Industry

(1)Sampson (2) Johnston (3) Wilson (4) Nash (5) Edgecombe (6) Wayne (7) Green (8) Duplin (9) Pitt (10) Lenoir

(1)Sampson (2) Johnston (3) Wilson             (4) Nash (5) Edgecombe (6) Wayne             (7) Green (8) Duplin (9) Pitt (10) Lenoir

Since 1971, North Carolina has ranked as the No. 1 sweet potato producing state in the U.S. Its hot, moist climate and rich, fertile soil are ideal for cultivating sweet potatoes, averaging at nearly 60% of the U.S. supply. According to the USDA, North Carolina harvested nearly 95,000 acres of sweet potatoes in 2016, nearly 30,000 more acres than California, Louisiana and Mississippi combined – also top producing states. The graphic shows the top sweet potato producing North Carolina counties, with Sampson, Johnston, Wilson and  Nash accounting for about half of the state’s supply.2017-consumption

For more detailed industry information,
contact Kelly McIver at kelly@ncsweetpotatoes.com.