Tag Archives: USDA

NC in Focus: Turkeys in North Carolina, 2017

Turkey production is important to the farming sector of North Carolina. In fact, total poultry production – including turkeys, eggs and broiler chickens – is North Carolina’s top agricultural industry, making up 40% of the state’s farm income. Data from … Continue reading

Posted in Carolina Demographics, Carolina Economic Data | Tagged , , | Comments Off on NC in Focus: Turkeys in North Carolina, 2017

NC in Focus: Sweet Potatoes, 2017

North Carolina’s agricultural industry contributes $84 billion to the state’s economy and employs more than 1 in 6 North Carolina Workers, according to the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Two of the state’s lead agricultural products—sweet potatoes and turkeys—will … Continue reading

Posted in Carolina Economic Data, Fun Maps | Tagged , , | Comments Off on NC in Focus: Sweet Potatoes, 2017

North Carolina agriculture produces key parts of Thanksgiving meal

North Carolina’s agricultural industry contributes $78 billion to the state’s economy according to the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Two of the state’s leading agricultural products—sweet potatoes and turkeys—will likely grace many tables this Thursday as individuals and their … Continue reading

Posted in Carolina Economic Data | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on North Carolina agriculture produces key parts of Thanksgiving meal

Agriculture and Food Statistics: USDA Charts the Essentials

The USDA Economic Research Service produces a lot of data about our nation’s farms and food stuffs. Recently, they made their series of “the essentials” into an easy to navigate portal, filled with 70 charts and maps that highlight key … Continue reading

Posted in Fun Maps | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Agriculture and Food Statistics: USDA Charts the Essentials

NC in Focus: Christmas Trees & Poinsettias

“What many people don’t know about North Carolina is that we sell the largest number of Christmas trees of any state on the Eastern seaboard. In 2012, our growers cut nearly 4.3 million Christmas trees. Only Oregon growers cut and … Continue reading

Posted in Carolina Economic Data | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on NC in Focus: Christmas Trees & Poinsettias