More than 800,000 Acres of Wheat in NC

North Carolina's Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler is optimistic about this year's winter wheat crop in the state.   A January report indicated that there was more than 800,000 acres of wheat in the state this year. 

Of course, the crop isn't without it's concerns, one beign the weather.  A late heavy freeze, or hail storm could change the course of the crop for many growers. 

There are some reports that some growers mowed their wheat early in the year, but other than that, the crop has been reletively disease free this year, while it could use a good rain. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.