CROP REPORT: Cotton, peanuts, & soybeans up, corn down - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

CROP REPORT: Cotton, peanuts, & soybeans up, corn down

The report shows rain fall amounts and temperatures lower than normal helped the soil moisture levels. (Source: MGN Online) The report shows rain fall amounts and temperatures lower than normal helped the soil moisture levels. (Source: MGN Online)
Corn crops dropped 15 percent compared to 2013 (Source: MGN Online) Corn crops dropped 15 percent compared to 2013 (Source: MGN Online)
RALEIGH, NC (WECT) -

Cotton, peanut, and soybean crop forecasts are reportedly up in North Carolina while the corn forecast is down compared to 2013.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service released projections for the 2014 yield, production, and harvest for some of North Carolina's biggest crops including corn, cotton, peanuts, soybeans, flue-cured tobacco, and winter wheat.

The report shows rain fall amounts and temperatures lower than normal helped the soil moisture levels.

About half an inch to eight inches of rain fell in the state with coastal areas receiving the most, thanks to Hurricane Arthur. Temperatures 4-10 degrees lower than normal also helped maintain the state's topsoil moisture levels.

69 percent of the state reported adequate moisture levels, 18 percent reported short, 9 percent surplus, and 4 percent very short.

2014 production compared to 2013 production

  • Corn down 15 percent
  • Cotton up 19 percent
  • Peanuts up 13 percent
  • Soybeans up 32 percent
  •  Flue-cured tobacco up 16 percent
  • Winter wheat up 14 percent

Copyright 2014 WECT. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly