2014 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 New Jersey
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Sep/04/2015

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation79
Farm Operations - Number of Operations9,100
Farm Operations - Acres Operated720,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )7,500
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )7,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )28,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2014 )10,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head18,143
Milk - Production, Measured in $31,623,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb127,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
Sorted by Value of Production in Dollars
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
BLUEBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, UTILIZED5,980 LB / ACRE55,610,000 LB77,793,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, FRESH MARKET49,750,000 LB1.44 $ / LB71,640,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, PROCESSING5,860,000 LB1.05 $ / LB6,153,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME9,30055,610,000 LB1.4 $ / LB
CORN
CORN, GRAIN79,000157 BU / ACRE12,403,000 BU3.8 $ / BU47,131,000
CORN, SILAGE5,00020 TONS / ACRE100,000 TONS
CORN85,000
HAY
HAY106,0002.46 TONS / ACRE261,000 TONS191 $ / TON45,567,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)92,0002.3 TONS / ACRE212,000 TONS176 $ / TON33,072,000
HAY, ALFALFA14,0003.5 TONS / ACRE49,000 TONS255 $ / TON12,495,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS105,000103,00044 BU / ACRE4,532,000 BU9.8 $ / BU44,414,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED36,000,000 LB30,492,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET26,000,000 LB1.102 $ / LB28,652,000
APPLES, PROCESSING10,000,000 LB368 $ / TON1,840,000
APPLES1,70021,800 LB / ACRE37,000,000 LB0.847 $ / LB
APPLES, NOT HARVESTED500,000 LB
APPLES, NOT SOLD500,000 LB
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL3,0002,800340 CWT / ACRE952,000 CWT31 $ / CWT29,512,000
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED21,050 TONS27,891,000
PEACHES, NOT HARVESTED1,400 TONS
PEACHES4,6004.88 TONS / ACRE22,450 TONS1,320 $ / TON
CRANBERRIES
CRANBERRIES, PROCESSING614,000 BARRELS36.9 $ / BARREL22,657,000
CRANBERRIES, UTILIZED204.7 BARRELS / ACRE614,000 BARRELS22,657,000
CRANBERRIES, NOT HARVESTED5,000 BARRELS
CRANBERRIES, NOT SOLD33,000 BARRELS
CRANBERRIES3,000652,000 BARRELS36.9 $ / BARREL
CRANBERRIES, FRESH MARKET(X) $ / BARREL(X)
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET6,3006,00090 CWT / ACRE540,000 CWT31.2 $ / CWT16,848,000
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET3,2003,100215 CWT / ACRE667,000 CWT22.4 $ / CWT14,941,000
SQUASH
SQUASH2,9002,700130 CWT / ACRE354,000 CWT32.8 $ / CWT11,611,000
CABBAGE
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET1,6001,500355 CWT / ACRE533,000 CWT17.8 $ / CWT9,487,000
SPINACH
SPINACH, FRESH MARKET1,3001,300170 CWT / ACRE221,000 CWT37.7 $ / CWT8,332,000
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES1,2001,200160 CWT / ACRE192,000 CWT36.9 $ / CWT7,930,000
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER33,00025,00053 BU / ACRE1,325,000 BU4.8 $ / BU6,228,000
WHEAT33,00025,00053 BU / ACRE1,325,000 BU4.8 $ / BU6,228,000
POTATOES
POTATOES, SUMMER2,0001,900225 CWT / ACRE428,000 CWT11.9 $ / CWT5,093,000
POTATOES2,0001,900225 CWT / ACRE428,000 CWT11.9 $ / CWT5,093,000
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET2,8002,60033 CWT / ACRE86,000 CWT38.2 $ / CWT3,285,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,000
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET61 $ / CWT
(NA) Not Available
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations
(S) Insufficient number of reports to establish an estimate
(X) Not Applicable
(Z) Less than half the rounding unit

Census State Profile: New_Jersey

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold1,006,9364050
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 890,7673650
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products116,1694650
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas126,9673850
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes191,7041750
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries145,3511250
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod405,2471050
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops1,8272249
Other crops and hay19,6714450
Poultry and eggs40,0813850
Cattle and calves8,8294850
Milk from cows26,1194550
Hogs and pigs1,6824050
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk2,5984150
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys17,0142650
Aquaculture12,3962450
Other animals and other animal products7,4503450
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop102,6244350
Soybeans for beans93,8332945
Corn for grain85,0063349
Vegetables harvested, all50,3961850
Wheat for grain, all26,5453849
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Layers1,543,6993650
Ducks(D)550
Pheasants51,0981150
Cattle and calves31,4494750
Horses and ponies27,6583950

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,0002,307
   $1,000 to $2,4991,501
   $2,500 to $4,9991,030
   $5,000 to $9,999958
   $10,000 to $19,999758
   $20,000 to $24,999274
   $25,000 to $39,999443
   $40,000 to $49,999157
   $50,000 to $99,999524
   $100,000 to $249,999428
   $250,000 to $499,999264
   $500,000 or more427
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)913,289
   Average per farm ($)100,682
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)177,242
   Average per farm ($)19,539
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming4,493
   Other4,578
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male7,239
   Female1,832
  
Average age of principal operator59.5
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native23
   Asian196
   Black or African American84
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander13
   White13,787
   More than one race49
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2232

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.