One of the most highly anticipated publications of the year is now available for N.C. farmers and others involved in North Carolina's agricultural industry. The N.C. Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services has announced their Agricultural Statistics – 2011 Annual Statistics Book is now available to the public.
The publication is available from many county Extension offices and can also be downloaded directly from the Division's website www.ncagr.gov/stats/2011AgStat/index.htm. The entire book can be downloaded or various sections of interest, including county production, can be opened on personal computers by linking to the information.
The book features a wide variety of important information, starting with general information about agriculture in the Tarheel State. One section lists Farm Real Estate Values, Number of Farms & Land in Farms.
A wide-ranging variety of statewide economic statistics relating to agriculture are listed:
Cash Receipts Definitions & Methodology
Source of Farm Cash Receipts
Map of County Cash Receipts
Cash Receipts by Commodity
U.S. Cash Receipts Ranking By State
Cash Receipts 1930 to present
Top 10 Counties by Receipt
Top 10 Counties by Commodity
Cash Receipts and Government payments by County
Receipts for Forest Products, Fish & Seafood
Value added to the North Carolina Economy by the Agricultural Sector
Value of Agricultural Export Shares
Monthly Prices Received: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans
Marketing Year Average Prices Received: Specified Crops & Livestock
Prices Paid: Feed, Fuels, Fertilizer
In addition, many statistics on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry are covered such as record highs and lows, inventory, production, value and stocks. All major types of livestock are included, including catfish and trout production.
One of the most interesting sections in the publication is the comparison by county of various agricultural products. This sections ranks counties in the state in terms of total agricultural production. It also ranks the counties by agricultural output, telling for example, where most of the cotton is planted in the state or which counties remain important in flue-cured or burley tobacco production.
To learn more visit www.ncagr.gov/stats/2011AgStat/index.htm. From this site you can link to various downloads from the publication.