2014 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 West Virginia
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Aug/03/2015

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation169
Farm Operations - Number of Operations21,300
Farm Operations - Acres Operated3,600,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )185,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )9,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )370,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )4,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )21,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )(NA)
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )33,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2014 )4,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head95,300,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head3,100,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head15,556
Milk - Production, Measured in $34,160,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb140,000,000

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
HAY
HAY618,0001.83 TONS / ACRE1,132,000 TONS112 $ / TON126,208,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)600,0001.8 TONS / ACRE1,080,000 TONS108 $ / TON116,640,000
HAY, ALFALFA18,0002.9 TONS / ACRE52,000 TONS184 $ / TON9,568,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN36,000149 BU / ACRE5,364,000 BU3.8 $ / BU20,383,000
CORN, SILAGE14,00018 TONS / ACRE252,000 TONS
CORN51,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS27,00026,00051 BU / ACRE1,326,000 BU10.3 $ / BU13,658,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED82,000,000 LB12,448,000
APPLES, PROCESSING64,000,000 LB200 $ / TON6,400,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET18,000,000 LB0.336 $ / LB6,048,000
APPLES, PROCESSING, JUICE20,000,000 LB(D) $ / TON
APPLES, PROCESSING, CANNED(D) LB(D) $ / TON
APPLES4,10020,000 LB / ACRE82,000,000 LB0.152 $ / LB
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED5,250 TONS5,355,000
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET5,250 TONS1,020 $ / TON5,355,000
PEACHES, NOT SOLD110 TONS
PEACHES9505.64 TONS / ACRE5,360 TONS1,020 $ / TON
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER10,0007,00064 BU / ACRE448,000 BU5.45 $ / BU2,442,000
WHEAT10,0007,00064 BU / ACRE448,000 BU5.45 $ / BU2,442,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,000
(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: 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.