr. 


10 


- May 1 


May 15 


Jun. 10 


Jul. 1 - Jul. 31 


Sept. 1 


Snap Beans, Fresh Market: 


6,200 






















Spring 




Mar. i u 


Mar. 


16 


- Apr. 6 


Apr. lb 


May i o 


Jun. 1 - 


Jun. 30 


Jul. 


20 


Summer 




Apr. 15 


Apr. 


20 


- May 15 


May 20 


Jul. 1 


Jul. 15 - 


Sept. 15 


Oct 


1 


Fall 




Aug. 5 


Aug 


10 


- Aug. 20 


Aug. 25 


Sept. 25 


Oct. 1 - 


Oct. 31 


Nov 


. 10 


Squash 


3,300 


Apr. 1 


Apr. 


15 


- May 5 


May 30 


Jun. 1 


Jun. 15 


-Jul. 31 


Sept. 1 


Strawberries 


1,700 


Sept. 25 


Oct. 


1 - 


Mar. 31 


Apr. 5 


Apr. 10 


Apr. 20 


- May 20 


Jun 


10 


Sweet Corn 


8,200 


Mar. 5 


Mar. 


10 


- Jun. 1 


Jun. 5 


Jun. 1 


Jun. 15 


- Jul. 31 


Sept. 10 


Tomatoes 


2,800 


Apr. 15 


Apr. 


20 


- Jun. 1 


Jun. 5 


Jun. 15 


Jul. 15 - 


Sept. 15 


Oct. 


15 


Watermelons 


7,800 


Mar. 25 


Mar. 


28 


- May 6 


May 10 


Jul. 1 


Jul. 15 - 


Aug. 20 


Sept. 10 



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HARVESTED CROPLAND 

Acres, by County, North Carolina 2002-2003 1 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



2003 



COUNTIES AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



2003 



Alleghany 005 

Ashe 009 

Avery 01 1 

Caldwell 027 

Surry 171 

Watauga 1 89 

Wilkes 193 

Yadkin 197 



N. Mountain . 



10 



Buncombe 021 

Burke 023 

Cherokee 039 

Clay 043 

Graham 075 

Haywood 087 

Henderson 089 

Jackson 099 

McDowell 111 

Macon 113 

Madison 115 

Mitchell 121 

Polk 149 

Rutherford 161 

Swain 173 

Transylvania 175 

Yancey 199 

W. Mountain 20 



Alamance 001 

Caswell 033 

Durham 063 

Forsyth 067 

Franklin 069 

Granville 077 

Guilford 081 

Orange 135 

Person 145 

Rockingham 157 

Stokes 169 

Vance 181 

Warren 185 

N. Piedmont 40 



Alexander 003 

Catawba 035 

Chatham 037 

Davidson 057 

Davie 059 

Iredell 097 

Lee 1 05 

Randolph 151 

Rowan 1 59 

Wake 183 

C. Piedmont 50 



15,500 
11,500 
1,800 
8,000 
42,000 
7,200 
33,500 
52,000 

171,500 



17,500 
9,200 
5,500 
3,500 
1,300 

12,000 

24,000 
1,600 
5,500 
5,700 
9,500 
3,900 
5,900 

18,500 
1,400 
4,500 
5,000 

134,500 



25,000 
17,000 
5,000 
17,000 
33,000 
21,000 
36,500 
21,000 
23,000 
27,000 
19,500 
12,000 
14,000 

271,000 



19,000 
25,000 
24,000 
37,000 
28,000 
61,000 
12,500 
43,500 
49,500 
26,000 

325,500 



15,500 
11,800 
1,700 
8,000 
43,000 
7,200 
33,300 
51,500 

172,000 



18,000 
9,100 
5,500 
3,600 
1,400 

12,000 

23,500 
1,500 
5,300 
6,000 
9,700 
4,000 
6,000 

18,500 
1,400 
4,400 
5,100 

135,000 



24,000 
17,000 
5,000 
16,500 
35,500 
20,000 
33,000 
21,500 
21,000 
24,000 
19,500 
12,000 
16,500 

265,500 



18,000 
24,500 
24,500 
37,500 
28,000 
57,000 
12,500 
42,500 
48,500 
30,500 

323,500 



Anson 007 

Cabarrus 025 

Cleveland 045 

Gaston 071 

Lincoln 109 

Mecklenburg 119 

Montgomery 123 

Moore 125 

Richmond 153 

Stanly 167 

Union 179 

S. Piedmont 60 

Bertie 015 

Camden 029 

Chowan 041 

Currituck 053 

Dare 055 

Edgecombe 065 

Gates 073 

Halifax 083 

Hertford 091 

Martin 117 

Nash 127 

Northampton 131 

Pasquotank 139 

Perquimans 143 

Tyrrell 177 

Washington 187 

N. Coastal 70 

Beaufort 013 

Carteret 031 

Craven 049 

Greene 079 

Hyde 095 

Johnston 101 

Jones 103 

Lenoir 107 

Pamlico 137 

Pitt 147 

Wayne 191 

Wilson 195 

C. Coastal 80 

Bladen 017 

Brunswick 019 

Columbus 047 

Cumberland 051 

Duplin 061 

Harnett 085 

Hoke 093 

New Hanover 129 

Onslow 133 

Pender 141 

Robeson 155 

Sampson 163 

Scotland 1 65 

S. Coastal 90 

State Total 



27,000 
26,000 
32,500 
13,000 
21,000 
7,000 
9,500 
15,500 
12,000 
53,000 
107,000 

323,500 



89,000 
53,500 
41,000 
31,500 
2,500 

1 1 1 ,000 
42,500 

104,000 
48,000 
72,000 
77,000 
89,000 
89,000 
72,000 
72,000 
83,000 

1,077,000 



145,000 
50,500 
57,000 
68,000 
74,500 

113,000 
50,000 
91,000 
43,000 

125,000 

134,000 
83,000 

1,034,000 



74,000 
19,000 

1 1 1 ,000 
52,000 

147,000 
56,500 
36,000 
1,500 
36,000 
39,000 

201 ,000 

181,000 
28,000 

982,000 



28,000 
26,500 
33,500 
13,000 
21,500 
7,000 
10,000 
15,000 
13,500 
53,000 
103,000 

324,000 



90,000 
52,000 
38,000 
30,500 
2,000 

111,000 
42,000 

103,000 
47,500 
73,000 
77,000 
87,000 
81,000 
70,000 
66,000 
78,000 

1,048,000 



146,000 
48,500 
54,000 
68,000 
70,000 

112,000 
48,000 
94,000 
39,500 

122,000 

135,000 
83,000 

1,020,000 



73,000 
18,500 

111,000 
47,500 

149,000 
60,500 
35,000 
1,500 
38,000 
37,500 

204,000 

176,000 
28,500 

980,000 



4,319,000 



4,268,000 



' 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. 



45 



CROPS: Acres, Yield, Production and Value, 2002-2003, North Carolina 







2002 1 






2003 


2 




CROPS 


UNIT 


Acres 


Acres 


Yield 


Production 


Value 


Acres 


Acres 


Yield 


Production 


Value 






Planted 


Harvested 


per 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 










Acre 








Acre 










Thousands 


Units 


Thousands 


Thousand 


Thousands 


Units 


Thoussnds 


Thousand 
























Dollars 


FIELD CROPS 
























Barley 


Bu. 


25 


17 


60 


1 ,020 


1 ,785 


20 


14 


56 


784 


1,490 


Corn for Grain 3 


Bu. 


780 


680 


83 


56,440 


163,1 12 


740 


680 


106 


72,080 


194,616 


Corn for Silage 4 


Ton 


- 


75 


1 2 


900 


■ 


- 


55 


16 


880 


_ 


Cotton, Upland 5 


Lb. 


940 


920 


421 


806 


163,263 


810 


770 


646 


1,037 


322,051 


Cottonseed 


Ton 


- 


- 


■ 


272 


25,704 


- 


- 


_ 


349 


37,692 


Hay:Alfalfa 


Ton 


■ 


20 


2.00 


40 


5,000 


- 


18 


3.00 


54 


5,940 


Other 


Ton 


- 


730 


1 .80 


1 ,314 


105,120 


■ 


760 


2.60 


1,976 


118,560 


All 


Ton 


• 


750 


1 .81 


1 ,354 


1 10,120 


- 


778 


2.61 


2,030 


124,500 


Irish Potatoes 


Cwt. 


19.5 


19.0 


1 70 


3,230 


26,971 


19.0 


17.0 


175 


2,975 


17,404 


Oats 


Bu. 


65 


25 


55 


1 ,375 


2,613 


55 


22 


59 


1,298 


2,466 


Peanuts 


Lb. 


101 


100 


2,100 


210,000 


45,990 


101 


100 


3,200 


320,000 


67,840 


Sorghum for Grain 3 .... 


Bu. 


17 


12 


42 


504 


1 ,240 


18 


14 


50 


700 


1,607 


Sorghum for Silage 4 .. 


Ton 


- 


3 


5 


1 5 


- 




3 


10 


30 


_ 


Soybeans for Beans .. 


Bu. 


1,370 


1,290 


24 


30,960 


174,305 


1,450 


1,400 


30 


42,000 


310,800 


Sweetpotatoes 


Cwt. 


40 


37 


1 30 


4,810 


67,340 


43 


42 


140 


5,880 


85,260 


Tobacco: 
























Flue-cured 


Lb. 




162.0 


2,089 


338,470 


615,125 




154.0 


1,902 


292,870 


543,025 


Type 11 


Lb. 




43.0 


2,225 


95,675 


174,990 




40.0 


1,770 


70,800 


131,476 


Type 12 


Lb. 




98.0 


2,020 


197,960 


359,297 




94.0 


1,955 


183,770 


341,077 


Type 13 


Lb. 




21 .0 


2,135 


44,835 


80,838 




20.0 


1,915 


38,300 


70,472 


Burley 


Lb. 




6.3 


1 ,500 


9,450 


18,409 




5.7 


1,250 


7,125 


13,894 


All 


Lb. 




168.3 


2,067 


347,920 


633,534 




159.7 


1,878 


299,995 


556,919 


Wheat 


Bu. 


600 


430 


42 


1 8,060 


49,665 


530 


410 


36 


14,760 


42,804 


FRUITS AND NUTS 




























Actual Acres 








Actual Acres 








Apples, Commercial 6 . 


Lb. 




7,000 


22,900 


155,000 


22,205 




7,000 


19,300 130,000 


17,125 


Blueberries 6 


Lb. 




3,700 


4,190 


15,500 


22,534 




4,200 


5,360 22,500 


34,777 


Grapes 6 


Ton 




850 


2.71 


2.3 


2,934 




950 


2.95 2.8 


3,314 


Peaches 6 


Lb. 




1,200 


8,330 


10,000 


3,500 




1,200 


5,000 6,000 


2,400 


Pecans, Improved 


Lb. 






- 


1 ,500 


1 ,425 








2,200 


1,870 


Seedlings 


Lb. 






■ 


400 


240 








300 


150 


All 


Lb. 






- 


1 ,900 


1 ,665 








2,500 


2,020 


VEGETABLES 




























Actual Acres 








Actual Acres 








FRESH MARKET 
























Bell Peppers 


Cwt. 


5,400 


5,000 


1 30 


650 


14,300 


6,000 


5,000 


100 


500 


12,500 


Cabbage, All 


Cwt. 


8,500 


8,000 


220 


1 ,760 


15,840 


8,400 


7,700 


215 


1,656 


18,216 


Cucumbers 


Cwt. 


7,500 


7,000 


1 15 


805 


12,075 


7,200 


6,500 


120 


780 


13,260 


Snap Beans, All 


Cwt. 


8,200 


7,300 


50 


365 


10,950 


8,100 


6,200 


50 


310 


10,850 


Squash 


Cwt. 


4,200 


3,800 


1 00 


380 


10,260 


3,800 


3,300 


85 


281 


8,430 


Strawberries, All 


Cwt. 


1 ,900 


1,800 


1 25 


225 


1 9,1 25 


1,800 


1,700 


100 


170 


15,300 


Sweet Corn 


Cwt. 


8,700 


8,100 


90 


729 


11,300 


8,600 


8,200 


100 


820 


13,120 


Tomatoes 


Cwt. 


3,000 


2,700 


330 


891 


24,057 


2,900 


2,800 


320 


896 


26,880 


Watermelons 


Cwt. 


9,100 


8,600 


170 


1,462 


9,503 


8,500 


7,800 


125 


975 


6,825 


PROCESSING 
























Cucumbers 


Ton 


18,500 


18,000 


4.50 


81 


23,490 


17,600 


17,400 


4.60 


80 


23,612 



' Revised. 2 Preliminary. 3 Planted for all purposes. 4 Green-weight. 5 Production in 480-lb net weight bales. 6 Utilized production. 



46 



CROPS: Acres, Yield, Production and Value, 2002-2003, United States 







2002 1 






2003 


2 




CROPS 


UNIT 


Acres 


Acres 


Yield 


Production 


Value 


Acres 


Acres 


Yield 


Production 


Value 






Planted 


Harvested 


per 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 






Acre 










Acre 










Thousands 


Units 


Thousands 


Thousand 


Thousands 


Units 


Thousands 


Thousand 














Dollars 










Dollars 


FIELD CROPS 
























Barley 


Bu. 


5,008 


4,123 


55.0 


226,906 


617,184 


5,299 


4,688 


58.9 


276,087 


765,783 


Corn for Grain 3 


Bu. 


78,894 


69,330 


129.3 


8,966,787 20,802,946 


78,736 


71,139 


142.2 


10,113,887 24,803,566 


Corn for Silage 4 


Ton 




7,122 


14.4 


102,293 






6,528 


16.2 


105,864 




Cotton, All 5 


Lb. 


1 3,957.9 


12,416.6 


665 


17,208.6 


3,777,132 


13,479.6 


1 2,003.4 


730 


18,255.2 


5,581,619 


Cottonseed 


Ton 






- 


6,183.9 


616,352 








6,664.6 


784,166 


Hay: Alfalfa 


Ton 




22,923 


3.19 


73,014 


7,193,786 




23,578 


3.24 


76,307 


6,921,508 


Other 


Ton 




41 ,019 


1.86 


76,453 


5,256,448 




39,764 


2.03 


80,816 


5,409,463 


All 


Ton 




63,942 


2.34 


149,467 12,450,234 




63,342 


2.48 


157,123 12,330,971 


Irish Potatoes 


Cwt. 


1 ,299.6 


1 ,265.9 


362 


458,171 


3,063,597 


1 ,274.5 


1 ,250.0 


367 


458,854 


2,686,659 


Oats 


Bu. 


4,995 


2,058 


56.4 


1 16,002 


209,964 


4,601 


2,224 


65.0 


144,649 


217,962 


Peanuts 


Lb. 


1,353.0 


1,291.7 


2,571 


3,321,040 


604,429 


1,344.0 


1,312.0 


3,159 


4,144,150 


779,183 


Sorghum for Grain 3 ... 


Bu. 


9,589 


7,125 


50.6 


360,713 


836,854 


9,420 


7,798 


52.7 


411,237 


965,822 


Sorghum for Silage 4 .. 


Ton 




408 


9.6 


3,913 






343 


10.4 


3,552 




Soybeans for Beans ... 


Bu. 


73,963 


72,497 


38.0 


2,756,147 15,241,493 


73,404 


72,321 


33.4 


2,417,565 17,465,394 


Sweetpotatoes 


Cwt. 


96.4 


82.3 


156 


12,799 


214,649 


95.8 


92.6 


172 


15,891 


305,400 


Tobacco: 
























Flue-cured 


Lb. 




245.6 


2,094 


514,385 


936,336 




233.4 


1,957 


456,690 


845,110 


Burley 


Lb. 




157.7 


1,861 


293,537 


579,490 




152.3 


1,850 


281,698 


557,051 


Type 32 


Lb. 




2.5 


1,682 


4,205 


5,670 




2.4 


1,748 


4,195 


6,139 


All 


Lb. 




427.3 


2,039 


871 ,122 


1,686,809 




411.2 


1,952 


802,654 


1,574,232 


Wheat, All 


Bu. 


60,318 


45,824 


35.0 


1 ,605,878 


5,476,044 


61,700 


52,839 


44.2 


2,336,526 


7,954,899 


FRUITS AND NUTS 




Actual Acres 








Actual Acres 








Apples, Commercial 6 . 


Lb. 




394,800 21,600 


8,374,100 


1 ,572,026 




395,900 21,800 


8,523,200 


1,784,042 


Blueberries 6 


Lb. 




41,850 


4,510 


188,650 


194,566 




41,720 


4,520 


188,740 


221,610 


Grapes 6 


Ton 




949,950 


7.73 


7,337 


2,842,290 




950,610 


6.91 


6,419 


2,575,635 


Peaches 6 


Lb. 




146,350 


17,300 


2,435,400 


488,01 1 




145,530 17,300 


2,410,300 


456,432 


Pecans, Improved 


Lb. 








130,720 


139,597 








202,900 


223,547 


Seedlings 


Lb. 








42,180 


25,436 








79,200 


54,082 


All 


Lb. 








172,900 


165,033 








282,100 


277,629 


VEGETABLES 




Actual Acres 








Actual Acres 








FRESH MARKET 
























Bell Peppers 


Cwt. 


55,200 


53,800 


291 


15,668 


464,401 


57,100 


55,400 


297 


16,479 


505,159 


Cabbage 


Cwt. 


80,230 


75,680 


320 


24,227 


307,856 


78,790 


73,950 


302 


22,364 


276,775 


Cucumbers 


Cwt. 


59,100 


54,900 


199 


10,939 


207,784 


58,500 


54,900 


174 


9,569 


189,317 


Snap Beans 


Cwt. 


104,800 


98,400 


61 


5,965 


283,813 


102,100 


93,900 


61 


5,749 


270,299 


Squash 


Cwt. 


54,800 


52,300 


168 


8,792 


202,975 


54,800 


50,900 


158 


8,061 


200,219 


Strawberries 


Cwt. 


48,900 


47,600 


396 


18,845 


1,161,630 


50,000 


48,400 


430 


20,811 


1,320,950 


Sweet Corn 


Cwt. 


264,300 


245,730 


108 


26,480 


509,421 


272,300 


247,590 


117 


28,982 


559,734 


Tomatoes 


Cwt. 


131 ,800 


129,020 


307 


39,588 


1,252,801 


127,900 


124,300 


283 


35,147 


1,289,298 


Watermelons 


Cwt. 


165,700 


152,500 


260 


39,585 


328,497 


161,800 


150,200 


257 


38,557 


347,136 


PROCESSING 
























Cucumbers 


Ton 


120,800 


1 17,800 


5.26 


619,310 


169,006 


120,900 


118,800 


5.46 


648,430 


178,328 



' Revised. 2 Preliminary. 3 Planted for all purposes. 4 Green-weight. 5 Production in 480-lb. net weight bales. 6 Utilized production. 



47 



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05 
09 
1 1 
27 
71 
89 
93 
97 

10 

21 

23 
39 
43 
75 
87 
89 
99 
1 1 
13 
1 5 
21 
49 
61 
73 
75 
99 

20 

01 

33 
63 
67 
69 
77 
81 
35 
45 
57 
69 
81 
85 

40 

'03 
35 

'37 
57 

i59 

'97 
05 
51 
59 
83 

1°_ 

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'45 
171 
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23 
25 
53 
67 
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60 



CORN FOR GRAIN 

eld, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 (Cont'd, on opposite page) 



2002 



Planted 

All 
Purposes 



Harvested 
for 
Grain 



Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 



Production 



2003 



Planted 

All 
Purposes 



Harvested 
for 
Grain 



Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 



Production 



Acres 



Bushels 



Acres 



Bushels 



* 


* 


* 


1 




* 


* 


* 




* 








* 


* 


* 


1 ,000 


650 


77 


50,000 


850 


550 


105 


58,000 


6,000 


4,600 


65 


301 ,000 


7,000 


5,800 


1 30 


755 000 


7,400 


1 ,200 


80 


96,000 


6,200 


950 


1 26 


1 20 000 


1 3,500 


8^000 


76 


61 0,000 


1 1 ,200 


6,100 


1 30 


790 000 


31,000 


14,500 


73 


1,060,000 


28,000 


13,500 


129 


1,740,000 


* 

900 


* 

800 


* 

65 


* 

52,000 


* 

750 


* 

400 


* 

103 


41,000 


800 


600 


125 


75,000 


700 


650 


138 


90,000 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 




* 


* 












* 






« 


* 


* 


* 


* 


4,700 


1,900 


122 


231,000 


3,900 


2,100 


107 


224,000 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 
* 


* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 

* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


















* 


* 






* 


* 




* 


900 


750 


1 07 

* 


OA A A A 

80,000 


800 


600 


113 

* 


a o a a a 

68,000 


14,000 


5,600 


100 


560,000 


12,000 


5,100 


108 


550,000 


4,100 


1,500 


32 


48,000 


3,400 


1,900 


103 


195,000 


1 ,050 
* 


550 

* 


36 

* 


20,000 
* 


1,000 

* 


650 

* 


89 

* 


58,000 

* 


1,750 


1,400 


58 


81,000 


1,300 


1,000 


109 


109,000 


1 ,200 


950 


55 


52,500 


1,300 


1,200 


112 


134,000 


2,000 


800 


45 


36,000 


1,800 


1,000 


88 


88,000 


6,300 


2,700 


36 


98,000 


5,000 


2,800 


101 


282,000 


3,000 


700 


46 


32,000 


3,000 


1,500 


87 


130,000 


2,250 


1 ,800 


53 


95,000 


1 ,800 


1 ,200 


1 00 


J n A A A a 

1 20,000 


2,700 


1 ,400 


61 


86,000 


2,100 


950 


96 


91,000 


1 ,100 


850 

* 


53 


45,000 


900 


700 


86 


60,000 


1 ,000 


300 


50 


15,000 


950 


250 


88 


22,000 


27,000 


1 3,200 


47 


620,000 


A A n A 

23,000 


1 3,400 


98 


1 ,31 0,000 


3,200 


400 


45 


18,000 


2,600 


1,200 


104 


125,000 


2,600 


1 ,600 


55 


88,000 


2,300 


1 ,750 


1 02 


j — r <-i AAA 

1 79,000 


2,500 


1,100 


50 


55,000 


2,200 


1,050 


114 


120,000 


5,700 


3,200 


53 


170,000 


5,100 


3,300 


111 


365,000 


5,000 


3,500 


47 


165,000 


3,700 


3,000 


110 


330,000 


15,500 


3,000 


65 


195,000 


13,000 


4,000 


115 


460,000 


800 


700 


60 


42,000 


800 


800 


1 00 


a a aaa 

80,000 


8,000 


4,300 


45 


194,000 


6,800 


3,800 


108 


410,000 


6,800 


4,100 


67 


275,000 


7,400 


5,550 


123 


682,000 


900 


800 


60 


48,000 


1,100 


950 


104 


99,000 


51,000 


22,700 


55 


1 ,250,000 


45,000 


25,400 


112 


2,850,000 


6,700 


6,300 


50 


315,000 


5,700 


5,700 


95 


542,000 


3,900 


3,000 


35 


105,000 


3,200 


2,450 


90 


220,000 


2,100 


300 


30 


9,000 


1,700 


1,000 


86 


86,000 

* 


3,000 


800 


34 


27,000 


2,700 


1,100 


84 


92,000 


650 


200 


68 

* 


13,500 


600 


400 


90 


36,000 


900 


850 


32 


27,000 


800 


750 


93 


70,000 


900 


550 


33 


18,000 


1,500 


1,400 


84 


117,000 


12,000 


9,900 


49 


485,000 


9,800 


8,800 


108 


950,000 


27,000 


25,000 


48 


1,205,000 


19,500 


18,800 


112 


2,100,000 


60,000 


48,000 


47 


2,250,000 


47,000 


40,600 


104 


4,230,000 



48 



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Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 







2002 


2003 


COUNTIES 


Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per 




Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per 




AND 


All 


for 


Harvested 


Production 


All 


for 


Harvested 


Production 


DISTRICTS 


Purposes 


Grain 


Acre 




Purposes 


Grain 


Acre 








Acres 


Bushels 


Acres 


Bushels 


Bertie 


015 


18,000 


17,500 


63 


1,110,000 


15,900 


15,900 


91 


1,450,000 


Camden 


. 029 


16,800 


16,600 


120 


1 ,997,000 


18,500 


18,500 


124 


2,300,000 


Chowan 


041 


3,500 


3,400 


91 


310,000 


3,500 


3,500 


117 


410,000 


Currituck 


053 


11,600 


1 1 ,400 


1 15 


1,310,000 


10,100 


10,100 


117 


1,180,000 


Dare 


055 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Edgecombe 


065 


11,300 


11,000 


53 


580,000 


10,000 


10,000 


92 


920,000 


Gates 


073 


6,200 


6,100 


64 


390,000 


6,000 


6,000 


102 


610,000 


Halifax 


083 


4,700 


4,200 


37 


155,000 


4,900 


4,500 


80 


360,000 


Hertford 


091 


10,600 


10,400 


69 


720,000 


10,000 


10,000 


94 


940,000 


Martin 


1 17 


3,500 


3,400 


53 


180,000 


2,700 


2,600 


112 


290,000 


Nash 


127 


2,800 


2,600 


40 


104,000 


2,300 


2,200 


82 


180,000 


Northampton 


131 


2,300 


1 ,900 


42 


80,000 


2,400 


2,300 


91 


210,000 


Pasquotank .... 


139 


22,500 


22,000 


116 


2,550,000 


24,400 


24,100 


125 


3,000,000 


Perquimans .... 


143 


14,200 


13,100 


110 


1,440,000 


14,800 


14,800 


125 


1,850,000 


Tyrrell 


177 


o c a a a 


25,700 


115 


o a c a nnn 


OO "V A A 


zo, I UU 


I I u 


Z , OUU.UUU 


Washington ... 


187 


25,800 


25,500 


1 10 


2,805,000 


23,800 


23,800 


126 


3,000,000 


N. Coastal 


... 70 


180,000 


175,000 


95 


16,700,000 


173,000 


172,000 


112 


19,300,000 


Beaufort 


01 3 


43,400 


42,900 


105 


4,500,000 


44,700 


44,700 


115 


5,120,000 


Carteret 


031 


20,900 


20,500 


141 


2,900,000 


21,500 


21,500 


76 


1,630,000 


Craven 


049 


11,100 


10,900 


83 


900,000 


13,000 


13,000 


99 


1,290,000 


Greene 


079 


1 1,400 


11,000 


80 


880,000 


10,100 


10,100 


99 


1,000,000 


Hyde 


095 


27,600 


27,000 


123 


3,330,000 


21,200 


20,900 


93 


1,940,000 


Johnston 


101 


9,300 


7,800 


50 


390,000 


7,200 


7,000 


106 


740,000 


Jones 


103 


6,300 


6,200 


109 


675,000 


7,300 


7,300 


97 


710,000 


Lenoir 


107 


17,200 


16,600 


97 


1,610,000 


18,000 


17,800 


107 


1,910,000 


Pamlico 


137 


10,200 


9,800 


118 


1,155,000 


9,800 


9,800 


91 


890,000 


Pitt 


147 


15,100 


14,700 


66 


970,000 


15,300 


15,300 


85 


1,300,000 


Wayne 


191 


26,700 


26,000 


66 


1,720,000 


25,300 


25,000 


110 


2,760,000 


Wilson 


195 


5,800 


5,600 


66 


O ~7 A AAA 

370,000 


5,600 


5,600 


1 09 


C -1 A AAA 

61 0,000 




on 


205,000 


199,000 


97 


19,400,000 


199,000 


198,000 


101 


19,900,000 


Bladen 


017 


24,900 


24,200 


75 


1,810,000 


22,400 


22,400 


109 


2,440,000 


Brunswick 


019 


5,100 


4,900 


80 


390,000 


5,100 


5,000 


100 


500,000 


Columbus 


047 


32,500 


31,700 


65 


2,050,000 


28,400 


28,400 


106 


3,000,000 


Cumberland . . 


051 


9,400 


8,800 


50 


440,000 


8,500 


8,400 


95 


800,000 


Duplin 


061 


38,000 


36,500 


101 


3,700,000 


47,500 


47,400 


102 


4,820,000 


Harnett 


085 


4,600 


3,700 


55 


205,000 


3,900 


3,400 


115 


390,000 


Hoke 


093 


2,200 


1,900 


40 


76,000 


1,200 


1,200 


117 


140,000 


New Hanover.. 


. 129 


500 


500 


70 


35,000 


600 


600 


110 


66,000 


Onslow 


133 


10,700 


10,400 


1 1 1 


1,150,000 


12,200 


12,200 


93 


1,140,000 


Pender 


141 


11,300 


10,900 


90 


980,000 


12,600 


12,600 


92 


1,160,000 


Robeson 


155 


43,800 


42,400 


50 


2,100,000 


37,000 


37,000 


111 


4,106,000 


Sampson 


163 


27,900 


25,000 


65 


1,625,000 


31,700 


31,600 


109 


3,440,000 


Scotland 


165 


1,100 


1,100 


35 


39,000 


1,900 


1,800 


110 


198,000 


S. Coastal 


.... 90 


212,000 


202,000 


72 


14,600,000 


213,000 


212,000 


105 


22,200,000 


State Total 


780,000 


680,000 


83 


56,440,000 


740,000 


680,000 


106 


72,080,000 



' 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. ' Counties with less than 200 harvested acres or where individual data would be disclosed are not published. 



CORN PRODUCTION 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


BUSHELS 


Beaufort 


5,120,000 


Duplin 


4,820,000 


Robeson 


4,106,000 


Sampson 


3,440,000 


Columbus 


3,000,000 


Pasquotank 


3,000,000 


Washington 


3,000,000 


Wayne 


2,760,000 


Tyrrell 


2,600,000 


Bladen 


2,440,000 



CORN PRODUCTION, 2003 




I Under 40,000/Undisclosed 
H 40,000-149,999 I I 150,000-699,999 
I 700,000-1,499,999 1,500,000 and up 



49 



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Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 (Cont'd, on opposite page) 



COUNTIES 




2002 


2003 
















AND 




Acres 


Yield 


Production 


Acres 


Yield 


Production 


DISTRICTS 




Harvested 


per Acre 


Harvested 


per Acre 






ACTBS 


Tons 


Acrss 


Tons 


Alleghany 


005 


2,700 


1 6 


a r~\ r\r\r\ 

43,000 


2,300 


21 


49,000 


Ashe 


009 








* 






Avery 


01 1 














Caldwell 


027 














Surry 


171 


1 ,300 


1 5 


20,000 


1,100 


1 5 


16,000 


Watauga 


1 89 














Wilkes 


1 93 


6,1 00 


1 4 


83,000 


5,100 


1 6 


79,500 


Yadkin 


1 97 


5,300 


1 7 


90,000 


5,000 


1 5 


72,500 


N. Mountain 


m 


1 5,900 


1 5 


245,000 


14,000 


1 6 


224,000 


Buncombe 


021 


1 ,700 


20 


34,000 


1 ,600 


19 


30,300 


Burke 


023 








350 


12 


4,100 


Cherokee 


039 


200 


1 O 


o , DUU 






* 


Clay 


043 










* 


* 


Graham 


075 














Haywood 


087 


1 ,750 


1 8 


31 ,500 


1 ,500 


23 


35,000 


Henderson 


089 


2,800 


26 


73,400 


1 ,750 


1 6 


n n ft ft ft 

28,000 


Jackson 


099 














McDowell 


1 1 1 


400 


1 9 


7,400 


200 


21 


4,200 


Macon 


113 


225 


1 5 


3,300 


250 


1 1 


2,800 


Madison 


1 15 


250 


21 


5,200 


300 


21 


6,300 


Mitchell 


121 














Polk 


149 














Rutherford 


161 




t 






* 


* 


Swain 


173 










* 




Transylvania 


175 














Yancey 


199 




* 


* 




* 


* 


W. Mountain 


?n 


8,200 






6,550 




I 1 Q ftfifi 

I I 9,UUU 


Alamance 


001 


2,500 


1 


25,000 


1 ,450 


1 8 


26,1 00 


Caswell 


033 


450 


7 


3,200 


300 


15 


4,500 


Durham 


063 














Forsyth 


067 


300 


1 3 


3,800 


250 


1 7 


4,200 


Franklin 


069 








* 






Granville 


077 


900 


7 


6,300 


750 


1 5 


1 1 ,400 


Guilford 


081 


3,500 


1 


34,300 


2,100 


1 4 


ft ft a ft ft 

29,400 


Orange 


135 


2,200 


5 


1 1 ,000 


1 ,400 


1 5 


21 ,000 


Person 


145 


400 


8 


3,200 


550 


1 8 


9,900 


Rockingham 


1 57 


1 ,200 


13 


15,000 


1,100 


15 


17,000 


Stokes 


1 69 




* 


* 




* 


* 


Vance 


181 














Warren 


1 85 


650 


9 


5,800 


700 


19 


13,000 


N. Piedmont 


40 


1 2,700 


9 


1 1 4,000 


9,000 


1 6 


H A 1 ft ft ft 

1 43,000 


Alexander 


003 


2,700 


1 1 


30,000 


1,300 


1 5 


ft ft ft ft ft 

20,000 


Catawba 


035 


900 


9 


8,000 


450 


1 4 


6,500 


Chatham 


037 


1 ,300 


8 


1 0,000 


1 ,1 00 


1 O 


1 b,l UU 


Davidson 


057 


2,350 






1,600 






Davie 


059 


1 ,450 


1 2 


1 7,000 


700 


1 7 


1 2,000 


Iredell 


097 


1 2,1 00 


1 1 


1 30,000 


8,400 


1 9 


H C O ft ft ft 

1 58,000 


Lee 


1 05 












* 


Randolph 


151 


3,500 


8 


28,000 


2,700 


14 


37,700 


Rowan 


1 59 


2,400 


10 


24,000 


1 ,500 


16 


23,400 


Wake 


1 83 












* 


C. Piedmont 


50 


26,700 


10 


275,000 


17,900 


17 


300,000 


Anson 


007 


200 


5 


1,000 




* 


* 


Cabarrus 


025 


750 


7 


4,900 


750 


9 


7,000 


Cleveland 


045 


1,700 


4 


6,800 


700 


10 


6,900 


Gaston 


071 


1 ,ouu 


7 


11,000 




14 


17,400 


Lincoln 


109 


2,100 


8 


17,000 


1,600 


13 


20,700 


Mecklenburg 


119 


400 


12 


4,900 


200 


12 


2,300 


Montgomery 


123 






* 


* 


* 


* 


Moore 


125 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Richmond 


153 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Stanly 


167 


1,600 


8 


13,000 


1,000 


11 


10,700 


Union 


179 


550 


8 


4,400 


400 


13 


5,000 


S. Piedmont 


60 


8,800 


7 


63,000 


5,900 


12 


70,000 



50 



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Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 



COUNTIES 

AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



Acres 
Harvested 



Yield 
per Acre 



Production 



2003 



Acres 
Harvested 



Yield 
per Acre 



Production 



Bertie 015 

Camden 029 

Chowan 041 

Currituck 053 

Dare 055 

Edgecombe 065 

Gates 073 

Halifax 083 

Hertford 091 

Martin 1 17 

Nash 127 

Northampton 1 31 

Pasquotank 1 39 

Perquimans 1 43 

Tyrrell 1 77 

Washington 1 87 

N. Coastal 70 



Acres 



Tons 



Acres 



Tons 



400 



10 



4,000 



400 



11 



4,400 



500 



10 



5,000 



450 



11 



5,000 



Beaufort 013 

Carteret 031 

Craven 049 

Greene 079 

Hyde 095 

Johnston 1 01 

Jones 1 03 

Lenoir 1 07 

Pamlico 1 37 

Pitt 147 

Wayne 191 

Wilson 195 

C. Coastal 80 



700 



19 



13,000 



500 



17 



8,500 



Bladen 017 

Brunswick 019 

Columbus 047 

Cumberland 051 

Duplin 061 

Harnett 085 

Hoke 093 

New Hanover 129 

Onslow 1 33 

Pender 141 

Robeson 1 55 

Sampson 1 63 

Scotland 165 



S. Coastal 



90 



1,500 



13,000 



700 



15 



10,500 



State Total . 



75,000 



12 



900,000 



55,000 



16 



880,000 



' 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. * Counties with less than 200 harvested acres or where individual data would be disclosed are not published. 



CORN FOR SILAGE PRODUCTION 



LEADING 


TONS 


COUNTIES 


Iredell 


158,000 


Wilkes 


79,500 


Yadkin 


72,500 


Alleghany 


49,000 


Randolph 


37,700 


Haywood 


35,000 


Buncombe 


30,300 


Guilford 


29,400 


Henderson 


28,000 


Alamance 


26,100 



CORN FOR SILAGE PRODUCTION, 2003 




! Under 7,000/Undisclosed 
1 16,000-23,999 



7,000-15,999 
24,000 and up 



51 



COTTON 



Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 2 (Cont'd, on opposite page) 



COUNTIES 

AND 
DISTRICTS 


2002 


2003 


Acres 
Planted 


Acres 
Harvested 


Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 


Production 


Acres 
Planted 


Acres 
Harvested 


Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 


Production 






Acres 


Pounds 
of Lint 


480-Pound 
Bales 


Acres 


Pounds 
of Lint 


480-Pound 
Bales 


Rutherford 


161 


300 


300 


224 


1 40 


350 


300 


560 


350 


W. Mountain 


?n 


300 


300 


224 


1 40 


350 


300 


560 


350 


Warren 


1 85 


600 


400 


300 


250 


475 


425 


700 


620 


N. Piedmont 


40 


1 ,000 


700 


274 


400 


550 


500 


691 


720 


Davidson ... . 


057 


600 


500 


307 


320 


500 


450 


533 


500 


Iredell 


097 


1 ,100 


1 ,000 


672 


1,400 


700 


600 


560 


700 


Lee 


105 


2,700 


2,400 


360 


1,800 


1,200 


1,100 


545 


1,250 


Rowan 


159 


700 


650 


399 


540 


900 


750 


602 


940 


C. Piedmont 


50 


5,700 


5,000 


419 


4,360 


3,700 


3,300 


557 


3,830 


Anson 


007 


3,900 


3,900 


369 


3,000 


2,500 


2,400 


620 


3,100 


Cabarrus 


025 


250 


250 


384 


200 


200 


200 


600 


250 


Cleveland 


045 


2,900 


2,900 


232 


1,400 


2,300 


2,200 


545 


2,500 


Montgomery 


1 23 


1 ,200 


1,200 


440 


1,100 


1,300 


1,200 


600 


1,500 


Moore 


1 25 


250 


250 


384 


200 


200 


200 


600 


250 


Richmond 


1 53 


3,100 


3,100 


434 


2,800 


2,400 


2,300 


605 


2,900 


Stanly 


1 67 


9,400 


9,200 


407 


7,800 


7,700 


7,300 


605 


9,200 


Union 


1 79 


7,000 


7,000 


357 


5,200 


5,800 


5,100 


612 


6,500 


S. Piedmont 


.. 60 


28,000 


27,800 


375 


21,700 


22,400 


20 900 


602 


26,200 


Bertie 


015 


39,000 


38,600 


417 


33,500 


37,000 


35,700 


726 


54,000 


Camden 


029 


1 ,000 


950 


657 


1,300 


900 


900 


747 


1,400 


Chowan 


041 


22,700 


22,600 


499 


23,500 


15,000 


14,300 


725 


21,600 


Edgecombe 


065 


55,000 


54,700 


281 


32,000 


48,000 


46,000 


678 


65,000 


Gates 


073 


19,000 


17,000 


424 


15,000 


14,000 


13,500 


747 


21,000 


Halifax 


083 


64,000 


63,500 


302 


40,000 


59,500 


58,000 


687 


81 000 

Od t UUU 


Hertford 


091 


18,700 


18,000 


331 


12,400 


15,000 


14,500 


735 


22,200 


Martin 


1 1 7 


49,500 


43,000 


357 


32,000 


41,500 


38,800 


693 


56,000 


Nash 


1 27 


22,500 


22,300 


248 


1 1 ,500 


19,000 


18,400 


678 


26,000 


Northampton 


131 


63,000 


62,700 


375 


49,000 


60,000 


58,600 


702 


85,700 


Pasquotank 


1 39 


3,900 


3,800 


682 


5,400 


3,300 


3,100 


743 


4,800 


Perquimans 


1 43 


22,400 


22,200 


649 


30,000 


16,500 


16,000 


759 


25,300 


Tyrrell 


1 77 


4,000 


3,900 


800 


6,500 


2,800 


2,500 


634 


3,300 


Washington 


187 


17,100 


16,800 


691 


24,200 


12,500 


11,700 


640 


15,600 


N. Coastal 


70 


402,000 


390,200 


389 


316,500 


345,000 


332,000 


701 


484,900 



52 



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Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 12 





2002 


2003 


COUNTIES 

AND 
DISTRICTS 


Acres 
Planted 


Acres 
Harvested 


Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 


Production 


Acres 
Planted 


Acres 
Harvested 


Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 


Production J 




Acres 


Pounds 
of Lint 


480-Pound 
Bales 


Acres 


Pounds 
of Lint 


480-Pound 
Bales 


Beaufort 013 

Craven 049 

Greene 079 

Hyde 095 

Johnston 1 01 

Jones 1 03 

Lenoir 1 07 

Pamlico 1 37 

Pitt 147 

Wayne 1 91 

Wilson 1 95 


31 ,200 
24,800 
22,600 
17,000 
17,900 
29,000 
39,400 
4,600 
44,300 
32,200 
31 500 


31,000 
24,700 
22,500 
16,900 
17,500 
28,900 
39,000 
4,600 
44,000 
32,000 
31 400 


692 
505 
405 
815 
321 
523 
529 
605 
371 
465 
367 


44,700 
26,000 
1 9,000 
28,700 
1 1,700 
31,500 
43,000 
5,800 
34,000 
31,000 
24,000 


26,000 
18,000 
21,500 
14,500 
15,500 
30,000 
38,000 
4,500 
37,000 
28,000 
27 000 


21,800 
16,100 
20,600 
14,000 
15,000 
26,600 
37,000 
4,300 
34,500 
27,000 
26 100 


661 
584 
601 
669 
624 
559 
605 
592 
605 
622 
699 


30,000 
19,600 
25,800 
19,500 
19,500 
31,000 
46,600 
5,300 
43,500 
35,000 
38,000 


C. Coastal 80 


?qr nnn 




491 


300,000 


?fin nnn 


?4T nnn 


620 


313,800 


Bladen 017 

Columbus 047 

Cumberland .051 

Duplin 061 

Harnett 085 

Hoke 093 

Onslow 1 33 

Pender 1 4 1 

Robeson 1 55 

Sampson 163 

Scotland 165 


1 0,400 
7,200 
1 1 ,400 
24,000 
17,100 
19,300 
10,000 
7,700 
33,700 
50,700 
16,400 


1 0,300 
6,800 
1 1 ,300 
23,800 
16,100 
18,900 
9,900 
7,600 
33,000 
50,500 
14,700 


489 
593 
340 
545 
349 
292 
558 
480 
291 
356 
297 


10,500 
8,400 
8,000 
27,000 
11,700 
11,500 
11,500 
7,600 
20,000 
37,500 
9,100 


8,400 
8,800 
9,200 
20,000 
15,800 
17,600 
6,600 
8,100 
26,600 
43,000 
13,800 


7,700 
8,600 
8,800 
19,000 
15,000 
16,900 
6,200 
7,700 
25,500 
41,100 
13,400 


630 
603 
545 
657 
544 
602 
581 
580 
591 
540 
630 


10,100 
10,800 
10,000 
26,000 
17,000 
21,200 
7,500 
9,300 
31,400 
46,200 
17,600 


S. Coastal 90 


208,000 


203,000 


385 


162,900 


178,000 


170,000 


585 


207,200 


Other Counties 


1 ,800 


1 ,500 


432 


1,350 


575 


575 


534 


640 


State Total 


940,000 


920,000 


421 


806,000 


810,000 


770,000 


646 


1,037,000 




ALL HAY 



Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 (Cont'd, on opposite page) 







2002 


2003 


COUNTIES 
















AND 




Aproc 


Yield per 


Production 


Acres 


Yield per 


Production 


DISTRICTS 


Harvested 


Acre 




Harvested 


Acre 








Acres 




Tons 


Acres 


Tons 


Alleghany 


005 


12,000 


1 


80 


21 ,600 


12,400 


2.06 


25,500 


Ashe 


009 


10,500 


1 


65 


1 7,300 


10,800 


2.55 


27,500 


Avery 


011 


1,200 


1 


25 


1 ,500 


1,200 


2.58 


3,100 


Caldwell 


027 


5,700 


1 


81 


1 0,300 


5,900 


2.39 


14,100 


Surry 


171 


22,000 


1 


72 


37,800 


22,600 


2.61 


58,900 


Watauga 


1 89 


6,300 


1 


65 


1 0,400 


6,500 


2.72 


17,700 


Wilkes 


193 


24,300 


2.00 


48,600 


25,000 


2.94 


73,500 


Yadkin 


1 97 


21,000 


1 


bU 


31 ,500 


21,600 


2.81 


60,700 


N Mountain 


10 


1 m nnn 

I VJ O , VJ VJ VJ 


1 


74 


1 79,000 


1 or nnn 

1 VJ O . VJ VJ u 


2.65 


281 ,000 


Buncombe 


02 1 


1 3 goo 


1 


80 


24,800 


1 a snn 


2.50 


36,200 


Burke 


023 


6 400 


1 


92 


1 2,300 




2.69 


17,500 


Cherokee 


039 


4 000 


1 


90 


7,600 


& 1 nn 


2.66 


10,900 


Clay 


043 


2 700 


1 


89 


5,1 00 


o nnn 

t,OUU 


3.04 


8,500 


Graham 


075 


1 000 


1 


90 


1 ,900 


1 nnn 

! , VJ VJ VJ 


2.20 


2,200 


Haywood 


087 


8,500 


2 


32 


1 9,700 


8 800 


2.52 


22,200 


Henderson 


089 


6,300 


2 


00 


1 2,600 


6^500 


2.03 


13,200 


Jackson 


099 


1,200 


1 


58 


1 ,900 


1,200 


2.25 


2,700 


McDowell 


1 1 1 


3,900 


1 


92 


7,500 


4,000 


2.25 


9,000 


Macon 


1 1 3 


4,700 


i 

i 


ftp 


8,900 


5,000 


2.54 


12,700 


Madison 


1 1 5 


7,000 


1 


83 


12,800 


7,200 


2.94 


21,200 


Mitchell 


121 


3,300 


1 


09 


3,600 


3,400 


2.41 


8,200 


Polk 


149 


4,500 


1 


29 


5,800 


4,600 


1 .98 


9,100 


Rutherford 


161 


15,500 


1 


66 


25,800 


16,000 


1 .79 


28,600 


Swain 


1 73 


1,200 


1 


42 


1 ,700 


1,200 


2.75 


3,300 


Transylvania 


1 75 


3,300 


1 


70 


c; Ann 


3,400 




1 n inn 


Yancey 


1 99 


3,700 


1 


19 


4,400 


3,800 


2.95 


11,200 


W. Mountain 


... 20 


91 000 


1 


.78 


162,000 


94 000 


2.41 


227,000 


Alamance 


001 


1 4,300 


1 


48 


21 ,200 


1 5 ooo 


2.11 


31,600 


Caswell 


033 


1 n snn 


1 


50 


1 6,200 


1 1 9nn 

I I , C. VJ VJ 


2.76 


30,900 


Durham 


063 


2,900 


1 


45 


4,200 


3,000 


1.97 


5,900 


Forsyth 


067 


9,700 


1 


30 


12,600 


10,000 


2.03 


20,300 


Franklin 


069 


11,100 


1 


93 


21 ,400 


11,500 


2.15 


24,700 


Granville 


077 


10,000 


1 


49 


14,900 


10,400 


1 .94 


20,300 


Guilford 


081 


15,700 


1 


46 


23,000 


16,300 


2.74 


44,600 


Orange 


135 


13,700 


1 


56 


21 ,400 


14,200 


2.34 


33,200 


Person 


1 45 


8,800 


1 


50 




9,100 




1 ft <=;nn 


Rockingham 


1 57 


14,000 


1 


40 


19,600 


14,500 


2.58 


37,400 


btoKes 


169 


13,300 


1 


50 


20,000 


13,800 


2.27 


31,300 


Vance 


181 


3,400 


1 


71 


5,800 


3,500 


2.74 


9,600 


Warren 


185 


6,300 


1 


83 


1 1 ,500 


6,500 


1.95 


12,700 


N. Piedmont 


... 40 


1 14 nnn 

1 O H , U VJ VJ 


1 


.53 


205,000 


1 nnn 


2.31 


321,000 


Alexander 


003 


12,000 


1.75 


21 ,000 


12,500 


2.89 


36,100 


Catawba 


035 


13,700 


1.50 


20,500 


14,300 


2.73 


39,000 


Chatham 


037 


18,500 


1.84 


34,000 


19,300 


2.83 


54,600 


Davidson 


057 


21,500 


1.54 


33,100 


22,400 


2.48 


55,600 


Davie 


059 


16,000 


1 


60 


25,600 


16,700 


2.28 


38,000 


Iredell 


097 


31,000 


1 


.86 


57,600 


32,300 


3.03 


98,000 


Lee 


105 


2,300 


1 


.70 


o,yuu 


2,400 




r nnn 


Randolph 


151 


23,800 


1 


.70 


40,500 


24,800 


2.54 


63,100 


Rowan 


i t>y 


22,600 


1 


.65 


37,300 


23,500 


2.38 


55,900 


Wake 


183 


5,600 


1.70 


9,500 


5,800 


2.05 


11,900 


C. Piedmont 


... 50 


I D / , VJ VJ VJ 


1 


.69 


283,000 


1 74 000 


2.63 


458,000 


Anson 


007 


6,700 


2.00 


13,400 


7,000 


3.03 


21,200 


Cabarrus 


025 


14,300 


1 .50 


21,500 


15,000 


2.59 


38,900 


Cleveland 


045 


18,000 


1.60 


28,800 


18,800 


2.36 


44,300 


Gaston 


071 


9,900 


1.49 


14,800 


10,300 


2.37 


24,400 


Lincoln 


109 


11,000 


1.72 


18,900 


11,500 


2.31 


26,600 


Mecklenburg 


119 


4,500 


1.58 


7,100 


4,700 


2.34 


11,000 


Montgomery 


123 


6,000 


1.70 


10,200 


6,300 


2.54 


16,000 


Moore 


125 


7,000 


1.87 


13,100 


7,300 


2.52 


18,400 


Richmond 


153 


4,500 


1.60 


7,200 


4,700 


3.04 


14,300 


Stanly 


167 


12,900 


1.75 


22,600 


13,500 


2.10 


28,300 


Union 


179 


15,200 


2.00 


30,400 


15,900 


2.93 


46,600 


S. Piedmont 


... 60 


110,000 


1 


.71 


188,000 


115,000 


2.52 


290,000 



54 



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Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 







2002 


2003 


COUNTIES 
















AND 




Acres 


Yield per 


Production 


Acres 


Yield per 


Production 


DISTRICTS 


Harvested 


Acre 




Harvested 


Acre 








Acres 




Tons 


Acres 


Tons 


Bertie 


015 


300 


2 


33 


700 


300 


2.00 


600 


Camden 


.. \}d y 


* 








* 


* 


* 


Chowan 


041 


550 


1 


64 


900 


600 


2.00 


1,200 


Currituck 


053 


300 


1 


67 


500 


300 


1.67 


500 


Dare 


055 


* 






* 


* 


* 


* 


Edgecombe 


065 


3,600 


2 


39 


8,600 


3,800 


2.24 


8,500 


Gates 


073 


1 ,200 


2 


00 


2,400 


1 ,300 


2.15 


2,800 


Halifax 


083 


3,000 


2 


17 


6,500 


3,100 


2.03 


6,300 


Hertford 


091 


1 ,800 


2 


50 


4,500 


1,800 


2.28 


4,100 


Martin 


1 1 7 


1,200 


2 


00 


2,400 


1,300 


2.46 


3,200 


Nash 


127 


6,300 


2 


49 


15,700 


6,500 


2.94 


19,100 


Northampton 


131 


1,600 


1 


81 


2,900 


1,700 


1.88 


3,200 


Pasquotank 


139 


* 






* 


* 


* 


* 


Perquimans 


143 


400 


2 


00 


800 


450 


2.67 


1,200 


Tyrrell 


177 


200 


2 


00 


400 


200 


2.00 


400 


Washington ... 


187 


1,300 


2 


31 


3,000 


1,400 


2.36 


3,300 


N. Coastal 


.... 70 


22,000 


2 


27 


50,000 


23,000 


2.39 


55,000 


Beaufort 


013 


1 ,400 


2 


57 


3,600 


1,500 


2.27 


3,400 


Carteret 


031 


200 


2.00 


400 


200 


2.00 


400 


Craven 


049 


1 ,200 


2 


08 


2,500 


1 ,300 


2.31 


3,000 


Greene 


079 


2,700 


2 


00 


5,400 


2,900 


2.10 


6,100 


Hyde 


095 


300 


3.33 


1,000 


300 


2.33 


700 


Johnston 


101 


10,000 


1 


88 


18,800 


10,500 


3.24 


34,000 


Jones 


103 


1,500 


2 


27 


3,400 


1,600 


2.38 


3,800 


Lenoir 


107 


2,800 


2 


39 


6,700 


3,000 


2.77 


8,300 


Pamlico 


137 


300 


2 


67 


800 


300 


2.33 


700 


Pitt 


147 


3,500 


2.94 


10,300 


3,700 


2.27 


8,400 


Wayne 


191 


7,600 


2.30 


17,500 


8,100 


3.23 


26,200 


Wilson 


195 


1 ,500 


1 


73 


2,600 


1,600 


3.13 


5,000 




ft n 


33,000 


2 


21 


73,000 


35,000 


2.86 


100,000 


Bladen 


017 


7,000 


2 


23 


15,600 


7,200 


3.24 


23,300 


Brunswick 


019 


2,100 


2 


52 


5,300 


2,100 


3.14 


6,600 


Columbus 


047 


5,600 


2 


82 


15,800 


5,700 


3.44 


19,600 


Cumberland 


051 


4,500 


1 


69 


7,600 


4,600 


3.09 


14,200 


Duplin 


061 


22,600 


2 


51 


56,700 


23,100 


3.23 


74,500 


Harnett 


085 


5,400 


1 


78 


9,600 


5,500 


3.13 


17,200 


Hoke 


093 


2,700 


2 


26 


6,100 


2,800 


3.43 


9,600 


New Hanover 


129 












* 




Onslow 


133 


2,800 


2 


46 


6,900 


2,900 


3.41 


9,900 


Pender 


141 


2,000 


3 


00 


6,000 


2,000 


2.95 


5,900 


Robeson 


155 


10,600 


1 


84 


19,500 


10,800 


3.13 


33,800 


Sampson 


163 


21,700 


2 


76 


59,900 


22,200 


3.31 


73,400 


Scotland 


165 


3,000 


1 


67 


5,000 


3,100 


3.23 


10,000 


S. Coastal 


.... 90 


90,000 


2 


38 


214,000 


92,000 


3.24 


298,000 


State Total 


750,000 


1 


81 


1,354,000 


778,000 


2.61 


2,030,000 



' 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. * Counties with less than 200 harvested acres or where individual data would be disclosed are not published. 




55 



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Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 12 



r*ni IMTIPQ 

LUUN 1 ICO 




2002 


2003 
















AKin 

A IN U 




Acres 


Yield 


Production 


Acres 


Yield 




Ulo 1 HIC 1 o 




Harvested 


per Acre 


Harvested 


per Acre 


Production 






Acres 


Pounds 


Acres 


Pounds 


Bertie 


015 


13,810 


2,220 


30,669,000 


12,820 


3,050 


39,113,000 


Chowan 


041 


5,110 


3,100 


15,841 ,000 


6,515 


3,850 


25,081,000 


Edgecombe 


065 


1 1 ,425 


1 ,875 


21 ,422,000 


11,680 


2,800 


32,719,000 


Gates 


073 


5,665 


2,760 


15,635,000 


6,465 


3,765 


24,340,000 


H 3 1 if £1 Y 


083 


14,810 


1 ,705 


25,259,000 


12,440 


2,940 


36,586,000 


Hertford 


091 


8,525 


2,040 


17,400,000 


7,300 


3,035 


22,162,000 


Martin 


1 1 7 


10,665 


2,220 


23,651,000 


12,410 


3,365 


41,765,000 


Nash 


127 


2,685 


1 ,995 


5,352,000 


3,115 


3,310 


10,312,000 


Northampton 


131 


13,230 


1 ,480 


19,590,000 


5,420 


2,760 


14,966,000 


Pasquotank 


139 


220 


2,190 


482,000 


255 


3,895 


993,000 


Pprniiiman^ 


1 43 


2,755 


2,640 


7,277,000 


3,925 


3,455 


13,562,000 


Washington 


187 


2,175 


2,800 


6,090,000 


2,420 


3,080 


7,456,000 


N. Coastal 


70 


91 ,200 


2,070 


188,928,000 


84,900 


3,175 


269,500,000 


Beaufort 


013 


210 


2,000 


420,000 


275 


2,035 


559,000 


Jones 


103 











335 


2,81 5 


n a o n nn 

943,000 


Pitt 


1 47 


4,090 


1,640 


6,703,000 


4,855 


2,955 


14,352,000 


C. Coastal 


80 


4,385 


1,655 


7,268,000 


5,800 


2,885 


16,722,000 


Bladen 


017 


3,120 


3,215 


10,033,000 


5,510 


3,755 


20,690,000 


Columbus 


047 


800 


3,800 


3,038,000 


1,810 


3,920 


7,095,000 


Cumberland 


051 


1 30 


1,800 


234,000 


320 


2,850 


912,000 


Duplin 


061 











355 


3,015 


1,071,000 


Robeson 


155 


100 


2,000 


200,000 


195 


3,015 


588,000 


Sampson 


163 


265 


1 ,130 


299,000 


885 


3,115 


2,757,000 


Scotland 


165 











150 


2,915 


437,000 


S. Coastal 


90 


4,415 


3,125 


13,804,000 


9,300 


3,630 


33,778,000 


Other Counties 


210 


1,930 


405,000 


545 


2,830 


1,541,000 


State Total 


100,000 


2,100 


210,000,000 


100,000 


3,200 


320,000,000 



' 2003 Preliminary. 2 Counties with less than 100 acres or where individual data would be disclosed are included in Other Counties. Counties and 
Districts may not add to totals because undisclosed data are included in Other Counties. 



PEANUT PRODUCTION 



PEANUT PRODUCTION, 2003 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


POUNDS 


Martin 


41,765,000 


Bertie 


39,1 13,000 


Halifax 


36,586,000 


Edgecombe 


32,719,000 


Chowan 


25,081,000 


Gates 


24,340,000 


Hertford 


22,162,000 


Bladen 


20,690,000 


Northampton 


14,966,000 


Pitt 


14,352,000 




Pounds 



i Under 500,000/Undisclosed 
500,000-999,999 
■■■1,000,000-14,999,999 ■■ 



15,000,000 and up 



56 



















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R 








IRISH POTATOES 








I 




Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 2 




S 
H 






2002 


2003 


P 


COUNTIES 



















AND 




Acres 


Yield 


Production 


Acres 


Yield 


Production 


T 
A 


DISTRICTS 




Harvested 


per Acre 




Harx/p^tpri 

1 ICll VC9ICU 


per Acre 




T 

O 






Acres 


Hundredweight 


Acres 


Hundredweight 


E 

S 


N. Mountain 


....10 








* 


* 






W. Mountain 


....20 




* 


* 


* 




N. Piedmont 


....40 






* 


* 




C. Piedmont 


....50 




1 - 


* 


* 




S. Piedmont 


....60 








* 


* 


* 




Camden 


029 


4,100 


1 70 


699,250 




190 


647,500 




Currituck 


053 


500 


200 


105,350 


810 


180 


146,000 




Pasquotank 


1 39 


4,800 


175 


842,750 


3,800 


170 


647,500 




Tyrrell 


1 77 


2,500 


165 


413,850 


2,720 


175 


477,000 




Washington 


187 


2,000 


135 


270,900 


1,980 


180 


357,500 




N. Coastal 


....70 


14,100 


170 


2,368,200 


13,000 


180 


2,324,000 




Beaufort 


01 3 


1,100 


175 


193,150 


1,230 


160 


197,300 




Carteret 


031 


1,000 


165 


165,550 


1,030 


155 


160,000 




Pamlico 


137 


2,400 


185 


445,450 


1,500 


175 


263,200 




C. Coastal 


....80 


4,650 


180 


829,100 


3,880 


165 


638,500 




S. Coastal 


90 




* 








Other Counties 


600 


155 


93,750 


530 


105 


79,000 




State Total 


19,000 


170 


3,230,000 


17,000 


175 


2,975,000 





' 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. 2 Counties and Districts may not add to totals because undisclosed data are included in Other Counties. 
* Counties and Districts with less than 200 harvested acres or where individual data would be disclosed are included in Other Counties. 




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09 
1 1 
27 
71 
89 
93 
97 

10 

21 
23 
39 
43 
75 
87 
89 
99 
1 1 
13 
1 5 
21 
49 
61 
73 
75 
99 

20 

'01 
'33 
■63 
'67 
'69 
'77 
'81 
35 
45 
57 
69 
81 
85 

40 

'03 
'35 
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>97 
05 
51 
59 
83 

50 

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145 
171 
09 
19 
23 
25 
53 
67 
79 

60 



SOYBEANS FOR BEANS 

eld, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 (Cont'd, on opposite page) 



2002 



Planted 

All 
Purposes 



Harvested 
for 
Beans 



Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 



Production 



2003 



Planted 

All 
Purposes 



Harvested 
for 
Beans 



Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 



Production 



Acres 



Bushels 



Acres 



Bushels 



* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 










* 


* 


* 




* 


* 


* 


* 






* 


* 




ARC) 


C-\J 


q nnn 


**nn 


Ron 


ou 


1 ^ nnn 


p. finn 

0,OUU 


7 finn 


97 


OD4 nnn 


7 mn 

* 


fi Ron 

* 


oo 


oon nnn 

* 


550 


250 


28 


7,000 


300 


200 


30 


6,000 


13,300 


12,700 


28 


350,000 


14,000 


13,400 


35 


469,000 


23,000 


21,000 


27 


570,000 


21,900 


20,700 


34 


710,000 


750 


600 


* 

35 


21,000 


850 


* 

750 


33 


* 

25,000 










* 


* 


* 


* 


I 


* 






* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 




+ 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


• 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


» 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


+ 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 

* 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 


* 


* 


850 

* 


600 

* 


20 

* 
* 


12,000 

* 


700 

* 

* 


* 

550 

* 


* 

30 

* 
* 


* 

16,500 

* 
* 


2,500 


2,000 


30 


60,000 


2,200 


1,800 


33 


60,000 


2,900 


2,400 


23 


55,000 


2,100 


2,000 


29 


58,400 


1,750 


900 


17 


15,000 


1,150 


900 


32 


28,500 


650 


300 


17 


5,000 


600 


400 


32 


12,800 


3,400 


2,900 


30 


87,000 


3,200 


3,000 


32 


97,000 


17,100 


13,900 


14 


195,000 


17,200 


16,500 


30 


487,000 


5,700 


2,600 


25 


66,000 


3,700 


2,400 


28 


68,000 


7,000 


6,300 


25 


158,000 


6,500 


6,200 


31 


195,000 


3,100 


2,000 


25 


50,000 


2,500 


2,100 


32 


66,800 


9,200 


6,000 


18 


108,000 


6,600 


6,100 


30 


185,000 


3,600 


2,600 


26 


67,000 


2,550 


2,100 


32 


67,500 


2,000 


1,100 


22 


24,000 


1,200 


600 


32 


19,000 


5,800 


4,600 


18 


82,000 


5,600 


5,100 


29 


146,000 


6,800 


3,400 


20 


68,000 


6,600 


6,100 


29 


174,000 


69,000 


49,000 


20 


980,000 


59,500 


53,500 


30 


1,605,000 


1,200 


1,100 


21 


23,000 


1,300 


1,200 


33 


39,000 


6,200 


5,900 


25 


145,000 


6,100 


6,000 


33 


199,000 


1,600 


1,400 


19 


27,000 


1,300 


1,200 


34 


41,000 


6,500 


5,600 


25 


140,000 


7,000 


6,500 


37 


242,000 


6,100 


5,200 


24 


127,000 


5,900 


5,800 


35 


201,000 


10,300 


9,200 


28 


260,000 


9,100 


8,700 


35 


306,000 


4,800 


4,400 


20 


88,000 


6,000 


5,800 


26 


150,000 


9,500 


8,800 


22 


195,000 


8,700 


8,400 


36 


306,000 


14,700 


14,000 


25 


345,000 


13,500 


12,400 


38 


465,000 


13,600 


9,400 


16 


150,000 


14,500 


14,000 


27 


376,000 


74,500 


65,000 


23 


1,500,000 


73,400 


70,000 


33 


2,325,000 


9,100 


8,800 


24 


207,000 


11,400 


11,100 


34 


378,000 


7,300 


5,500 


20 


108,000 


6,500 


6,200 


32 


200,000 


8,200 


6,200 


17 


105,000 


7,800 


7,600 


31 


235,000 


600 


400 


10 


4,000 


300 


200 


30 


6,000 


4,500 


4,400 


18 


80,000 


4,900 


4,800 


30 


144,000 


1,600 


1,200 


27 


32,000 


1,300 


1,200 


36 


43,000 


500 


400 


18 


7,000 


1,300 


1,100 


33 


36,000 


4,900 


4,700 


17 


80,000 


4,300 


4,200 


31 


130,000 


1,600 


1,100 


20 


22,000 


2,400 


2,300 


33 


75,000 


16,700 


15,800 


20 


320,000 


19,800 


19,600 


35 


686,000 


50,000 


49,500 


22 


1,085,000 


55,000 


54,700 


36 


1,982,000 


105,000 


98,000 


21 


2,050,000 


115,000 


113,000 


35 


3,915,000 



58 



SOYBEANS FOR BEANS 

Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 







2002 


2003 


l/UUN 1 ICO 

AND 




Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per 




Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per 




DISTRICTS 




All 


for 


Harvested 


Production 


All 


for 


Harvested 


Production 




Purposes 


Beans 


Acre 




Purposes 


Beans 


Acre 








Acres 


Bushels 


Acres 


Bushels 


Bertie 


1 5 


14,200 


14,000 


26 


360,000 


21,400 


21,000 


32 


670,000 


P.flmHpn 


029 


28,900 


28,700 


33 


935,000 


27,500 


27,200 


32 


870,000 


Hhowa n 


041 


5,800 


5,600 


29 


160,000 


8,500 


8,400 


34 


285,000 


D\ irriturk 


053 


16,900 


16,500 


35 


580,000 


17,300 


17,000 


33 


561,000 


D3T6 


055 


1,500 


1,400 


13 


18,000 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Frlfiprnnhp 


065 


20,100 


19,700 


23 


460,000 


29,800 


29,300 


30 


873,000 


Gates 


073 


10,200 


10,000 


31 


310,000 


13,600 


13,200 


35 


465,000 


Halifax 


083 


14,300 


13,200 


28 


370,000 


20,500 


19,800 


35 


693,000 


Hertford 


091 


7,400 


7,300 


23 


170,000 


11,800 


11,600 


32 


371,000 


Martin 


1 1 7 


8,400 


8,300 


24 


200,000 


13,200 


13,000 


31 


405,000 


Nash 


127 


26,000 


24,200 


17 


402,000 


28,500 


28,100 


30 


850,000 


Northampton 


131 


7,800 


7,400 


21 


155,000 


17,400 


16,800 


34 


565,000 


Pasquotank 


1 39 


46,000 


45,700 


32 


1,450,000 


42,200 


40,000 


31 


1,255,000 


Perquimans 


1 43 


29,000 


28,800 


33 


950,000 


32,500 


32,300 


35 


1,146,000 


Tyrreil 


1 77 


35,000 


34,800 


34 


1,180,000 


34,800 


32,800 


29 


960,000 


Washington 


1 87 


on cnn 




J4 


\ ,UUU,UUU 




oh cnn 
o 1 ,0UU 




y / DjUUU 


N Coastal 


70 


301,000 


295,000 


29 


8,700,000 


351,000 


342,000 


32 


10,945,000 


Beaufort 


01 3 


58,000 


57,500 


30 


1,725,000 


65,400 


64,700 


32 


2,070,000 


Carteret 


031 


26,500 


26,000 


35 


910,000 


24,100 


23,200 


25 


580,000 


Craven 


049 


16,300 


16,000 


26 


421,000 


19,000 


18,600 


27 


497,000 


Greene 


079 


23,400 


22,900 


21 


480,000 


26,800 


25,400 


30 


765,000 


Hyde 


095 


26,600 


26,000 


32 


840,000 


33,200 


29,500 


26 


765,000 


Johnston 


101 


58,000 


56,000 


18 


987,000 


59,600 


58,000 


29 


1,690,000 


Jones 


103 


10,000 


9,800 


26 


257,000 


8,600 


8,500 


25 


212,000 


Lenoir 


107 


24,700 


22,800 


20 


465,000 


26,400 


25,700 


27 


685,000 


Pamlico 


1 37 


23,400 


22,500 


30 


667,000 


20,600 


20,100 


32 


641,000 


Pitt 


1 47 


44,500 


44,000 


22 


968,000 


49,500 


48,300 


27 


1,290,000 


Wayrve 


1 91 


55,600 


54,500 


23 


1,280,000 


60,800 


60,300 


31 


1,855,000 


Wilson 


1 95 


33,000 


31,000 


21 


650,000 


38,000 


36,700 


33 


1,205,000 


C Coastal 


80 


400,000 


389,000 


25 


9,650,000 


432,000 


419,000 


29 


12,255,000 


Bladen 


017 


23,600 


22,900 


21 


480,000 


23,400 


22,600 


25 


560,000 


Brunswick 


01 9 


9,900 


9,700 


24 


235,000 


10,000 


9,600 


28 


271,000 


Columbus 


047 


52,300 


49,800 


19 


960,000 


52,600 


50,800 


25 


1,295,000 


Cumberland 


051 


21,300 


20,900 


17 


355,000 


18,400 


18,000 


24 


435,000 


Duplin 


061 


51,500 


47,800 


22 


1,050,000 


45,500 


43,500 


24 


1,060,000 


Harnett 


085 


26,500 


21,500 


17 


370,000 


27,200 


26,500 


29 


775,000 


Hoke 


093 


10,500 


10,000 


17 


165,000 


10,500 


10,300 


30 


305,000 


New Hanover 


129 


700 


600 


25 


15,000 


500 


400 


25 


10,000 


Onslow 


133 


11,300 


9,200 


29 


270,000 


13,900 


13,500 


24 


325,000 


Pender 


141 


16,200 


15,600 


25 


390,000 


13,400 


12,200 


29 


353,000 


Robeson 


155 


104,000 


98,000 


19 


1,910,000 


114,000 


112,000 


28 


3,100,000 


Sampson 


163 


59,000 


57,000 


19 


1,110,000 


56,800 


52,000 


27 


1,395,000 


Scotland 


165 


8,200 


8,000 


18 


140,000 


8,800 


8,600 


35 


301,000 


S. Coastal 


.. 90 


395,000 


371,000 


20 


7,450,000 


395,000 


380,000 


27 


10,185,000 


State Total 


1,370,000 


1,290,000 


24 


30,960,000 


1,450,000 


1,400,000 


30 


42,000,000 



' 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. ' Counties with less than 200 harvested acres or where individual data would be disclosed are not published. 



SOYBEAN PRODUCTION 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


BUSHELS 


Robeson 


3,100,000 


Beaufort 


2,070,000 


Union 


1,982,000 


Wayne 


1,855,000 


Johnston 


1,690,000 


Sampson 


1,395,000 


Columbus 


1,295,000 


Pitt 


1,290,000 


Pasquotank 


1,255,000 


Wilson 


1,205,000 



SOYBEAN PRODUCTION, 2003 




J Under 10,000/Undisclosed 
H 10,000-99,999 I : i 100,000-299,999 
J 300.000-799.999 HBH 800.000 and up 



59 



'01 
03 
27 
33 
37 
57 
■59 
63 
67 
69 
'77 
■81 
97 
35 
45 
51 
57 
69 
71 
81 
85 
93 
97 

'13 
'15 
'31 
'41 
'49 
'61 
'65 
'73 
'79 
'83 
'85 
'91 
01 
03 
05 
07 
1 7 
23 
25 
27 
29 
31 
33 
37 
41 
47 
53 
63 
87 
83 
91 
95 



TOBACCO 

uction, by County, by Type, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 (Cont'd, on opposite page) 



2002 



Acres 
Harvested 



Yield per 
Acre 



Production 



2003 



Acres 
Harvested 



Yield per 
Acre 



Production 



A CfGS 






/\cr&s 




i UUI /(Jo 


1 ,485 


2,345 


3,480,000 


1 ,360 


1 590 


o 1 tzq nnn 


370 


2,240 


828,000 


335 


1 ,455 




1 20 


2,250 


270,000 


90 


2,265 


204 nnn 


3,050 


2,000 


6 097 000 


2,805 


1 450 


4 nfii nnn 


595 


1 ,915 


1 , 1 38,000 


575 


1 ,615 


929 nnn 


940 


2,1 80 


2,048,000 


795 


1 ,750 


1 nnn 


285 


2,350 


670,000 


270 


1 ,195 


^22 nnn 


850 


1 ,975 


1 ,677,000 


745 


1 ,900 


1 41 4 nnn 


1 ,335 


2,365 


3,1 59,000 


1 ,075 


1 ,755 


1 887 nnn 


3,490 


2,1 20 


7,405,000 


3,500 


2,51 5 


8 801 nnn 


4,595 


1 ,865 


8,581 ,000 


4,440 


1 ,580 


7 01 4 000 


2,490 


2,825 


7,036,000 


2,320 


1 ,935 


4 490 000 


300 


1 ,825 


547,000 


340 


1,520 


516,000 


1,035 


2,095 


2,167,000 


920 


2,235 


2,057,000 


3,260 


2,355 


7,673,000 


2,805 


1,700 


4,762,000 


805 


2,415 


1,943,000 


720 


1,725 


1,243,000 


3,925 


2,510 


9,845,000 


3,535 


1,840 


6,500,000 


3,545 


2,1 35 


7,563,000 


3,31 5 


1 ,380 


4 574 000 


3,820 


2,260 


8,625,000 


3,580 


1 ,545 


5 540 000 


2,485 


2,090 


5,198,000 


2,340 


1 ,885 


4 413 000 


1 ,510 


2,075 


3,1 31 ,000 


1 ,625 


2,105 


3 418 000 


325 


2,305 


749,000 


365 


1 ,81 


661 000 


2,380 


2,450 


5,836,000 


2,1 45 


1 ,845 


3 953 000 


5 


1 ,800 


9,000 





o 


o 


43,000 


2,225 


95,675,000 


40,000 


1 ,770 


70 800 000 


3,095 


1 ,550 


4,798,000 


2,835 


1 ,865 


5,291,000 


2,105 


1,910 


4,023,000 


2,000 


1 ,605 


3,205,000 


415 


1 ,895 


786,000 


410 


1 ,140 


467 000 

w V / j W W W 


1 85 


1 ,990 


368 000 

w \J w j v w V 


1 65 


2,035 


336 000 

w w w ■ w w w 


3,030 


1 ,520 


4,61 2,000 


2,940 


1 ,800 


5 291 000 

w jfcV 1 }WW 


5,600 


2,1 65 


1 2,1 33,000 


5,360 


1 ,820 


9 763 000 


4,440 


2,165 


9,61 2,000 


4,070 


2,030 


8,271 ,000 


75 


2,600 


1 95,000 


60 


1 ,335 


80,000 


4,760 


1 ,880 


8,957,000 


4,535 


1 ,765 


8,014,000 


2,115 


1 ,665 


3,524,000 


1,895 


1,915 


3,630,000 


5,010 


2, 1 80 


10 910 000 


5,065 


2,245 


1 1 383 000 

1 1 jWWWjWWW 


1 220 


1 ,890 


2 308 000 


1 ,1 00 


1 ,51 


1 663 000 


7,950 


2,090 


1 6 607 000 


7,870 


2,21 


17 3«3 000 

1 f iWWWi WWW 


1 ,975 


1 ,885 


3 726 000 


1 ,91 5 


1 ,845 


3,534,000 


1 ,390 


2,335 


3,246,000 


1 ,325 


2,065 


2,737,000 


5,585 


1 ,845 


1 294 000 


5,445 


1 ,865 


10 160 000 


3,315 


2,055 


6 810 000 


3,1 05 


2,430 


7 549 000 


255 


2,185 


557 000 


250 


1 ,765 


441 ,000 


1 ,465 


2,110 


3 092 000 


1 ,400 


1 ,930 


2,703,000 


6,310 


2,260 


1 4 266 000 


6,245 


2,065 


12,900,000 


45 


1 ,820 


82,000 


35 


1 370 


48,000 


160 


1,315 


210,000 


100 


2,210 


221,000 


2,105 


1,910 


4,017,000 


1,925 


1,670 


3,219,000 


325 


2,180 


708,000 


295 


1,270 


375,000 


1 ,140 


2,280 


2,601,000 


1,040 


2,030 


2,109,000 


10,085 


1,755 


17,691,000 


9,455 


1,800 


17,017,000 


440 


2,250 


990,000 


555 


1,870 


1,038,000 


5,450 


2,235 


12,180,000 


5,225 


1,805 


9,427,000 


290 


1,390 


403,000 


255 


2,335 


596,000 


5,910 


2,125 


12,547,000 


5,915 


1,985 


11,737,000 


5,535 


2,125 


11,760,000 


5,230 


1,980 


10,354,000 


6,145 


2,265 


13,913,000 


5,910 


2,145 


12,681,000 


75 


455 


34,000 


70 


2,100 


147,000 


98,000 


2,020 


197,960,000 


94,000 


1,955 


183,770,000 



60 



TOBACCO 

Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, by Type, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 





2002 


2003 


BELTS AND COUNTIES 


Acres 
Harvested 


Yield per 
Acre 


Production 


Acres 
Harvested 


Yield per 
Acre 


Production 


BORDER BELT-TYPE 13 

Bladen 017 

Brunswick 01 9 

Columbus 047 

Cumberland 051 

Hoke 093 

Robeson 1 55 

Scotland 1 65 


Acres 

2,455 
1,130 
6,790 
1 ,620 

840 
7,810 

355 


Pounds 

2,175 5,340,000 
2,340 2,644,000 
2,065 14,028,000 
2,230 3,609,000 
1,885 1,582,000 
2,165 16,917,000 
2,015 715,000 


Acres 

2,335 
1,010 
6,350 
1,560 

840 
7,545 

360 


Pounds 

1,905 4,452,000 
2,230 2,251,000 
1,850 11,733,000 
1,870 2,917,000 
1,610 1,354,000 
1,985 14,989,000 
1,680 604,000 


TOTAL TYPE 13 


21,000 


2,135 


44,835,000 


20,000 


1,915 


38,300,000 


TOTAL ALL FLUE-CURED 


162,000 


2,089 


338,470,000 


154,000 


1,902 


292,870,000 


BURLEY BELT-TYPE 31 

Alleghany 005 

Ashe 009 

Avery 01 1 

Buncombe 021 

Cherokee 039 

Clay 043 

Graham 075 

Haywood 087 

Jackson 099 

Macon 1 1 3 

Madison 115 

Mitchell 121 

Watauga 1 89 

Yancey 1 99 

Other Counties 2 


235 
605 
86 
920 
63 
63 
75 
61 5 
24 
45 
1 ,813 
370 
440 
880 
66 


1 ,470 
1,795 
2,045 
1,400 
1,160 
1 ,125 
1,585 
1 ,700 
1,290 
1,800 
1,390 
1,255 
2,045 
1,335 
1,150 


346,000 
1,085,000 
176,000 
1,288,000 
73,000 
71,000 
1 19,000 
1,045,000 
31 ,000 
81,000 
2,520,000 
464,000 
900,000 
1,175,000 
76,000 


280 
560 
75 
820 
50 
55 
50 
540 
30 
35 
1,635 
350 
435 
735 
50 


1,180 
1,240 
1,735 
1,125 

740 
1,035 
1,500 
1,280 

835 
2,055 
1,285 
1,275 
1,695 
1,020 
1,020 


330,000 
695,000 
130,000 
923,000 
37,000 
57,000 
75,000 
692,000 
25,000 
72,000 
2,104,000 
446,000 
737,000 
751,000 
51,000 


TOTAL TYPE 31 


6,300 


1,500 


9,450,000 


5,700 


1,250 


7,125,000 


STATE TOTAL-ALL TYPES .... 


168,300 


2,067 


347,920,000 


159,700 


1,878 


299,995,000 



ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTION 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


POUNDS 


Johnston 


17,383,000 


Pitt 


17,017,000 


Robeson 


14,989,000 


Nash 


12,900,000 


Wilson 


12,681,000 


Wake 


11,737,000 


Columbus 


1 1 ,733,000 


Harnett 


11,383,000 


Wayne 


10,354,000 


Lenoir 


10,160,000 



ALL TOBACCO PRODUCTION, 2003 




Under 15,000/Undisclosed 
15,000-999,999 
4,000,000-9,999,999 



1,000,000-3,999,999 
10,000,000 and up 



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Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 (Cont'd, on opposite page) 



COUNTIES 

AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



Planted 

All 
Purposes 



Harvested 
for 
Grain 



Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 



Production 



2003 



Planted 

All 
Purposes 



Harvested 
for 
Grain 



Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 



Production 



Acres 



Bushels 



Acres 



Alleghany 005 

Ashe 009 

Avery 01 1 

Caldwell 027 

Surry 171 

Watauga 1 89 

Wilkes 193 

Yadkin 1 97 

N. Mountain 10 

Buncombe 021 

Burke 023 

Cherokee 039 

Clay 043 

Graham 075 

Haywood 087 

Henderson 089 

Jackson 099 

McDowell 1 1 1 

Macon 1 1 3 

Madison 1 1 5 

Mitchell 121 

Polk 149 

Rutherford 161 

Swain 1 73 

Transylvania 1 75 

Yancey 1 99 

W. Mountain 20 

Alamance 001 

Caswell 033 

Durham 063 

Forsyth 067 

Franklin 069 

Granville 077 

Guilford 081 

Orange 1 35 

Person 1 45 

Rockingham 1 57 

Stokes 1 69 

Vance 181 

Warren 1 85 

N. Piedmont 40 

Alexander 003 

Catawba 035 

Chatham 037 

Davidson 057 

Davie 059 

Iredell 097 

Lee 105 

Randolph 151 

Rowan 1 59 

Wake 183 

C. Piedmont 50 

Anson 007 

Cabarrus 025 

Cleveland 045 

Gaston 071 

Lincoln 1 09 

Mecklenburg 1 1 9 

Montgomery 1 23 

Moore 1 25 

Richmond 1 53 

Stanly 1 67 

Union 1 79 

S. Piedmont 60 



500 
2,000 



5,000 
8,500 



300 
1,600 



3,500 
5,500 



43 
43 



37 
39 



13,000 
69,000 



129,000 
215,000 



500 
1,800 



5,500 
9,000 



400 
1,300 



3,680 
5,500 



Bushels 



33 
39 



35 



36 



13,000 
51,000 



130,000 
199,000 



1,200 



2,500 



500 



1,000 



44 



45 



22,100 



45,000 



600 



2,000 



250 



1,000 



48 



46 



12,000 



46,000 



3,400 
2,600 

800 
1,500 
5,600 
7,900 
8,800 
3,700 
6,800 
6,600 

700 
3,300 
3,300 

55,000 



2,900 
1,000 
500 
900 
4,900 
2,700 
6,500 
1,400 
5,300 
3,700 
500 
2,700 
2,000 

35,000 



43 
37 
36 
36 
39 
38 
43 
43 
42 
36 
42 
42 
44 

41 



125,000 
37,000 
18,000 
32,000 
190,000 
102,000 
280,000 
60,000 
221,000 
132,000 
21,000 
114,000 
88,000 

1,420,000 



2,900 
1,900 

500 
1,100 
6,200 
3,400 
5,400 
2,000 
4,100 
5,600 

800 
2,000 
2,100 

38,000 



2,100 
1,200 

450 
1,000 
4,900 
1,550 
5,000 
1,400 
3,700 
4,000 

700 
1,500 
1,000 

28,500 



30 
28 
20 
27 
33 
23 
22 
43 
29 
33 
36 
35 
31 

30 



62,000 
33,000 
9,000 
27,000 

161,000 
35,000 

111,000 
60,000 

107,000 

130,000 
25,000 
52,000 
31,000 

843,000 



1,400 
4,600 
1,400 
2,600 
3,300 
9,600 
1,250 
5,950 
9,700 
4,200 

44,000 



600 
4,200 
1,000 
1,800 
2,500 
5,100 
1,100 
3,700 
7,300 
3,200 

30,500 



35 
44 
31 
44 
37 
48 
30 
44 
49 
31 

43 



21,000 
184,000 
31,000 
80,000 
93,000 
246,000 
33,000 
164,000 
360,000 
100,000 

1,312,000 



1,500 
3,000 
1,200 
2,400 
4,600 
6,000 
1,500 
5,000 
9,000 
3,800 

38,000 



800 
2,800 

800 
2,000 
3,000 
2,500 
1,000 
3,000 
5,600 
2,500 

24,000 



39 
36 
35 
29 
32 
44 
25 
26 
42 
31 

35 



31,000 
102,000 
28,000 
57,000 
97,000 
111,000 
25,000 
78,000 
236,000 
77,000 

842,000 



4,900 
3,400 
5,100 
800 
4,400 
2,200 
300 
1,100 
1,100 
10,200 
40,500 

74,000 



1,600 
2,500 
4,400 
400 
2,500 
2,000 
200 
900 
900 
7,600 
35,000 

58,000 



40 
37 
46 
35 
44 
48 
45 
33 
42 
45 
44 

43 



64,000 
93,000 

201,000 
14,000 

109,000 
96,000 
9,000 
30,000 
38,000 

339,000 
1,525,000 

2,518,000 



2,800 
3,500 
6,800 
1,200 
3,200 
2,000 
500 
2,100 
1,000 
8,900 
27,000 

59,000 



2,400 
2,500 
5,200 

500 
2,800 
1,200 

200 
1,000 

800 
6,400 
25,000 

48,000 



26 
44 
38 
40 
32 
32 
35 
35 
35 
26 
30 

31 



62,000 
109,000 
196,000 
20,000 
90,000 
38,000 
7,000 
35,000 
28,000 
165,000 
738,000 

1,488,000 



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Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 







2002 


2003 


COUNTIES 
AND 




Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per 




Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per 




DISTRICTS 




All 


for 


Harvested 


Production 


All 


for 


Harvested 


Production 






Purposes 


Grain 


Acre 




Purposes 


Grain 


Acre 








Acres 


Bushels 


Acres 


Bushels 


Bertie 


U 1 


2,300 


1,400 


40 


56,000 


2,400 


1,600 


35 


56,000 


Camden 


n o o 


14,000 


9,500 


50 


472,000 


5,800 


3,500 


29 


102,000 


Chowan 


041 


1 ,900 


1 ,100 


44 


48,000 


2,500 


1,000 


34 


34,000 


Currituck 


053 


10^300 


8,200 


51 


418,000 


5,500 


5,000 


43 


215,000 


Dare 


n c c 
Uoo 


500 


400 


48 


19,000 


500 


300 


43 


13,000 


Edgecombe 


n c c 
UOO 


4,500 


3,000 


32 


95,000 


4,500 


3,500 


20 


70,000 


Gates 


U / o 


4,200 


3,000 


57 


171,000 


2,000 


1,800 


45 


81,000 


Haiirax 


n q o 
Uoo 


7,000 


4,100 


39 


158,000 


19,600 


5,000 


27 


133,000 


Hertford 


091 


5,800 


1,000 


42 


42,000 


3,000 


1,000 


40 


40,000 


Martin 


1 17 


3,000 


2,500 


43 


108,000 


5,000 


2,500 


35 


88,000 




127 


9,000 


4,500 


34 


155,000 


25,000 


3,500 


36 


126,000 


Northampton 


131 


2,500 


1,800 


42 


75,000 


6,700 


4,000 


39 


155,000 


Pasquotank 


139 


20,000 


18,000 


38 


680,000 


8,000 


6,700 


23 


151,000 


Perquimans 


143 


13,000 


10,000 


49 


490,000 


5,500 


2,500 


45 


112,000 


Tyrrell 


1 77 


20,000 


15,000 


52 


781,000 


15,000 


12,100 


28 


339,000 


Washington 


187 


1 r nnn 


1 4 500 




/ tu,uuu 


12 000 


10 000 


44 




N. Coastal 


70 


136,000 


98,000 


46 


4,508,000 


123,000 


64,000 


34 


2,150,000 


Beaufort 


Ul J 


36,000 


30,000 


45 


1,337,000 


30,000 


28,000 


40 


1,120,000 


Carteret 


U O 1 


5,700 


1,500 


45 


68,000 


3,000 


2,200 


40 


88,000 


Craven 


U4y 


5,400 


2,000 


50 


100,000 


3,400 


3,000 


44 


132,000 


Greene 


u / y 


4,700 


3,500 


36 


127,000 


5,500 


5,000 


43 


215,000 


Hyde 


095 


11,500 


9,500 


50 


479,000 


8,500 


7,500 


37 


281,000 


Johnston 


101 


10,500 


7,100 


44 


314,000 


9,000 


8,300 


38 


319,000 




I u o 


7,200 


5,000 


52 


258,000 


5,000 


4,000 


34 


136,000 


Lenoir 


107 


13,000 


7,500 


35 


265,000 


12,300 


11,000 


38 


418,000 


Pamlico 


137 


10,000 


8,400 


46 


390,000 


8,000 


6,500 


40 


260,000 


Pitt 


147 


12,000 


10,000 


41 


414,000 


16,000 


15,500 


36 


565,000 


Wayne 


191 


26,700 


19,000 


39 


748,000 


25,000 


23,500 


40 


944,000 


Wilson 


195 


7,300 


6,500 


35 


230,000 


5,300 


4,500 


37 


167,000 


C. Coastal 


ao 


150,000 


110,000 


43 


4,730,000 


131,000 


119,000 


39 


4,645,000 


tJiaaen 


U 1 / 


4,500 


2,900 


26 


76,000 


6,700 


6,200 


39 


242,000 




u i y 


500 


400 


30 


12,000 


1,000 


700 


33 


23,000 


Columbus 


n a i 


9,000 


6,500 


25 


165,000 


11,000 


10,000 


32 


324,000 


Cumberland 


nc 1 


5,500 


3,500 


34 


120,000 


4,500 


4,000 


39 


156,000 


Duplin 


nci 
Uol 


23,000 


17,000 


35 


600,000 


21,000 


18,000 


33 


601,000 


Harnett 


085 


4,000 


3,200 


38 


120,000 


4,800 


3,600 


35 


126,000 


Hoke 


093 


4,000 


2,800 


41 


116,000 


6,300 


6,000 


43 


258,000 


Mow Wannv/Dr 


1 Q 






* 












Onslow 


133 


3,900 


2,400 


40 


95,000 


4,200 


3,500 


38 


132,000 


Pender 


141 


4,500 


2,900 


44 


128,000 


3,500 


3,000 


30 


90,000 


Robeson 


155 


41,000 


32,000 


38 


1,202,000 


40,500 


40,000 


39 


1,576,000 


Sampson 


163 


27,600 


16,000 


36 


582,000 


23,000 


22,000 


40 


887,000 


Scotland 


165 


2,500 


2,400 


40 


96,000 


3,500 


3,000 


44 


132,000 


S. Coastal 


90 


130,000 


92,000 


36 


3,312,000 


130,000 


120,000 


38 


4,547,000 


State Total 


600,000 


430,000 


42 


18,060,000 


530,000 


410,000 


36 


14,760,000 



' 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. * Counties with less than 200 harvested acres or where individual data would be disclosed are not 
published. 



WHEAT PRODUCTION 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


BUSHELS 


Robeson 


1,576,000 


Beaufort 


1,120,000 


Wayne 


944,000 


Sampson 


887,000 


Union 


738,000 


Duplin 


601,000 


Pitt 


565,000 


Washington 


435,000 


Lenoir 


418,000 


Tyrrell 


339,000 



WHEAT PRODUCTION, 2003 




Under 16,000/Un disclos ed 
H 16,000-59,999 I '- I 60,000-124,999 
J 125.000-249.999 250.000 and up 



63 



05 
09 
1 1 
27 
71 
89 
93 
97 

10 

21 
23 
39 
43 
75 
87 
89 
99 
1 1 
1 3 
1 5 
21 
49 
61 
73 
75 
99 

20 

01 

33 
63 
67 
69 
77 
81 
35 
45 
57 
69 
81 
85 

40 

03 
35 
37 
57 
59 
97 
05 
51 
59 
83 

50 

07 
25 
45 
71 
09 
1 9 
23 
25 
53 
67 
79 

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eld, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 (Cont'd, on opposite page) 



2002 



Planted 
All 
Purposes 



Harvested 
for 
Grain 



Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 



Production 



2003 



Planted 

All 
Purposes 



Harvested 
for 
Grain 



Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 



Production 



Acres 



Bushels 



Acres 



900 
1,200 



300 
330 



52 
52 



15,500 
17,000 



1,000 
1,300 



430 
550 



Bushels 



32 
33 



13,600 
18,000 



500 



170 



41 



7,000 



750 



150 



47 



7,000 



550 

2,500 
800 

1,300 

1,900 
1 1,200 



260 

* 

960 
480 

340 

580 
3,500 



40 

56 
43 

66 

60 
52 



10,400 

+ 

53,700 
20,600 

22,600 

34,800 
182,000 



1,000 

1,800 
620 

1,200 

1,600 
9,100 



300 

* 
* 
* 

790 
380 

* 

250 

300 
2,550 



43 

+ 

64 
56 

67 

* 

57 
58 



13,000 

* 
* 
* 

50,700 
21,400 

* 

16,800 

17,200 
147,000 



820 
1,980 



580 
1,000 

850 
3,130 

10,200 



230 
400 



200 
450 
330 
1,260 

3,100 



52 

* 

45 



43 
42 
49 
44 

45 



12,000 
18,000 



8,600 
19,000 
16,300 
55,700 

141,000 



500 
1,600 



700 
900 
900 
2,820 

8,600 



240 
380 



420 
310 
370 
900 

2,800 



45 
49 



50 
51 
61 
58 

54 



10,800 
18,500 



20,800 
15,700 
22,400 
51,800 

151,000 



1,180 


260 


67 


17,400 


700 


200 


50 


10,000 


1,880 


640 


51 


32,600 


1,440 


440 


50 


22,000 


1,840 


590 


55 


32,200 


1,600 


340 


46 


15,800 






* 




* 


* 


* 


* 






* 




* 


* 


* 


* 






* 




* 


* 


* 


* 




* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 
* 


* 
* 






* 
* 




* 
* 


* 






2,780 


750 


62 


46,300 


2,680 


750 


68 


51,300 


2,740 


850 


62 


52,700 


2,630 


780 


68 


53,200 


13,100 


3,700 


55 


204,000 


11,350 


3,200 


58 


184,000 



64 



OATS FOR GRAIN 

Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 1 



COUNTIES 

AND 
DISTRICTS 



2002 



Planted 

All 
Purposes 



Harvested 
for 
Grain 



Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 



Production 



2003 



Planted 

All 
Purposes 



Harvested 
for 
Grain 



Yield per 
Harvested 
Acre 



Production 



Acres 



Bushels 



Acres 



Bertie 01 5 

Camden 029 

Chowan 041 

Currituck 053 

Dare 055 

Edgecombe 065 

Gates 073 

Halifax 083 

Hertford 091 

Martin 1 1 7 

Nash 127 

Northampton 1 3 1 

Pasquotank 1 39 

Perquimans 1 43 

Tyrrell 177 

Washington 1 87 

N. Coastal 70 



600 



1,020 



480 



5,100 



430 



450 



300 



2,600 



75 



51 



67 



68 



32,400 



23,000 



20,000 



177,000 



500 



450 



540 



3,100 



330 



300 



390 



1,850 



Bushels 



77 



88 



81 



75 



25,400 

* 
* 
* 

26,500 

* 

31,600 
139,000 



Beaufort 01 3 

Carteret 031 

Craven 049 

Greene 079 

Hyde 095 

Johnston 1 01 

Jones 1 03 

Lenoir 1 07 

Pamlico 1 37 

Pitt 147 

Wayne 191 

Wilson 195 



C. Coastal 



80 



1,750 

500 
2,750 



1,400 
950 
880 

11,300 



1,140 

200 
1,900 



600 
600 
300 

5,200 



59 

* 
* 

60 

* 

61 



65 
60 
60 

61 



67,800 

12,000 
117,000 



39,000 
36,000 
18,000 

318,000 



1,650 

700 
2,500 



1,000 
1,450 
700 

8,550 



900 

490 
1,200 



680 
880 
230 

4,700 



86 

86 
60 



80 

57 
77 

71 



77,000 

42,000 
72,000 



54,400 
50,200 
17,800 

336,000 



Bladen 017 

Brunswick 1 9 

Columbus 047 

Cumberland 051 

Duplin 061 

Harnett 085 

Hoke 093 

New Hanover 1 29 

Onslow 1 33 

Pender 1 41 

Robeson 1 55 

Sampson 1 63 

Scotland 165 



S. Coastal 



90 



880 

2,100 
1,370 
1,520 
1,460 
480 



2,300 
1,400 



12,400 



460 

1,090 
780 
760 
990 
250 



1,000 
700 



6,400 



47 

* 

47 
62 
50 
44 
50 



55 
60 



51 



21,700 

50,800 
48,000 
37,900 
43,300 
12,500 



55,000 
42,100 



329,000 



890 

1,400 
1,200 
1,400 
1,700 
500 



2,500 
2,130 



12,250 



550 

650 
620 
800 
860 
420 



1,100 
1,000 



6,200 



45 

47 
48 
44 
50 
52 



56 
58 



51 



25,000 

30,300 
29,800 
35,000 
43,400 
22,000 



61,300 
58,400 



316,000 



State Total 



65,000 



25,000 



55 



1,375,000 



55,000 



22,000 



59 



1,298,000 



' 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. ' Counties with less than 200 harvested acres or where individual data would be disclosed are not published. 



OATS PRODUCTION 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


BUSHELS 


Beaufort 


77,000 


Johnston 


72,000 


Robeson 


61,300 


Sampson 


58,400 


Pitt 


54,400 


Union 


53,200 


Wake 


51,800 


Stanly 


51,300 


Franklin 


50,700 


Wayne 


50,200 



OATS PRODUCTION, 2003 




Under 17,000/Undisclosed 

17,000-24,999 

25,000-49,999 'i^B 



50,000 and up 



65 



BARLEY FOR GRAIN 

Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 12 



COUNTIES 
AND 




2002 


2003 




Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per 




Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per 




DISTRICTS 




All 


for 


Harvested 


Production 


All 


for 


Harvested 


Production 




Purposes 


Grain 


Acre 




Purposes 


Grain 


Acre 








Acres 


Bushels 


Acres 


Bushels 




171 


1 ,700 


1,400 


69 


97,000 


1,700 


1,650 


55 


91,000 


Yadkin 


197 


1 ,300 


900 


66 


59,500 


1,250 


900 


54 


49,000 


N. Mountain 


.. 10 


3,400 


2,500 


67 


167,500 


3,500 


2,800 


54 


150,000 


W Mniintain 


20 


900 


400 


66 


26,500 


500 


200 


60 


12,000 


Hi jilfnrri 


081 


580 


470 


47 


22,000 


250 


200 


45 


9,000 


Dra nnp 


1 35 


500 


300 


52 


15,700 


300 


250 


40 


10,000 


N Piprimnnt 


40 


2,200 


1,500 


48 


72,000 


1,300 


1,000 


43 


43,000 


Alexander 


003 


2 300 


1 1 00 


o o 


64 000 


1 200 


450 


42 


1 9 000 


Catawba 


035 


950 


900 


56 


50,000 


700 


650 


46 


30^000 


Davidson 


057 


2,100 


1,100 


66 


73,000 


1,200 


950 


46 


44,000 


Oavis 


059 


430 


300 


67 


20,000 


400 


350 


46 


16,000 


IrprJpll 


097 


2,700 


1 ,000 


63 


63,000 


2,100 


800 


75 


60,000 


RanHnlnh 


151 


550 


250 


60 


15,000 


800 


300 


43 


13,000 


Rnwa n 


159 


2,300 


2,100 


63 


132,000 


2,100 


1,800 


64 


115,000 


C. Piedmont 


50 


1 1 600 


6 900 


6 1 


424 000 


8 800 


5 500 


56 


tin nnn 


Cabarrus 


025 


500 


450 


66 


29,500 


400 


350 


71 


25,000 


Cleveland 


045 


730 


550 


61 


33,500 


600 


450 


60 


27,000 


Lincoln 


109 


900 


800 


68 


54,000 


1,100 


650 


49 


32,000 


Stanly 


1 67 


800 


750 


64 


48,000 


700 


450 


40 


18,000 


Union 


179 


600 


550 


64 


35,000 


400 


300 


50 


15,000 


S. Piedmont 


60 


4,400 


3,700 


61 


225,000 


3,600 


2,400 


52 


125,000 


N. Coastal 


70 










* 






* 


C. Coastal 


an 


















Harnett 


085 


580 


500 


50 


25,200 


700 


700 


76 


53,000 


S. Coastal 


90 


1,200 


1,000 


55 


55,000 


1,500 


1,400 


71 


100,000 


Other Counties 


5,480 


3,580 


51 


183,600 


4,100 


2,800 


56 


158,000 


State Total 


25,000 


17,000 


60 


1,020,000 


20,000 


14,000 


56 


784,000 



' 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. 2 Counties and Districts may not add to totals because undisclosed data are included in Other Counties. 
' Counties and Districts with less than 200 harvested acres or where individual data would be disclosed are included in Other Counties. 



BARLEY PRODUCTION 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


BUSHELS 


Rowan 


115,000 


Surry 


91,000 


Iredell 


60,000 


Harnett 


53,000 


Yadkin 


49,000 


Davidson 


44,000 


Lincoln 


32,000 


Catawba 


30,000 



BARLEY PRODUCTION, 2003 




_ Under 25,000/Undisclosed 
25,000-44,999 
45,000 and up 



66 



SORGHUM FOR GRAIN 

Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 12 







2002 


2003 


r»Ai IMTICC 
UUUN 1 Ito 

AND 




Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per 




Planted 


Harvested 


Yield per 




HICTDIPTC 




All 


for 


Harvested 


Production 


All 


for 


Harvested 


Production 


Ulo 1 nil* 1 o 




Purposes 


Grain 


Acre 




Purposes 


Grain 


Acre 








Acres 


Bushels 


Acres 


Bushels 


N. Mountain 


10 


















W. Mountain 


.. ?0 












N. Piedmont 


. 40 


1,650 


900 


41 


36,500 




con 
d. U 


CO 

OA 




C. Piedmont 


50 


/ UU 


OCA 


O 7 
O f 


Q onn 


1,450 


500 


54 


27,200 


Gaston 


071 










OCA 

ODD 


o c n 
OOU 


1 


■1 "7 1 f\f\ 

1 / , i UU 


S. Piedmont 


. 60 


1 ,250 


400 


34 


1 3,500 


1 ,600 


700 


49 


34,500 


Bertie 


015 


570 


460 


49 


22,700 


470 


370 


41 


15,000 


Chowan 


041 


1 ,1 50 


900 


52 


46,500 


1,350 


1,250 


45 


56,500 


Currituck 


053 


500 


400 


45 


18,000 


340 


290 


50 


14,500 


Gates 


073 


1 ,650 


1,300 


39 


51,000 


570 


470 


56 


26,200 


Martin 


117 






* 




650 


550 


56 


30,700 




127 




* 






490 


340 


51 


17,300 


Pasquotank 


Hon 


4,500 


3,600 


39 


142,000 


2,800 


2,700 


44 


1 20,000 


Perquimans 


1 43 


1,100 


900 


50 


45,000 


900 


800 


56 


44,700 


Washington 


187 






" 




540 


440 


51 


22,300 


N. Coastal 


.. 70 


10,500 


8,300 


43 


354,000 


8,350 


7,450 


48 


360,000 


Roai i f /~i rt 


O 1 "3 
U I o 


* 






* 


you 


onn 


OD 


cn Af\f\ 
OU,4UU 


Carteret 


031 


600 


500 


50 


25,000 


450 


400 


49 


19,500 


Greene 


079 






* 




250 


250 


48 


12,000 


Hyde 


095 






* 




680 


630 


51 


32,000 


Johnston 


101 






* 


* 


300 


250 


49 


12,200 


Jones 


1 03 




* 


* 




200 


200 


51 


10,200 


Lenior 


1 07 




* 


* 




250 


250 


48 


12,000 


Pitt 


147 






* 




250 


250 


46 


11,400 


C. Coastal 


.. B0 


1,600 


1 ,300 


47 


61,500 


3,550 


3,350 


51 


170,000 


Bladen 


017 










350 


350 


57 


19,900 


Columbus 


047 




* 


* 




400 


400 


55 


22,000 


Harnett 


085 






* 




250 


200 


49 


9,700 


S. Coastal 


90 


1,200 


800 


34 


27,200 


1,600 


1,400 


55 


77,000 


Other Counties 


2,130 


1 ,590 


42 


67,300 


1,990 


1,340 


52 


69,400 


State Total 


17,000 


12,000 


42 


504,000 


18,000 


14,000 


50 


700,000 



' 2002 Revised, 2003 Preliminary. 2 Counties and Districts may not add to totals because undisclosed data are included in Other Counties. 

* Counties and Districts with less than 200 acres harvested for grain or where individual data would be disclosed are included in Other Counties. 



SORGHUM PRODUCTION 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


BUSHELS 


Pasquotank 


120,000 


Chowan 


56,500 


Beaufort 


50,400 


Perquimans 


44,700 


Hyde 


32,000 


Martin 


30,700 


Gates 


26,200 


Washington 


22,300 


Columbus 


22,000 


Bladen 


19,900 



SORGHUM PRODUCTION, 2003 




_ Under 14,000/Undisclosed 
I 14,000 and up 



67 



SWEETPOTATOES 

Acres, Yield, and Production, by County, North Carolina, 2002-2003 12 







2002 


2003 


COUNTIES 
















a Kin 




Acres 


Yield per 


Production 


Acres 


Yield per 


Production 


DISTRICTS 




Harvested 


Acre 




Harvested 


Acre 








Acres 


Hundredweight 


Acres 


Hundredweight 


N. Mountain 


....10 








* 


* 


* 


W. Mountain 


....20 




* 


* 


* 


N. Piedmont 


....40 




* 


* 


* 


Wake 


183 


900 


120 


105,750 


1,100 


155 


169,000 


C Piedmont 


50 


950 


115 


110,000 


1 "I Rft 


1 >in 


1 7 a nnn 


S. Piedmont 


....60 


250 


120 


30,000 


O 1 ft 


110 


25,000 


Chowan 


041 


260 


135 


35,300 


Ann 


145 


57,500 


Edgecombe 


065 


3,350 


120 


402,100 


O Qftft 


175 


678,000 


Halifax 


083 


280 


105 


29 200 


Ann 


150 


60,000 


Nash 


127 


6,150 


130 


802,300 


6,000 


180 


1,080,000 


N Coastal 


70 


10,150 


125 


1,280,000 


10,800 


1 75 


1 flflfi nnn 


Greene 


079 


1 ,680 


130 


219,350 


I ,ODU 


145 


268,300 


Johnston 


101 


6,090 


125 


763,400 


C Qftft 


1 20 


816 000 


Lenoir 


107 


880 


1 45 


128,700 


1 ftOft 


120 


120,000 


Pitt 


147 


300 


135 


40,750 


Attn 


125 


56,400 


Wayne 


191 


880 


125 


1 10,300 


1 1 Tft 
I , I f U 


150 


173,000 


Wilson 


195 


2,690 


140 


379,350 


3,520 


160 


563,000 


C Coastal 


80 


12,550 


130 


1,645,000 


1 A gqn 


135 


2,000,000 


Bladen 


017 


280 


125 


35,050 


340 


125 


41,700 


Columbus 


047 


4,430 


125 


554,800 


4,350 


110 


487,000 


Cumberland 


051 


1,750 


115 


200,900 


2,430 


125 


297,800 


Duplin 


061 


980 


125 


122,750 


1,200 


115 


140,800 


Harnett 


085 


880 


130 


114,800 


1,140 


125 


139,700 


Sampson 


163 


4,550 


150 


688,600 


5,400 


125 


675,000 


S. Coastal 


90 


13,050 


135 


1,740,000 


14,950 


120 


1,793,000 


Other Counties 


420 


110 


46,600 


290 


110 


31,800 


State Total 


37,000 


130 


4,810,000 


42,000 


140 


5,880,000 



' 2003 Preliminary. 2 Counties and Districts may not add to totals because undisclosed data are included in Other Counties. * Counties and District; 
with less than 200 harvested acres or where individual data would be disclosed are included in Other Counties. 



SWEETPOTATO PRODUCTION 



SWEETPOTATO PRODUCTION, 2003 



LEADING 
COUNTIES 


HUNDREDWEIGHT 


Nash 


1,080,000 


Johnston 


816,000 


Edgecombe 


678,000 


Sampson 


675,000 


Wilson 


563,000 


Columbus 


487,000 


Cumberland 


297,800 


Greene 


268,300 


Wayne 


173,000 


Wake 


169,000 




Under 25,000/Undisclosed 
25,000-199,999 
200,000 and up 



68 



TOBACCO 

Auction and Contract Sales, Average Prices, North Carolina, 2003 Season 





PRODUCERS' SALES 


GROSS SALES 
(Including Re-Sales) 1 




Total 


Averaqe Price 
per Cwt. 


Total 


Average Price 
per Cwt. 




Pounds 


Dollars 


Pounds 


Dollars 


Nnrthprn Anrtinn 










Clinton 


3,899,220 


183.47 


3,915,199 


183.14 


Kinston 


3,537,327 


182.42 


3,686,107 


182.53 


Oxford 


5,847,304 


179.13 


5,901 ,861 


178.97 


Roanoke River 


7,312,273 


182.78 


7,377,010 


182.67 


Rocky Mount 


1,138,030 


177.44 


1,218,814 


178.36 


Roxboro 


395,363 


181.36 


395,363 


181.36 


Smithfield 


o/oy,obU 


1 QO QQ 


Q OQ7 1 A A 


1 oU. / o 


Stoneville-Madison 


1,574,232 


165.48 


1,651,529 


165.76 


Wallace 


2,012,186 


175.54 


2,024,037 


178.54 


Wilson 


12,340,107 


182.76 


12,505,809 


182.71 


Winston-Salem 


3,938,507 


1 79.06 


3,947,809 


1 78.78 


Total NC Northern Auction 


45,284,409 


180.94 


45,921,282 


180.85 


Qnnthorn A i ir*t i r\ n 










f^lark'tnn-Plharlhni irn 


2,504,149 


1 81 .77 


2,764,033 


182.27 


Fairmont-Fair Bluff 


6,445,097 


176.56 


6,551,436 


176.38 


Tabor City-Whiteville 


6,494,066 


179.39 


6,697,039 


179.42 


Total NC Southern Auction 


15,443,312 


178.59 


16,012,508 


178.67 


NC Flue-Cured Auction Total 


60,727,721 


180.34 


61,933,790 


180.29 


Contract Sales 










NC Northern Contract 


220,746,265 


186.62 


220,746,265 


186.62 


NC Southern Contract 


21,941,333 


185.80 


21,941,333 


185.80 


imu riue-uurea contract lotai 


242,687,598 


186.55 


242,687,598 


186.55 


Pi trial/ _ Tuna 11 2 

Duney - lype o i 










Asheville 


3,726,257 


194.46 


3,730,326 


194.31 


Total Burley 


3,726,257 


194.46 


3,730,326 


194.31 


State Total - All Types 


307,141,576 


185.42 


308,351,714 


185.39 



1 Auction sales only. 2 Contract sales not represented. 



Flue-Cured Tobacco Average Price 
Auction and Contract Producers Sales 

Dollars Per Cwt. 
190 



180 



170 




GRAIN STOCKS 

By Positions, Selected Dates, North Carolina, 1999-2003 



s 


YEAR 


STOCKS ON-FARMS 


STOCKS IN OFF-FARM POSITIONS 1 


TOTAL STOCKS ALL POSITIONS 


H 


March 1 


June 1 


Sept. 1 


Dec. 1 


March 1 


June 1 


Sept. 1 


Dec. 1 


March 1 


June 1 


Sept. 1 


Dec. 1 



Thousand Bushels 



CORN: 


























1999 


10,000 


5,000 


1,300 


18,000 


12,464 


7,490 


6,955 


14,128 


22,464 


12,490 


8,255 


32,128 


2000 


10,000 


3,800 


1 ,400 


26,000 


12,663 


7,399 


6,355 


22,934 


22,663 


11,199 


7,755 


48,934 


2001 


16,000 


7,800 


2,150 


22,500 


20,280 


10,939 


6,621 


23,329 


36,280 


18,739 


8,771 


45,829 


2002 


14,000 


7,100 


2,600 


18,000 


20,095 


10,716 


5,101 


19,415 


34,095 


17,816 


7,701 


37,415 


2003 


9,000 


3,200 


1 ,400 


20,000 


1 1 ,600 


1 0,035 


5,542 


1 7,352 


20,600 


13,235 


6,942 


37,352 


SOYBEANS: 
























1999 










11,589 


4,898 


3,141 


11,716 










2000 










11,494 


6,670 




15,821 






* 




2001 










11,923 


6,598 


3,983 


15,526 






* 




2002 










9,701 


5,135 




6,272 










2003 




* 


* 




7,250 


4,431 


2,365 


12,048 




* 


* 


* 


WHEAT: 


























1999 


800 


220 


3,000 


1,200 


3,267 


1,756 


7,852 


6,142 


4,067 


1,976 


10,852 


7,342 


2000 


700 


245 


3,000 


1,300 


3,409 


3,764 


10,993 


8,403 


4,109 


4,009 


13,993 


9,703 


2001 


600 


190 


2,000 


1,600 


7,321 


3,231 


9,003 


5,882 


7,921 


3,421 


11,003 


7,482 


2002 


200 


70 


1,900 


1 ,100 


4,722 


1,439 


9,085 


7,589 


4,922 


1,509 


10,985 


8,689 


2003 


600 


100 


1,400 


700 


4,618 


1,533 


5,985 


5,249 


5,218 


1,633 


7,385 


5,949 



' Includes stocks at mills, elevators, warehouses, terminals and processors. * "On-Farm" estimate not published at state level, "Off-Farm" 
estimate not published to avoid disclosure of individual elevators. 



HAY STOCKS ON FARMS 

North Carolina 
May 1 and December 1, 1999-2003 



GRAIN STORAGE CAPACITY 

On-Farm and Off-Farm 
Facilities, North Carolina 
December 1, 1999-2003 



YEAR 


Hay Stocks On Farms 


YEAR 


Off-Farm 
Facilities 


Rated Off-Farm 
Storage Capacity 


Rated On-Farm 
Storage Capacity 


May 1 


December 1 




Thousand Tons 




Number 


Thousand Bushels 


Million Bushels 


1999 


163 


1,090 


1999 


203 


68,440 


90 


2000 


255 


1,300 


2000 


203 


65,920 


90 


2001 


277 


1,215 


2001 


204 


66,000 


80 


2002 


158 


785 


2002 


200 


69,500 


80 


2003 


50 


1,625 


2003 


200 


69,000 


70 



UPLAND COTTON BIOTECHNOLOGY VARIETIES, 

Percent Planted, North Carolina and United States, 2001-2004 





NORTH CAROLINA 


UNITED STATES 


YEAR 


Insect 


Herbicide 


Stacked 


All Biotech 


Insect 


Herbicide 


Stacked 


All Biotech 




Resistant (BT) 


Resistant 


Gene 


Varieties 


Resistant (BT) 


Resistant 


Gene 


Varieties 


2001 


9 


37 


38 


84 


13 


32 


24 


69 


2002 


14 


27 


45 


86 


13 


36 


22 


71 


2003 


16 


29 


48 


93 


14 


32 


27 


73 


2004 


18 


27 


46 


91 


16 


30 


30 


76 



70 



FARM MARKETINGS OF SELECTED CROPS 
Percent by Month, North Carolina, 1999-2003 Crop Years 



Month 1 


Corn For Grain 2 


Soybeans 2 


Peanuts 2 


1999 


2000 


2001 


2002 


1999 


2000 


2001 


2002 


1999 


2000 


2001 


2002 














Percent 












September 


26 


36 


31 


26 




o 
d. 


1 


2 




3 


4 




October 


20 


1 9 


9 


13 


7 


5 


18 


4 


52 


84 


73 


47 


November 


12 


7 


6 


3 


20 


35 


32 


2 


39 


7 


15 


1 


December 


5 


3 


20 


8 


18 


22 


12 


28 


5 


3 


3 


19 


January 


6 


4 


4 


8 


7 


8 


10 


11 


4 


3 


5 


7 


February 


6 


3 


5 


7 


5 


8 


5 


9 








6 


March 


6 


3 


5 


2 


9 


8 


7 


5 








5 


April 


4 


3 


3 


2 


4 


5 


5 


6 








4 


May 


4 


3 


4 


2 


16 


2 


4 


10 








2 


June 


2 


3 


1 


2 


7 


1 


2 


2 










July 


2 


3 


2 


2 


3 


1 


3 


2 










August 


7 


13 


10 


25 


4 


3 


1 


1 











Month 3 


Flue-Cured Tobacco 


Burley Tobacco 


1999 


2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 


1999 


2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 



Percent 



June 






















July 






20 


10 


3 












August 


31 


34 


34 


30 


36 












September 


28 


46 


35 


35 


45 












October 


21 


17 


10 


23 


16 












November 


20 


3 


1 


2 




10 


41 


36 


45 


36 


December 












58 


26 


44 


42 


48 


January 












32 


31 


19 


13 


16 


February 














2 


1 







' Marketing year includes months January - August of following year. 2 2003 data not available at time of publication. 3 Marketing 
year includes months January - May of following year. 



CORN AND SOYBEANS BIOTECHNOLOGY VARIETIES 

Percent Planted, United States, 2001-2004 





CORN 


SOYBEANS 


YEAR 


Insect 


Herbicide 


Stacked 


All Biotech 


Insect 


Herbicide 


Stacked 


All Biotech 




Resistant (BT) 


Resistant 


Gene 


Varieties 


Resistant (BT) 


Resistant 


Gene 


Varieties 


2001 


18 


7 


1 


26 




68 




68 


2002 


22 


9 


2 


34 




75 




75 


2003 


25 


11 


4 


40 




81 




81 


2004 


27 


13 


5 


45 




85 




85 



71 



North Carolina Floriculture Crops Value Up, United States Down 



The total 2003 wholesale value of all floriculture crops for 
North Carolina producers with $10,000 or more in sales is esti- 
mated at $165 million, up 4% from 2002. North Carolina sales 
rank 8 th in the nation behind California, Florida, Michigan. Texas, 
New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. A total of 368 growers re- 
ported 20 million square feet of covered area and 509 acres of 
outdoor production. Only growers with sales of $100,000 or more 
were surveyed for selected floriculture crops. The wholesale value 
of the selected floriculture crops surveyed with $100,000 or more 
sales totaled $156 million in 2003, up 5% from 2002. The text 
below and table is based upon 139 growers with $100,000 or 
more in sales. 

BEDDING/GARDEN PLANTS account for $74.1 million of 
the overall sales compared with the 2002 value of $73.3 million. 
Flats of bedding plants totaled $35.2 million, down 8% from 2002. 
Potted bedding plant sales increased 17% in 2003, totaling $23.2 
million. Flowering hanging baskets sales were up 2%, at $15.7 
million. 

POTTED FLOWERING PLANTS account for $42.8 million 
of the total wholesale value, up 5% from the 2002 value. Poin- 
settias led this category with $18.4 million generated from 6.0 
million pots of all sizes. Potted chrysanthemums were also up in 



2003 with an equivalent wholesale value of $4.1 million from 1.5 
million pots. Potted florist azaleas and Easter lilies generated 
$1.7 million in sales. 

HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL PLANTS account for $25.4 
million of the total wholesale value, up 12% from 2002. Potted 
hardy/garden chrysanthemums led this category with $14.7 mil- 
lion generated from 10.5 million pots of all sizes. Other herba- 
ceous plants sales were up slightly, at $10.7 million. 

FOLIAGE HANGING BASKETS AND POTTED FOLIAGE 
had an equivalent wholesale value of $7.5 million in 2003, 29% 
more than 2002. The value of foliage hanging baskets increased 
28% to $4.7 million. The wholesale value of sales for potted foli- 
age in 2003 was $2.8 million, compared to last year's $2.1 million. 

CUT FLOWER sales, at $3.17 million, decreased 1% from 
$3.20 million in 2002. 

The wholesale value of 2003 floriculture crops in the United 
States was down 1% from the revised 2002 valuation. The total 
crop value at wholesale for all growers with $10,000 or more 
sales is estimated at $5.16 billion for 2003, compared with $5.21 
billion for 2002. Forty percent of all growers exceeded $100,000 
in sales, and account for 94% of the total value, at $4.85 billion. 



SELECTED FLORICULTURE CROPS: Quantity Sold and Wholesale Value 

North Carolina, 2002 and 2003 







Total Quantity 


Wholesale 
Value 1 






Sold 


Percent 






CROP 


UNIT 


2002 


2003 


Change 


2002 


2003 


BEDDING/GARDEN FLAN IS 






Thousand 


+/- 


Thousand Dollars 


T m n q 1 1 rt q 

1 1 1 1 [ ' 1 1 1 M 1 1 b 


Flats 


543 


471 


-13 


4,306 


3,773 


Petunias 


Flats 


361 


311 


-14 


2,967 


2,513 


Vegetable Type Bedding Plants 


Flats 


163 


158 


-3 


1,397 


1,387 


Begonia 


Flats 


358 


330 


-8 


2,939 


2,805 


Marigold 


Flats 


259 


236 


o 


1 Q£Q 

l,9bo 


l,ob9 


Pansy/Viola 


Flats 


1,729 


1,579 


Q 
->> 


14,472 


13,374 


Other Plants in flats 2 


Flats 


1,275 


1 1 KK 

1, loo 


.9 


10,108 


9,458 


Potted Geraniums (Cutting) 


Pots 


1,587 


2,557 


+61 


4,171 


6,382 


Potted Geraniums (Seed) 


Pots 


807 


1,259 


+56 


503 


837 


New Guinea Impatiens 


Pots 


1,157 


1,892 


+64 


2,156 


3,487 


Other Potted Flowering Plants 3 


Pots 


10,855 


11,845 


+9 


12,968 


12,525 


Hanging Baskets, Flowering ' 


Baskets 


3,506 


3,269 


-7 


15,351 


15,686 


Total Bedding/Garden Plants 




22,600 


25,062 


-11 


73.306 


74,096 


POTTED FLOWERING PLANTS FOR 


INDOOR OR PATIO 


USE 








Poinsettias 


Pots 


5,597 


5,980 


+7 


16,654 


18,370 


Chrysanthemums (Florist) 


Pots 


1,298 


1,477 


+14 


3,859 


4,099 


Lilies, Easter 


Pots 


207 


218 


+5 


979 


981 


Finished Florist Azaleas 


Pots 


89 


74 


-17 


795 


747 


Other Flowering Plants 5 


Pots 


7,226 


7,425 


+3 


18,648 


18,601 


Total Potted Flowering Plants 




14,417 


15,174 


+5 


40,902 


42,798 


HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS 














Potted Hardy/Garden Chrysanthemums 


Pots 


8,326 


10,451 


+26 


11,925 


14,654 


Other Herbaceous Perennials 6 


Pots 


3,494 


3,334 


-5 


10,709 


10,731 


Total Potted Herbaceous Perennials 




11,820 


13,785 


+17 


22,634 


25,385 


FOLIAGE FOR INDOOR OR PATIO US! 














Potted Foliage 










2,098 


2,749 


Foliage Hanging Baskets 


Baskets 


703 


917 


+30 


3,684 


4,732 


Total Foliage 










5,782 


7,481 


Total Cut Flowers 7 




8 


K 


8 


3,204 


3,165 


Total Propagative Sales 










2,912 


2,559 


TOTAL VALUE OF REPORTED CROPS 








148,739 


155,524 


For operations with $100,000+ sales 














TOTAL VALUE OF REPORTED CROPS 








158,445 


164,554 i 


For operations with $10,000+ sales 















1 Equivalent wholesale value of all sales for operations with $100,000+ sales. 2 Includes Geraniums, New Guinea Impatients and Other Flowering or 
Foliar Type Bedding Plants. 3 Includes Impatiens, Petunias, Pansy/Viola, Begonia, Marigold, Vegetable and other potted plants. 4 Includes Gerani- 
ums, Impatiens, New Guinea Impatiens, Petunias, Begonia, Marigold Pansy/Viola and other flowering hanging baskets. 5 Includes African Violets, 
Florist Roses, Orchids, spring flowering bulbs and other flowering potted plants. G Includes Ferns (hardy/garden), Hosta, Iris, Peony, and other 
Herbaceous Perennials. 7 Includes Chrysanthemums, Lilies, Orchids, Roses, Snapdragons and other cut flowers. 8 Not published to avoid disclosure of 
individual operations. 72 



1 vr- 









PRICES 

Index of Prices Received, North Carolina and United States, 
Index of Prices Paid by United States Farmers and Price Ratio, 1999-2003, (1967=100) 



NORTH CAROLINA INDEX OF PRICES RECEIVED 



UNITED STATES INDEX 







CROPS 


LIVESTOCK, DAIRY & POULTRY 


Received 

fnr all 

Tor an 
Farm 
Products 


Prices Paid 
for all 

r»m mr\Hitioc 
V_/Ul I II 1 1UUI 11 fcro 

Bought 
Including 
Interest, 
Taxes and 
Wage Rates 


Ratio of 

Received 
to 
Prices 
Paid 


YEAR 


All 
Mil 

Farm 
Pro- 
ducts 


All 

Crops 


Tobacco 


Oil 
Bearing 
Crops 


Grains 


Com'l 
Vege- 
tables 


Fruits 


All 

Pro- 
ducts 


Meat 
Animals 


Poultry 


Dairy 


1999 


240 


252 


279 


181 


175 


191 


324 


218 


206 


208 


269 


243 


450 


54 


2000 


250 


261 


287 


205 


165 


207 


305 


232 


272 


212 


233 


244 


467 


52 


2001 


253 


259 


286 


195 


167 


197 


342 


243 


273 


219 


268 


260 


484 


53 


2002 


241 


257 


283 


178 


191 


220 


312 


213 


223 


206 


216 


248 


483 


50 


2003 






























January 


257 


273 


294 


211 


215 


244 


324 


228 


214 


241 


211 


253 


495 


51 


February 


255 


275 


294 


217 


219 


244 


324 


220 


219 


225 


208 


251 






March 


257 


275 


on a 
294 


221 


OHO 

213 


O A A 

244 


OO A 

324 


ooc 

225 


OOft 

229 


ooo 

232 


201 


252 


1 


1 


April 


255 


275 


294 


228 


210 


244 


324 


219 


237 


218 


195 


256 


500 


51 


May 


257 


277 


294 


236 


219 


244 


324 


222 


260 


211 


197 


267 






June 


262 






£Ol 








£.00 








273 






July 


257 


267 


284 


219 


218 


229 


324 


241 


27A 


239 


198 


266 


498 


53 


August 


255 


259 


274 


216 


207 


229 


324 


248 


267 


250 


217 


277 






September 


266 


268 


286 


239 


180 


229 


324 


264 


276 


259 


262 


281 






October 


267 


270 


288 


247 


179 


229 


324 


261 


261 


264 


253 


287 


507 


57 


November 


271 


269 


292 


222 


177 


229 


324 


274 


258 


288 


254 


293 






December 


270 


275 


296 


236 


198 


229 


324 


261 


251 


271 


245 


289 






Yearly 
Average 


261 


271 


290 


227 


204 


235 


324 


242 


251 


244 


220 


270 


500 


53 



Published quarterly. 



ALL HOGS AND BEEF CATTLE 
ANNUAL AVERAGE PRICE, NORTH CAROLINA, 
1994-2003 



DOLLARS PER CWT. 

70 




97 98 
ALL HOGS 



99 00 01 
BEEF CATTLE 



BROILERS, MARKET EGGS & TURKEYS 
ANNUAL AVERAGE PRICE, NORTH CAROLINA, 
1994-2003 




94 95 96 
BROILERS (CENTS/POUND) 



97 98 99 00 01 02 03 
TURKEYS (CENTS/POUND) MARKET EGGS (CENTS/DOZEN) 



74 



PRICES RECEIVED 

Averages Received for Specified Crops, by Month, North Carolina 



YEAR 


Jan. 


Feb. 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


TOBACCO TYPE 11 1 

2000 | 








Cents Per Pound 


181.5 


181.0 


184.0 


179.0 




TOBACCO TYPE 12 1 

2000 | 








Cents Per Pound 


167.5 


185.5 


186.0 


181.0 




TOBACCO TYPE 13 2 

2000 | 








Cents Per Pound 


162.5 


185.5 


185.5 


179.5 





Cents Per Pound 



TOBACCO TYPE 31 



2000 
2001 
2002 
2003 
2004 



189.5 
194.5 
194.5 
193.0 
192.5 



184.5 
188.5 



198.5 
196.0 
195.0 
197.0 



197.0 
194.5 
195.0 
194.5 



FLUE-CURED 

2001 

N. Auction 3 
N. Contract 3 
S. Auction 4 
S. Contract 4 
2002 

N. Auction 3 
N. Contract 3 
S. Auction 4 
S. Contract 4 
2003 

N. Auction 3 
N. Contract 3 
S. Auction 4 
S. Contract 4 



Cents Per Pound 



AREAS: 2001-2002 



191.0 
188.0 
184.5 
173.0 

192.0 
187.0 
186.5 
178.0 

184.0 
185.5 
175.0 
170.5 



177.0 
181.5 
180.0 
186.0 

182.5 
178.0 
174.5 
185.5 

177.5 
181.0 
178.5 
184.0 



189.0 
188.0 
188.0 
190.5 

180.5 
180.5 
179.0 
189.0 

187.0 
188.0 
188.0 
191.0 



192.0 
189.5 
188.0 
191.5 

187.5 
185.0 
178.0 
188.5 

189.5 
190.0 
184.5 
188.0 



186.5 



181.0 
183.5 



181.5 



Dollars Per Bushel 



CORN 

2000 
2001 
2002 
2003 



2.41 
2.38 
2.29 
2.96 



2.48 
2.36 
2.44 
3.01 



2.53 
2.46 
2.41 
2.93 



2.60 
2.32 
2.37 
2.88 



2.62 
2.28 
2.43 
3.01 



2.38 
2.14 
2.40 
2.95 



2.33 
2.30 
2.68 
3.00 



2.07 
2.14 
2.84 
2.84 



1.79 
2.16 
2.82 
2.46 



1.95 
2.18 
2.92 
2.44 



2.02 
2.29 
2.82 
2.41 



2.09 
2.45 
2.99 
2.71 



Dollars Per Bushel 

SOYBEANS 



2000 


4.56 


4.93 


5.10 


5.25 


5.29 


4.89 


4.64 


4.72 


4.77 


4.44 


4.43 


4.55 


2001 


4.57 


4.48 


4.44 


4.34 


4.47 


4.58 


5.02 


5.04 


4.62 


4.03 


4.10 


4.12 


2002 


4.25 


4.32 


4.56 


4.62 


4.78 


5.16 


5.79 


5.72 


5.68 


5.41 


5.44 


5.42 


2003 


5.52 


5.57 


5.77 


6.09 


6.43 


6.21 


5.65 


5.53 


6.57 


6.94 


7.01 


7.07 



Cents Per Pound 

PEANUTS 



2000 


29.5 
















28.5 


27.8 


23.1 


22.1 


2001 


29.1 
















28.2 


26.3 


20.5 


18.1 


2002 


17.6 














5 


5 


21.1 


21.1 


5 


2003 


25.2 


26.6 


5 


5 


5 


5 


5 




5 


5 


19.2 


22.6 


2004 


26.1 


22.6 


24.9 


5 


5 


5 















Dollars Per Cwt. 

IRISH POTATOES 



2000 












6.40 


6.55 












2001 












6.05 


5.95 












2002 












8.40 


8.20 












2003 












6.00 


5.65 













Cents Per Pound 

COTTON 



2000 


47.8 


51.8 


50.8 


5 


5 


52.6 


54.4 


5 


5 


61.1 


61.4 


59.4 


2001 


55.4 


50.2 


46.7 


42.0 


37.5 


37.0 


5 


5 


33.6 


27.9 


30.5 


31.3 


2002 


33.8 


5 


5 


32.2 


31.5 


33.3 


43.9 


45.6 


41.3 


38.4 


41.4 


43.4 


2003 


44.6 


44.0 


43.6 


43.3 


42.9 


43.6 


44.5 


43.6 


5 


5 


66.1 


66.9 


2004 


66.8 


63.6 


60.9 


56.6 


5 


57.9 















75 



PRICES RECEIVED 

Averages Received for Specified Commodities, by Month, North Carolina, 1999-2003 



YEAR 


Dec. 1 


Jan. 


Feb. 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Marketing 
Yr. Avg. 



Dollars Per 100 Pounds 

ALL HOGS 



1 QQQ 

i yyy 


1 a fin 


9fi fin 


oi 1 n 

c. / . I U 


^y .ou 


*31 40 


35.30 


33.40 


^n ro 


^fi qo 


oo.oU 


Jo. / U 


o4.UU 


on on 
oU.oU 




QO 


^7 10 


ftO 


42.1 


47 Qf) 


48.60 


49.40 


4ft RO 

to.ou 


4^ SO 


4? no 






4P 40 


2001 


40.20 


37.20 


39.70 


46.80 


48.20 


51.00 


53.40 


52.00 


50.80 


45.30 


39.90 


34.20 


44.70 


2002 


33.70 


39.00 


39.30 


36.10 


31.40 


34.20 


37.20 


40.10 


31.80 


27.10 


30.80 


28.60 


34.00 


2003 


30.80 


33.60 


34.50 


35.50 


35.90 


43.60 


47.50 


44.40 


42.60 


41.30 


37.50 


35.90 


38.30 














Cents Per Dozen 














EGGS 2 




























1999 


53.6 


51.4 


40.9 


42.9 


32.4 


28.5 


28.8 


40.2 


38.0 


31.4 


26.0 


40.2 


38.1 


2000 


38.2 


35.3 


49.7 


29.3 


44.4 


24.2 


40.1 


33.0 


47.7 


36.0 


45.0 


54.0 


39.8 


2001 


68.0 


42.9 


43.8 


50.4 


48.2 


34.0 


34.0 


34.0 


34.0 


32.0 


38.5 


40.0 


42.1 


2002 


34.0 


46.0 


34.0 


55.0 


26.0 


25.0 


40.5 


34.0 


40.0 


36.0 


31.0 


55.0 


38.2 


2003 


51.0 


55.0 


44.0 


50.0 


52.5 


38.0 


49.0 


52.0 


66.0 


64.5 


70.0 


95.0 


57.4 



' Preceding year. 2 Market Egg Price. 



YEAR 


Jan. 


Feb. 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Marketing 
Yr. Avg. 



Cents Per Pound 

TURKEYS 

1999 33.0 34.0 37.0 39.0 40.0 42.0 44.0 46.0 48.0 

2000 36.0 35.0 38.0 40.0 41.0 42.0 43.0 45.0 47.0 

2001 36.0 36.0 37.0 38.0 38.0 38.0 39.0 39.0 41.0 
2002 

2003 Monthly prices discontinued effective January 2002 



49.0 
49.0 
46.0 



49.0 
50.0 
46.0 



43.0 
40.0 
38.0 



42.0 
42.0 
40.0 
37.0 
36.0 



Marketing Year Average Prices Received for Specified Commodities, North Carolina, 1999-2003 



YEAR 


Beef Cattle 
Per Cwt. 


Calves 
Per Cwt. 


Cows 1 
Per Cwt. 


Steers and Heifers 
Per Cwt. 


Milk Cow Replacements 
Per Head 


Commercial Broilers 
Per Lb. 


Turkeys 
Per Lb. 








Dollars 




Cents 


1999 


57.70 


78.50 


35.00 


71.20 


1,250.00 


37.0 


42.0 


2000 


68.00 


96.20 


39.00 


84.50 


1 ,370.00 


35.0 


42.0 


2001 


66.90 


91.30 


42.60 


81.00 


1,550.00 


40.0 


40.0 


2002 


59.40 


82.00 


36.50 


73.30 


1,690.00 


31.0 


37.0 


2003 


65.70 


86.70 


42.50 


79.80 


1,490.00 


35.0 


36.0 



' Includes all dairy cows sold for slaughter but not dairy cows for herd replacement. 



76 



PRICES RECEIVED 

Marketing Year Average Prices for Specified Crops, North Carolina 1999-2003 



YEAR 


Flue-Cured 
Tobacco 
Per Lb. 


Burley 
Tobacco 
Per Lb. 


Cotton 
rer LD. 


Soybeans 
Per Bu. 


Corn 
Per Bu. 


Peanuts 
Per Lb. 


Wheat 
Per Bu. 


All 
Hay 
Per Ton 


Sweet 
Potatoes 
Per Cwt. 


Irish 
Potatoes 
Per Cwt. 


Apples 1 
Per Lb. 












Dollars 












1999 


1.749 


1.909 


.475 


4.61 


2.27 


.276 


2.33 


77.00 


12.00 


6.20 


.151 


2000 


1.798 


1.968 


.530 


4.51 


2.01 


.273 


2.35 


71.00 


12.30 


6.50 


.126 


2001 


1.856 


1.950 


.317 


4.29 


2.36 


.248 


2.40 


72.00 


12.00 


6.00 


.149 


2002 


1.817 


1.948 


.422 


5.63 


2.89 


.219 


2.75 


81.50 


14.00 


8.35 


.143 


2003 


1.854 


1.950 


.647 


7.40 


2.70 


.212 


2.90 


61.50 


14.50 


5.85 


.132 



' Includes Processing. 




TOBACCO, COTTON, AND PEANUTS MARKETING YEAR AVERAGE PRICE, 

NORTH CAROLINA, 1994-2003 



DOLLARS PER POUND 

2.10 



1.90 
1.70 
1.50 
1.30 
1.10 
0.90 
0.70 
0.50 
0.30 
0.10 




94 95 
FC 



96 97 
COTTON 



98 




01 02 03 

PEANUTS 



77 



PRICES PAID DAIRY FEED, APPALACHIAN REGION 1 

Average Prices Paid, April, 2000-2004 



DOLLARS PER TON 
380 



300 
260 





2000 2001 
16% Protein — 



2002 2003 2004 

18% Protein -*- 20% Protein — 32% Protein 



i Appalachian Region: KY. NC TN, VA, WV. 



PRICES PAID HOG FEED 
APPALACHIAN REGION 1 

Average Prices Paid, April, 2000-2004 



DOLLARS PER TON 



400 
360 



240 
200 



PRICES PAID POULTRY FEED 
APPALACHIAN REGION 1 

Average Prices Paid, April, 2000-2004 

DOLLARS PER TON 
420 




2001 2002 2003 

14-18% Protein ~ •- 38-42% Protein 



2000 2001 2002 

BROILER GROWER - ♦ CHICK STARTER 



2003 
LAYING FEED 



2004 

» TURKEY GROWER 



' Appalachian Region: KY. NC, TN, VA, WV. 



1 Appalachian Region: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV. 

PRICES PAID 

Average Prices Paid for Feed, Appalachian Region 1 , April, 2000-2004 



TYPE OF FEED 


2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 


2004 






Dollars 


Per Ton 






HOG FEEDS 












14-18% Protein 


236.00 


237.00 


244.00 


266.00 


279.00 


38-42% Protein 


304.00 


324.00 


336.00 


350.00 


428.00 


DAIRY FEEDS 












16% Protein 


174.00 


176.00 


178.00 


185.00 


206.00 


18% Protein 


169.00 


177.00 


188.00 


190.00 


220.00 


20% Protein 


168.00 


174.00 


183.00 


188.00 


219.00 


32% Protein 


280.00 


286.00 


297.00 


289.00 


351.00 


BEEF CATTLE FEED 












32-36% Protein 


287.00 


300.00 


301.00 


320.00 


384.00 


POULTRY FEEDS 












Broiler Grower 


269.00 


254.00 


300.00 


348.00 


365.00 


Chick Starter 


252.00 


238.00 


342.00 


357.00 


380.00 


Laying Feed 


204.00 


200.00 


252.00 


225.00 


235.00 


Turkey Grower 


226.00 


225.00 


328.00 


367.00 


377.00 






Dollars 


Per Cwt. 






GRAIN BY PRODUCTS 












Alfalfa Meal 


14.60 


14.80 


17.10 


16.70 


17.90 


Alfalfa Pellets 


15.30 


15.60 


16.90 


17.80 


17.50 


Bran 


13.20 


13.30 


15.00 


15.10 


14.90 


Corn Meal 


7.70 


7.29 


8.90 


9.50 


10.20 


HIGH PROTEIN FEEDS 












Cottonseed Meal, 41% 


15.30 


14.20 


15.00 


15.80 


17.50 


Soybean Meal, 44% 


13.00 


13.70 


15.70 


17.10 


21.40 


Molasses, Liquid 


13.30 


13.10 


14.00 


13.90 


12.70 






Dollars 


Per 50 Lb. 






Stock Salt 


4.80 


4.80 


5.04 


5.00 


5.20 


Trace Mineral Blocks 


5.30 


5.41 


5.59 


5.60 


5.60 



' Appalachian Region includes Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. 



78 



ALAMANCE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 275,642 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 831 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 97,793 

Average Farm Size, Acres 118 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 23,423 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $412,829 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $48,571 

Average Farm Production Expense $29,796 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


1,360 


1 , Oc/U 


z, i oy,uuu 


QQ 

oo 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 




* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


2,000 


9Q 
Z, 1 


Oo,4UU 


D / 


Corn, Bu. 


1.900 


1VJO 


i nnn 


O 1 


Corn for Silage. Tons 


1.450 


1 ft 
1 o 


9^ i nn 

ZD. 1 UU 




Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 




* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


2,100 




£9 nnn 
oz, uuu 


oz 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


300 


43 


13,000 


34 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 








All Hay, Tons 15.000 


2.11 


31.600 


23 


Sorghum. Bu. 


* 








LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




1 100 


DO 


Cattle (Jan. 1. 2004) 






18,400 


15 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






7,700 


15 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 






1,800 


9 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






2.600,000 


43 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 










All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




460,000 


13 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock. Dairy and Pou 


ltry 




$21,806,000 


36 


Crops 






$12,045,000 


71 


Government Payments 






$712,000 


57 


Total 






$34,563,000 


60 



ALEXANDER COUNTY 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 




Total Area in County, Acres 166,611 
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 661 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 58,366 

Average Farm Size, Acres 88 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 17,436 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $365,857 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $36,883 

Average Farm Production Expenses $67,304 



Tobacco, Lbs. 
Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 
Soybeans, Bu. 
Corn, Bu. 
Corn for Silage. 
Peanuts, Lbs. 
Small Grains: 



335 1,455 



Tons 



1.200 
1,200 
1,300 



33 
104 
15 



488,000 

39,000 
125,000 
20.000 



59 

70 
57 
15 



Wheat. Bu. 800 


39 


31.000 


65 


Barley. Bu. 450 


42 


19,000 


13 


Oats. Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 12,500 


2.89 


36.100 


19 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 


» * 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 






* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




19,500 


14 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




7,700 


15 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




2,600 


4 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




13,000.000 


16 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




1,700,000 


I 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$60,236,000 


18 


Crops 




$5,257,000 


91 


Government Payments 




$805,000 


55 


Total 




$66,298,000 


36 



80 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


J. ODaCCO, IjDS. Zou 


1 1 so 


OOU.uUU 


DO 


cotton, 4ou LiO. oaies 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


corn, £>u. 


* 


* 


* 


uorn ior oiiage, ions z,ouu 


91 


aq nnn 


1 
I 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








WUoot R,, * 

wneat, r>u. 


* 


* 


* 


Barley. Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 




Irish Potatoes, Lwt. 








All Hay, Tons 12,400 


2.06 


25,500 


31 


Sorghum, Bu. * 








LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


nugs dim rigs v-L-'eL. i. Ziuuoj 






* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




21,000 


12 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 




7,000 


21 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




3,500 


3 


Broilers Produced (2003) 








Turkeys Raised (2003) 








All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 








CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$14,826,000 


46 


Crops 




$22,894,000 


40 


Government Payments 




$1,012,000 


17 


Total 




$38,732,000 


52 



ALLEGHANY COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 150,195 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 544 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 72,627 

Average Farm Size, Acres 134 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 17,329 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $433,026 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $50,273 

Average Farm Production Expenses $28,700 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 



ANSON COUNTY 



Tobacco, Lbs. 
Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 
Soybeans, Bu. 
Corn, Bu. 

Corn for Silage, Tons 
Peanuts, Lbs. 
Small Grains: 

Wheat, Bu. 

Barley, Bu. 

Oats, Bu. 
Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 
Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 
All Hay, Tons 
Sorghum, Bu. 

LIVESTOCK 



2,400 
11,100 
5,700 



2,400 



200 



Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



620 
34 
95 



26 

* 

50 



7.000 3.03 



* 


* 


3.100 


38 


378,000 


37 


542,000 


36 


* 


* 


* 


* 


62,000 


52 




* 


10,000 


38 


* 


* 


* 


* 


21,200 


36 


* 


* 


Number 


Rank 


65,400 


24 


9,400 


38 


5,100 


31 


* 


* 


22,500,000 


9 


1,150,000 


11 


220,000 


17 


Dollars 


Rank 


$86,165,000 


12 


$6,161,000 


87 


$1,113,000 


45 


$93,439,000 


23 




Total Area in County, Acres 340,230 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 539 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 100,447 

Average Farm Size, Acres 186 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 22,284 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $558,979 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $62,903 

Average Farm Production Expenses $145,192 



81 



ASHE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 272,742 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1,152 

Total Land in Farms. Acres 107,930 

Average Farm Size, Acres 94 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 21,239 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $379,042 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $36,210 

Average Farm Production Expenses $24,798 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 

Tobacco, Lbs. 560 

Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 

Soybeans, Bu. * 

Corn, Bu. * 

Corn for Silage, Tons * 

Peanuts, Lbs. * 
Small Grains: 

Wheat, Bu. * 

Barley. Bu. * 

Oats, Bu. * 
Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 

Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 
All Hay, Tons 10,800 

Sorghum, Bu. * 

LIVESTOCK 

Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



Yield Production Rank 

1,240 695,000 53 



2.55 



27,500 



17,500 
7.100 



$5,261,000 
$37,757,000 
$321,000 
$43,339,000 



28 



Number Rank 



16 
20 



Dollars Rank 



74 
22 
75 
46 



AVERY COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 158,093 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 495 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 30,614 

Average Farm Size, Acres 62 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 9,963 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $264,169 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $32,853 

Average Farm Production Expenses $31,312 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 

Tobacco, Lbs. 75 
Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 
Soybeans, Bu. * 
Corn. Bu. 

Corn for Silage. Tons 
Peanuts. Lbs. 
Small Grains: 



Yield Production Rank 

1,735 130,000 70 



Wheat, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 1.200 


2.58 


3,100 


84 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 




* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 






* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,100 


88 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






600 


82 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 






* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 






Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 






$418,000 


96 


Crops 






$35,135,000 


23 


Government Payments 






$51,000 


97 


Total 






$35,604,000 


58 



82 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 



BEAUFORT COUNTY 



Tobacco, Lbs. 
Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 
Soybeans, Bu. 
Corn, Bu. 

Corn for Silage, Tons 
Peanuts, Lbs. 
Small Grains: 

Wheat, Bu. 

Barley, Bu. 

Oats, Bu. 
Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 
Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 
All Hay. Tons 
Sorghum, Bu. 

LIVESTOCK 

Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1. 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



2,835 


1,865 


Z 1 ,oUU 


oo 1 


o4. (UU 


■ M 


44,700 


115 




* 


275 


2,035 


28,000 


40 


* 


A 


900 


86 


* 


* 


1,230 


160 


1,500 


2.27 


900 


56 



5,291,000 
30,000 
2,070,000 
5,120,000 

* 

559,000 
1.120.000 

* 

77,000 

197,300 
3,400 
50,400 



79.700 
1,200 
600 



$16,033,000 
$49,988,000 
$3,318,000 
$69,339,000 



20 
13 
2 
1 

* 

21 
2 

* 

1 

* 

6 
7!) 

3 




Number Rank 



20 
85 
82 



Dollars Rank 



42 
15 
25 
32 



Total Area in Countv. Acres 529.670 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 395 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 169,788 

Average Farm Size. Acres 430 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 149.903 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $825,179 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $129,985 

Average Farm Production Expenses $157,644 



CROPS -2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


2,000 


1,605 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


35,700 


726 


Soybeans, Bu. 


21.000 


32 


Corn, Bu. 


15,900 


91 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


12,820 


3,050 


Small Grains: 






Wheat, Bu. 


1,600 


35 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


300 


2.00 


Sorghum, Bu. 


370 


41 



LIVESTOCK 

Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



Production Rank 



3,205,000 


33 


54.000 


5 


670,000 


24 


1,450,000 


17 




* 


39,113,000 


2 


56,000 


56 


* 


* 


* 


A 


* 


* 


* 


* 


600 


9:5 


15,000 


14 


Number 


Rank 


51,400 


29 


1,500 


81 


500 


85 


* 


* 


22,000,000 


10 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Dollars 


Rank 


$40,895,000 


28 


$29,809,000 


29 


$16,832,000 


4 


$87,536,000 


26 



BERTIE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 447,514 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 330 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 142,552 

Average Farm Size, Acres 432 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 85.948 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $877,015 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $150,526 

Average Farm Production Expenses $223,333 



83 



BLADEN COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 560,013 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 551 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 145,408 

Average Farm Size, Acres 264 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 64,953 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $806,777 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $77,120 

Average Farm Production Expenses $365,858 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


1 1 1 1 tl 


JrroQU.ction 


IY tl 11 K 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


O Q Q K 


1,905 


4,452,000 


25 


Lotton, 4oU L.D. rSales 


n 7nn 
1 , IVV 


630 


10,100 


29 


Soybeans, Bu. 


ZZ.bUU 


25 


560,000 


29 


Corn, Bu. 


ZZ.4UU 


109 


2,440,000 


10 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


5,510 


3,755 


20.690,000 


8 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


6,200 


39 


242,000 


16 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


550 


45 


25,000 


19 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


340 


125 


41,700 


17 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


7,200 


3.24 


23,300 


34 


Sorghum, Bu. 


350 


57 


19,900 


10 



LIVESTOCK 

Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1. 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



Number Rank 



867.000 
5,800 
3,300 

* 

12,000,000 
1,300,000 



$149,392,000 
$49,932,000 
$5,270,000 
$204,594,000 



3 
50 
45 

* 

18 



Dollars Rank 



6 
16 
16 

6 



BRUNSWICK COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 547,136 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 271 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 41.077 

Average Farm Size, Acres 152 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 20,344 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $448,040 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $46,801 

Average Farm Production Expenses $111,186 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


1,010 


2,230 


2,251,000 


37 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


9,600 


28 


271,000 


47 


Corn, Bu. 


5,000 


100 


500,000 


37 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 




* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat. Bu. 


700 


33 


23,000 


72 


Barley. Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


2,100 


3.14 


6,600 


70 


Sorghum, Bu. 




* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




77,000 


21 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






2,500 


67 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,200 


68 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$9,330,000 


61 


Crops 






$19,758,000 


51 


Government Payments 






$475,000 


70 


Total 






$29,563,000 


65 



84 




CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tnharcn l,hs 820 


1,125 


923,000 


50 


Pnttnn 480 T h Ralpct * 


* 


* 


* 


Qo^rV^OQ n g R 11 * 
ouy ucaiio, i-> u . 


* 


* 


* 


Corn, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Cnm for Silasxp Torm 1 ROD 


19 


30,300 


7 


Peanuts Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


13 111 a i ' VII dlllo. 








Wheat Rn * 

VV I 1 t i 1 1 . 1)11. 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats. Bu. * 


* 


* 




Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 




All TT r"ri -i * C 

Ail Hay, Ions 14,500 


2.50 




1 8 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




17,500 


Hi 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




7,500 


18 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1,800 


9 


Broilers Froduced (200.3) 




* 


it 


T 1 . .ulm.m D~;~~J /OAHO\ 

lurkeys Kaised (/UOo) 




it 


it 


All Chickens (Dec. 1. 2U0.J) 




* 


it 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$10,680,000 


56 


Crops 




$77,682,000 


(i 


Government Payments 




$585,000 


(12 


Total 




$88,947,000 


21 




CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 750 


33 


25,000 


73 


Corn, Bu. 400 


103 


41,000 


76 


Corn for Silage, Tons 350 


12 


4,100 


36 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


it 


* 


All Hay, Tons 6,500 


2.69 


17,500 


45 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 




* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




5,000 


54 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




2,200 


55 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




4,200,000 


33 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$12,296,000 


52 


Crops 




$25,982,000 


34 


Government Payments 




$121,000 


90 


Total 




$38,399,000 


53 



BUNCOMBE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 420,019 
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1.192 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 94,934 

Average Farm Size. Acres 80 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 17,522 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $462,101 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $30,487 

Average Farm Production Expenses $19,943 



BURKE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 324,320 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 439 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 32,037 

Average Farm Size, Acres 73 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 11,181 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $339,660 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $44,166 

Average Farm Production Expenses $56,996 



85 



CABARRUS COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 233,235 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 658 

Total Land in Farms. Acres 73,346 

Average Farm Size, Acres 111 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 26,943 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $453,688 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $32,596 

Average Farm Production Expenses $36,271 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


1 ( \tt 'i t • f r\ 1 Vic 


* 








ooiLon, 'jou LjD. r>aies 


onn 


600 


250 


49 


Soybeans, Bu. 


6,200 


32 


200,000 


53 


Corn, Bu. 


2,450 


90 


220,000 


48 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


750 


9 


7,000 


25 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 








Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


2,500 


44 


109,000 


39 


Barley, Bu. 


350 


7 l 
/ 1 


oc nnn 
zo,uuu 


1 1 


Oats, Bu. 


440 


50 


22,000 


21 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 15,000 


2.59 


38,900 


15 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




5,000 


47 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






i a ^nn 

11,OUU 


91 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






7,200 


19 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






600 


27 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






1,500,000 


49 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Pou 


ltry 




$11,646,000 


53 


Crops 






$5,401,000 


90 


Government Payments 






$566,000 


64 



Total 



$17,613,000 



CALDWELL COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 301,875 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 CALDWELL 

Number of Farms 411 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 34,918 

Average Farm Size, Acres 85 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 8,721 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $358,975 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $33,730 

Average Farm Production Expenses $25,330 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


90 


2,265 


204,000 


68 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 




* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


500 


30 


15,000 


76 


Corn, Bu. 


550 


105 


58,000 


74 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 




* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


400 


33 


13,000 


75 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats. Bu. 




* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 




* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


A 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 5,900 


2.39 


14,100 


50 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 




* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




2,300 


58 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






5,700 


51 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 






2,400 


51 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






1,300,000 


52 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 






* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 






Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$7,682,000 


65 


Crops 






$32,133,000 


27 


Government Payments 






$187,000 


84 


Total 






$40,002,000 


50 



86 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 900 


747 


1,400 


42 


Soybeans, Bu. 27,200 


32 


870,000 


16 


Corn, Bu. 18,500 


124 


2,300,000 


1 1 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 3,500 


29 


102,000 


11 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 










190 


vj I 1 . >J \.) \.l 




All Hav Tons * 

fill l laj f 1 Ullo 




* 


* 


S n V D" Y\ 1 1 m R 1 1 * 

CUI ii 11 Ul 111 , I i LI . 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




3,700 


53 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 








Rroilerq PrnHurpH f?003t 




* 




Turkpvs Raised (9003) 




* 


* 


All Chinkpn<i (Dpp 1 5(0031 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$796,000 


91 


Crops 




$21,905,000 


43 


Government Payments 




$1,383,000 


39 


Total 




$24,084,000 


72 




CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 410 


1,140 


467,000 


60 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 






* 


Soybeans, Bu. 23,200 


25 


580,000 


26 


Corn, Bu. 21,500 


76 


1,630,000 


16 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 






* 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 




* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 2,200 


40 


88,000 


46 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 






Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 




* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 1,030 


155 


160,000 


7 


All Hay, Tons 200 


2.00 


400 


95 


Sorghum, Bu. 400 


49 


19,500 


11 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$381,000 


97 


Crops 




$18,639,000 


53 


Government Payments 




$281,000 


76 


Total 




$19,301,000 


77 



CAMDEN COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 154.048 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 70 

Total Land in Farms, Acres * 

Average Farm Size. Acres * 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 54.966 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,634,453 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $286,090 

Average Farm Production Expenses $261,704 



CARTERET COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 340,077 
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 128 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 59.755 

Average Farm Size, Acres 467 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 44,785 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $985,552 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $102,803 

Average Farm Production Expenses $110,267 



87 




CASWELL COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 272,467 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 517 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 116,753 

Average Farm Size, Acres 226 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 16,429 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $648,780 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $61,871 

Average Farm Production Expenses $39,454 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


TnVnrrn T,h« 9 RO^ 

lUUaLtU, iJUO. i,OUU 


1 450 


4 Ofi^ 000 
t,uuo,uuu 


97 


CnHnn 480 T,h Rales * 


* 


* 


* 


OUy Ucallo, DU. l)UU 


39 


ZiO,tJUU 


79 


V^OIIl, OU. v)<JO 


o o 


000 

JO, \J\J 


74. 


Corn for Silage, Tons 300 


15 


4,500 


32 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 1,200 


28 


33,000 


64 


Barley, Bu. * 








Oats, Bu. * 








Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 








Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 








All T T .-. . . rp -i -i or\r\ 

All Hay, Ions 11,200 


2.76 


30,900 


25 


ft d V O" Vl 11 T>1 R 11 * 
OUI g 11 LI 111 , U U . 


* 


* 


* 


T TVFSTOTK 




1^1 H 1 1 1 1 1 t_ 1 


Rank 


TT 1 ~T~% ' /T\ t OAAO I 

Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 








Cattle (Jan. 1, 20U4) 




10, 100 


33 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




4,400 


37 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$6,224,000 


69 


Crops 




$13,217,000 


66 


Government Payments 




$381,000 


74 


Total 




$19,822,000 


76 



CATAWBA COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 255,987 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 715 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 78,516 

Average Farm Size, Acres 110 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 26,949 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $356,785 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $48,376 

Average Farm Production Expenses $26,962 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


6,000 


33 


199,000 


54 


Corn, Bu. 


1,750 


102 


179,000 


53 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


450 


14 


6,500 


28 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat. Bu. 


2,800 


36 


102,000 


41 


Barley, Bu. 


650 


10 


30,000 


8 


Oats, Bu. 


240 


45 


10.800 


36 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 




* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 14,300 


2.73 


39,000 


14 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






13,800 


24 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






6,800 


22 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






800 


19 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






3,500,000 


37 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$15,889,000 


44 


Crops 






$17,250,000 


56 


Government Payments 






$594,000 


60 


Total 






$33,733,000 


61 



88 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


575 


1,615 


929,000 


49 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


1,200 


34 


41,000 


(i!) 


Corn, Bu. 


1,050 


114 


120,000 


58 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


1,100 


15 


16,100 


1 8 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 




Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


800 


35 


28,000 


67 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 










Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 19,300 




ka con 




Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




5,000 


47 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






34,000 


3 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






16,800 


2 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,600 


1 1 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






^7 noo ODD 


\ 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




O / U, UuU 




CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$110,107,000 


8 


Crops 






$6,503,000 


84 


Government Payments 






$1,049,000 


46 


Total 






$117,659,000 


13 




CHATHAM COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 437,171 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1.128 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 118,752 

Average Farm Size, Acres 105 

Harvested Cropland. Acres 24,590 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $325,326 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $48,806 

Average Farm Production Expenses $69,853 



CROPS -200 3 Acres Harv. 

50 



Tobacco, Lbs. 
Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 
Soybeans, Bu. 
Corn, Bu. 

Corn for Silage, Tons 
Peanuts, Lbs. 
Small Grains: 



650 



Yield Production Rank 

740 37,000 76 



CHEROKEE COUNTY 



138 



90.000 



(Hi 



Wheat, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 






All Hay, Tons 4,100 


2.66 


10,900 


57 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




4,800 


55 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




2,200 


55 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$9,669,000 


59 


Crops 




$1,993,000 


96 


Government Payments 




$210,000 


81 


Total 




$11,872,000 


89 




Total Area in County, Acres 



2002 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 

Number of Farms 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 

Average Farm Size, Acres 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 

Average Age of Farmers 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment 

Average Farm Production Expenses 



291,328 



262 
22.141 
85 
5,082 
58 

$379,345 
$31,494 
$40,325 



89 



CHOWAN COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 110,490 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 173 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 59,890 

Average Farm Size, Acres 346 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 44,295 

Average Age of Farmers 53 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $830,343 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $137,261 

Average Farm Production Expenses $178,144 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


165 


2,035 


336,000 


64 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 14,300 


725 


21,600 


19 


Soybeans, Bu. 


8,400 


34 


285,000 


46 


Corn, Bu. 


3,500 


117 


410,000 


39 


Corn for Silage, Tons 




-A- 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


6,515 


3,850 


25,081,000 


5 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


1,000 


34 


34,000 


63 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


400 


145 


57,500 


15 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


600 


2.00 


1,200 


89 


Sorghum, Bu. 


1,250 


45 


56,500 


2 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




13,000 


41 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,500 


81 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






500 


85 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






3,300,000 


39 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$7,419,000 


67 


Crops 






$22,737,000 


41 


Government Payments 






$8,746,000 


9 


Total 






$38,902,000 


51 



CLAY COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 137,414 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 168 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 13,434 

Average Farm Size, Acres 80 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 3,005 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $396,351 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $40,570 

Average Farm Production Expenses $7,904 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 

Tobacco, Lbs. 55 

Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 

Soybeans, Bu. * 

Corn, Bu. * 

Corn for Silage, Tons * 

Peanuts, Lbs. * 
Small Grains: 



Yield Production Rank 

1,035 57,000 74 



Wheat, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 




* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 




All Hay, Tons 2,800 


3.04 


8,500 


65 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 






* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






3,500 


60 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,700 


61 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 






* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 






Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 






$1,443,000 


86 


Crops 






$701,000 


99 


Government Payments 






$135,000 


89 


Total 






$2,279,000 


97 



90 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


* 




■k 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


2,200 


545 


2,500 


40 


Soybeans, Bu. 


7,600 


31 


235,000 


49 


Corn, Bu. 


1,000 


86 


86,000 


08 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


700 


10 


6,900 


2(> 


l-.*} o 1 1 1 o 1 p, c 
IcallULs, J_iUo. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


5,200 


38 


196,000 


20 


Barley, Bu. 


450 




27,000 


10 


Oats, Bu. 


340 


46 


15,800 


30 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 








Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 1 


8,800 


Z.OO 


A A "300 


1 '> 
1 < > 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




4,100 


51 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






21,800 


10 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






11.100 


7 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






700 


23 


Broilers Produced (2003) 










Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$22,676,000 


34 


Crops 






$11,206,000 


72 


Government Payments 






$1,829,000 


33 


Total 






$35,711,000 


57 



CLEVELAND COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 297,178 



CE NSUS OE AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1,131 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 117,092 

Average Farm Size, Acres 104 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 32,424 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $341,012 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $31,676 

Average Farm Production Expenses $30,318 



CROPS - 2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


6,350 


1,850 


11,733,000 


7 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


8,600 


603 


10,800 


28 


Soybeans, Bu. 


50,800 


25 


1,295,000 


7 


Corn, Bu. 


28,400 


106 


3,000,000 


5 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 




* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


1,810 


3.920 


7,095.000 


14 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


10,000 


32 


324,000 


11 


Barley, Bu. 




* 




* 


Oats, Bu. 


650 


47 


30,300 


15 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


4,350 


110 


487,000 


6 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 




* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


5,700 


3.44 


19,600 


40 


Sorghum, Bu. 


400 


55 


22,000 


9 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




261,000 


1(1 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






9,800 


35 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




6,000 


26 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




2,600,000 


43 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$51,149,000 


24 


Crops 






$59,123,000 


9 


Government Payments 






$3,573,000 


23 


Total 






$113,845,000 


16 



COLUMBUS COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 599,578 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 828 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 160,128 

Average Farm Size, Acres 193 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 95,577 

Average Age of Farmers 53 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $447,861 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $69,291 

Average Farm Production Expenses $108,133 



91 



CRAVEN COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 445,152 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 275 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 78,910 

Average Farm Size, Acres 287 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 54,788 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $621,114 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $112,621 

Average Farm Production Expenses $141,753 



CUMBERLAND COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 418,003 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 478 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 90,311 

Average Farm Size, Acres 189 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 43,353 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $433,526 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $62,238 

Average Farm Production Expenses $110,045 



92 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


2,940 


1,800 


5,291,000 


20 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 16,100 


584 


19,600 


22 


Soybeans, Bu. 1 


8,600 


27 


497,000 


30 


Corn, Bu. 13,000 


99 


1,290,000 


19 


Corn for Silage, Tons 










Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 








Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


3,000 


44 


132,000 


29 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 




* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


1,300 


2.31 


3,000 


85 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




95,000 


18 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






z,uuu 


/ 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






900 


77 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1. 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$17,535,000 


39 


Crops 






$23,717,000 


38 


Government Payments 






$3,239,000 


26 


Total 






$44,491,000 


44 




CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


1,560 


1,870 


2,917,000 


34 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


8,800 


545 


10,000 


30 


Soybeans, Bu. 18,000 


24 


435,000 


35 


Corn, Bu. 


8,400 


05 


800,000 


28 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


320 


2,850 


912,000 


19 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


4,000 


39 


156,000 


24 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


620 


■18 


29,800 


16 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


2,430 


125 


297,800 


7 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


4,600 


3.09 


14,200 


49 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




119,000 


17 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






4,500 


57 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






2,400 


51 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






3,400,000 


38 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$30,532,000 


32 


Crops 






$20,132,000 


48 


Government Payments 






$1,801,000 


34 


Total 






$52,465,000 


40 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 



Tobacco. Lbs. * 








Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 








Soybeans, Bu. 17,000 


33 


561,000 


28 


Corn, Bu. 10,100 


117 


1,180,000 


20 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 5,000 


43 


215,000 


18 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 810 


180 


146,000 


8 


All Hay, Tons 300 


1.67 


500 


9 1 


Sorghum, Bu. 290 


50 


14,500 


15 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 




* 


* 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1. 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$836,000 


90 


Crops 




$13,988,000 


64 


Government Payments 




$901,000 


52 


Total 




$15,725,000 


85 




CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Corn, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 300 


43 


13,000 


75 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. * 


* 




* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 




* 


* 


All Hay, Tons * 


* 


* 


* 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$40,000 


100 


Crops 




$317,000 


100 


Government Payments 




$213,000 


80 


Total 




$570,000 


100 



CURRITUCK COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 167,494 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 82 

Total Land in Farms. Acres 34,802 

Average Farm Size. Acres 424 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 28,776 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,324,800 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $100,534 

Average Farm Production Expenses $96,375 



DARE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 244,269 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 8 

Total Land in Farms, Acres * 

Average Farm Size, Acres * 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 2,094 

Average Age of Farmers 50 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,098,170 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $100,232 

Average Farm Production Expenses $117,544 



93 



DAVIDSON COUNTY 



Total Area in County, Acres 353,427 
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1,138 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 104,797 

Average Farm Size, Acres 92 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 38,311 

Average Age of Farmers 59 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $316,327 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $49,394 

Average Farm Production Expenses $21,610 




CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


r nn 11 pi i i"*n 
J. 1 UUUL11UI1 


lid II K 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


795 


1,750 


1,392,000 


45 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


450 


533 


500 


47 


Soybeans, Bu. 


6,500 


37 


242,000 


48 


Corn, Bu. 


3,300 


111 


365,000 


42 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


1,600 


15 


23,900 


11 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 




* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


2,000 


29 


57,000 


55 


Barley, Bu. 


950 


46 


A A AAA 

44,000 


6 


Oats, Bu. 


380 


49 


18,500 


25 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 22,400 


2.48 


55,600 


9 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






ii m Vi p i* 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 








Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






16,500 


18 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






7,800 


13 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,600 


14 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






6,500,000 


26 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$21,657,000 


37 


Crops 






$15,581,000 


62 


Government Payments 






$637,000 


59 


Total 






$37,875,000 


54 



DAVIE COUNTY 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 




Total Area in County, Acres 169,734 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 705 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 76,295 

Average Farm Size, Acres 108 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 27,732 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $471,222 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $49,668 

Average Farm Production Expenses $22,246 



Tobacco, Lbs. 


270 


1,195 


322,000 


66 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


5,800 


35 


201,000 


52 


Corn, Bu. 


3,000 


110 


330,000 


44 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


700 


17 


12,000 


21 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


3,000 


32 


97,000 


43 


Barley, Bu. 


350 


46 


16,000 


15 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 




* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 16,700 


2.28 


38,000 


16 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




2,200 


59 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






14,500 


21 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






7,600 


17 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






800 


19 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




210,000 


18 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$10,983,000 


55 


Crops 






$4,934,000 


92 


Government Payments 






$497,000 


, 69, 


Total 






$16,414,000 





94 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


i ieio 


Production 


P Qn |r 
1 \ <l 1 1 K 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


5,360 


1,820 


9,763,000 


11 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


19,000 


657 


26,000 


14 


Soybeans, Bu. 


43,500 


24 


1,060,000 


12 


Corn, Bu. 


47,400 


102 


4,820,000 


2 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


ODD 


3,015 


1,071,000 


1 (i 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


18,000 


33 


601,000 


6 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


800 


44 


35,000 


13 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


1,200 


115 


140.800 


1 1 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


23,100 


3.23 


74,500 


2 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




2,170,000 


1 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






22,800 


7 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 




11,000 


8 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




30,000,000 


<; 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






9,000,000 


■2 


All Chickens (Dec. 1. 2003) 




650,000 


9 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$454,928,000 


2 


Crops 






$73,796,000 


7 


Government Payments 






$6,199,000 


13 


Total 






$534,923,000 


•2 



DUPLIN COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 523,411 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1,190 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 234,658 

Average Farm Size, Acres 197 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 141,353 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $564,942 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $93,025 

Average Farm Production Expenses $503,222 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 745 


1,900 


1,414,000 


44 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 400 


32 


12,800 


77 


Corn, Bu. * 




* 


* 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 




* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 450 


20 


9,000 


78 


Barley, Bu. * 




* 


* 


Oats, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 3,000 


1.97 


5,900 


73 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




2,400 


69 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1,000 


74 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


ik- 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$1,623,000 


85 


Crops 




$5,906,000 


89 


Government Payments 




$138,000 


87 


Total 




$7,667,000 


93 



DURHAM COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 186.003 
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 238 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 26,074 

Average Farm Size, Acres 110 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 4,510 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $558,230 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $40,674 

Average Farm Production Expenses $23,719 



95 



EDGECOMBE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 323,238 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 281 

Total Land m Farms, Acres 163,587 

Average Farm Size, Acres 582 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 96.283 

Average Age of Farmers 53 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,188,753 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $118,016 

Average Farm Production Expenses $311,184 



FORSYTH COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 262,189 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 783 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 51,598 

Average Farm Size, Acres 66 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 18,493 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $301,414 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $40,808 

Average Farm Production Expenses $28,700 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


4,070 


2,030 


8,271,000 


14 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


46,000 


678 


65,000 


3 


Soybeans, Bu. 


29,300 


30 


873,000 


15 


Corn, Bu. 


10,000 


92 


920,000 


26 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


1 1,680 


2,800 


32,719,000 


4 


Small Grains: 










Wheat. Bu. 


3,500 


20 


70,000 


51 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


330 


77 


25,400 


18 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


3,900 


175 


678,000 


3 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 




* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


3,800 


2.24 


8,500 


65 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




151.000 


14 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






2,500 


67 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1,400 


62 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




5,500,000 


28 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$36,609,000 


29 


Crops 






$45,847,000 


18 


Government Payments 






$14,765,000 


5 


Total 






$97,221,000 


21 




CROPS - 2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


1,075 


1,755 


1,887,000 


42 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


3,000 


32 


97,000 


62 


Corn, Bu. 


1,000 


109 


109,000 


62 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


250 


17 


4,200 


34 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


1,000 


27 


27,000 


69 


Barley, Bu. 




* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


10,000 


2.03 


20,300 


38 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






5,100 


53 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




2,800 


49 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$4,216,000 


77 


Crops 






$12,836,000 


69 


Government Payments 






$160,000 


86 


Total 






$17,212,000 


82 



96 




CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 



FRANKLIN COUNTY 



Tobacco. Lbs. 3,500 


2,515 


8,801.000 


13 


Cnttnn 480 T h Rnlp« * 


* 


* 


* 




30 


487 000 


31 


Corn, Bu. 1,200 


112 


134,000 


55 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


bmall brains: 








Wheat, Bu. 4,900 


33 


1 /"* 1 i~\f\{~\ 

lbl,000 


23 


Barley, Bu. * 


•k 


* 


* 


Oats, du. /90 


64 


50,700 




Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


•k 




Irish rotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


■k 


* 


All Hnv Tons 1 1 ^flf) 
Hay, l Ulis l l,uuu 


2.15 


24,700 


32 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 




LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


riogs and rigs (Dec. 1, zUUo) 




ZD,UUU 


• ><S 


Cattle (Jan. 1. 2004) 




10.000 


34 


Beet Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




5,000 


34 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




1,600,000 


17 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




285.000 


15 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$15,139,000 


45 


Crops 




$25,009,000 


35 


Government Payments 




$993,000 


50 


Total 




$41,141,000 


48 




Total Area in County, Acres 314,618 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 574 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 128,412 

Average Farm Size. Acres 224 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 33,700 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $657,908 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $63,042 

Average Farm Production Expenses $70,783 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 



GASTON COUNTY 



Tobacco, Lbs. 
Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 
Soybeans, Bu. 
Corn, Bu. 

Corn for Silage, Tons 
Peanuts, Lbs. 
Small Grains: 



200 



1,250 



30 



11 



6,000 
17,400 



81 

* 

16 



Wheat, Bu. 500 


40 


20,000 


73 


Barley, Bu. * 








Oats, Bu. * 


* 


* 




Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 10,300 


2.37 


24,400 


33 


Sorghum, Bu. 350 


51 


17,700 


12 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 




Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




7,900 


42 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




3,000 


46 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1,400 


16 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




1,400,000 


50 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$9,612,000 


60 


Crops 




$6,665,000 


82 


Government Payments 




$429,000 


72 


Total 




$16,706,000 


83 




Total Area in County, Acres 228,179 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 450 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 41,827 

Average Farm Size, Acres 93 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 13,303 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $408,594 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $40,571 

Average Farm Production Expenses $23,213 



97 



GATES COUNTY 



Total Area in County, Acres 218,003 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 129 

Total Land in Farms. Acres 63,933 

Average Farm Size. Acres 496 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 49,234 

Average Age of Farmers 52 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $937,669 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $167,361 

Average Farm Production Expenses $204,680 




CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


60 


1,335 


80,000 


71 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 13,500 


747 


21,000 


21 


Soybeans, Bu. 13,200 


35 


465,000 


33 


Corn, Bu. 


6,000 


102 


610,000 


34 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 








Peanuts, Lbs. 


6,465 


3,795 


24,340,000 


6 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


1,800 


45 


81,000 


48 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 




Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 




* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


1,300 


2.15 


2,800 


86 


Sorghum, Bu. 


470 


56 


26,200 


7 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




31,000 


34 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






i nnn 

1 , uuu 


oy 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 






500 


85 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






4,700,000 


30 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 






* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$11,036,000 


54 


Crops 






$13,177,000 


67 


Government Payments 






$6,387,000 


11 



Total 



$30,600,000 



62 



GRAHAM COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 186,931 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 143 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 8,054 

Average Farm Size, Acres 56 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 1,164 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $212,859 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $25,478 

Average Farm Production Expenses $13,486 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 

Tobacco, Lbs. 50 
Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 

Soybeans, Bu. * 

Corn. Bu. * 

Corn for Silage, Tons * 

Peanuts, Lbs. * 
Small Grains: 

Wheat, Bu. * 

Barley, Bu. * 

Oats, Bu. * 

Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 

Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 

All Hay, Tons 1,000 

Sorghum, Bu. * 

LIVESTOCK 

Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



Yield Production Rank 

1,500 75,000 72 



2.20 2,200 



Number Rank 



1,500 
600 



$1,335,000 
$864,000 
$16,000 
$2,215,000 



81 
82 



Dollars Rank 



87 
98 
99 
98 



98 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco. Lbs. 


4,440 


1,580 


H C\ 1 A c\r\f\ 

/,U 14, (JUL) 


1 / 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 


* 


■k 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


2,400 


28 


f o r\r\c\ 

bo. 000 


() 1 


Corn, Bu. 


1,000 


Do 


oo.UUU 


I ' 1 
O i 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


750 


1 5 


1 1,400 




Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


1,550 




35,000 


61 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 




* 


All Hay. Tons 10,400 


1.94 


20,300 


38 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1. 2003) 




i ir\r\ 


(>U 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






10.500 


32 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






5,200 


29 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






700 


23 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$5,421,000 


72 


Crops 






$20,153,000 


47 


Government Payments 






$674,000 


58 


Total 






$26,248,000 


69 



GRANVILLE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 339,949 



CENSUS OF AGRI CULT URE - 2002 

Number of Farms 674 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 146,544 

Average Farm Size, Acres 217 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 21,026 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $559,405 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $42,286 

Average Farm Production Expenses $27,664 



CROPS -2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


4,535 


1,765 


8,014,000 


15 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


20,600 


601 


25,800 


16 


Soybeans, Bu. 


25,400 


30 


765,000 


1!) 


Corn, Bu. 


10,100 


99 


1,000,000 


23 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 




Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 




Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


5,000 


43 


215,000 


18 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


490 


86 


42,000 


12 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


1,850 


145 


268,300 


8 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 




All Hay, Tons 


2,900 


2.10 


6,100 


72 


Sorghum, Bu. 


250 


48 


12,000 


17 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003* 




434,000 


5 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






2,200 


72 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1,200 


68 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




4,000,000 


34 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






1,550,000 


7 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$104,747,000 


9 


Crops 






$32,982,000 


25 


Government Payments 






$3,645,000 


22 


Total 






$141,374,000 


10 



GREENE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 169.888 
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 271 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 97,857 

Average Farm Size, Acres 361 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 69,838 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,047,812 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $130,482 

Average Farm Production Expenses $497,543 



99 



GUILFORD COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 416,083 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1,095 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 111,382 

Average Farm Size, Acres 102 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 34,056 

Average Age of Farmers 59 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $473,643 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $48,138 

Average Farm Production Expenses $32,925 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


2,320 


1,935 


4,490,000 


24 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


6,200 


31 


195,000 


55 


Corn, Bu. 


2,800 


101 


282,000 


46 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


2,100 


14 


29,400 


8 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


5,000 


22 


111,000 


37 


Barley, Bu. 


200 


45 


9,000 


22 


Oats, Bu. 


380 


56 


21,400 


23 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 16,300 


2.74 


44,600 


12 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




9,300 


44 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






15,500 


20 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






6,700 


23 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,700 


13 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






500,000 


56 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




230,000 


16 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$15,968,000 


43 


Crops 






$50,179,000 


14 


Government Payments 






$776,000 


56 


Total 






$66,923,000 


33 



HALIFAX COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 464.282 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 380 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 194,651 

Average Farm Size, Acres 512 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 103,929 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $886,263 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $129,783 

Average Farm Production Expenses $145,508 



CROPS - 2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


1,895 


1,915 


3,630,000 


29 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


58,000 


687 


83,000 


2 


Soybeans, Bu. 


19,800 


35 


693,000 


21 


Corn, Bu. 


4,500 


80 


360,000 


43 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


400 


11 


4,400 


33 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


12,440 


2,940 


36,586,000 


3 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


5,000 


27 


133,000 


28 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


400 


150 


60,000 


14 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 




* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


3,100 


2.03 


6,300 


71 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




62,500 


26 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






7,900 


42 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




2,900 


48 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




4,500,000 


31 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$22,517,000 


35 


Crops 






$28,914,000 


30 


Government Payments 






$23,218,000 


1 


Total 






$74,649,000 


29 



100 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


5,065 


2,245 


11,383,000 


8 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 15,000 


544 


17,000 


26 


Soybeans, Bu. 26,500 


29 


775,000 


18 


Corn, Bu. 


3,400 


115 


390,000 


41 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


3,600 


35 


126,000 


34 


Barley, Bu. 


700 


76 


53,000 


1 


Oats, Bu. 


860 


50 


43,400 


1 1 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


1,140 


125 


139,700 


1 2 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 




* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


5,500 


3.13 


17,200 


46 


Sorghum, Bu. 


200 


49 


9,700 


21 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




75,000 


22 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






9,000 


40 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






4,200 


40 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 




Broilers Produced (2003) 






26,000,000 




Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$73,197,000 


14 


Crops 






$40,613,000 


21 


Government Payments 






$2,087,000 


31 


Total 






$115,897,000 


15 



HARNETT COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 380,826 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 730 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 114,361 

Average Farm Size, Acres 157 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 53,128 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $579,018 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $73,725 

Average Farm Production Expenses $121,279 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco. Lbs. 540 


1,280 


692,000 


54 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Corn, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Corn for Silage, Tons 1.500 


23 


35,000 


6 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 8,800 


2.52 


22,200 


35 


Sorghum, Bu. * 




* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




20,000 


13 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




7,800 


13 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1,800 


9 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$10,417,000 


58 


Crops 




$6,778,000 


81 


Government Payments 




$575,000 


63 


Total 




$17,770,000 


80 



HAYWOOD COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 354,490 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 795 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 64,611 

Average Farm Size, Acres 81 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 11,083 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $364,616 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $30,984 

Average Farm Production Expenses $12,177 



101 



HENDERSON COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 239,258 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 525 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 48,619 

Average Farm Size, Acres 93 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 22,440 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $572,415 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $52,199 

Average Farm Production Expenses $77,009 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


i leiu 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


* 


* 




* 


Cotton, 4oU LjD. rSaies 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Corn, Bu. 


2,100 


107 


224,000 


47 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


1,750 


16 


28,000 


9 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. 


* 






* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 




* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


6,500 


2.03 


13,200 


51 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






N umber 


J? o r\ It 
XVcHIK 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






7,800 


44 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






2.200 


55 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






2,100 


6 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$8,043,000 


64 


Crops 






$121,515,000 


2 


Government Payments 






$2,207,000 


29 


Total 






$131,765,000 


11 



HERTFORD COUNTY 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 




Total Area in County, Acres 226,349 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 136 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 79,810 

Average Farm Size, Acres 587 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 51,868 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,162,572 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $181,222 

Average Farm Production Expenses $363,156 



Tobacco, Lbs. 


1,100 


1,510 


1,663,000 


43 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


14,500 


735 


22,200 


18 


Soybeans, Bu. 


11,600 


32 


371,000 


39 


Corn, Bu. 


10,000 


94 


940,000 


25 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


7,300 


3,035 


22,162,000 


7 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


1,000 


40 


40,000 


59 


Barley, Bu. 




* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 




* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 




* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


1,800 


2.28 


4,100 


77 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 


2003) 




55,500 


28 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




9,000,000 


21 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 



Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



$20,148,000 
$16,171,000 
$12,941,000 
$49,260,000 



38 
61 
6 
42 



102 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


840 


1,610 


1,354,000 


46 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 16,900 


602 


21,200 


20 


Soybeans, Bu. 10,300 


30 


305,000 


11 


Corn, Bu. 


1,200 


117 


140,000 


54 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 






* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 








Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


6,000 


43 


258,000 


15 


Barley, Bu. 


* 




* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


420 


52 


22,000 


21 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


2,800 


3.43 


9,600 


(il 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Nu mbcr 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




84,000 


1!) 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 








* 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






2,400,000 


15 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Pou 


ltry 




$16,597,000 


40 


Crops 






$10,364,000 


75 


Government Payments 






$1,583,000 


37 


Total 






$28,544,000 


66 



HOKE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 250.400 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 201 

Total Land in Farms. Acres 63,356 

Average Farm Size, Acres 315 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 36,947 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $867,176 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $114,924 

Average Farm Production Expenses $197,915 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. * 


* 




* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 14,000 


669 


19,500 


23 


Soybeans, Bu. 29,500 


26 


765.000 


19 


Corn, Bu. 20,900 


93 


1,940,000 


13 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 


* 


* 




Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 7,500 


37 


281,000 


13 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 300 


2.33 


700 


91 


Sorghum, Bu. 630 


51 


32,000 


5 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$665,000 


94 


Crops 




$33,063,000 


24 


Government Payments 




$3,448,000 


24 


Total 




$37,176,000 


55 



HYDE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 392,211 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 144 

Total Land in Farms. Acres 103,089 

Average Farm Size, Acres 716 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 88,199 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,264,802 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $208,106 

Average Farm Production Expenses $208,840 



103 



IREDELL COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 367,616 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1,262 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 146,556 

Average Farm Size, Acres 116 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 55,846 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $514,253 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $42,633 

Average Farm Production Expenses $51,129 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Prnn n ct \ mi 

A 1 If U ULtlU 11 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 340 


1,520 


516,000 


58 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 600 


560 


700 


45 


Soybeans, Bu. 8,700 


35 


306,000 


42 


Corn, Bu. 4,000 


115 


460,000 


38 


Corn for Silage, Tons 8,400 


19 


158,000 


1 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


•k 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 2,500 


44 


111,000 


37 


T> „ 1 „ „ T) , , O f\f\ 

Barley, Bu. 800 


75 


60,000 


3 


Oats, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 32,300 


3.03 


98,000 


1 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 




* 


LIVESTOCK 




TV ii tn Y\ t» i" 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Lattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




45,700 


1 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




14,000 


4 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




11,300 


1 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




900,000 


54 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




1,550,000 


3 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$76,607,000 


13 


Crops 




$15,248,000 


63 


Government Payments 




$2,528,000 


28 


Total 




$94,383,000 


22 



JACKSON COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 313,971 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 248 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 16,399 

Average Farm Size, Acres 66 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 3,808 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $644,489 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $41,441 

Average Farm Production Expenses $32,813 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 30 


835 


25,000 


78 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Corn, Bu. * 




* 


* 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 




* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 




* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 1,200 


2.25 


2,700 


87 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1,800 


79 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




800 


79 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$951,000 


88 


Crops 




$10,487,000 


74 


Government Payments 




$107,000 


91 


Total 




$11,545,000 


90 



104 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


7.870 


2,210 


17,383,000 


1 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


15,000 


624 


19,500 


23 


Soybeans, Bu. 


58,000 


29 


1,690,000 


5 


Corn, Bu. 


7,000 


106 


740,000 


3 1 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 








Peanuts, Lbs. 










Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


8,300 


38 


319,000 


12 


Barley, Bu. 


* 






* 


Oats, Bu. 


1,200 


60 


72,000 


2 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


6,800 


120 


816,000 


2 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


10,500 


3.24 


34,000 


20 


Sorghum, Bu. 


350 


49 


12,200 


16 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




189,000 


1 3 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






l^i. uuu 


93 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




6,700 


23 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




13,000,000 


16 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






1,000,000 


12 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$65,639,000 


16 


Crops 






$125,636,000 


1 


Government Payments 






$3,760,000 


20 


Total 






$195,035,000 


7 



JOHNSTON COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 506,867 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1,144 

Total Land in Farms. Acres 194,211 

Average Farm Size, Acres 170 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 110,141 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $599,437 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $67,625 

Average Farm Production Expenses $108,902 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco. Lbs. 


1.915 


1,845 


3,534,000 


30 


Cotton. 480 Lb. Bales 26,600 


559 


31,000 


12 


Soybeans, Bu. 


8,500 


25 


212,000 


51 


Corn, Bu. 


7,300 


97 


710,000 


32 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 




* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


335 


2,815 


943,000 


18 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


4,000 


34 


136,000 


27 


Barley, Bu. 






* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 




* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 




* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 




* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


1,600 


2.38 


3,800 


78 


Sorghum, Bu. 


200 


51 


10,200 


20 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




273,000 


9 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






2,900 


65 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






900 


77 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






2,700,000 


41 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$46,260,000 


27 


Crops 






$19,823,000 


50 


Government Payments 






$5,848,000 


14 


Total 






$71,931,000 


31 



JONES COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 302,912 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 154 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 76,025 

Average Farm Size. Acres 494 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 49,599 

Average Age of Farmers 53 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,136,331 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $174,258 

Average Farm Production Expenses $529,741 



105 



LEE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 164,659 
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 304 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 46,084 

Average Farm Size, Acres 152 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 14,269 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $418,104 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $37,783 

Average Farm Production Expenses $57,240 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


1,325 


2,065 


2,737,000 


35 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


1,100 


545 


1,250 


43 


Soybeans, Bu. 


5,800 


26 


150,000 


58 


Corn, Bu. 


800 


100 


80,000 


69 


Corn for Silage, Tons 




* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 








Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


1,000 


25 


25,000 


70 


Barley, Bu. 


* 




* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


420 


50 


20,800 


24 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 




A 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


2,400 


2.42 


5,800 


75 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




4,200 


50 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






3,700 


59 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,900 


60 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 








* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






6,500,000 


26 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$13,566,000 


50 


Crops 






$13,106,000 


68 


Government Payments 






$207,000 


82 


Total 






$26,879,000 


68 



LENOIR COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 255,917 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 428 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 121,520 

Average Farm Size, Acres 284 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 86,471 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $942,742 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $137,483 

Average Farm Production Expenses $282,162 



CROPS - 2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


5,445 


1,865 


10,160,000 


10 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


37,000 


605 


46,600 


6 


Soybeans, Bu. 


25,700 


27 


685,000 


23 


Corn, Bu. 


17,800 


107 


1,910,000 


14 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


11,000 


38 


418,000 


9 


Barley, Bu. 


* 






* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


1,020 


120 


120,000 


13 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


3,000 


2.77 


8,300 


68 


Sorghum, Bu. 


250 


48 


12,000 


17 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




285,000 


8 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






3,500 


60 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




2,000 


58 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




2,700,000 


41 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






1,900,000 


6 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$69,491,000 


15 


Crops 






$51,275,000 


13 


Government Payments 






$5,277,000 


15 


Total 






$126,043,000 


12 



106 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


* 








Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 








Soybeans, Bu. 


4,800 


30 


144,000 


6(1 


Corn, Bu. 


1,100 


84 


92,000 


64 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


1,600 


13 


20,700 


14 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 








Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


2,800 


32 


90,000 


4 1 


Barley, Bu. 


650 






7 


Oats, Bu. 




* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 11,500 


2.31 


26,600 


29 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 




* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 








Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1 1 ,uuu 




Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






4,500 


36 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,900 


8 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






3,000,000 


40 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$14,261,000 


48 


Crops 






$3,353,000 


93 


Government Payments 






$558,000 


65 


Total 






$18,172,000 


79 




LINCOLN COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 191,245 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 618 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 57.777 

Average Farm Size, Acres 93 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 23,202 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $337,142 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $37,170 

Average Farm Production Expenses $36,656 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 

Tobacco, Lbs. * * * * 

Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * * 

Soybeans, Bu. * * * * 

Corn, Bu. 

Corn for Silage, Tons 
Peanuts, Lbs. 
Small Grains: 



Mcdowell county 



200 



21 



4,200 



34 



Wheat, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 4,000 


2.25 


9,000 


64 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 








* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






3,100 


62 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,300 


64 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






1,600,000 


47 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 






* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 






Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 






$5,622,000 


71 


Crops 






$21,433,000 


45 


Government Payments 






$104,000 


93 


Total 






$27,159,000 


67 




Total Area in County. Acres 282.688 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 282 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 24,441 

Average Farm Size, Acres 87 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 5,589 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $265,697 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $31,578 

Average Farm Production Expenses $40,786 



107 



MACON COUNTY 



Total Area in County, Acres 330,534 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 347 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 22,495 

Average Farm Size, Acres 65 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 5,392 

Average Age of Farmers 59 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $537,610 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $68,473 

Average Farm Production Expenses $10,287 




CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 35 


2,055 


72,000 


73 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 








Soybeans, Bu. * 








Corn, r5u. 


* 


* 


* 


Corn tor Silage, Tons 250 


1 1 


2,800 


38 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


■k 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 










* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 




* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 5,000 


2.54 


12,700 


52 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


nogs and rigs (Dec. 1, zUUo; 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan 1 2004") 




4,700 


56 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




2,500 


50 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$2,883,000 


82 


Crops 




$3,105,000 


94 


Government Payments 




$78,000 


96 


Total 




$6,066,000 


96 



MADISON COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 287,648 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 973 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 84,053 

Average Farm Size, Acres 86 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 9,879 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $299,366 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $19,979 

Average Farm Production Expenses $10,935 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 1,635 


1,285 


2,104,000 


40 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Corn, Bu. * 




* 


* 


Corn for Silage, Tons 300 


21 


6,300 


29 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 7,200 


2.94 


21,200 


36 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




11,000 


28 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




5,600 


27 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$2,964,000 


81 


Crops 




$10,507,000 


73 


Government Payments 




$409,000 


73 


Total 




$13,880,000 


88 



108 



CROPS - 2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


3,105 


2,430 


7,549,000 


16 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


38,800 


693 


56,000 


4 


Soybeans. Bu. 


13,000 


31 


405,000 


36 


Corn, Bu. 


2,600 


112 


290,000 


45 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


A 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


12,410 


3,365 


41.765,000 


1 


all rivci in c 
O 111 cxil VJ I tx lilts . 










Wheat. Bu. 


2,500 


35 


88,000 


46 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


1,300 


2.46 


3.200 


82 


Sorghum, Bu. 


550 


56 


30,700 


6 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




19,000 


40 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,800 


70 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1.000 


74 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




4.000.000 


3 1 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock. Dairy and Poultry 




$10,608,000 


57 


Crops 






$30,151,000 


28 


Government Payments 






$20,401,000 


3 


Total 






$61,160,000 


38 



MARTIN COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 296,058 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 305 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 110,677 

Average Farm Size, Acres 363 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 66,661 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $781,589 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $139,267 

Average Farm Production Expenses $145,145 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 




* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


1,200 


36 


43,000 


68 


Corn, Bu. 


400 


90 


36,000 


77 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


200 


12 


2,300 


43 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


1,200 


32 


38,000 


60 


Barley, Bu. 


* 






* 


Oats, Bu. 




* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 




* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


4,700 


2.34 


11,000 


56 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






6,000 


49 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






2,000 


58 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$5,903,000 


70 


Crops 






$104,067,000 


3 


Government Payments 






$138,000 


87 


Total 






$110,108,000 


18 



MECKLENBURG COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 337,549 
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 300 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 25,442 

Average Farm Size, Acres 85 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 6,733 

Average Age of Farmers 59 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $636,077 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $35,460 

Average Farm Production Expenses $193,829 



109 



MITCHELL COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 141,741 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 358 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 26,044 

Average Farm Size, Acres 73 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 4,941 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $275,730 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $24,812 

Average Farm Production Expenses $9,185 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


lobacco, Lbs. 350 


1,275 


446,000 


61 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 








Soybeans, Bu. * 








/i i > . . * 

Corn, bu. 


it 


* 




Lorn tor Silage, Ions 








reanuts. Libs. 


* 


k 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. * 










* 


* 




Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes. Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 3,400 


2.41 


8,200 


69 


Sorghum, Bu. * 




* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs ana rigs (Dec. l, ZvVo) 






* 


Cattle (Jan 1 2004) 




2,100 


73 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 




1,200 


68 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$689,000 


93 


Crops 




$6,370,000 


86 


Government Payments 




$41,000 


98 


Total 




$7,100,000 


95 



MONTGOMERY COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 314,278 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 292 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 41,769 

Average Farm Size, Acres 143 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 7,189 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $399,131 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $33,985 

Average Farm Production Expenses $157,072 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


250 


1,765 


441,000 


62 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


1,200 


600 


1,500 


41 


Soybeans, Bu. 


1.100 


33 


36,000 


71 


Corn, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Corn for Silage. Tons 


* 




* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


200 


35 


7,000 


80 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


■k 


•k 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


k 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


6,300 


2.54 


16,000 


47 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




27,000 


37 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






6,200 


48 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






3,900 


43 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






19,500,000 


12 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 






* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$58,989,000 


20 


Crops 






$7,331,000 


80 


Government Payments 






$221,000 


79 


Total 






$66,541,000 


34 



110 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 



MOORE COUNTY 



Tobacco, Lbs. 
Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 
Soybeans, Bu. 
Corn, Bu. 

Corn for Silage, Tons 
Peanuts, Lbs. 
Small Grains: 

Wheat, Bu. 

Barley, Bu. 

Oats, Bu. 
Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 
Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 
All Hay, Tons 
Sorghum, Bu. 

LIVESTOCK 



1,400 
200 

4,200 
750 



1,000 



7,300 



[ Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 
\ Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
j Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
\ Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
' Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

! Government Payments 
Total 



,930 


2,703,000 


36 


600 


250 


49 


O 1 


1 non 

luu.UUU 


D 1 


93 


70,000 




* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


* 


35 


35,000 


61 










* 


* 








* 


* 


* 


2.52 


18,400 


43 


* 


* 


* 




Number 


Rank 




44,000 


30 




9.000 


10 




5,100 


31 




* 


* 




35,000,000 


5 






* 




* 


* 




Dollars 


Rank 




$87,680,000 


11 




$18,515,000 


54 




$592,000 


61 




$106,787,000 



1!) 



Total Area in County, Acres 447,200 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 820 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 101.222 

Average Farm Size, Acres 123 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 17,924 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $303,612 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $39,526 

Average Farm Production Expenses $95,442 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 



NASH COUNTY 



Tobacco, Lbs. 6,245 

Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 18,400 

Soybeans, Bu. 28,100 

Corn, Bu. 2,200 

Corn for Silage, Tons * 
Peanuts, Lbs. 
Small Grains: 

Wheat, Bu. 3,500 

Barley, Bu. * 

Oats, Bu. 300 

Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 6.000 

Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 

All Hay, Tons 6,500 

Sorghum, Bu. 340 

LIVESTOCK 

Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



2,065 
678 
30 
82 



3,115 3,310 



36 



180 

* 

2.94 
51 



12.900,000 
26,000 
850,000 
180,000 

* 

10,312,000 

126,000 

26,500 
1,080,000 

* 

19,100 
17,300 



68,000 
9,300 
4,200 

* 

9,000,000 

* 

1,620,000 

Dollars 

$46,977,000 
$58,857,000 
$5,201,000 
$111,035,000 



4 
14 
17 

52 

12 
34 

* 

17 
1 

* 

41 
13 




Number Rank 



23 
39 
40 

* 

21 

* 

2 

Rank 

26 
11 
17 
17 



Total Area in County, Acres 345,805 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 478 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 160,187 

Average Farm Size, Acres 335 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 86,031 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $888,020 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $111,972 

Average Farm Production Expenses $187,909 



111 



NEW HANOVER COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 127,322 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 77 

Total Land in Farms, Acres * 

Average Farm Size. Acres * 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 1,676 

Average Age of Farmers 59 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $449,401 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $33,007 

Average Farm Production Expenses $53,584 



CROPS -2003 


Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 




35 


1,370 


48,000 


75 


Cotton, 480 Lb. 


Bales 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 




400 


25 


10,000 


78 


Corn, Bu. 




600 


110 


66,000 


72 


Corn for Silage, 


Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 




* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 













Wheat, Bu. 

Barley, Bu. 

Oats, Bu. 
Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 
Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 
All Hay, Tons 
Sorghum, Bu. 

LIVESTOCK 

Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



Number Rank 



Dollars Rank 



$269,000 
$7,360,000 
$4,000 
$7,633,000 



99 
79 
100 
94 



NORTHAMPTON COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 343,130 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 328 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 150,666 

Average Farm Size, Acres 459 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 86,507 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $858,573 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $120,728 

Average Farm Production Expenses $177,626 



CROPS - 2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


100 


2,210 


221,000 


67 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


58,600 


702 


85,700 


1 


Soybeans, Bu. 


16,800 


34 


565,000 


27 


Corn, Bu. 


2,300 


91 


210,000 


49 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


5,420 


2,760 


14,966,000 


9 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


4,000 


39 


155,000 


25 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


1,700 


1.88 


3,200 


82 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




133,000 


16 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,900 


78 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1,000 


74 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




9,800,000 


20 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$32,984,000 


31 


Crops 






$20,593,000 


46 


Government Payments 






$22,110,000 


2 


Total 






$75,687,000 


28 



112 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 



ONSLOW COUNTY 



Tobacco, Lbs. 
Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 
Soybeans, Bu. 
Corn, Bu. 

Corn for Silage, Tons 
Peanuts, Lbs. 
Small Grains: 

Wheat, Bu. 

Barley, Bu. 

Oats, Bu. 
Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 
Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 
All Hay, Tons 
Sorghum, Bu. 

LIVESTOCK 



1,925 
6,200 
13,500 
12,200 



3,500 



2,900 



2003) 



Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



1,670 3,219,000 

581 7,500 

24 325,000 

93 1,140,000 



38 



3.41 



132,000 



9.900 



197,000 
2,400 
1,100 



2,000,000 



$51,407,000 
$19,833,000 
$2,170,000 
$73,410,000 



32 
33 
11 
22 



2!) 



60 




Number Rank 



1 1 

69 
73 



Dollars Rank 



2:! 
49 
30 
30 



Total Area in County, Acres 490.797 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 404 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 63,804 

Average Farm Size, Acres 158 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 39,270 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $427,198 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $78,796 

Average Farm Production Expenses $183,880 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


920 


2,235 


2,057,000 


11 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


2,100 


32 


66,800 


66 


Corn, Bu. 


1,500 


87 


130,000 


56 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


1,400 


15 


21,000 


13 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


1,400 


43 


60,000 


54 


Barley, Bu. 


250 


40 


10,000 


20 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 




Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 14,200 


2.34 


33,200 


22 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




4,000 


52 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






12,200 


25 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






5,300 


28 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,800 


9 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$12,614,000 


51 


Crops 






$16,277,000 


60 


Government Payments 






$861,000 


53 


Total 






$29,752,000 


64 



ORANGE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 255,866 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 627 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 71,010 

Average Farm Size, Acres 113 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 19,405 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $517,706 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $27,302 

Average Farm Production Expenses $28,403 



113 



PAMLICO COUNTY 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 




Total Area in County, Acres 215,648 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 68 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 52,340 

Average Farm Size, Acres 770 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 44,535 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,503,045 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $227,253 

Average Farm Production Expenses $208,176 



Tobacco, Lbs. 295 

Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 4,300 

Soybeans, Bu. 20,100 

Corn, Bu. 9,800 

Corn for Silage, Tons * 

Peanuts, Lbs. * 
Small Grains: 

Wheat, Bu. 6,500 

Barley, Bu. * 

Oats, Bu. * 

Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 

Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 1,500 

All Hay, Tons 300 

Sorghum, Bu. * 

LIVESTOCK 

Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



1,270 
592 
32 
91 



40 



175 

2.33 



375,000 
5,300 
641,000 
890,000 



260,000 



263,200 
700 



$892,000 
£16,373,000 
$1,748,000 
519,013,000 



63 
35 
25 
27 



14 



5 
91 



Number Rank 

3,400 54 



Dollars Rank 



89 
59 
36 
78 



PASQUOTANK COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 145,210 



CENSUS OF AGRICUL TUR E - 2002 

Number of Farms 157 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 99,432 

Average Farm Size, Acres 633 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 93,332 

Average Age of Farmers 53 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,260,846 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $140,737 

Average Farm Production Expenses $197,581 



CROPS - 2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


3,100 


743 


4,800 


36 


Soybeans, Bu. 


40,000 


31 


1,255,000 


9 


Corn, Bu. 


24,100 


125 


3,000,000 


5 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


255 


3,895 


993,000 


17 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


6,700 


23 


151,000 


26 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 




* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


3,800 


170 


647,500 


1 


All Hay, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sorghum, Bu. 


2,700 


44 


120,000 


1 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




1,500 


62 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






600 


91 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




300 


90 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$740,000 


92 


Crops 






$41,748,000 


19 


Government Payments 






$1,908,000 


32 


Total 






$44,396,000 


45 



114 



CROPS -2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, .Lbs. 


1 ,U4U 


9 n^n 


9 i HQ nnn 




Cotton, 4oU iuD. rsaies 


7 7nn 
tvv 


OoU 


q ^nn 


■> i 
-> i 


Soybeans, Bu. 


iz,zuu 




ocq nnn 


1 ( i 


Corn, Bu. 


1 9 Ann 


Q9 


i i fin nnn 


9 1 

I 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










wneat, Jdu. 


o,UUU 




on nnn 


f 1 
I I 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 




* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 




Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 










All Hay, Tons 


2,000 


2.95 


5,900 




Sorghum, Bu. 


* 








LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




9nn nnn 


7 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






2,300 


71 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1,200 


68 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




800,000 


55 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






1,200,000 


!) 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 








CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$58,299,000 


21 


Crops 






$28,257,000 


31 


Government Payments 






$1,324,000 


40 


Total 






$87,880,000 


25 



PENDER COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 557.261 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 296 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 62,714 

Average Farm Size. Acres 212 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 33,369 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $669,994 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $86,886 

Average Farm Production Expenses $262,440 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 



Tobacco, Lbs. * 

Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 16,000 

Soybeans, Bu. 32,300 

Corn, Bu. 14,800 

Corn for Silage, Tons * 
Peanuts, Lbs. 
Small Grains: 

Wheat, Bu. 2,500 

Barley, Bu. * 

Oats, Bu. * 

Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 

Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 

All Hay, Tons 450 

Sorghum, Bu. 800 

LIVESTOCK 

Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



PERQUIMANS COUNTY 



759 
35 
125 



3,925 3,455 



45 



2.67 
56 



* 


* 


25,300 


17 


1,146,000 


1 1 


1,850,000 


15 


* 


* 


13,562,000 


11 


112,000 


36 


* 


* 




* 


* 


* 




* 


1,200 


89 


44,700 


4 


Number 


Rank 


10,700 


42 


1,200 


85 


500 


85 


* 


* 


6,800,000 


25 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Dollars 


Rank 


$14,037,000 


49 


$21,675,000 


44 


$6,320,000 


12 


$42,032,000 


47 




Total Area in County, Acres 158,202 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 193 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 94,456 

Average Farm Size, Acres 489 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 85,634 

Average Age of Farmers 50 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,106,437 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $143,434 

Average Farm Production Expenses $183,236 



115 



PERSON COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 251,098 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 374 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 95,153 

Average Farm Size, Acres 254 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 24,380 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $744,566 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $77,882 

Average Farm Production Expenses $50,788 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tnha onr\ T nc 
1 UUdLLU, J_iJJCt. 


9 80R 


1,700 


4,762,000 


22 


V'Oiton, ^4ou iju. r>aies 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


r i no 

D, J.UU 


30 


185,000 


56 


Corn, Bu. 


1,200 


100 


120,000 


58 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


550 


18 


9,900 


24 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


3,700 




i D7 ooo 

1U t ,UUU 


40 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 




* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


9,100 


2.03 


i s ^on 


49 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




i n i nn 


4^1 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






7 800 


dd 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






4 1 00 


49 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$4,114,000 


80 


Crops 






$17,072,000 


57 


Government Payments 






$526,000 


67 


Total 






$21,712,000 


75 



PITT COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 417,037 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 448 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 185,776 

Average Farm Size, Acres 415 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 124,246 

Average Age of Farmers 53 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,004,236 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $122,004 

Average Farm Production Expenses $245,965 



CROPS -2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


9,455 


1,800 


17,017,000 


2 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


34,500 


605 


43,500 


8 


Soybeans, Bu. 


48,300 


27 


1,290,000 


8 


Corn, Bu. 


15,300 


85 


1,300,000 


18 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


4,855 


2,955 


14,352,000 


10 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


15,500 


36 


565,000 


7 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


680 


80 


54,400 


5 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


460 


125 


56,400 


16 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


3,700 


2.27 


8,400 


67 


Sorghum, Bu. 


250 


46 


11,400 


19 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




195,000 


12 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






3,900 


58 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




2,400 


51 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




4,000,000 


34 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$47,194,000 


25 


Crops 






$59,027,000 


10 


Government Payments 






$10,638,000 


7 


Total 






$116,859,000 


14 



116 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


lOOdCCO, 1-iUS. 


•k 


* 


* 


Pntlnn /Iftfl T K RqIoc * 

ooLton, ^lou jud. r>aies 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


L>orn, r>u. 


* 


* 


* 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. * 




* 




Barley, Bu. * 




* 




Oats, Bu. * 








Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 




* 




Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 








All Hay, Ions 4,600 


1.98 


9,100 


63 


Sorghu m, B u . 


* 


* 


* 






1 1 m ni> I' 
- > U III Uc I 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 








Cattle (Jan. 1. 2004) 




2.800 


(id 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1,300 


64 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 








Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1. 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock. Dairy and Poultry 




$1,925,000 


83 


Crops 




$6,447,000 


85 


Government Payments 




$268,000 


77 


Total 




$8,640,000 


92 



POLK COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 152,218 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 260 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 27,145 

Average Farm Size, Acres 104 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 4,433 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $474,753 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $35,269 

Average Farm Production Expenses $25,864 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


720 


1,725 


1,243.000 


17 


Cotton. 480 Lb. Bales 


* 


* 






Soybeans. Bu. 


8,400 


36 


306.000 


12 


Corn, Bu. 


3,800 


108 


410,000 


39 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


2,700 


14 


37.700 


5 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


3,000 


26 


78,000 


49 


Barley, Bu. 


300 


43 


13,000 


17 


Oats, Bu. 


310 


51 


15.700 


31 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 




Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 




All Hay, Tons 24,800 


2.54 


63.100 


5 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


it 




LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




31.700 


33 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






40,000 


2 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






18,000 


1 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






4,400 


2 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






47,500,000 


3 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 




All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




1,400,000 


5 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Pou 


ltry 




$146,574,000 


7 


Crops 






$26,491,000 


33 


Government Payments 






$1,509,000 


38 


Total 






$174,574,000 


8 



RANDOLPH COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 503.981 
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1,583 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 156,704 

Average Farm Size. Acres 99 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 44,149 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $359,572 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $59,055 

Average Farm Production Expenses $73,036 



RICHMOND COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 303,386 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 257 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 49,293 

Average Farm Size. Acres 192 

Harvested Cropland. Acres 12,734 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $471,183 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $51,670 

Average Farm Production Expenses $202,144 



ROBESON COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 607,296 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 873 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 286,704 

Average Farm Size, Acres 328 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 208,305 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $629,801 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $98,350 

Average Farm Production Expenses $186,970 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 555 


1,870 


1,038,000 


48 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 2,300 


605 


2,900 


39 


Soybeans, Bu. 2,300 


33 


75,000 


63 


Corn, Bu. 1.400 


84 


117,000 


61 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 800 


35 


28,000 


67 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats Rn * 

UdlS, i_> Ll . 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 4,700 


3.04 


14,300 


48 


Sorghum, Bu. * 




* 


* 


LIVES 1 OCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




57,000 


27 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




3,000 


63 


Reef Cnws Man 1 90041 




1,300 


64 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




26,800,000 


7 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 








V . ViT 1 1 lVl.V 1,11 lO _ IM / ._ 




Tl t~\ 1 1 Ct V" c 


Rank 


Livestock. Dairy and Poultry 




$59,361,000 


19 


Crops 




$6,527,000 


83 


Government Payments 




$528,000 


66 


Total 




$66,416,000 


35 




CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 7,545 


1,985 


14,989,000 


3 


Cotton. 480 Lb. Bales 25,500 


591 


31.400 


11 


Soybeans. Bu. 112,000 


28 


3.100.000 


1 


Corn. Bu. 37,000 


111 


4,106,000 


3 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 195 


3.015 


588,000 


20 , 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 40,000 


39 


1,576.000 


1 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 1,100 


56 


61,300 


3 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 10,800 


3.13 


33,800 


21 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 




LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




399,000 


6 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




7,800 


44 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




4,400 


37 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




17,900,000 


14 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$101,104,000 


10 


Crops 




$63,034,000 


8 


Government Payments 




$4,385,000 


18 


Total 




$168,523,000 


9 



118 



I 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


0,000 


1,840 


6,500,000 


IS 


Cotton, 4oU Lib. tsaies 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


2,100 


32 


67,500 


6. r > 


Corn, Bu. 


950 


96 


91,000 


65 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


1,100 


15 


17,000 


17 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 




Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


4,000 




i nnn 
loU,UUU 




Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


250 


ft 7 


i £ ann 




Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 14,500 


Z.Oo 




1 7 


Sorghum, Bu. 




* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Numbe r 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




£ nnn 


if; 

H) 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1 n 7nn 


1 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






^ 1 nn 
0, 1UU 


Q 1 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






7nn 
/uu 




Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1. 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$7,206,000 


68 


Crops 






$27,174,000 


32 


Government Payments 






$434,000 


71 


Total 






$34,814,000 


59 



ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 362,541 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 871 

Total Land in Farms. Acres 136.120 

Average Farm Size, Acres 156 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 27,518 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $408,043 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $45,998 

Average Farm Production Expenses $25,307 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 




* 


* 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


750 


602 


940 


44 


Soybeans, Bu. 12,400 


38 


465,000 


33 


Corn, Bu. 


5,550 


123 


682,000 


33 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


1,500 


16 


23,400 


12 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


5,600 


12 


236,000 


17 


Barley, Bu. 


1,800 


64 


115,000 


1 


Oats, Bu. 


370 


61 


22.400 


20 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 23,500 


2.38 


55,900 


8 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




3,400 


54 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






22,800 


7 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






9,400 


10 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






2,300 


5 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$16,105,000 


41 


Crops 






$23,484,000 


39 


Government Payments 






$1,177,000 


43 


Total 






$40,766,000 


49 



ROWAN COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 327,296 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 951 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 115,332 

Average Farm Size, Acres 121 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 49.001 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $453,671 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $52,993 

Average Farm Production Expenses $29,837 



119 



RUTHERFORD COUNTY 



Total Area in County, Acres 361,101 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 653 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 67,856 

Average Farm Size, Acres 104 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 15,238 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $258,688 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $35,195 

Average Farm Production Expenses $24,439 




CROPS - 2003 Arrps Harv 


Yield 


Pvah ii r» 1 1 c\n 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 300 


560 


350 


48 


Soybeans, Bu. 550 


30 


16,500 


75 


Corn, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Corn for Silage, Tons 




* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 




* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 250 


48 


12,000 


77 


Barley, Bu. * 








Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 16,000 


1.79 


28,600 


26 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




1 1 IT1 Y\ f T* 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan.-l, 2004) 




1 1,500 


26 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




6,100 


25 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




1,350,000 


51 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1. 2003) 






* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$7,491,000 


66 


Crops 




$2,638,000 


95 


Government Payments 




$519,000 


68 


Total 




$10,648,000 


91 



SAMPSON COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 605,133 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1,178 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 298,483 

Average Farm Size, Acres 253 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 168,912 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $784,955 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $102,554 

Average Farm Production Expenses $468,225 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco. Lbs. 5,225 


1,805 


9,427,000 


12 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 41.100 


540 


46,200 


7 


Soybeans, Bu. 52,000 


27 


1,395,000 


6 


Corn, Bu. 31.600 


109 


3,440,000 


4 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts. Lbs. 885 


3,115 


2,757,000 


15 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 22,000 


40 


887,000 


4 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 




* 


Oats, Bu. 1,000 


58 


58,400 


4 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 5,400 


125 


675,000 


4 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 22,200 


3.31 


73,400 


4 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




2,030,000 


2 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




21,500 


11 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




11,600 


6 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




17,000,000 


15 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




10,000,000 


1 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




500,000 


11 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$462,936,000 


1 


Crops 




$93,965,000 


4 


Government Payments 




$8,913,000 


8 


Total 




$565,814,000 


1 



120 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


360 


1,680 


604,000 


56 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 13,400 


630 


17,600 


25 


Soybeans. Bu. 


8,600 


35 


301,000 


45 


Corn, Bu. 


1,800 


110 


198,000 


50 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


150 


2,915 


437,000 


22 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


3,000 


44 


132.000 


2'.) 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 




Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 






* 


* 


All Hay. Tons 


3,100 


6.26 


1U.UUU 




Sorghum, Bu. 




* 


* 




LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1. 2003) 




143.000 


15 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






2,000 


75 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






800 


79 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






/.yuu.uuu 


26 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Pou 


ltry 




$29,448,000 


33 


Crops 






$6,110,000 


88 


Government Payments 






$1,182,000 


12 


Total 






$36,740,000 


5(1 




SCOTLAND COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 204,262 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 159 

Total Land in Farms. Acres 58,313 

Average Farm Size, Acres 367 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 32,627 

Average Age of Farmers 53 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $825,124 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $77,629 

Average Farm Production Expenses $227,685 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


7,300 


605 


9.200 


32 


Soybeans. Bu. 19,600 


35 


686,000 


22 


Corn, Bu. 


8,800 


108 


950,000 


2 1 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


1,000 


11 


10,700 


23 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 




Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


6,400 


26 


165,000 


22 


Barley, Bu. 


450 


40 


18,000 


11 


Oats, Bu. 


750 


68 


51,300 


8 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 




* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 




* 




* 


All Hay, Tons 13,500 


2.1 


28,300 


27 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 




* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




4,400 


49 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






16,200 


19 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






8,100 


12 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






900 


18 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






10,500,000 


19 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






1,200,000 


9 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




420,000 


14 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$51,459,000 


22 


Crops 






$9,345,000 


77 


Government Payments 






$1,774,000 


35 


Total 






$62,578,000 


37 



STANLY COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 252.864 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 719 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 107,549 

Average Farm Size, Acres 150 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 53,903 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $569,832 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $66,535 

Average Farm Production Expenses $68,097 



121 



STOKES COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 289,184 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 934 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 107,358 

Average Farm Size, Acres 115 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 20,870 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $349,876 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $44,065 

Average Farm Production Expenses $18,894 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 3,315 


1,380 


4,574,000 


23 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 600 


32 


19,000 


74 


Corn, Bu. 700 


86 


60,000 


73 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 




* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat Bu 700 

YY 1 1 I < 1 1 . LIU. I UU 


36 


9^ nnn 

£i iJ , \J \J VJ 


70 


Rflrlpv Rn * 

uai icy , imi. 




* 


* 


Oats Bn * 


* 


* 


* 


SW66tpOtclt06S * 


* 


* 


* 


ii ion i uiatuco, v_ vv i. . 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 13,800 


2.27 


31,300 


24 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hops and Pips (T)pc 1 'POOS') 




3,200 


57 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1 1.500 


26 


Rppf Cows Man 1 2004} 




5,200 


29 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$5,362,000 


73 


Crops 




$16,451,000 


58 


Government Payments 




$195,000 


83 


Total 




$22,008,000 


74 



SURRY COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 343,398 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1,268 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 129,090 

Average Farm Size, Acres 102 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 39,888 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $447,193 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $71,433 

Average Farm Production Expenses $53,384 



CROPS - 2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


3,580 


1,545 


5,540,000 


19 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


6,600 


33 


220,000 


50 


Corn, Bu. 


5,800 


130 


755,000 


30 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


1,100 


15 


16,000 


19 


Peanuts, Lbs. 






* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


1,300 


39 


51,000 


58 


Barley, Bu. 


1,650 


55 


91.000 


2 


Oats, Bu. 




* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


22,600 


2.61 


58,900 


7 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 




* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 



Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



20,500 
23,000 
11,000 
800 

21,000,000 

* 

500,000 

Dollars 

$62,056,000 
$23,789,000 
$1,009,000 
$86,854,000 



39 
6 
8 
19 
11 

* 

11 

Rank 

17 
37 
48 
27 



122 



PTfOPCl 9fin^ Acres Harv 


Yield 


P r nri i i ft \ r\n 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


* 


* 




Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 




* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 




* 


* 


Corn. Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 


* 


* 




Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 




Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 




* 


* 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 




Oats. Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 




* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 1,200 


2.75 


3,300 


SO 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




1 1 m n f± ¥* 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 






* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




700 


90 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




300 


90 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$327,000 


98 


Crops 




$1,689,000 


97 


Government Payments 




$105,000 


92 


Total 




$2,121,000 


99 



SWAIN COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 338,003 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 83 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 7,121 

Average Farm Size, Acres 86 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 1,508 

Average Age of Farmers 59 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $373,303 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $57,059 

Average Farm Production Expenses $12,834 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. * 


* 




* 


Corn, Bu. 600 


113 


68,000 


71 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. * 


* 


* 




Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. * 




* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 




* 


All Hay, Tons 3,400 


3.03 


10,300 


58 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 




* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




3,000 


63 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




1,400 


62 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 




Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$4,167,000 


78 


Crops 




$21,909,000 


42 


Government Payments 




$94,000 


95 


Total 




$26,170,000 


70 



TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY 




Total Area in County. Acres 242,150 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 256 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 18,171 

Average Farm Size, Acres 71 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 6,310 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $433,673 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $38,538 

Average Farm Production Expenses $40,359 



123 



TYRRELL COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 249,555 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 91 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 73,608 

Average Farm Size, Acres 809 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 68,406 

Average Age of Farmers 51 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,380,993 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $257,269 

Average Farm Production Expenses $295,184 



CROPS - 2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


2,500 


634 


3,300 


37 


Soybeans, Bu. 


32 800 


29 


O \J \J , \J \J \J 


14 


Corn, Bu. 


23,700 


110 


2 600 000 


9 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 




* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat. Bu. 


12,100 


28 


339,000 


10 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


390 


81 


31,600 


14 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


2,720 


175 


477,000 


3 


All Hay, Tons 


200 


2 


400 


95 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 



Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



28,600 



$4,371,000 
$24,513,000 

$1,282,000 
$30,166,000 



36 



Dollars Rank 



76 
36 
41 
63 



UNION COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 407,949 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1,224 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 190,704 

Average Farm Size, Acres 156 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 110,332 

Average Age of Farmers 56 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $574,022 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $78,917 

Average Farm Production Expenses $157,279 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. * 


A 


* 


* 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 5,100 


612 


6,500 


34 


Soybeans, Bu. 54,700 


36 


1,982,000 


3 


Corn, Bu. 18,800 


112 


2,100,000 


12 


Corn for Silage, Tons 400 


13 


5,000 


30 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 25,000 


30 


738,000 


5 


Barley, Bu. 300 


50 


15,000 


16 


Oats, Bu. 780 


68 


53,200 


6 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 




* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 15,900 


2.93 


46,600 


11 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




30,300 


35 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




24,000 


5 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




12,700 


5 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




82,400,000 


2 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




2,800,000 


4 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




1,440,000 


4 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$226,389,000 


3 


Crops 




$41,344,000 


20 


Government Payments 




$3,734,000 


21 


Total 




$271,467,000 


3 



124 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production. 


Rank 


1 UUdLLU, LjUb. 


2 340 


1,885 


4,413,000 


26 


V^OlLOIl, ^ioU -LiU. £>aies 


* 


* 




* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


O, 1 uu 




146,000 


59 


Corn, Bu. 


* 








Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 




Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 








Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


1,500 


35 


52,000 


57 


Barley, Bu. 


* 




* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 




Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


3,500 


2.74 


9,600 


6] 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Numbe r 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 








Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






z,uuu 




Beef Cows (Jan. 1. 2004) 






1,200 


68 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 




Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 






* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$635,000 


95 


Crops 






$13,745,000 


65 


Government Payments 






$249,000 


78 


Total 






$14,629,000 


86 



VANCE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 162,272 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 228 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 74,996 

Average Farm Size, Acres 329 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 13,844 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $718,057 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $74,278 

Average Farm Production Expenses $51,780 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 

5,915 



Tobacco, Lbs. 
Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 
Soybeans. Bu. 
Corn, Bu. 

Corn for Silage, Tons 
Peanuts, Lbs. 
Small Grains: 

Wheat, Bu. 

Barley, Bu. 

Oats, Bu. 
Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 
Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 
All Hay, Tons 
Sorghum, Bu. 

LIVESTOCK 



14.000 
950 



2.500 

900 
1.100 



Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 
Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 
Broilers Produced (2003) 
Turkeys Raised (2003) 
All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 

CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



Yield Production 

1,985 11,737,000 



27 
104 



31 

* 

58 
155 



5,800 2.05 



376.000 
99,000 



77,000 

* 

51,800 

169.000 
* 

11.900 



1,600 
6,500 
3,000 



$5,204,000 
$46,788,000 
$828,000 
$52,820,000 



Rank 

6 

* 

38 
63 



50 

* 

7 
10 

5 1 



WAKE COUNTY 




Number Rank 



61 
47 
46 



Dollars Rank 



75 
17 
54 
39 



Total Area in County, Acres 533.709 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 846 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 92,803 

Average Farm Size, Acres 110 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 27,305 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $636,877 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $47,769 

Average Farm Production Expenses $53,149 



125 



WARREN COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 274,400 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 297 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 75,469 

Average Farm Size, Acres 254 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 14,390 

Average Age of Farmers 58 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $711,770 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $155,543 

Average Farm Production Expenses $79,676 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


1,625 


2,105 


3,418,000 


31 


Cotton 480 Tib Ralpc; 


425 


700 


620 


46 


Soybeans, Bu. 


6,100 


29 


174,000 


57 


Corn, Bu. 


250 


88 


22,000 


80 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


700 


19 


13,000 


20 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


1,000 


31 


31,000 


65 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 




* 


Oats, Bu. 


300 


57 


17,200 


27 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


6,500 


1.95 


12,700 


52 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


D „ „ I, 

Kank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




41,700 


31 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






9,800 


35 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






A QHA 

4,oUU 


on 

oy 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






800 


19 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






2,300,000 


46 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 



Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 
Crops 

Government Payments 
Total 



$14,792,000 
$10,245,000 
$905,000 
$25,942,000 



47 
76 
51 
71 



WASHINGTON COUNTY 



Total Area in County, Acres 222,618 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 193 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 114,423 

Average Farm Size, Acres 593 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 98,306 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $1,124,786 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $157,276 

Average Farm Production Expenses $211,838 




CROPS -2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


255 


2,335 


596,000 


57 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


11,700 


640 


15,600 


27 


Soybeans, Bu. 


31,500 


31 


976,000 


13 


Corn, Bu. 


23,800 


126 


3,000,000 


5 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


2,420 


3,080 


7,456,000 


13 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


10,000 


44 


435,000 


8 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


1,980 


180 


357,500 


4 


All Hay, Tons 


1,400 


2.36 


3,300 


80 


Sorghum, Bu. 


440 


51 


22,300 


8 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




63,200 


25 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,200 


85 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




500 


85 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




4,400,000 


32 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$8,993,000 


62 


Crops 






$32,616,000 


26 


Government Payments 






$3,957,000 


19 


Total 






$45,566,000 


43 



126 



LKUrS - zuuo Acres xiarv. 


i ieio 


Production 


iv t\ n k 


Tobacco, Lbs. 435 


1,695 


737,000 


52 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 


* 


* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. * 


* 




* 


Corn, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 




* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 




* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 




* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 6,500 


2.72 


17,700 


44 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


1j1 VHjS 1 Ul K 




XT l 

Number 


Kank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 




Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




11,000 


28 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




3,500 


1 1 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$4,129,000 


79 


Crops 




$18,843,000 


52 


Government Payments 




$177,000 


85 


Total 




$23,149,000 


73 



WATAUGA COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 200,038 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 731 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 51.758 

Average Farm Size. Acres 71 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 8,822 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $272,128 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $31,665 

Average Farm Production Expenses $9,148 



CROPS - 2003 Acres 


Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


5,230 


1,980 


10,354,000 


9 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


27,000 


622 


35,000 


10 


Soybeans, Bu. 


60,300 


31 


1,855,000 


4 


Corn, Bu. 


25,000 


110 


2,760,000 


8 


Corn for Silage, Tons 






* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 




Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


23,500 


40 


944,000 


3 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 




* 


Oats, Bu. 


880 


57 


50,200 


1(1 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


1,170 


150 


173,000 


9 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


8,100 


3.23 


26,200 


30 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




576,000 


4 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






9,500 


37 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




4,700 


35 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




18,000,000 


13 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






5,100,000 


3 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




168,000 


20 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$176,726,000 


5 


Crops 






$56,707,000 


12 


Government Payments 






$6,582,000 


10 


Total 






$240,015,000 


4 



WAYNE COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 353,664 
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 722 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 171,449 

Average Farm Size, Acres 237 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 118,284 

Average Age of Farmers 54 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $722,503 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $124,792 

Average Farm Production Expenses $338,241 



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WILKES COUNTY 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. Yield Production Rank 




Total Area in County, Acres 



2002 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 

Number of Farms 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 

Average Farm Size, Acres 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 

Average Age of Farmers 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment 

Average Farm Production Expenses 



484,621 



1,273 
124,189 
98 
30,598 
56 

$308,987 
$51,478 
$123,301 



WILSON COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 237,498 
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 315 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 114,564 

Average Farm Size, Acres 364 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 80,632 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $951,772 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $137,583 

Average Farm Production Expenses $178,586 



Tobacco, Lbs. 


365 


1,810 


661,000 


55 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 






* 


* 


Soybeans, Bu. 


200 


30 


6,000 


81 


Corn, Bu. 


950 


1 ZD 


i on nr»n 


08 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


5,100 


16 


79,500 


2 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


~k 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. 


* 




* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 




* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 25,000 


2.94 


73,500 


3 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 










Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






34,000 


3 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






16,400 


3 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,400 


16 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






91,000,000 


1 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




1,080,000 


7 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$205,674,000 


4 


Crops 






$9,244,000 


78 


Government Payments 






$1,000,000 


49 


Total 






$215,918,000 


5 




CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


5,910 


2,145 


12,681,000 


5 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 26,100 


699 


38,000 


9 


Soybeans, Bu. 36,700 


33 


1,205,000 


10 


Corn, Bu. 


5,600 


109 


610,000 


34 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


4,500 


37 


167,000 


21 


Barley, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Oats, Bu. 


230 


77 


17,800 


26 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


3,520 


160 


563,000 


5 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 


1,600 


3.13 


5,000 


76 


Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




36,500 


32 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






2,100 


73 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






1,300 


64 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 






* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Pou 


ltry 




$8,971,000 


63 


Crops 






$91,129,000 


5 


Government Payments 






$2,929,000 


27 


Total 






$103,029,000 


20 



128 



CROPS - 2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


2,145 


1,845 


3,953,000 


28 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


* 


* 


* 




Soybeans, Bu. 13,400 


35 


469,000 


32 


Corn, Bu. 


6.100 


130 


790,000 


29 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


5,000 


15 


72,500 


3 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Small Grains: 










Wheat, Bu. 


3.680 


35 


1 ^0 000 


32 


Barley, Bu. 


900 


OH 


49 000 


fj 


Oats, Bu. 


430 


QO 


13 600 


33 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


All Hay, Tons 21,600 


2.81 


60,700 




Sorghum, Bu. 


* 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 






Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1. 2003) 




8,300 


45 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 






22,700 


() 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






q nnn 

i7,UUU 


i i 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






9 i nn 

Za, 1 uu 


e 
o 


Broilers Produced (2003) 






5,200,000 


29 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 








* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




1,350,000 


6 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$33,042,000 


30 


Crops 






$18,244,000 


55 


Government Payments 






$1,151,000 


44 


Total 






$52,437,000 


11 



YADKIN COUNTY 




Total Area in County. Acres 214,790 
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 1,044 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 117,105 

Average Farm Size. Acres 112 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 49,570 

Average Age of Farmers 55 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $425,076 
Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $57,831 

Average Farm Production Expenses $51,271 



CROPS -2003 Acres Harv. 


Yield 


Production 


Rank 


Tobacco, Lbs. 735 


1,020 


751.000 


51 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales * 


* 




* 


Soybeans, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Corn, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Corn for Silage, Tons * 




* 


* 


Peanuts, Lbs. * 




* 


* 


Small Grains: 








Wheat, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


Barley, Bu. * 


* 




* 


Oats, Bu. * 


* 




* 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 


* 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. * 


* 


* 




All Hay, Tons 3,800 


2.95 


11,200 


55 


Sorghum, Bu. * 


* 


* 


* 


LIVESTOCK 




Number 


Rank 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 




5,200 


52 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 




2,300 


54 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 






* 


Broilers Produced (2003) 




* 


* 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 




* 


* 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 




* 


* 


CASH RECEIPTS - 2002 




Dollars 


Rank 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 




$1,706,000 


84 


Crops 




$12,322,000 


70 


Government Payments 




$104,000 


93 


Total 




$14,132,000 


87 



YANCEY COUNTY 




Total Area in County, Acres 199,968 



CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE - 2002 

Number of Farms 622 

Total Land in Farms, Acres 38,658 

Average Farm Size, Acres 62 

Harvested Cropland, Acres 5,396 

Average Age of Farmers 57 

Average Value of Farm & Buildings $315,788 

Avg. Market Value of Machinery & Equipment $33,653 

Average Farm Production Expenses $10,614 



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STATE LIBRARY OF NORTH CAROLINA 




LEADING COUNTIES 



NUMBER ONE NUMBER TWO NUMBER THREE 



CROPS-2003 


County 


Production 


County 


Production 


County 


Production 


Tobacco, Lbs. 


Johnston 


17,383,000 


Pitt 


17,017,000 


Robeson 


14,989,000 


Cotton, 480 Lb. Bales 


Northampton 


85,700 


Halifax 


83,000 


Edgecombe 


65,000 


Soybeans, Bu. 


Robeson 


3,100,000 


Beaufort 


2,070,000 


Union 


1,982,000 


Corn, Bu. 


Beaufort 


5,120,000 


Duplin 


4,820,000 


Robeson 


4,106,000 


Corn for Silage, Tons 


Iredell 


158,000 


Wilkes 


79,500 


Yadkin 


72,500 


Peanuts, Lbs. 


Martin 


41,765,000 


Bertie 


39,113,000 


Halifax 


36,586,000 


Small Grains: 














Wheat, Bu. 


Robeson 


1,576,000 


Beaufort 


1,120,000 


Wayne 


944,000 


Barley, Bu. 


Rowan 


115,000 


Surry 


91,000 


Iredell 


60,000 


Oats, Bu. 


Beaufort 


77,000 


Johnston 


72,000 


Robeson 


61,300 


Sweetpotatoes, Cwt. 


Nash 


1,080,000 


Johnston 


816,000 


Edgecombe 


678,000 


Irish Potatoes, Cwt. 


Camden 


647,500 


Pasquotank 


647,500 


Tyrrell 


477,000 


All Hay, Tons 


Iredell 


98,000 


Duplin 


74,500 


Wilkes 


73,500 


Sorghum, Bu. 


Pasquotank 


120,000 


Chowan 


56,500 


Beaufort 


50,400 


LIVESTOCK 


County 


Number 


County 


Number 


County 


Number 


Hogs and Pigs (Dec. 1, 2003) 


Duplin 


2,170,000 


Sampson 


2,030,000 


Bladen 


867,000 


Cattle (Jan. 1, 2004) 


Iredell 


45,700 


Randolph 


40,000 


Chatham/Wilkes 


34,000 


Beef Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 


Randolph 


18,000 


Chatham 


16,800 


Wilkes 


16,400 


Milk Cows (Jan. 1, 2004) 


Iredell 


11,300 


Randolph 


4,400 


Alleghany 


3,500 


Broilers Produced (2003) 


Wilkes 


91,000,000 


Union 


82,400,000 


Randolph 


47,500,000 


Turkeys Raised (2003) 


Sampson 


10,000,000 


Duphn 


9,000,000 


Wayne 


5,100,000 


All Chickens (Dec. 1, 2003) 


Alexander 


1,700,000 


Nash 


1,620,000 


Iredell 


1,550,000 


CASH RECEIPTS-2002 


County 


Dollars 


County 


Dollars 


County 


Dollars 


Livestock, Dairy and Poultry 


Sampson 


$462,936,000 


Duphn 


$454,928,000 


Union 


$226,389,000 


Crops 


Johnston 


$125,636,000 


Henderson 


$121,515,000 


Mecklenburg 


$104,067,000 


Government Payments 


Halifax 


$23,218,000 


Northampton 


$22,110,000 


Martin 


$20,401,000 


Total 


Sampson 


$565,814,000 


Duphn 


$534,923,000 


Union 


$271,467,000 


CENSUS OF 














AGRICULTURE-2002 


County 


Number 


County 


Number 


County 


Number 


Number of Farms 


Randolph 


1,583 


Wilkes 


1,273 


Surry 


1,268 


Total Land 














in Farms, Acres 


Sampson 


298,483 


Robeson 


286,704 


Duplin 


234,658 


Average Farm Size, Acres 


Tyrrell 


809 


Pamlico 


770 


Hyde 


716 


Harvested Cropland, Acres 


Robeson 


208,305 


Sampson 


168,912 


Beaufort 


149,903 


Average Age of Farmers 


Macon 


59 


Mecklenburg 


59 


Swain 


59 


Average Value of 














Farm & Buildings 


Camden 


$1,634,453 


Pamlico 


1,503,045 


Tyrrell 


$1,380,993 


Average Market Value of 














Machinery & Equipment 


Camden 


$286,090 


Tyrrell 


$257,269 


Pamilco 


$227,253 


Average Farm 














Production Expense 


Jones 


$529,741 


Duphn 


$503,222 


Greene 


$497,543 



The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the Unites States Department of Agriculture, 
publishes annual county statistics for selected crops, livestock, poultry, dairy, and cash receipts. Census of Agriculture statistics are 
published every five years. Counties harvesting less than 20 acres of tobacco, 100 acres of peanuts and 200 acres of all other crops were 
not published and are designated by an asterisk (*). Also not published were counties with fewer than 1 ,000 hogs, or 500 total cattle, 200 beef 
or milk cows, 500,000 broilers or turkeys, or 100,000 other chickens. 



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