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The collection of agricultural statistics has been a responsibility of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture since it was created; however, lack of specific statutory authority long hampered the Department in developing an effective statistical program. This has been a battle ever since.
The Census Bureau has published the 1984 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey report. According to North Carolina Agricultural Extension agents, the report underestimated the number of farm acres under irrigation in North Carolina. Farm ponds are the number one source of irrigation water in North Carolina, followed by streams and groundwater.