Today’s Topic: What N.C. farmers say they’ll plant this year

by | Apr 6, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”


The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released its annual Prospective Plantings Report, and the survey of N.C. farmers indicates that cotton acreage will be rebounding this year.

North Carolina farmers indicated they will plant 540,000 acres of cotton this year, a 44 percent increase over last year. Cotton acreage had been on a downward spiral as farmers switched to soybeans and corn, which were paying better prices. Now, worldwide cotton supply is lower, which means higher demand and better prices for farmers.

Listen in as Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda Garrison talk about cotton’s comeback, plus how many acres of peanuts, sweet potatoes, tobacco, soybeans, wheat and corn that farmers plan to grow this year.


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