Region Focus

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
Barley1,206.05%
Corn for grain78,125.08%
Upland cotton1,6208.3%
Oats1,6801.4%
Peanuts369,0008.7%
Sorghum7700.1%
Soybeans for beans43,2001.5%
Wheat (all types)18,330.09%
South Carolina
Corn for grain25,9200.3%
Upland cotton4252.2%
Oats1,4251.2%
Peanuts30,4500.7%
Sorghum3900.1%
Soybeans for beans9,4600.3%
Wheat (all types)9,0300.5%
Virginia
Barley3,7501.5%
Corn for grain40,5900.4%
Upland cotton1991.0%
Peanuts232,5005.5%
Sorghum2640.1%
Soybeans for beans17,2800.6%
Wheat (all types)10,2000.5%
Maryland
Barley3,8251.5%
Corn for grain55,7600.6%
Sorghum6640.1%
Soybeans for beans20,0850.7%
Wheat (all types)11,0250.6%
West Virginia
Corn for grain3,1200.03%
Soybeans for beans6720.02%
Wheat (all types)4640.02%
*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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