North Carolina Producers to Plant More Cotton in 2017

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler commented on Friday’s Planting Intentions Report in regards to North Carolina agriculture.

The state’s producers said they were going to plant more cotton, soybeans, peanuts and have already planted more wheat this year than last.

Those acres come at a cost to other crops, and corn, tobacco and sweet potato acres will be reduced.

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.