2014 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Rhode Island
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Aug/28/2015

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation56
Farm Operations - Number of Operations1,240
Farm Operations - Acres Operated70,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )1,500
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )900
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )5,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2014 )1,600

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head19,000
Milk - Production, Measured in $4,514,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb17,100,000

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
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET72069066 CWT / ACRE46,000 CWT53 $ / CWT2,438,000
HAY
HAY7,0001.64 TONS / ACRE11,500 TONS178 $ / TON2,133,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)6,0001.5 TONS / ACRE9,000 TONS167 $ / TON1,503,000
HAY, ALFALFA1,0002.5 TONS / ACRE2,500 TONS210 $ / TON630,000
POTATOES
POTATOES500500246 CWT / ACRE123,000 CWT15 $ / CWT1,845,000
POTATOES, FALL500500245 CWT / ACRE123,000 CWT15 $ / CWT1,845,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED1,700,000 LB1,258,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET(D) LB(D) $ / LB1,219,000
APPLES2307,830 LB / ACRE1,800,000 LB0.74 $ / LB
APPLES, NOT HARVESTED100,000 LB
APPLES, PROCESSING(D) LB(D) $ / TON(D)
CORN
CORN, SILAGE2,00020 TONS / ACRE40,000 TONS
CORN2,000
(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: Rhode_Island

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold59,6524950
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 48,9814950
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products10,6715050
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas8485050
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes9,3314650
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries4,1314150
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod32,8314150
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops4393449
Other crops and hay1,4015050
Poultry and eggs2,1774750
Cattle and calves1,1804950
Milk from cows3,9024950
Hogs and pigs6014750
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk2574950
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys3824950
Aquaculture1,9174650
Other animals and other animal products2565050
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop8,2204950
Sod harvested2,8572650
Vegetables harvested, all2,3974650
Corn for silage(D)4849
Nursery stock crops1,1553350
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Layers69,6624650
Pheasants(D)1750
Broilers and other meat-type chickens13,4024250
Turkeys(D)3050
Cattle and calves4,6675050

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,000337
   $1,000 to $2,499114
   $2,500 to $4,999186
   $5,000 to $9,999162
   $10,000 to $19,999137
   $20,000 to $24,99942
   $25,000 to $39,99949
   $40,000 to $49,99919
   $50,000 to $99,99989
   $100,000 to $249,99959
   $250,000 to $499,99925
   $500,000 or more24
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)68,335
   Average per farm ($)54,976
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)-1,009
   Average per farm ($)-812
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming619
   Other624
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male937
   Female306
  
Average age of principal operator56.7
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native7
   Asian20
   Black or African American9
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
   White1,975
   More than one race9
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 217

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.