Ag and Food Products
North Carolina’s agricultural industry, including food, fiber and forestry, contributes $78 billion to the state’s economy, accounts for more than 17 percent of the state’s income, and employs 16 percent of the work force.
North Carolina is one of the most diversified agriculture states in the nation. The state’s 52,200 farmers grow over 80 different commodities, utilizing 8.4 million of the state’s 31 million acres to furnish consumers a dependable and affordable supply of food and fiber.
North Carolina produces more tobacco and sweet potatoes than any other state and ranks second in Christmas tree cash receipts and the production of hogs and turkeys. The state ranks seventh nationally in farm profits with a net farm income of over $3.3 billion. Net income per farm in the state is over $63,000.
Pitt County’s traditional agricultural base is still an important part of our local, regional and state economy. With over 400,000 acres of land in Pitt County, over 40% is farmland. Major crops in Pitt County include peanuts, tobacco, corn, cotton, soybeans, and sweet potatoes. Livestock, dairy and poultry also contribute to the agricultural industry in Pitt County, adding over $260 million to the economy in 2014.
NC Agromedicine Institute
Pitt County Extension Services:
Ag and Food Products Manufacturers Directory
ALLIANCE ONE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Redried and packed leaf tobacco
AZTECA TORTILLA FACTORY
Hog, chicken, and cow feed
CAROLINA CLASSICS CATFISH, INC.
COASTAL AGROBUSINESS, INC.
COASTAL PLAINS PRODUCE
DUCK RABBIT CRAFT BREWERY, INC.
Sweet potato production and distribution
HARVEST TIME FOODS
IOTO USA, LLC
JP DAVENPORT & SON
NATURAL BLEND VEGETABLE DEHYDRATION
Dehydrated sweet potatoes
PERDUE FARMS, INC.
SIMPLY NATURAL CREAMERY
Farm and dairy
TRIEST AG GROUP, INC.