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The Potato Sector
North Carolina is not one of the major potato producing states.

North Carolina is the top sweet potato growing state in the US. In 2018, 55% of the acreage used for sweet potato cultivation in the United States is located in North Carolina.

US sweet potato production and per capita availability 2007-2015
(Courtesy: USDA - ERS)

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The counties in North Carolina where potato and sweet potato cultivation is concentrated
(Courtesy: North Carolina State University)

Agricultural Statistics North Carolina

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Potato Area Harvested in 2017: 15,100.00 acres All seasons
Potato Production in 2017: 3,473.00 (000) cwt All seasons
Potato Seed in 2017: 294.00 (000) cwt All seasons
Potato Yield in 2017: 230.00 cwt/acre All seasons
Potato Price at Producer in 2017: 11.40 USD/cwt All seasons
Potato Area Harvested in 2016: 13,600.00 acres All seasons
Potato Area Harvested in 2016: 13,600.00 acres Summer only