2013 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Delaware
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Sep/17/2014

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation204
Farm Operations - Number of Operations2,450
Farm Operations - Acres Operated500,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )2,800
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )4,700
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )16,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2013 )6,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head19,521
Milk - Production, Measured in $19,209,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb93,700,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
CORN
CORN, GRAIN174,000166.00 BU / ACRE28,884,000 BU4.70 $ / BU135,755,000
CORN, SILAGE5,00017.00 TONS / ACRE85,000 TONS
CORN180,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS165,000163,00040.00 BU / ACRE6,520,000 BU12.40 $ / BU80,848,000
WHEAT
WHEAT85,00078,00068.00 BU / ACRE5,304,000 BU6.80 $ / BU36,067,000
WHEAT, WINTER85,00078,00068.00 BU / ACRE5,304,000 BU6.80 $ / BU36,067,000
BARLEY
BARLEY43,00033,00078.00 BU / ACRE2,574,000 BU4.75 $ / BU12,227,000
HAY
HAY18,0003.30 TONS / ACRE59,000 TONS179.00 $ / TON11,764,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)12,0003.20 TONS / ACRE38,000 TONS165.00 $ / TON7,144,000
HAY, ALFALFA6,0003.50 TONS / ACRE21,000 TONS203.00 $ / TON4,620,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE11,764,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,000
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET2,8002,700320.00 CWT / ACRE864,000 CWT12.00 $ / CWT10,368,000
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET3,5003,400104.00 CWT / ACRE354,000 CWT25.00 $ / CWT8,850,000
POTATOES
POTATOES1,4001,400280.00 CWT / ACRE392,000 CWT19.20 $ / CWT7,526,000
POTATOES, SUMMER1,4001,400280.00 CWT / ACRE392,000 CWT19.20 $ / CWT7,526,000
PEAS
PEAS, GREEN, PROCESSING5,1005,0002.16 TONS / ACRE10,800 TONS263.00 $ / TON2,840,000

Census State Profile: Delaware

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold1,274,0143950
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 429,0394250
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products844,9753950
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas345,3163450
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes60,9533250
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries(D)4650
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod16,3334650
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops(D)(D)49
Other crops and hay(D)4950
Poultry and eggs811,3011950
Cattle and calves9,4894650
Milk from cows16,5934750
Hogs and pigs1,4274150
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk2894850
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys4,7824650
Aquaculture(D)5050
Other animals and other animal products(D)4950
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Corn for grain178,0323049
Soybeans for beans167,6722745
Wheat for grain, all79,6583749
Winter wheat for grain79,6583548
Vegetables harvested, all40,6842050
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens43,206,5141150
Layers(D)3850
Pullets for laying flock replacement(D)3750
Cattle and calves18,2254850
Horses and ponies6,1574750

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,000458
   $1,000 to $2,499127
   $2,500 to $4,999137
   $5,000 to $9,999145
   $10,000 to $19,999200
   $20,000 to $24,99940
   $25,000 to $39,999122
   $40,000 to $49,99966
   $50,000 to $99,999135
   $100,000 to $249,999163
   $250,000 to $499,999115
   $500,000 or more743
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)981,803
   Average per farm ($)400,572
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)320,693
   Average per farm ($)130,842
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming1,565
   Other886
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male2,006
   Female445
  
Average age of principal operator58.4
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native9
   Asian52
   Black or African American30
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
   White3,689
   More than one race9
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 240

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.