2014 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Wisconsin
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Mar/06/2015

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Number of Operations69,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )275,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )1,275,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )3,500,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )260,000
Goats, Angora - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )0
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )0
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )44,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )77,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2014 )300,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head21,869
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb27,795,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
CORN
CORN, GRAIN3,110,000156.00 BU / ACRE485,160,000 BU3.70 $ / BU1,795,092,000
CORN, SILAGE850,00018.50 TONS / ACRE15,725,000 TONS
CORN4,000,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS1,800,0001,790,00044.00 BU / ACRE78,760,000 BU10.10 $ / BU795,476,000
HAY
HAY1,640,0002.97 TONS / ACRE4,866,000 TONS145.00 $ / TON732,198,000
HAY, ALFALFA1,250,0003.30 TONS / ACRE4,125,000 TONS159.00 $ / TON655,875,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)390,0001.90 TONS / ACRE741,000 TONS103.00 $ / TON76,323,000
POTATOES
POTATOES, FALL64,00063,000430.00 CWT / ACRE27,090,000 CWT10.10 $ / CWT273,609,000
POTATOES64,00063,000430.00 CWT / ACRE27,090,000 CWT10.10 $ / CWT273,609,000
CRANBERRIES
CRANBERRIES, UTILIZED246.10 BARRELS / ACRE5,020,000 BARRELS144,852,000
CRANBERRIES, NOT HARVESTED5,000 BARRELS
CRANBERRIES, PROCESSING4,844,000 BARRELS
CRANBERRIES, NOT SOLD10,000 BARRELS
CRANBERRIES20,4005,035,000 BARRELS28.90 $ / BARREL
CRANBERRIES, FRESH MARKET176,000 BARRELS
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER295,000250,00065.00 BU / ACRE16,250,000 BU4.75 $ / BU77,188,000
WHEAT295,000250,00065.00 BU / ACRE16,250,000 BU4.75 $ / BU77,188,000
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP, PROCESSING66,00064,1004.87 TONS / ACRE312,280 TONS185.00 $ / TON57,633,000
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE7,9007,9002,480.00 LB / ACRE196,000 CWT54.00 $ / CWT10,584,000
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, OTHER1,3001,3002,490.00 LB / ACRE32,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, DARK, RED, KIDNEY6,6006,6002,490.00 LB / ACRE164,000 CWT
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN, PROCESSING69,90065,8008.24 TONS / ACRE542,160 TONS96.20 $ / TON52,177,000
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET3,9003,500112.00 CWT / ACRE392,000 CWT25.60 $ / CWT10,035,000
OATS
OATS255,000140,00062.00 BU / ACRE8,680,000 BU3.55 $ / BU30,814,000
PEAS
PEAS, GREEN, PROCESSING37,70036,6001.93 TONS / ACRE70,640 TONS378.00 $ / TON26,685,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED37,700,000 LB24,172,000
APPLES, NOT SOLD1,100,000 LB
APPLES, NOT HARVESTED1,900,000 LB
APPLES3,10013,100.00 LB / ACRE40,700,000 LB0.64 $ / LB
ONIONS
ONIONS, DRY, SUMMER, STORAGE1,8001,700465.00 CWT / ACRE791,000 CWT17.50 $ / CWT13,073,000
CABBAGE
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET3,0002,900250.00 CWT / ACRE725,000 CWT14.20 $ / CWT10,295,000
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING, PICKLES5,6005,4006.26 TONS / ACRE33,800 TONS297.00 $ / TON10,039,000
CARROTS
CARROTS, PROCESSING3,8003,70028.95 TONS / ACRE107,100 TONS89.30 $ / TON9,569,000
STRAWBERRIES
STRAWBERRIES82063060.00 CWT / ACRE38,000 CWT165.00 $ / CWT6,270,000
STRAWBERRIES, FRESH MARKET38,000 CWT165.00 $ / CWT6,270,000
CHERRIES
CHERRIES, TART, UTILIZED11,900,000 LB4,683,000
CHERRIES, TART, PROCESSING11,400,000 LB0.37 $ / LB4,173,000
CHERRIES, TART, FRESH MARKET500,000 LB1.02 $ / LB510,000
CHERRIES, TART, NOT HARVESTED100,000 LB
CHERRIES, TART1,9006,320.00 LB / ACRE12,000,000 LB0.39 $ / LB
BARLEY
BARLEY26,00016,00047.00 BU / ACRE752,000 BU4.75 $ / BU3,572,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA450,0002,200,0003.84 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS8,455,000 TONS, DRY BASIS
HAY & HAYLAGE2,700,0003.54 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS9,570,000 TONS, DRY BASIS
HAY & HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)500,0002.23 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS1,115,000 TONS, DRY BASIS
MAPLE SYRUP
MAPLE SYRUP0.29 GALLONS / TAP200,000 GALLONS
HAYLAGE
HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)135,0005.60 TONS / ACRE756,000 TONS
HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,200,0007.30 TONS / ACRE8,760,000 TONS
HAYLAGE1,335,0007.13 TONS / ACRE9,516,000 TONS

Census State Profile: Wisconsin

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold11,744,476950
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 4,601,4881650
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products7,142,988850
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas3,382,5131350
Tobacco3,3151219
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes555,432650
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries219,271950
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod201,1402350
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops12,598649
Other crops and hay227,2192550
Poultry and eggs465,7172350
Cattle and calves1,416,8811350
Milk from cows4,952,039250
Hogs and pigs90,5892050
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk29,6731150
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys11,5123850
Aquaculture13,8472250
Other animals and other animal products162,731150
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Corn for grain3,306,6211049
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop2,396,640750
Soybeans for beans1,699,7281445
Corn for silage953,876149
Vegetables harvested, all288,528450
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens7,818,6822150
Layers5,413,5631850
Cattle and calves3,494,084950
Turkeys3,468,5221050
Pullets for laying flock replacement908,8832550

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00017,786
   $1,000 to $2,4994,745
   $2,500 to $4,9994,859
   $5,000 to $9,9995,888
   $10,000 to $19,9995,459
   $20,000 to $24,9991,787
   $25,000 to $39,9993,793
   $40,000 to $49,9991,912
   $50,000 to $99,9996,379
   $100,000 to $249,9997,487
   $250,000 to $499,9994,829
   $500,000 or more4,830
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)9,419,263
   Average per farm ($)135,035
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)3,073,224
   Average per farm ($)44,058
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming34,760
   Other34,994
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male62,408
   Female7,346
  
Average age of principal operator56.5
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native144
   Asian342
   Black or African American70
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander26
   White108,161
   More than one race157
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2503

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.