Agriculture and agribusiness combined is the leading industry in North Carolina, where more than 52,000 farms occupy 8.5 million acres of farmland. More than 1,600 of these farms are century farms, meaning they have been in continuous family ownership for 100 years or more.
North Carolina is an extremely diverse agricultural state, producing more than 150 commodities. The state is a leading producer of sweet potatoes, tobacco, Christmas trees, hogs, turkeys, trout, strawberries and pickling cucumbers. Other North Carolina commodities include broilers, eggs, blueberries, peaches, peanuts, apples, catfish, watermelons, tomatoes, corn, soybeans, cotton, cattle, grapes and squash.
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