Southeast major player in vegetables

Smith, Powell
December 2004
Southeast Farm Press;12/1/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 27, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports on the performance of vegetables industry in the United States. The coastal islands of South Carolina have long been an important vegetable production area. However, this is changing due to increased development pressure along the coast. The 1997 Census of Agriculture showed 2,885 acres of tomatoes in South Carolina. By the 2002 Census, the acreage had increased to 3,080 acres with much of this increase occurring in the interior of the state, particularly in the mountain valleys along the North Carolina border. The number of cucumber growers increased from 185 to 267 and the acreage from 2,939 acres to 4,858 acres in this five-year period.


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