Updated October 2004


Ranking
North Dakota Agriculture


North Dakota's Top Agricultural Commodities

Commodity
Percentage of
Total
Cash Receipts1/
Wheat 25 .1
Cattle and Calves 18 .3
Soybeans 13 .6
Barley 6 .3
Corn 6 .0
Sugarbeets 5 .2
Sunflower 5 .1
Canola 3 .8
Dry Edible Beans 3 .5
Potatoes 3 .1
Milk 1 .8
Hay 1 .7
Flaxseed
1 .6
Honey 1 .1
Other Crops 1 .1
Hogs 0 .8
Other Livestock 0 .5
Dry Edible Peas 0 .4
Oats 0 .3
Lentils 0 .2
Turkeys 0 .3
Sheep and Lambs 0 .2
1/ 2003 data.

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North Dakota's
Rank in U.S. Agriculture
2003 Rank Among States

Rank Commodity Percent of nation's production
#1 Spring Wheat 48%
Durum Wheat 60%
Barley 43%
Oats 15%
Canola 90%
All Sunflower 57%
Oil Sunflower 59%
Non-oil Sunflower 48%
Flaxseed 95%
All Dry Edible Beans 35%
Navy Beans 46%
Pinto Beans 56%
Dry Edible Peas 53%
#2 All Wheat 14%
Lentils 26%
Honey 16%
#3 Sugarbeets 17%
Rye
9%
#4 Potatoes 6%
#10
Soybeans
4%

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Ten 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 - 2003
Corn, Grain IA IL NE MN IN OH SD WI MO KS 14 1
Silage WI NY CA PA MN IA SD NE ID OH 21 1
Wheat, Durum ND MT AZ/CA SD MN 1 60
Spring ND MN MT SD ID WA OR CO UT NV 1 48
Winter KS OK WA TX NE CO OH MT SD ID 28 *
All KS ND OK MT WA SD MN TX ID NE 2 14
Oats ND MN SD WI IA NE PA TX MI KS 1 15
Barley ND ID MT WA MN CO WY PA OR CA 1 43
Rye OK GA ND SD 3 9
Flaxseed ND MT MN SD 1 95
Potatoes ID WA WI ND CO MN OR CA ME MI 4 6
Sugarbeets MN ID ND MI CA MT NE WY CO OR 3 17
Soybeans IL IA MN IN NE OH MO SD AR ND 10 4
Dry Edible Beans, Navy ND MN MI ID SD NE WY OR 1 46
Pinto ND NE CO ID WY MN KS MT NM WA 1 56
All ND NE MI MN ID CA CO WY WA TX 1 35
Dry Edible Peas ND WA ID MT OR 1 53
Lentils WA ND ID MT 2 26
Sunflower, Oil ND SD KS MN CO NE TX 1 59
Non-oil ND MN TX CO SD KS NE 1 48
All ND SD KS MN CO TX NE 1 57
Canola ND MN 1 90
Hay, Alfalfa CA NE SD IA ID MN WI KS MT MI 12 3
All Other TX MO KY TN OK KS VA AR PA NE 16 2
All TX CA MO NE SD KS KY IA MN OK 14 3
Total Acreage
Principal Crops Planted IA TX IL KS ND MN NE SD MO IN 5 7
Principal Crops Harvested IA IL KS ND MN TX NE SD MO IN 4 7
Grain Storage, December 1
On-Farm Capacity IA MN IL NE ND IN SD MO OH KS 5 6
Off-Farm Capacity IL IA KS NE TX MN IN OH OK ND 10 3
Livestock on Hand - January 1, 2004
All Cattle & Calves TX KS NE CA OK MO SD IA WI MT/MN/CO 17 2
Cattle & Calves on Feed TX KS NE CO IA CA SD OK MN ID 23 *
Cows That Have Calved TX CA MO OK NE SD KS WI/MT KY 15 2
Milk CA WI NY PA MN ID NM TX MI OH 34 *
Beef TX MO OK NE SD KS MT KY TN IA 13 3
All Hogs - December 1, 2003 IA NC MN IL IN MO NE OK KS OH 27 *
All Sheep & Lambs TX CA WY SD CO MT UT ID IA OR 17 2
            Livestock Production - 2003
Calf Crop TX MO CA OK NE SD KS MT WI IA 13 3
Lamb Crop TX WY SD MT CA UT/ID IA CO OR 16 2
Pig Crop NC IA MN IL OK NE MO IN KS OH 25 *
Turkeys Raised MN NC AR MO VA CA SC IN PA IA 16 *
Wool Production TX WY CA SD MT CO UT ID IA NM 14 2
Honey Production CA ND FL SD MN MT TX WI NY MI 2 16
Milk Production CA WI NY PA ID MN NM MI TX WA 33 *
            Farm Income - 2003
Cash Receipts, Crops CA IA IL FL TX MN WA NE IN ND 10 3
Livestock TX CA NE KS IA NC WI MN CO OK 34 1
Total CA TX IA NE KS MN IL NC FL WI 23 2
Government Payments TX IA IL AR KS MN NE CA ND GA 9 4
Value Added to Agricultural Sector 2/
Net Value Added CA TX NE IA IL GA NC FL MN KS 18 2
Net Farm Income CA TX NE GA OK IA AR FL IL NC 19 2
* Less than one-half of one percent. 1/ North Dakota's percent of the Nation's total. 2/ Value added format replaces gross farm income.

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Rank of Counties in North Dakota1/

County Crop Production - 2003 Livestock Inventory
Spring
Wheat
Durum
Wheat
Barley Oats Oil
Sun-
flower
Canola Soy-
beans
Corn
Grain
Dry
Edible
Beans
All
Cattle
Jan 1,
2004
Beef
Cows
Jan 1,
2004
Milk
Cows
Jan 1,
2004
All
Sheep
Jan 1,
2004
All
Hogs
Dec 1,
2003
Adams 33 17 49 35 44 42 44 24 23 1 28
Barnes 6 15 33 13 28 3 8 18 31 35 22 13
Benson 15 21 4 19 12 10 19 13 6 27 25 40 28
Billings 52 29 50 32 50 47 20 14 33
Bottineau 13 9 1 9 4 3 30 37 41 40 26
Bowman 49 12 37 34 45 40 48 18 19 3 3
Burke 42 7 29 16 29 13 53 45 37
Burleigh 28 23 41 7 19 20 35 26 27 4 5 11
Cass 2 19 38 31 1 2 14 38 42 17 6
Cavalier 1 13 5 41 27 1 20 43 17 52 51 40 16
Dickey 37 47 29 32 11 3 19 12 19 16 16 11
Divide 53 2 39 26 47 18 51 37 35
Dunn 29 25 35 10 35 40 2 2 16 15 14
Eddy 43 37 22 25 17 31 21 30 20 36 37 20
Emmons 20 41 23 5 6 29 15 8 8 2
Foster 27 40 10 44 11 24 13 16 43 43 10 11
Golden Valley 50 15 51 18 46 46 28 34 27 5
Grand Forks 4 46 24 46 7 33 7 11 2 42 45 33 2
Grant 36 31 46 23 39 32 7 4 11 12 20
Griggs 31 39 16 45 16 26 14 17 15 38 41 37
Hettinger 16 5 40 50 37 16 39 38 34 16 24
Kidder 48 34 43 2 26 34 32 19 6 7 14 7
LaMoure 24 42 21 28 36 5 6 13 24 32 7 32 4
Logan 40 38 26 14 20 27 31 11 19 21 37
McHenry 21 26 11 4 2 12 28 23 26 3 5 6 7 28
McIntosh 38 32 34 8 21 36 22 21 38 12 18 4 26
McKenzie 44 8 27 17 21 42 32 4 3 5
McLean 7 4 12 1 8 4 33 25 10 12 15 8
Mercer 46 17 36 15 33 25 38 15 12
Morton 32 27 33 6 30 37 37 29 1 1 1 3 17
Mountrail 39 3 18 11 25 8 52 34 16 13 22
Nelson 22 36 17 37 14 15 15 22 12 46 46 9 19 21
Oliver 45 34 38 21 34 38 45 24 18 24 9 24 21
Pembina 3 45 32 51 35 29 12 18 3 47 48
Pierce 23 24 13 21 9 11 24 24 23 29 27 16
Ramsey 26 20 3 43 22 9 17 12 8 48 50 40
Ransom 25 48 36 40 9 7 11 24 27 33 1
Renville 19 10 2 12 10 7 34 34 49 47 40
Richland 11 44 42 42 2 1 22 23 26 16 2 9
Rolette 35 19 14 27 24 5 31 33 31 27
Sargent 30 52 49 51 10 5 21 35 37 26 6
Sheridan 34 28 20 24 15 17 26 32 30 29 27 26
Sioux 51 42 53 40 43 21 9
Slope 41 11 45 46 52 27 50 28 22 14 19
Stark 18 14 42 13 41 30 49 10 11 3 13 21
Steele 17 28 28 8 9 5 49 51 33
Stutsman 10 30 8 20 5 19 6 10 16 9 9 5 9 21
Towner 12 16 9 39 23 2 23 28 9 49 48 5
Traill 14 31 48 4 4 7 53 53 18
Walsh 5 33 30 48 18 22 16 20 1 43 43 26 25
Ward 8 6 6 3 1 6 25 27 31 17 16 12 44 15
Wells 9 22 7 30 3 14 18 14 4 31 32 44
Williams 47 1 25 31 49 23 41 25 22 17 20 26
1/ County rank may not be published to avoid disclosure of individual data.

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Top Ten Counties in North Dakota1/

Rank County Production Rank County Production Rank County Production Rank County Production

Barley

Corn for Grain

Oats

Durum Wheat
(Bu) (Bu) (Bu) (Bu)
1 Bottineau 10,555,000 1 Richland 29,150,000 1 McLean 1,540,000 1 Williams 9,575,000
2 Renville 6,055,000 2 Cass 13,540,000 2 Kidder 971,000 2 Divide 6,360,000
3 Ramsey 5,915,000 3 Dickey 11,170,000 3 Ward 941,000 3 Mountrail 5,470,000
4 Benson 5,480,000 4 Traill 9,100,000 4 McHenry 922,000 4 McLean 4,795,000
5 Cavalier 5,325,000 5 Sargent 9,075,000 5 Emmons 910,000 5 Hettinger 3,680,000
6 Ward 5,280,000 6 LaMoure 8,430,000 6 Morton 796,000 6 Ward 3,420,000
7 Wells 5,015,000 7 Ransom 8,135,000 7 Burleigh 790,000 7 Burke 3,125,000
8 Stutsman 4,890,000 8 Barnes 5,675,000 8 McIntosh 758,000 8 McKenzie 3,045,000
9 Towner 4,340,000 9 Steele 4,800,000 9 Bottineau 737,000 9 Bottineau 1,970,000
10 Foster 4,130,000 10 Stutsman 4,500,000 10 Dunn 735,000 10 Renville 1,920,000

Spring Wheat

Canola

Flaxseed

Soybeans
(Bu) (Lbs) (Bu) (Bu)
1 Cavalier 15,265,000 1 Cavalier 276,600,000 1 Ward 1,360,000 1 Cass 13,730,000
2 Cass 14,250,000 2 Towner 121,430,000 2 McLean 1,003,000 2 Richland 9,235,000
3 Pembina 12,495,000 3 Bottineau 104,060,000 3 Mountrail 752,000 3 Barnes 8,000,000
4 Grand Forks 11,305,000 4 McLean 95,400,000 4 Cavalier 729,000 4 Traill 6,385,000
5 Walsh 10,570,000 5 Rolette 79,830,000 5 Bottineau 674,000 5 LaMoure 5,890,000
6 Barnes 10,295,000 6 Ward 79,480,000 6 Renville 527,000 6 Stutsman 5,550,000
7 McLean 8,920,000 7 Renville 71,030,000 7 Sheridan 470,000 7 Grand Forks 4,990,000
8 Ward 8,260,000 8 Mountrail 62,320,000 8 Burke 449,000 8 Steele 4,420,000
9 Wells 8,050,000 9 Ramsey 45,840,000 9 Towner 394,000 9 Ransom 3,490,000
10 Stutsman 7,910,000 10 Benson 45,700,000 10 McHenry 360,000 10 Sargent 3,200,000

Oil Sunflower

Sugarbeets

Dry Edible Beans

All Potatoes
(Lbs) (Tons) (Cwt) (Cwt)
1 Ward 110,200,000 1 Pembina 1,579,000 1 Walsh 1,170,000 1 Walsh 7,165,000
2 McHenry 91,390,000 2 Walsh 872,000 2 Grand Forks 1,135,000 2 Pembina 4,790,000
3 Wells 89,850,000 3 Grand Forks 707,000 3 Pembina 923,000 3 Grand Forks 4,220,000
4 Bottineau 83,940,000 5 Traill 538,000 4 Wells 760,000 4 Kidder 3,575,000
5 Stutsman 82,200,000 6 Cass 479,500 5 Steele 646,000 5 McHenry 985,000
6 Emmons 52,700,000 7 McKenzie 270,000 6 Benson 414,000 6 Stutsman 800,000
7 Grand Forks 48,870,000 8 Williams 107,000 7 Traill 297,000 7 Ransom 733,000
8 McLean 48,690,000 9 Steele 6,500 8 Ramsey 278,000 8 Dickey 660,000
9 Pierce 47,510,000 9 Towner 263,000 10 Sargent 450,000
10 Renville 46,040,000 10 McLean 243,000

All Hay

All Cattle, January 1, 2004

Sheep, January 1, 2004

Hogs, December 1, 2003
(Tons) (Number of Head) (Number of Head) (Number of Head)
1 McHenry 216,000 1 Morton 100,000 1 Adams 13,000 1 Ransom 25,100
2 Morton 212,000 2 Dunn 91,000 2 Richland 5,400 2 Grand Forks 16,500
3 Dunn 205,000 3 McHenry 76,000 3 Bowman 5,200 3 Bowman 15,800
4 Kidder 201,000 4 McKenzie 67,000 3 Morton 5,200 4 LaMoure 14,500
5 Burleigh 178,000 4 Burleigh 67,000 5 McKenzie 4,300 5 Towner 12,200
6 Stark 171,000 6 Kidder 65,000 5 Golden Valley 4,300 6 Cass 9,500
7 Stutsman 153,000 7 Grant 64,000 7 McHenry 3,700 6 Sargent 9,500
8 Emmons 149,000 8 Emmons 60,000 7 Kidder 3,700 9 Richland 4,300
9 Grant 147,000 9 Stutsman 58,000 9 Stutsman 3,200
10 Bowman 128,000 10 Stark 52,000 10 Foster 3,000
1/ Crop production based on 2003. County rank may not be published to avoid disclosure of individual data.

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