Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”
North Carolina farmers are planting more cotton and peanuts this year, according to USDA’s latest crop acreage report.
Cotton acreage is forecast to reach 360,000 acres this year, 29 percent more than a year ago. The forecast also shows 120,000 acres of peanuts being planted this year, a 19 percent bump over last year.
Both crops were forecast to see increases this year, but these latest numbers are even higher than the planting intentions report indicated in the spring.
Other highlights from the June acreage report:
Click on the link below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the latest USDA acreage report for North Carolina and what affects farmers’ planting decisions.
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