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.

Supporting Assets:

NC Agromedicine Institute
www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/mktg/agromedicine_institute.cfm

Pitt County Extension Services:
pitt.ces.ncsu.edu/


Ag and Food Products Manufacturers Directory

ALLIANCE ONE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Redried and packed leaf tobacco
www.aointl.com

AZTECA TORTILLA FACTORY
Tortilla production

BLOUNT FERTILIZER
Hog, chicken, and cow feed

CAROLINA CLASSICS CATFISH, INC.
Catfish processing
www.cccatfish.com

COASTAL AGROBUSINESS, INC.
Pesticides
www.coastalagro.com

COASTAL PLAINS PRODUCE
Hydroponic lettuce

DUCK RABBIT CRAFT BREWERY, INC.
Beer microbrewery
www.duckrabbitbrewery.com

HAM PRODUCE
Sweet potato production and distribution
www.hamfarms.com

HARVEST TIME FOODS
Frozen dough
www.annesdumplings.com

HOMEGROWN AGRICULTURE
http://www.homegrownag.com

IOTO USA, LLC
Reconstituted tobacco
www.iotointernational.com

JP DAVENPORT & SON
Seed production

NATURAL BLEND VEGETABLE DEHYDRATION
Dehydrated sweet potatoes

PERDUE FARMS, INC.
Grain storage
www.perdueagribusiness.com

SIGNATURE SEASONINGS
Spice Blends
www.signatureseasonings.com

SIMPLY NATURAL CREAMERY
Farm and dairy
www.simplynaturalcreamery.com

TRIEST AG GROUP, INC.
Soil fumigants