North Carolina Agriculture Overview

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North Carolina has a rich agricultural history that continues to thrive and remains as one of the state’s largest industries. It is one of the largest exporters in the United States for several commodities including Tobacco, Pork, Poultry, and Cotton. Several other crops are major contributors to their agricultural output including Sweet Potatoes, Peanuts, as well as Greenhouse and Nursery products. As of 2017, 8.4 million acres in North Carolina is classified as agricultural land, 27% of the state's land area, with a total of more than 46,000 farms.

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north carolina Farmland Returns

Over the last 20 years, north carolina farmland has offered average returns of 4.84%. At this rate, $10,000 invested in farmland in 2000 would now be worth over $25,380. Farmland returns are made up of two values, land appreciation, and capitalization rates of the property. Total farmland returns have been positive every year since 1990.

4.8%

Average Annual Returns

Cumulative Returns of Farmland

Source: NCREIF

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4.1%

Standard Deviation of Returns

Year Over Year Change (%)

Source: NCREIF

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Farmland Returns: Top 5 States

1. north dakota
13.5%
2. nebraska
13%
3. washington
11.6%
4. south dakota
11.3%
5. minnesota
11.3%
6. iowa
11.2%

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