2013 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Virginia
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Oct/31/2014

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation180
Farm Operations - Number of Operations46,000
Farm Operations - Acres Operated8,300,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )657,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )93,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )1,530,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )20,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )50,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )3,300
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )83,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2013 )260,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head15,500,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head18,337
Milk - Production, Measured in $398,918,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb1,742,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
HAY
HAY1,240,0002.49 TONS / ACRE3,084,000 TONS128.00 $ / TON401,196,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,150,0002.40 TONS / ACRE2,760,000 TONS120.00 $ / TON336,720,000
HAY, ALFALFA90,0003.60 TONS / ACRE324,000 TONS193.00 $ / TON64,476,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE401,196,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA10,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS610,000600,00038.50 BU / ACRE23,100,000 BU13.00 $ / BU286,976,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN360,000154.00 BU / ACRE55,440,000 BU4.70 $ / BU260,568,000
CORN, SILAGE125,00020.00 TONS / ACRE2,500,000 TONS
CORN510,000
TOBACCO
TOBACCO24,2502,170.00 LB / ACRE52,613,000 LB2.15 $ / LB113,150,000
TOBACCO, FLUE-CURED (CLASS 1)21,5002,200.00 LB / ACRE47,300,000 LB2.16 $ / LB102,168,000
TOBACCO, AIR-CURED LIGHT BURLEY (TYPE 31)2,4001,900.00 LB / ACRE4,560,000 LB2.05 $ / LB9,348,000
TOBACCO, FIRE-CURED (CLASS 2)3502,150.00 LB / ACRE753,000 LB2.17 $ / LB1,634,000
WHEAT
WHEAT335,000290,00062.00 BU / ACRE17,980,000 BU6.91 $ / BU107,415,000
WHEAT, WINTER335,000290,00062.00 BU / ACRE17,980,000 BU6.91 $ / BU107,415,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND78,00077,000941.00 LB / ACRE151,000 480 LB BALES0.76 $ / LB56,253,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED43,000 TONS
COTTON78,00077,000941.00 LB / ACRE151,000 480 LB BALES
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED190,000,000 LB33,100,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET80,000,000 LB0.28 $ / LB22,400,000
APPLES, PROCESSING110,000,000 LB195.00 $ / TON10,700,000
APPLES, PROCESSING, CANNED100,000,000 LB200.00 $ / TON
APPLES10,70018,200.00 LB / ACRE195,000,000 LB0.17 $ / LB
APPLES, NOT HARVESTED5,000,000 LB
POTATOES
POTATOES, SUMMER4,0003,900210.00 CWT / ACRE819,000 CWT23.00 $ / CWT18,837,000
POTATOES4,0003,900210.00 CWT / ACRE819,000 CWT23.00 $ / CWT18,837,000
PEANUTS
PEANUTS16,00016,0003,950.00 LB / ACRE63,200,000 LB0.27 $ / LB17,600,000
BARLEY
BARLEY72,00044,00082.00 BU / ACRE3,608,000 BU3.80 $ / BU12,776,000
GRAPES
GRAPES, UTILIZED6,100 TONS10,248,000
GRAPES, PROCESSING6,100 TONS1,680.00 $ / TON10,248,000
GRAPES, PROCESSING, WINE6,100 TONS1,680.00 $ / TON
GRAPES3,2002.06 TONS / ACRE6,600 TONS1,680.00 $ / TON
GRAPES, NOT HARVESTED500 TONS
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET3,0002,800109.00 CWT / ACRE305,000 CWT27.00 $ / CWT8,235,000
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED6,040 TONS5,596,000
PEACHES, NOT SOLD960 TONS
PEACHES1,2006.45 TONS / ACRE7,740 TONS926.00 $ / TON
PEACHES, NOT HARVESTED740 TONS
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET1,9001,80042.00 CWT / ACRE76,000 CWT48.00 $ / CWT3,648,000
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET700630260.00 CWT / ACRE164,000 CWT12.50 $ / CWT2,050,000
CABBAGE
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET400400280.00 CWT / ACRE112,000 CWT14.00 $ / CWT1,568,000
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET50046085.00 CWT / ACRE39,000 CWT27.50 $ / CWT1,073,000
OATS
OATS10,0002,00070.00 BU / ACRE140,000 BU3.10 $ / BU434,000
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET50.00 $ / CWT

Census State Profile: Virginia

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold3,753,2873150
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 1,360,1463250
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products2,393,1412650
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas633,6522950
Tobacco100,901419
Cotton and cottonseed67,8751417
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes92,3232550
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries65,8201850
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod251,8711850
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops7,873749
Other crops and hay139,8303250
Poultry and eggs1,161,5641450
Cattle and calves707,9762350
Milk from cows347,2042250
Hogs and pigs67,7022150
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk11,6342150
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys32,006950
Aquaculture54,6651150
Other animals and other animal products10,3892850
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop1,313,1971750
Soybeans for beans578,8521945
Corn for grain338,1322449
Wheat for grain, all241,9792649
Winter wheat for grain240,2082548
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens38,386,3101450
Turkeys5,160,805650
Layers2,897,2382850
Cattle and calves1,631,8821850
Pullets for laying flock replacement1,301,9172250

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00012,339
   $1,000 to $2,4994,764
   $2,500 to $4,9995,063
   $5,000 to $9,9996,436
   $10,000 to $19,9995,365
   $20,000 to $24,9991,575
   $25,000 to $39,9992,693
   $40,000 to $49,9991,144
   $50,000 to $99,9992,220
   $100,000 to $249,9991,619
   $250,000 to $499,9991,046
   $500,000 or more1,766
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)3,494,672
   Average per farm ($)75,922
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)520,123
   Average per farm ($)11,300
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming20,740
   Other25,290
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male38,377
   Female7,653
  
Average age of principal operator59.5
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native265
   Asian245
   Black or African American1,865
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander12
   White66,370
   More than one race211
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2755

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.