Where does goodness grow?
Goodness truly grows in North Carolina -- from pork and poultry to pickles and sweetpotatoes. Agriculture and agribusiness -- food, fiber and forestry -- make up North Carolina’s No. 1 industry. The latest statistics indicate that farming -- which includes crops, livestock, aquaculture, ornamentals and turf -- produced an annual income of $8.3 billion. North Carolina ranks fourth nationally in diversity of the commodities produced. These lists tell just how strong this food chain is in North Carolina.
NC ’s Top 10 Food Commodities
1. Broilers (poultry)
NC Food Commodities, Ranked Nationally
1.Turkeys and Sweetpotatoes