NC Agriculture Economic Impact Exceeds $1 Billion Dollars
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler this week announced that for the first time the economic impact of North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness industry has topped
$100 billion, reaching a new record of $103.2 billion, some 11% higher than last year’s economic impact figure of $92.9 billion.
Troxler shared the new economic impact numbers from N.C. State economist and professor emeritus Dr. Mike Walden.
Walden’s numbers reflect the economic value of growing, processing and delivering food, natural fiber and forestry products and is calculated using the latest USDA statistics. Agriculture is North Carolina’s No. 1 industry, employing about one fifth of the state’s workforce.
For more information, visit NCAGR.gov.