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North Carolina CropMAP

Total population (1990 census): 6,628,637
State Capital: Raleigh

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For CropSELECT see county pages.

Crop Statistics (1997 US Census of Agriculture)

Cereals Farms Acres Yield
Maize=Corn 8862 821039 74423999 bu
Sweet Corn for Seed 20 478 1054000
Sorghum for Grain or Seed 210 8344 404508 bu
Sorghum for Sirup 11 23 11230 lbs
Wheat 5949 616397 30357728 bu
Barley 412 16838 1110796 bu
Canola 1 D D
Oats 1059 21870 1401369 bu
Popcorn 6 D 2272040 lbs shelled
Proso Millet 2 D D
Rye 287 9533 233042 bu
Sunflower Seed 18 95 69925 lbs
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield
Soybeans for Beans 9933 1280412 35785336 bu
Dry Edible Peas 5 47 59400 lbs
Forages Farms Acres Yield
Field Seed and Grass Seed Crops 97 1922 X
Fescue Seed 81 1594 336170 lbs
Orchardgrass Seed 8 52 9980 lbs
Total Hay* 19761 602755 1218338 tons, dry
Alfalfa Hay 1284 19639 51336 tons, dry
Small Grain Hay 2669 57303 107405 tons, dry
Tame Hay 16651 475587 981188 tons, dry
Wild Hay 1535 28910 42266 tons dry
Grass Silage 697 21316 108448 tons, grn
Corn for Silage or Green Chop 1212 80164 1128059 tons, grn
Corn Cut for Dry Fodder 4 32 X
Sorghum Cut for Dry Forage or Hay 4 55 114
Sorghum for Silage or Green Chop 19 763 9580 tons, grn
Sorghum Hogged or Grazed 5 88 X
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield
Asparagus 25 336  
Green Lima Beans 146 774  
Snap Beans 377 5537  
Beets 39 19  
Broccoli 31 279  
Head Cabbage 234 4781  
Cantaloups 337 982  
Carrots 15 6  
Celery 3 9  
Collards 206 1284  
Green Cowpeas 174 464  
Cucumbers and Pickles 554 14420  
Eggplant 46 119  
Garlic 18 6  
Herbs, Fresh Cut 36 D  
Kale 30 99  
Lettuce and Romaine 36 24  
Mustard Greens 82 348  
Dry Onions 21 118  
Green Onions 31 24  
Okra 156 108  
Green Peas 87 150  
Hot Peppers 85 709  
Sweet Peppers 174 2304  
Potatoes 459 18806 3586031 cwt
Sweetpotatoes 512 29058 8221798 bu
Pumpkins 256 1022  
Spinach 20 18  
Squash 273 1854  
Sweet Corn 814 4690  
Tomatoes 477 1865  
Turnips 83 361  
Turnip Greens 99 503  
Mixed Vegetables 23 71  
Watermelons 677 5362  
Other Vegetables 86 886  
Fruits and Nuts Farms Acres Yield
Apples 770 11086 1172842 trees
Apricots 11 2 52 trees
Cherries, Total 53 30 1113 trees
Figs 18 4 120
Grapes 267 646 322296 trees
Nectarines 11 30 2646 trees
Peaches 432 2010 202598 trees
Pears 111 98 10898 trees
Persimmons 3 1 325
Plums and Prunes 51 14 701
Peanuts 1765 122784 325662397 lbs
Pecans 330 1373 22296 in shell
English Walnuts 6 6 112 in shell
Other Fruits and Nuts 28 41 2441
Other Nuts 12 29 2346
Blackberries 90 75 121905 lbs
Tame Blueberries 213 3752 8268094 lbs
Raspberries 41 20 39662 lbs
Strawberries 295 916 4811348 lbs
Other Crops Farms Acres Yield
Cotton 2320 677541 916278 bales
Herbs, Total 47 D X
Herbs, Dried 11 1437 1678490
Ginseng 2 D D
Tobacco 12095 320599 703559462 lbs
Other 33 772 X
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops, Cut Christmas Trees Harvested, Mushrooms, and Sod Grown for Sale Farms Sq. ft. under glass or other protection Acres in the open Sales ($1,000)
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops 3269 26335364 47537 318203
Nursery, Floriculture, Vegetable and Flower Seed Crops 805 X 8345 X
Floriculture Crops 906 18520733 940 134560
Bedding and Garden Plants 691 10780677 501 71161
Cut Flowers and Cut Florist Greens 90 449018 231 3239
Foliage Plants 116 1061992 59 9502
Potted Flowering Plants 287 6229046 148 50658
Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, and Tubers 36 12740 269 826
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 1257 X 15697 49422
Mushrooms 9 8085 X 60
Nursery Crops 956 5440745 15830 110670
Sod Harvested 42 X 4571 13683
Vegetable and Flower Seeds 29 36727 125 137
Greenhouse Vegetables 103 613826 X 2154
Other Nursery and Greenhouse Crops 644 1702508 10106 6691

*Alfalfa, grass silage, green chops etc.
D=Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual farms.
X=Not applicable.