2013 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Alaska
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Jul/25/2014

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Number of Operations760
Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation1,092
Farm Operations - Acres Operated830,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )4,300
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )300
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )10,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2013 )1,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head10,667
Milk - Production, Measured in $704,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb3,200,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
HAY
HAY20,0000.75 TONS / ACRE15,000 TONS395.00 $ / TON5,925,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)20,0000.75 TONS / ACRE15,000 TONS
POTATOES
POTATOES65027.50 $ / CWT3,575,000
BARLEY
BARLEY3,6005.40 $ / BU594,000
OATS
OATS1,3003.75 $ / BU56,000

Census State Profile: Alaska

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold58,9255050
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 24,8575050
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products34,0684950
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas(D)4950
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes(D)4850
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries(D)(D)50
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod13,0074850
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops(D)4949
Other crops and hay(D)4850
Poultry and eggs3535050
Cattle and calves1,0855050
Milk from cows(D)5050
Hogs and pigs3385050
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk(D)5050
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys585050
Aquaculture29,7741350
Other animals and other animal products(D)4850
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop24,1554750
Barley for grain4,4452543
Vegetables harvested, all1,0594850
Oats for grain9033948
Potatoes6763650
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Cattle and calves10,6674950
Layers8,2655050
Broilers and other meat-type chickens1,8635050
Bison1,5971749
Horses and ponies1,5815050

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,000140
   $1,000 to $2,49998
   $2,500 to $4,99995
   $5,000 to $9,999107
   $10,000 to $19,999118
   $20,000 to $24,99922
   $25,000 to $39,99937
   $40,000 to $49,99918
   $50,000 to $99,99940
   $100,000 to $249,99944
   $250,000 to $499,99922
   $500,000 or more21
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)55,918
   Average per farm ($)73,383
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)8,589
   Average per farm ($)11,271
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming412
   Other350
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male512
   Female250
  
Average age of principal operator57.1
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native50
   Asian6
   Black or African American
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander1
   White1,128
   More than one race12
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 225

Note: See "Census of Agriculture, Volume 1, Geographic Area Series" for complete footnotes, explanations, definitions, and methodology.
   1 Universe is number of states in U.S. with item.
   2 Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
  (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
   - Represents zero.