Home > News > 2021 U.S. Sweet Potato Production, Acreage Declined, Value Climbed

Sweet PotatoThe U.S. sweet potato industry reduced in acreage and production in 2021 but increased in value according to USDA. Total acres harvested last year were down 2% from 2020, but 4% higher than in 2019, coming in at 152,700. North Carolina remains the top-ranked sweet potato state, with 104,700 acres harvest in 2021, followed by Mississippi and California.

Meanwhile, the nation’s sweet potato value grew 2% to $680.4 million since 2020. USDA reported fresh market value per cwt this year at $27.10, up nearly 10% from 2020.

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