Updated June 2002

North Dakota's
Rank in U.S. Agriculture
 
2001 Rank Among States
 

Ranks
. . .
Percent of Nation's
Production
. . .
#1 Spring Wheat
46%
Durum Wheat
65%
Sunflower
44%
Barley
32%
Oats
13%
All Dry Edible Beans
32%
Navy Beans
57%
Pinto Beans
47%
Canola
90%
Flaxseed
95%
Dry Edible Peas
46%
#2 All Wheat
15%
Honey
14%
#3 Sugarbeets
17%
Lentils
21%
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 1/
CROP PRODUCTION - 2001
Corn, Grain IA IL NE IN MN OH KS SD MO WI 17 1
    Silage WI CA PA NY MN NE IA KS SD MI 20 2
Wheat, Durum ND MT CA AZ SD MN 1 65
    Spring ND MN MT SD ID WA OR CO UT WI 1 46
    Winter KS OK TX WA CO OH NE ID AR IL 34 *
   All KS ND WA OK TX MT ID MN SD CO 2 15
Oats ND MN WI IA SD PA TX OH NY NE 1 13
Barley ND ID MT WA CO MN WY CA OR UT 1 32
Rye OK GA SD ND 4 5
Flaxseed ND SD MT MN 1 95
Potatoes ID WA WI ND CO OR MN ME MI CA 4 6
Sugarbeets MN ID ND MI CA MT WY NE CO OR 3 17
Soybeans IA IL IN MN NE OH MO SD AR KS 11 2
Dry Edible Beans, Navy ND MN MI ID SD WY NE OR 1 57
   Pinto ND CO NE ID WY NM KS MT MN WA 1 47
   All ND NE CO CA MN ID MI WA WY TX 1 32
Dry Edible Peas ND WA ID MT OR 1 46
Lentils WA ID ND MT 3 21
Sunflower, Oil ND SD KS CO NE MN TX 1 44
   Non-oil ND TX CO SD KS MN NE 1 44
   All ND SD KS CO TX NE MN 1 44
Canola ND MN 1 90
Hay, Alfalfa CA SD NE MN IA ID WI KS CO ND 10 4
   All Other TX MO TN/KY KS OK AR SD NE VA 17 2
   All TX SD CA KS MO NE MN IA KY ND 10 3
Total Acreage
   Principal Crops Planted IA KS TX IL ND MN NE SD MO IN 5 6
   Principal Crops Harvested IA IL KS ND MN NE TX SD MO IN 4 6
Grain Storage, December 1
   On-Farm Capacity IA MN IL NE ND IN SD OH MO KS 5 6
   Off-Farm Capacity IL IA KS NE TX MN IN OH ND OK 9 3
LIVESTOCK ON HAND - JANUARY 1, 2002
All Cattle & Calves TX KS NE CA/OK MO SD IA WI CO 16 2
Cattle & Calves on Feed TX KS NE CO IA CA OK SD ID AZ 23 *
Cows That Have Calved TX CA MO OK NE SD KS WI MT KY 14 2
   Milk CA WI NY PA MN ID TX MI NM OH 33 *
   Beef TX MO OK NE SD KS MT KY TN ND 10 3
All Hogs - December 1, 2001 IA NC MN IL IN MO NE OK KS OH 27 *
All Sheep & Lambs TX CA WY SD CO UT MT OR ID IA 13 2
            LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION - 2001
Calf Crop TX MO CA OK SD NE MT KS WI IA 13 3
Lamb Crop TX WY MT SD/UT CA ID IA CO OR 14 3
Pig Crop NC IA MN IL OK MO IN NE CO KS 24 *
Turkeys Raised MN NC AR VA/MO CA IN PA SC IA 16 1
Wool Production TX WY CA CO MT SD UT ID NM OR 14 2
Honey Production CA ND FL SD MT MN TX AR WI LA 2 14
Milk Production CA WI NY PA MN ID MI NM WA TX 33 *
            FARM INCOME - 2001
Cash Receipts, Crops CA IL IA FL TX MN WA NE IN NC 14 2
   Livestock TX CA NE IA KS NC WI MN GA AR 37 1
   Total CA TX IA NE KS MN NC IL FL WI 28 1
Government Payments - - - NOT AVAILABLE AT PUBLICATION TIME- - -
Value Added to Agricultural Sector 2/
   Net Value Added CA TX IA NC IL FL MN NE WA GA 18 2
   Net Farm Income CA TX NC FL IA GA KY AR IL MN 23 2
* Less than one-half of one percent. 1/ North Dakota's percent of the Nation's total. 2/ 2000 data. Value added format replaces gross farm income.

RANK OF NORTH DAKOTA COUNTIES 1/
County Crop Production - 2001 Livestock Inventory
All
Wheat
Spring
Wheat
Durum Wheat Barley Oats Sun-
flower
Canola Soy-
beans
Corn
Grain
Dry
Edible
Beans
All
Cattle
Jan 1,
2002
Beef
Cows
Jan 1,
2002
Milk
Cows
Jan 1,
2002
All
Sheep
Jan 1,
2002
All
Hogs
Dec 1,
2001
Adams 30 25 21 45 28 30 31 30 38 21 27 1 24
Barnes 4 2 38 11 29 7 20 3 8 21 30 29 21 15
Benson 38 35 19 7 24 19 12 22 20 8 28 21 27 20
Billings 53 52 36 50 22 49 49 18 12
Bottineau 14 14 13 1 18 2 2 29 37 36 32 27 28
Bowman 37 43 10 36 32 42 36 27 23 23 5 5
Burke 27 45 8 27 35 47 14 40 42 34 39
Burleigh 34 28 25 29 9 12 23 25 15 8 7 29
Cass 1 1 39 47 28 48 1 4 12 40 44 11 3
Cavalier 8 4 23 5 50 25 1 23 16 50 48 33
Dickey 33 26 47 16 26 47 8 3 13 16 17 15 11
Divide 17 53 2 37 34 48 18 23 42 40 42 8
Dunn 24 20 27 25 4 41 40 47 26 2 2 14 13 13
Eddy 51 50 42 33 40 24 35 26 20 40 40 18
Emmons 19 18 29 16 2 1 41 18 9 7 8 2
Foster 46 39 33 24 38 10 28 16 17 44 37 8 24
Golden Valley 49 49 17 49 27 50 38 36 31 37 42 20 18
Grand Forks 12 7 44 30 49 18 27 10 12 2 35 37 42 2
Grant 28 21 30 35 5 17 34 41 32 4 4 9 7 18
Griggs 41 31 32 19 43 13 32 14 23 22 39 42 35
Hettinger 6 8 6 43 44 35 7 29 46 30 29 19 9
Kidder 50 48 40 44 7 27 37 32 16 25 6 6 12 6
LaMoure 16 13 45 18 23 15 45 5 6 10 24 25 5 27 6
Logan 44 37 37 28 12 9 39 24 26 11 15 14 27 29
McHenry 29 23 22 8 15 4 11 35 19 35 3 4 6 3 33
McIntosh 43 38 34 34 8 11 33 15 14 17 20 9 36 17
McKenzie 20 40 7 26 13 26 43 24 4 3 4 23
McLean 3 11 4 12 6 16 4 31 31 7 12 14 12 25
Mercer 42 42 15 38 11 40 25 40 13 13 42
Morton 22 19 28 21 1 8 44 33 21 1 1 1 2 15
Mountrail 13 46 3 13 10 37 9 39 45 34 14 10 9
Nelson 39 29 31 22 46 22 15 17 24 14 46 47 16 46 33
Oliver 48 44 41 31 21 33 43 38 28 20 24 9 21 21
Pembina 11 5 47 42 51 39 29 13 22 3 47 46 10
Pierce 40 33 24 10 17 14 13 28 28 31 29 27 16
Ramsey 36 32 16 6 48 31 8 19 13 11 53 52 39
Ransom 31 22 51 40 46 11 5 9 27 25 1
Renville 26 30 9 3 31 20 6 36 39 50 48 27
Richland 15 12 48 37 45 2 1 19 25 34 18 13 7
Rolette 47 47 20 15 20 34 10 27 44 34 29
Sargent 32 24 52 45 51 6 2 18 30 37 6 4
Sheridan 45 36 35 14 25 21 19 38 37 32 22 36 32
Sioux 52 51 39 53 30 29 46 33 33 21 15
Slope 25 27 11 41 33 44 24 25 21 11
Stark 10 9 12 40 3 38 22 34 27 9 9 3 17 14
Steele 23 16 32 52 32 42 9 10 4 49 48 25
Stutsman 9 6 18 4 19 3 17 7 11 15 10 10 4 15 21
Towner 35 34 14 17 42 36 5 21 17 48 48 42
Traill 21 15 46 53 43 4 7 6 50 53 21
Walsh 7 3 43 22 41 23 21 12 18 1 45 44 32 24
Ward 2 10 5 2 14 5 3 30 41 29 14 17 8 18 12
Wells 18 17 26 9 36 6 16 20 25 5 30 34 39
Williams 5 41 1 20 26 52 30 31 19 19 32 27
1/ County rank may not be published to avoid disclosure of individual data.

TOP TEN COUNTIES, North Dakota, 2001 1/
Rank County Production Rank County Production Rank County Production Rank County Production
CORN GRAIN OATS BARLEY DURUM WHEAT
(Bu) (Bu) (Bu) (Bu)
1 Richland 20,876,400 1 Morton 1,040,000 1 Bottineau 5,570,000 1 Williams 8,720,000
2 Sargent 8,310,200 2 Emmons 903,000 2 Ward 4,890,000 2 Divide 6,500,000
3 Dickey 7,782,700 3 Stark 801,000 3 Renville 4,150,000 3 Mountrail 6,365,000
4 Cass 6,708,800 4 Dunn 792,000 4 Stutsman 3,590,000 4 McLean 3,905,000
5 Ransom 5,196,300 5 Grant 755,000 5 Cavalier 3,495,000 5 Ward 3,755,000
6 LaMoure 5,136,500 6 McLean 666,000 6 Ramsey 2,880,000 6 Hettinger 2,805,000
7 Traill 3,010,800 7 Kidder 536,000 7 Benson 2,810,000 7 McKenzie 2,747,000
8 Barnes 2,848,000 8 McIntosh 527,000 8 McHenry 2,710,000 8 Burke 2,690,000
9 Emmons 2,193,100 9 Burleigh 515,000 9 Wells 2,510,000 9 Renville 1,650,000
10 Steele 1,761,400 10 Mountrail 485,000 10 Pierce 2,430,000 10 Bowman 1,570,000
SPRING WHEAT SOYBEANS FALL POTATOES DRY EDIBLE BEANS
(Bu) (Bu) (Cwt) (Cwt)
1 Cass 13,710,000 1 Cass 16,130,000 1 Walsh 6,588,000 1 Walsh 919,000
2 Barnes 11,020,000 2 Richland 9,670,000 2 Pembina 5,015,000 2 Grand Forks 866,000
3 Walsh 10,080,000 3 Barnes 6,076,000 3 Grand Forks 3,845,000 3 Pembina 756,000
4 Cavalier 9,480,000 4 Traill 5,395,000 4 Kidder 2,970,000 4 Steele 562,000
5 Pembina 8,850,000 5 LaMoure 4,975,000 5 McHenry 1,010,000 5 Wells 505,000
6 Stutsman 8,620,000 6 Sargent 4,960,000 6 Dickey 740,000 6 Traill 352,000
7 Grand Forks 8,180,000 7 Stutsman 3,375,000 7 Ransom 665,000 7 McLean 264,000
8 Hettinger 8,140,000 8 Dickey 3,288,000 8 Emmons 580,000 8 Benson 214,000
9 Stark 7,925,000 9 Steele 3,261,000 9 Stutsman 490,000 9 Ransom 189,000
10 Ward 7,600,000 10 Grand Forks 2,817,000 10 Griggs 460,000 10 LaMoure 164,000
SUGARBEETS ALL SUNFLOWER CANOLA ALL HAY
(Tons) (Lbs) (Lbs) (Tons)
1 Pembina 1,206,000 1 Emmons 100,830,000 1 Cavalier 272,070,000 1 Dunn 281,500
2 Walsh 861,000 2 Bottineau 87,370,000 2 Bottineau 159,950,000 2 McHenry 279,000
3 Grand Forks 565,000 3 Stutsman 85,340,000 3 Ward 140,860,000 3 Morton 276,500
4 Richland 552,000 4 McHenry 80,230,000 4 McLean 122,790,000 4 Kidder 251,000
5 Traill 483,000 5 Ward 72,190,000 5 Towner 111,190,000 5 Emmons 232,000
7 McKenzie 198,000 6 Wells 62,430,000 6 Renville 108,590,000 6 Grant 217,500
8 Williams 95,000 7 Barnes 61,940,000 7 Hettinger 86,000,000 7 Burleigh 212,500
8 Morton 57,500,000 8 Ramsey 80,270,000 8 Stark 209,500
9 Logan 52,730,000 9 Mountrail 69,710,000 9 Mercer 138,000
10 Foster 51,080,000 10 Rolette 68,010,000 10 Stutsman 137,000
NUMBER OF FARMS 2/ LAND IN FARMS 2/ TOTAL CROPLAND 2/ PASTURELAND 2/
(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/ County rank may not be published to avoid disclosure of individual data. 2/ 1997 Census data.

 
~ Compiled and Published by ~
N.D. Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA * P.O. Box 3166, Fargo, ND 58108-3166 * 701-239-5306