North Carolina's 2012 Prospective Plantings Report is snowing 100,000 acres of peanuts are to be planted in the state. According to NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler this is a 22 percent increase over last year, and the most in the state since 2008.
The state will also see a modest incresae in acres for corn and soybeans with 2011. Soybean plantings in North Carolina are projected to be up 4 percent, to 1.43 million acres. Swwet potato acreage is forecast to be up 3 percent.
In 2011, high cotton prices prompted cotton farmers to plant more than 800,00 acres of the crop, this year, farmers say they will plant 700,000 acres, a 13 percent drop.