2013 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 West Virginia
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Oct/25/2014

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation168
Farm Operations - Number of Operations21,400
Farm Operations - Acres Operated3,600,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )191,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )9,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )380,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )5,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )20,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )2,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )32,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2013 )5,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head3,100,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head15,200
Milk - Production, Measured in $30,856,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb152,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
HAY
HAY590,0001.97 TONS / ACRE1,165,000 TONS120.00 $ / TON135,120,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)570,0001.90 TONS / ACRE1,083,000 TONS115.00 $ / TON119,130,000
HAY, ALFALFA20,0004.10 TONS / ACRE82,000 TONS183.00 $ / TON15,990,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE135,120,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA2,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN36,000147.00 BU / ACRE5,292,000 BU4.70 $ / BU24,872,000
CORN, SILAGE16,00019.00 TONS / ACRE304,000 TONS
CORN53,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED95,000,000 LB13,008,000
APPLES, PROCESSING75,000,000 LB200.00 $ / TON7,488,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET20,000,000 LB0.28 $ / LB5,520,000
APPLES, PROCESSING, JUICE24,000,000 LB170.00 $ / TON
APPLES, PROCESSING, CANNED49,000,000 LB215.00 $ / TON
APPLES4,30022,100.00 LB / ACRE95,000,000 LB0.14 $ / LB
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS23,00022,00046.50 BU / ACRE1,023,000 BU12.90 $ / BU12,365,000
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED5,460 TONS4,914,000
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET5,460 TONS900.00 $ / TON4,914,000
PEACHES, NOT SOLD140 TONS
PEACHES9506.00 TONS / ACRE5,700 TONS900.00 $ / TON
PEACHES, NOT HARVESTED100 TONS
WHEAT
WHEAT9,0007,00052.00 BU / ACRE364,000 BU6.75 $ / BU2,275,000
WHEAT, WINTER9,0007,00052.00 BU / ACRE364,000 BU6.75 $ / BU2,275,000

Census State Profile: West_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 sold806,7754150
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 139,0924750
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products667,6834050
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas37,4274250
Tobacco(D)1719
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes(D)4750
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries26,7722450
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod31,3384250
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops(D)(D)49
Other crops and hay33,1364350
Poultry and eggs401,4392450
Cattle and calves217,4113850
Milk from cows32,6544250
Hogs and pigs(D)4450
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk4,3223650
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys5,5104550
Aquaculture(D)(D)50
Other animals and other animal products2,0884650
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop608,4583050
Corn for grain35,2683849
Soybeans for beans20,4253045
Corn for silage15,3413749
Apples4,8231150
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens14,781,3321850
Turkeys1,817,3081650
Layers1,113,2383750
Pullets for laying flock replacement708,4122850
Cattle and calves414,9083850

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,0005,014
   $1,000 to $2,4993,847
   $2,500 to $4,9993,615
   $5,000 to $9,9993,582
   $10,000 to $19,9992,411
   $20,000 to $24,999545
   $25,000 to $39,999844
   $40,000 to $49,999264
   $50,000 to $99,999505
   $100,000 to $249,999364
   $250,000 to $499,999146
   $500,000 or more352
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)762,655
   Average per farm ($)35,490
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)74,388
   Average per farm ($)3,462
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming9,164
   Other12,325
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male18,784
   Female2,705
  
Average age of principal operator59.7
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native77
   Asian39
   Black or African American35
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander5
   White31,552
   More than one race92
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2189

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.