Ag Commissioner wants more NC corn

Here in North Carolina, the state’s Agriculture Commissioner is calling on farmers in the Tarheel State to help meet more of the demand across the world for corn.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, over 96 million acres of corn was planted in the United States this year, but less than one percent was in North Carolina.

Commissioner Troxler has challenged North Carolina farmers to come up with a certified 400 bushel per acre yield of corn.

North Carolina corn farmers are forecasted to harvest about 114 bushels per acre this year, which up from last year and more than the 10-year average.

Troxler’s request to see more corn produced in North Carolina comes on the heels of a drought in the Midwest that has devastated parts of the nation’s corn crop.