2013 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Kentucky
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Sep/02/2014

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation170
Farm Operations - Number of Operations76,500
Farm Operations - Acres Operated13,000,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )1,012,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )68,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )2,090,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )15,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )72,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )4,500
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )49,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2013 )320,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head15,155
Milk - Production, Measured in $231,340,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb1,076,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
CORN
CORN, GRAIN1,430,000170.00 BU / ACRE243,100,000 BU4.55 $ / BU1,106,105,000
CORN, SILAGE80,00021.00 TONS / ACRE1,680,000 TONS
CORN1,530,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS1,650,0001,640,00049.50 BU / ACRE81,180,000 BU12.90 $ / BU1,047,222,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE656,700,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA32,000
HAY
HAY2,600,0002.28 TONS / ACRE5,940,000 TONS121.00 $ / TON656,700,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)2,400,0002.20 TONS / ACRE5,280,000 TONS99.00 $ / TON525,360,000
HAY, ALFALFA200,0003.30 TONS / ACRE660,000 TONS198.00 $ / TON131,340,000
TOBACCO
TOBACCO87,2002,147.00 LB / ACRE187,240,000 LB2.16 $ / LB404,348,000
TOBACCO, AIR-CURED LIGHT BURLEY (TYPE 31)74,0002,000.00 LB / ACRE148,000,000 LB2.06 $ / LB304,880,000
TOBACCO, FIRE-CURED (CLASS 2)9,0003,100.00 LB / ACRE27,900,000 LB2.61 $ / LB72,819,000
TOBACCO, AIR-CURED DARK (CLASS 3B)4,2002,700.00 LB / ACRE11,340,000 LB2.35 $ / LB26,649,000
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER700,000610,00075.00 BU / ACRE45,750,000 BU6.57 $ / BU301,950,000
WHEAT700,000610,00075.00 BU / ACRE45,750,000 BU6.57 $ / BU301,950,000

Census State Profile: Kentucky

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold5,067,3342750
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 2,280,5682650
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products2,786,7652450
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas1,656,9832050
Tobacco356,603219
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes28,7873950
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries7,8393950
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod79,2833250
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops1864149
Other crops and hay150,8883150
Poultry and eggs1,107,4521550
Cattle and calves1,033,7221650
Milk from cows207,6022750
Hogs and pigs122,1301850
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk8,4642850
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys178,938150
Aquaculture2,8844450
Other animals and other animal products125,574250
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop2,042,1561050
Corn for grain1,530,1891449
Soybeans for beans1,468,3811645
Wheat for grain, all468,2421949
Winter wheat for grain468,2421748
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens51,189,742850
Layers4,308,5492150
Cattle and calves2,270,8711450
Pullets for laying flock replacement1,820,1011750
Hogs and pigs313,3601850

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00021,895
   $1,000 to $2,4998,068
   $2,500 to $4,9998,655
   $5,000 to $9,99910,313
   $10,000 to $19,9998,746
   $20,000 to $24,9992,707
   $25,000 to $39,9994,512
   $40,000 to $49,9991,946
   $50,000 to $99,9993,882
   $100,000 to $249,9992,929
   $250,000 to $499,9991,434
   $500,000 or more1,977
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)4,778,105
   Average per farm ($)62,002
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)882,585
   Average per farm ($)11,453
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming32,137
   Other44,927
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male68,864
   Female8,200
  
Average age of principal operator57.6
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native252
   Asian166
   Black or African American564
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander21
   White111,641
   More than one race393
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2708

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.