Today’s Topic: Statistics yearbook shows N.C. agriculture by the numbers

by | Dec 28, 2010

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

Southern Farm Network logoThis week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about the 2010 yearbook of North Carolina agricultural statistics.

The NCDA&CS Statistics Division works with USDA to publish this yearbook each year.

Here are some of the highlights of the new book, which features information from 2009:

  • In 2009, North Carolina farmers had almost $9.2 billion in income from the sale of crops, livestock and related products. That’s down about $500 million from 2008.
  • The livestock sector accounted for 62 percent of cash receipts. Crops accounted for 38 percent.
  • Broilers were N.C.’s top commodity in 2009, with cash receipts of more than $2.4 billion.
  • Greenhouse, nursery and floriculture made up the state’s top crop, with income of about $813 million.

Listen in as Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about these and other numbers pertaining to N.C. agriculture, how the state ranks nationally and where the yearbook is available.

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