2014 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 North Dakota
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Jul/31/2015

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation1,297
Farm Operations - Number of Operations30,300
Farm Operations - Acres Operated39,300,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )904,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )16,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )1,650,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )44,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )64,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2014 )140,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head20,250
Milk - Production, Measured in $76,464,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb324,000,000

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
WHEAT
WHEAT7,960,0007,490,00046.3 BU / ACRE347,068,000 BU5.75 $ / BU1,961,592,000
WHEAT, SPRING, (EXCL DURUM)6,250,0006,140,00047.5 BU / ACRE291,650,000 BU5.45 $ / BU1,589,493,000
WHEAT, SPRING, DURUM840,000795,00035.5 BU / ACRE28,223,000 BU8.8 $ / BU248,362,000
WHEAT, WINTER870,000555,00049 BU / ACRE27,195,000 BU4.55 $ / BU123,737,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS5,900,0005,870,00034.5 BU / ACRE202,515,000 BU9.6 $ / BU1,944,144,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN2,530,000124 BU / ACRE313,720,000 BU3.3 $ / BU1,035,276,000
CORN2,800,000
CORN, SILAGE230,00014.5 TONS / ACRE3,335,000 TONS
HAY
HAY2,700,0002.02 TONS / ACRE5,460,000 TONS81.5 $ / TON410,235,000
HAY, ALFALFA1,650,0002.1 TONS / ACRE3,465,000 TONS85 $ / TON294,525,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,050,0001.9 TONS / ACRE1,995,000 TONS58 $ / TON115,710,000
CANOLA
CANOLA1,200,0001,190,0001,800 LB / ACRE2,142,000,000 LB17 $ / CWT364,140,000
BEANS
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE630,000615,0001,430 LB / ACRE8,795,000 CWT28.6 $ / CWT251,537,000
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, CHICKPEAS, SMALL2,0001,9001,550 LB / ACRE29,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, CHICKPEAS6,4006,2001,230 LB / ACRE76,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, BLACK80,00076,0001,300 LB / ACRE988,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, CHICKPEAS, LARGE4,4004,3001,100 LB / ACRE47,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, PINTO404,000397,0001,430 LB / ACRE5,677,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, NAVY107,000104,0001,560 LB / ACRE1,622,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, PINK11,10011,0001,030 LB / ACRE113,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, SMALL, RED2,7002,6001,970 LB / ACRE51,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, GREAT NORTHERN10,30010,1001,800 LB / ACRE182,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, OTHER6,8006,7001,000 LB / ACRE67,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, DARK, RED, KIDNEY1,7001,4001,380 LB / ACRE19,000 CWT
POTATOES
POTATOES79,00077,000315 CWT / ACRE24,255,000 CWT9.15 $ / CWT221,933,000
POTATOES, FALL79,00077,000315 CWT / ACRE24,255,000 CWT9.15 $ / CWT221,933,000
SUNFLOWER
SUNFLOWER665,000650,0001,306 LB / ACRE848,600,000 LB22.4 $ / CWT190,843,000
SUNFLOWER, OIL TYPE520,000510,0001,340 LB / ACRE683,400,000 LB19.9 $ / CWT135,997,000
SUNFLOWER, NON-OIL TYPE145,000140,0001,180 LB / ACRE165,200,000 LB33.2 $ / CWT54,846,000
BARLEY
BARLEY620,000535,00067 BU / ACRE35,845,000 BU5.2 $ / BU186,394,000
FLAXSEED
FLAXSEED275,000270,00021.5 BU / ACRE5,805,000 BU12 $ / BU69,660,000
PEAS
PEAS, DRY EDIBLE265,000255,0002,130 LB / ACRE5,432,000 CWT11.1 $ / CWT60,295,000
OATS
OATS235,000105,00073 BU / ACRE7,665,000 BU2.45 $ / BU18,779,000
LENTILS
LENTILS75,00066,0001,200 LB / ACRE792,000 CWT21.3 $ / CWT16,870,000
SAFFLOWER
SAFFLOWER14,0009,5001,000 LB / ACRE9,500,000 LB24.3 $ / CWT2,309,000
SUGARBEETS
SUGARBEETS216,000215,00023.8 TONS / ACRE5,117,000 TONS
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA80,000
(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: North_Dakota

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold10,950,6801150
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 9,664,285650
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products1,286,3953450
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas8,813,348550
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes251,0331550
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries2474950
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod7,2715050
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops194549
Other crops and hay592,3671050
Poultry and eggs(D)4050
Cattle and calves1,063,2871550
Milk from cows67,0793550
Hogs and pigs50,3662550
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk(D)(D)50
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys12,4623550
Aquaculture7384950
Other animals and other animal products61,862550
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Wheat for grain, all7,767,484249
Spring wheat for grain5,708,405129
Soybeans for beans4,729,137745
Corn for grain3,465,997949
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop2,172,738950
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Cattle and calves1,809,6131650
Turkeys419,3191950
Colonies of bees370,480250
Hogs and pigs133,6532750
Layers92,7544550

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,0009,669
   $1,000 to $2,499778
   $2,500 to $4,999976
   $5,000 to $9,9991,275
   $10,000 to $19,9991,306
   $20,000 to $24,999510
   $25,000 to $39,9991,170
   $40,000 to $49,999647
   $50,000 to $99,9992,074
   $100,000 to $249,9993,304
   $250,000 to $499,9993,156
   $500,000 or more6,096
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)7,296,140
   Average per farm ($)235,656
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)4,555,217
   Average per farm ($)147,128
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming17,509
   Other13,452
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male27,728
   Female3,233
  
Average age of principal operator57.0
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native563
   Asian29
   Black or African American9
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander9
   White43,670
   More than one race97
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2184

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.