Region Focus

2003

 

Winter 2003

The Agriculture Bill's Bountiful Harvest

Legislation Boosts Payments to Fifth District Farmers
By Carl Brooks


Fifth District Production of Selected Program Crops, 2001


  Production (thousands of bushels)* Share of U.S. Production
North Carolina
Barley 1,206 .05%
Corn for grain 78,125 .08%
Upland cotton 1,620 8.3%
Oats 1,680 1.4%
Peanuts 369,000 8.7%
Sorghum 770 0.1%
Soybeans for beans 43,200 1.5%
Wheat (all types) 18,330 .09%
South Carolina
Corn for grain 25,920 0.3%
Upland cotton 425 2.2%
Oats 1,425 1.2%
Peanuts 30,450 0.7%
Sorghum 390 0.1%
Soybeans for beans 9,460 0.3%
Wheat (all types) 9,030 0.5%
Virginia
Barley 3,750 1.5%
Corn for grain 40,590 0.4%
Upland cotton 199 1.0%
Peanuts 232,500 5.5%
Sorghum 264 0.1%
Soybeans for beans 17,280 0.6%
Wheat (all types) 10,200 0.5%
Maryland
Barley 3,825 1.5%
Corn for grain 55,760 0.6%
Sorghum 664 0.1%
Soybeans for beans 20,085 0.7%
Wheat (all types) 11,025 0.6%
West Virginia
Corn for grain 3,120 0.03%
Soybeans for beans 672 0.02%
Wheat (all types) 464 0.02%
*Upland cotton is measured in thousands of bales, and peanuts are measured in thousands of pounds.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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