2014 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Tennessee
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: May/22/2015

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation162
Farm Operations - Number of Operations67,300
Farm Operations - Acres Operated10,900,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )883,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )47,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )1,730,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )5,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )118,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )6,300
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )44,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2014 )200,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head180,600,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head16,304
Milk - Production, Measured in $193,500,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb750,000,000

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
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS1,640,0001,610,00046 BU / ACRE74,060,000 BU10.6 $ / BU785,036,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN840,000168 BU / ACRE141,120,000 BU3.75 $ / BU529,200,000
CORN, SILAGE60,00021 TONS / ACRE1,260,000 TONS
CORN920,000
HAY
HAY1,766,0002.2 TONS / ACRE3,893,000 TONS92 $ / TON359,552,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,750,0002.2 TONS / ACRE3,850,000 TONS91 $ / TON350,350,000
HAY, ALFALFA16,0002.7 TONS / ACRE43,000 TONS214 $ / TON9,202,000
WHEAT
WHEAT530,000475,00066 BU / ACRE31,350,000 BU5.55 $ / BU173,993,000
WHEAT, WINTER530,000475,00066 BU / ACRE31,350,000 BU5.55 $ / BU173,993,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND275,000270,000878 LB / ACRE494,000 480 LB BALES0.612 $ / LB144,530,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED156,000 TONS212 $ / TON34,132,000
COTTON275,000270,000878 LB / ACRE494,000 480 LB BALES
TOBACCO
TOBACCO24,2502,151 LB / ACRE52,155,000 LB2.337 $ / LB121,244,000
TOBACCO, FIRE-CURED (CLASS 2)7,6002,900 LB / ACRE22,040,000 LB2.71 $ / LB59,728,000
TOBACCO, AIR-CURED LIGHT BURLEY (TYPE 31)15,5001,750 LB / ACRE27,125,000 LB2 $ / LB54,250,000
TOBACCO, AIR-CURED DARK (CLASS 3B)1,1502,600 LB / ACRE2,990,000 LB2.43 $ / LB7,266,000
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET5,8005,40057 CWT / ACRE308,000 CWT58 $ / CWT17,864,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED4,200,000 LB1,849,000
APPLES, NOT HARVESTED500,000 LB
APPLES6507,230 LB / ACRE4,700,000 LB0.44 $ / LB
SQUASH
SQUASH85083052 CWT / ACRE43,000 CWT30.3 $ / CWT1,302,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA2,000
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET43 $ / 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: Tennessee

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold3,611,0373350
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 2,086,4722950
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products1,524,5653350
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas1,301,3032450
Tobacco108,224319
Cotton and cottonseed253,428817
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes72,8852850
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries(D)3850
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod294,7401450
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops(D)(D)49
Other crops and hay46,2154150
Poultry and eggs552,0152150
Cattle and calves735,5112150
Milk from cows145,4453150
Hogs and pigs48,2452650
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk8,9062750
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys21,3262150
Aquaculture(D)2850
Other animals and other animal products(D)(D)50
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop1,742,4861250
Soybeans for beans1,229,3851745
Corn for grain960,7211749
Cotton, all376,997617
Upland cotton376,997617
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens30,400,7431550
Cattle and calves1,856,3161550
Layers1,675,3993450
Pullets for laying flock replacement1,025,2972450
Roosters191,923950

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00021,851
   $1,000 to $2,4998,781
   $2,500 to $4,9998,016
   $5,000 to $9,9998,852
   $10,000 to $19,9997,606
   $20,000 to $24,9992,093
   $25,000 to $39,9993,407
   $40,000 to $49,9991,217
   $50,000 to $99,9992,067
   $100,000 to $249,9991,550
   $250,000 to $499,9991,001
   $500,000 or more1,609
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)3,174,788
   Average per farm ($)46,654
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)696,379
   Average per farm ($)10,233
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming28,454
   Other39,596
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male60,280
   Female7,770
  
Average age of principal operator59.2
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native418
   Asian177
   Black or African American1,324
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander10
   White98,189
   More than one race437
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2743

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.