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Farms and land in Greene County are perfect for investors and developers who are looking for wide open spaces, low wages and skilled workforce. Located in the Coastal Plain, the 255-square-mile Green County land is adjacent to Wilson, Wayne, Pitt and Lenoir counties and inhabited by 21,012 residents. US Highway 254 and US Highway 13 provide reliable transportation corridors. Agriculture is the primary economic base with 83,322 acres in farmland. Livestock and poultry account for 71% of agricultural sales. Eighty-three percent of farmland is in cropland, and 10% is woodlands. Agricultural products include tobacco, corn, soybeans, swine and poultry. There also are several lumber mills in the area. Top private industry employers include Ham Produce Co Inc. and NWL Capacitors Snow Hill Division. Fishermen enjoy the opportunities to catch catfish, bream, shad and even small bass in Contentnea Creek. Hunters take advantage of the abundance of quail, pheasants, deer and turkeys. Ducks are shot in season and have prompted some farmers to create impoundments. Greene County Public Schools provide K-12 public education. Lenoir Community College offers higher learning.