Updated June 2000
North Dakota's
Rank in Agriculture
 
1999 Rank Among States
 
North Dakota
Ranks
. . .
North Dakota
Produces
. . .
#1 Spring Wheat
33%
Durum Wheat
72%
Sunflower
43%
Barley
21%
All Dry Edible Beans
25%
Pinto Beans
45%
Canola
80%
Flaxseed
87%
Rye
14%
#2 All Wheat
11%
Sugarbeets
15%
Navy Beans
35%
Honey
13%
#3 Total Cropland - 1997 Census
6%
Oats
12%

THE 10 LEADING STATES AND NORTH DAKOTA'S RANK
Item 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 North
Dakota's
Rank
Percent
of
Nation
CROP PRODUCTION - 1999
Corn, Grain IA IL NE MN IN KS WI OH SD MI 15 1
    Silage WI NY CA MN PA IA MI NE SD ID 22 1
Wheat, Durum ND MT CA AZ SD MN 1 72
    Spring ND MT MN SD ID WA OR CO UT NV 1 33
    Winter KS OK TX CO WA NE OH IL SD ID 35 *
    All KS ND MT OK WA TX SD CO ID NE 2 11
Oats WI MN ND SD IA PA OH MI TX NY 3 12
Barley ND MT ID WA CO MN CA WY AZ OR 1 21
Rye ND GA OK SD MN MI NC PA NY SC 1 14
Flaxseed ND SD MN 1 87
Potatoes ID WA WI CO OR ND MN ME CA MI 6 6
Sugarbeets MN ND ID MI CA MT CO NE WY WA 2 15
Soybeans IA IL MN IN NE OH MO SD AR KS 13 2
Dry Edible Beans, Navy MI ND MN NE ID WY OR 2 35
    Pinto ND CO NE ID WY MN MT KS WA MI 1 45
    All ND MI NE CO CA MN ID WY WA TX 1 25
Sunflower, Oil ND SD KS CO MN NE TX 1 40
    Non-oil ND CO SD NE MN TX KS 1 55
    All ND SD KS CO MN NE TX 1 43
Hay, Alfalfa CA SD WI MN NE IA ID KS MT MI 12 4
    All Other TX MO KY OK TN KS SD NE ND AR 9 3
    All TX SD CA NE WI KS MO MN IA ND 10 3
Total Acreage
    Principal Crops Planted IA IL TX KS MN ND NE SD MO IN 6 6
    Principal Crops Harvested IA IL KS MN TX ND NE SD MO IN 6 6
Grain Storage, December 1
    On-Farm Capacity IA IL MN NE ND IN SD OH MO WI/KS 5 7
    Off-Farm Capacity IL IA KS NE TX MN IN OH ND OK 9 3
LIVESTOCK ON HAND - JANUARY 1, 2000
All Cattle & Calves TX NE KS OK CA MO SD IA WI CO 17 2
Cattle & Calves on Feed TX NE KS CO IA OK CA SD ID MN 22 1
Cows That Have Calved TX CA MO NE OK SD MT WI KS IA 14 2
    Milk CA WI NY PA MN TX ID MI OH WA 33 1
    Beef TX MO NE OK SD MT KS KY IA TN 12 3
All Hogs - Dec. 1, 1999 IA NC MN IL IN MO NE OK OH KS 25 *
All Sheep & Lambs TX CA WY CO SD UT MT NM ID IA 14 2
All Chickens - Dec. 1, 1999 OH IA CA GA IN PA AR TX NC MN NA NA
LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION - 1999
Calf Crop TX MO CA OK NE SD MT WI KS IA 14 2
Lamb Crop TX WY MT UT SD CA ID IA CO NM 14 2
Pig Crop NC IA MN IL MO IN OK NE OH KS 23 1
Turkeys Raised NC MN AR VA MO CA IN PA SC IA 16 1
Egg Production OH IA CA PA IN GA TX AR MN NE NA NA
Wool Production TX WY CA CO MT UT SD NM ID IA 13 2
Honey Production CA ND SD FL MN TX MT MI WI ID 2 13
Milk Production CA WI NY PA MN ID TX WA MI NM 34 *
FARM INCOME - 1999
Cash Receipts, Crops CA FL IL IA TX MN WA NE IN NC 13 2
    Livestock TX CA NE KS IA WI NC MN GA CO 38 1
    Total CA TX IA NE KS MN FL IL NC WI 28 2
Government Payments TX IA IL KS NE MN ND IN AR SD 7 5

Value Added to Agricultural Sector 1/
    Net Value Added CA TX IA NC IL FL NE MN WA KS 19 2
    Net Farm Income CA TX NC IA FL GA NE AR KS IL 24 2
* Less than one-half of one percent. NA = Not Available. 1/ 1998 data, value added format replaces gross farm income.

RANK OF NORTH DAKOTA COUNTIES
County Crop Production - 1999 Livestock on Hand
All
Wheat
Spring
Wheat
Durum
Wheat
Barley Oats Sun-
flower
Dry
Edible Beans
Corn
Grain
Soy- beans Canola All
Cattle
Jan. 1
2000
Milk
Cows
Jan. 1
2000
All
Sheep
Jan. 1
2000
All
Hogs
Dec. 1
1999
Adams 42 31 37 48 29 33 38 30   41 21   2  
Barnes 9 7 14 7 39 3 21 8 5 17 36 23 21 13
Benson 24 35 11 3 15 7 13 24 30 5 28 25 27 26
Billings 53 50 52 52 23 51   47   49 19      
Bottineau 45 48 18 14 35 24   46 28 11 38   28 36
Bowman 35 33 24 45 18 45   28   46 26   1 3
Burke 19 39 8 22 31 43       22 47      
Burleigh 41 34 29 39 5 23 23 12 19 24 6   7 32
Cass 1 1 15 30 40 12 7 2 1 43 39 22 23 6
Cavalier 2 3 6 1 50 11 22 42 20 1 51   43 32
Dickey 39 29 36 40 19 9 12 4 11 50 16 20 9 8
Divide 12 51 3 47 32 50 34     30 33     19
Dunn 38 27 49 27 3 46 31 34   39 2 12 15 18
Eddy 44 44 35 24 37 15 19 29   23 42   16  
Emmons 26 18 32 23 1 5 40 16 18 37 7 2   26
Foster 40 30 34 18 38 6 32 20 17 21 41   8 24
Golden 49 46 30 51 10 48 36 35   35 28   10 20
Grand Forks 10 6 26 33 42 25 1 9 10 24 42   38 2
Grant 32 23 48 41 4 26   18 32 35 7 7 18 13
Griggs 37 32 28 17 46 13 11 22 14 26 39   32  
Hettinger 11 8 16 44 27 34 28 32   6 33 17 23 9
Kidder 50 47 45 46 8 36 24 14 22 28 5 13 3 32
LaMoure 22 17 25 13 22 4 8 7 6 44 26 7 20 5
Logan 46 41 47 29 11 18   27 23 27 11 11 33 28
McHenry 29 25 27 16 14 16   31   16 4 5 6 32
McIntosh 47 43 45 37 9 8   25 16 38 15 6 39 23
McKenzie 18 24 9 28 6 53 27     34 3   4 21
McLean 5 12 4 9 17 28 9 26 27 2 12 13 22  
Mercer 43 40 23 35 13 49 30 39   31 20   44  
Morton 28 21 39 20 2 21 33 17 29 41 1 1 4 12
Mountrail 8 53 1 32 24 40   48   14 17   14  
Nelson 23 19 20 10 49 10 15 23 15 12 45 23 33 28
Oliver 48 45 40 34 12 41 26 37   45 14 16 18 15
Pembina 4 2 42 21 45 37 2 11 9 19 45     9
Pierce 36 36 21 11 25 13 35 36 25 13 28 20 39  
Ramsey 17 38 7 5 53 22 16 21 21 8 50 25 39  
Ransom 31 22 50 42 36 29 10 5 7 47 23 18 33 1
Renville 27 37 12 8 44 32   49   10 48   30  
Richland 13 5 41 43 41 27 20 1 2   25 13 11 7
Rolette 51 52 33 25 48 38       18 32 25 29  
Sargent 25 16 53 50 33 39 17 3 4   28 9 44 4
Sheridan 34 26 38 12 26 19 38 44   14 36 18 33 31
Sioux 52 49 51 53 16 42   33 31 48 21     37
Slope 33 28 31 48 34 47 41 41   29 23     28
Stark 20 14 19 36 7 44 29 38   33 10 3 11 11
Steele 21 13 43 26 50 30 4 10 8 40 48   16  
Stutsman 15 11 10 4 21 1 14 15 12 9 9 4 11 16
Towner 30 42 13 15 52 31 18 43 26 3 52      
Traill 16 9 44 38 43 35 5 6 3   52   39 37
Walsh 7 4 22 19 46 17 3 13 13 20 44   26 22
Ward 6 20 4 2 28 20 25 40   4 12 9 25 16
Wells 14 10 17 6 30 2 6 19 24 7 33   30  
Williams 3 15 2 31 20 52 37 45   32 17   33 24
TOP TEN COUNTIES, North Dakota, 1999
Rank County Production Rank County Production Rank County Production Rank County Production
CORN GRAIN OATS BARLEY DURUM WHEAT
(Bu.) (Bu.) (Bu.) (Bu.)
1 Richland 24,307,000 1 Emmons 1,296,000 1 Cavalier 4,767,000 1 Mountrail 8,050,000
2 Cass 7,878,100 2 Morton 1,197,000 2 Ward 3,126,000 2 Williams 7,650,000
3 Sargent 7,262,400 3 Dunn 943,000 3 Benson 2,718,000 3 Divide 6,600,000
4 Dickey 6,765,900 4 Grant 881,000 4 Stutsman 2,540,000 4 McLean 6,000,000
5 Ransom 5,813,000 5 Burleigh 720,000 5 Ramsey 2,479,000 5 Ward 6,000,000
6 Traill 4,717,200 6 McKenzie 699,000 6 Wells 2,416,000 6 Cavalier 3,482,000
7 LaMoure 3,429,300 7 Stark 671,000 7 Barnes 2,207,000 7 Ramsey 3,335,000
8 Barnes 1,744,200 8 Kidder 659,000 8 Renville 1,919,000 8 Burke 3,100,000
9 Grand Forks 1,654,600 9 McIntosh 629,000 9 McLean 1,900,000 9 McKenzie 2,380,000
10 Steele 1,524,400 10 Golden Valley 574,000 10 Nelson 1,834,000 10 Stutsman 1,870,000
SPRING WHEAT SOYBEANS FALL POTATOES DRY EDIBLE BEANS
(Bu.) (Bu.) (Cwt.) (Cwt.)
1 Cass 12,245,000 1 Cass 13,954,000 1 Walsh 6,876,000 1 Grand Forks 1,214,800
2 Pembina 10,178,000 2 Richland 10,410,000 2 Pembina 6,010,000 2 Pembina 1,170,500
3 Cavalier 8,475,000 3 Traill 4,502,000 3 Grand Forks 3,439,000 3 Walsh 1,075,600
4 Walsh 8,135,000 4 Sargent 3,798,500 4 Kidder 2,682,000 4 Steele 825,600
5 Richland 6,742,000 5 Barnes 2,974,500 5 McHenry 1,028,000 5 Traill 759,000
6 Grand Forks 6,689,000 6 LaMoure 1,773,000 6 Ransom 980,000 6 Wells 502,900
7 Barnes 6,126,000 7 Ransom 1,650,000 7 Dickey 704,000 7 Cass 378,700
8 Hettinger 6,000,000 8 Steele 1,616,000 8 Sargent 597,000 8 LaMoure 230,900
9 Traill 5,420,000 9 Pembina 1,238,000 9 Emmons 543,000 9 McLean 224,200
10 Wells 5,216,000 10 Grand Forks 1,227,000 10 Towner 392,000 10 Ransom 202,900
SUGARBEETS ALL SUNFLOWER CANOLA ALL HAY
(Tons) (Lbs.) (Lbs.) (Tons)
1 Pembina 1,392,500 1 Stutsman 128,460,000 1 Cavalier 206,890,000 1 Morton 409,600
2 Walsh 881,900 2 Wells 115,200,000 2 McLean 73,410,000 2 Dunn 294,100
3 Richland 740,100 3 Barnes 104,480,000 3 Towner 64,250,000 3 McHenry 251,700
4 Grand Forks 622,100 4 LaMoure 89,830,000 4 Ward 61,980,000 4 Kidder 251,100
5 Traill 599,600 5 Emmons 82,380,000 5 Benson 51,110,000 5 Emmons 229,600
6 Cass 506,100 6 Foster 70,980,000 6 Hettinger 49,130,000 6 Burleigh 225,700
7 McKenzie 259,100 7 Benson 70,860,000 7 Wells 47,950,000 7 Stark 211,900
8 Williams 123,300 8 McIntosh 64,220,000 8 Ramsey 43,620,000 8 Grant 199,300
9 Steele 13,300 9 Dickey 55,020,000 9 Stutsman 38,680,000 9 McKenzie 192,400
10 Nelson 53,590,000 10 Renville 37,420,000 10 Mercer 181,700
NUMBER OF FARMS 1/ LAND IN FARMS 1/ TOTAL CROPLAND 1/ PASTURELAND 1/
(Number) (Acres) (Acres) (Acres)
1 Ward 1,172 1 Dunn 1,335,601 1 Cass 1,012,975 1 Dunn 947,034
2 Stutsman 979 2 Stutsman 1,264,518 2 Stutsman 984,714 2 Morton 695,992
3 McLean 969 3 Morton 1,228,774 3 Ward 949,278 3 Billings 677,583
4 Cass 919 4 Ward 1,207,702 4 McLean 866,193 4 McKenzie 670,762
5 Morton 907 5 Williams 1,205,246 5 Williams 829,313 5 Sioux 568,538
6 McHenry 905 6 McKenzie 1,169,652 6 Cavalier 811,726 6 Grant 539,156
7 Richland 874 7 McLean 1,142,518 7 Bottineau 810,878 7 Slope 488,347
8 Burleigh 867 8 Cass 1,067,667 8 Barnes 767,114 8 Burleigh 420,966
9 Williams 850 9 McHenry 1,067,049 9 Richland 747,510 9 McHenry 383,529
10 Bottineau 808 10 Mountrail 997,139 10 Grand Forks 719,073 10 Bowman 381,084
1/ 1997 Census data.
 
~ Compiled and Published by ~
N.D. Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA * P.O. Box 3166, Fargo, ND 58108-3166 * 701-239-5306