Ranking
North Dakota Agriculture

September 2005

North Dakota's Top Agricultural Commodities

Commodity Percentage
of Total
Cash Receipts1/
Wheat 26 .3
Cattle and Calves 18 .1
Soybeans 13 .1
Corn 6 .6
Sugarbeets 5 .9
Barley 5 .4
Dry Edible Beans 3 .8
Sunflower 3 .6
Canola 3 .5
Potatoes 3 .1
Milk 2 .1
Flaxseed 1 .8
Hay 1 .6
Hogs 1 .0
Dry Edible Peas 0 .9
Honey 0 .8
Other Crops 0 .8
Lentils 0 .5
Other Livestock 0 .4
Turkeys 0 .3
Oats 0 .2
Sheep and Lambs 0 .2
1/ 2004 data.

Rank
in the U.S.
Commodity Percent of
Nation's
Production1/
#1 Spring Wheat 43%
Durum Wheat 59%
Barley 33%
Oats 12%
Canola     91%
All Sunflower 39%
Oil Sunflower 39%
Non-oil Sunflower 37%
Flaxseed 95%
All Dry Edible Beans 27%
Pinto Beans 46%
Dry Edible Peas 61%
Lentils 31%
Honey 17%
#2 All Wheat 14%
Rye 9%
Navy Beans 30%
#3 Sugarbeets 16%
#4 Potatoes 6%
#11 Soybeans 3%
#16 Corn for Grain 1%
1/ 2004 data.
Ten Leading States and North Dakota's Rank

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 - 2004
Corn, Grain IA IL NE MN IN SD OH MO KS WI 16 1
Silage WI CA NY PA MN SD MI IA ID NE 18 2
Wheat, Durum ND MT AZ CA SD MN 1 59
Spring ND MN MT SD ID WA OR CO UT NV 1 43
Winter KS OK WA TX MT ID NE SD OH IL 22 1
All KS ND MT OK WA SD TX ID MN NE 2 14
Oats ND SD WI MN IA TX PA MI NE NY 1 12
Barley ND ID MT WA CO MN WY OR AZ CA 1 33
Rye OK ND SD GA 2 9
Flaxseed ND MT SD MN 1 95
Potatoes ID WA WI ND CO OR ME MN CA MI 4 6
Sugarbeets MN ID ND MI CA MT NE CO WY OR 3 16
Soybeans IL IA IN MN MO NE OH SD AR KS 11 3
Dry Edible Beans, Navy MI ND MN ID NE SD WY/OR 2 30
Pinto ND NE CO ID WY MT MN NM WA/KS 1 46
All ND MI NE ID CA MN CO WA WY MT 1 27
Dry Edible Peas ND WA MT ID OR 1 61
Lentils ND WA MT ID 1 31
Sunflower, Oil ND SD KS CO MN NE TX 1 39
Non-oil ND CO TX SD MN KS NE 1 37
All ND SD KS CO MN TX NE 1 39
Canola ND MN 1 91
Hay, Alfalfa CA IA SD/MN ID NE WI KS MT MI 16 3
All Other TX MO KY TN OK KS AR VA PA AL 14 2
All TX MO CA KS SD IA NE OK KY MN 16 2
Total Acreage
Principal Crops Planted IA IL TX KS ND MN NE SD MO IN 5 7
Principal Crops Harvested IA IL KS ND TX MN NE SD MO IN 4 6
Grain Storage, December 1
On-Farm Capacity IA MN IL NE ND IN SD MO/OH KS 5 7
Off-Farm Capacity IL IA KS NE TX MN IN OH ND OK 9 3
Livestock on Hand - January 1, 2005
All Cattle & Calves TX KS NE OK/CA MO SD IA WI CO 18 2
Cattle & Calves on Feed TX NE KS CO IA CA SD OK AZ ID 23 *
Cows That Have Calved TX CA MO OK NE SD KS WI MT KY/IA 15 2
Milk CA WI NY PA MN ID TX/NM MI OH 33 *
Beef TX MO OK NE SD KS MT KY TN IA 13 3
All Hogs - December 1, 2004 IA NC MN IL IN MO NE OK KS OH 26 *
All Sheep & Lambs TX CA WY SD CO MT UT/ID IA OR 15 2
            Livestock Production - 2004
Calf Crop TX CA MO OK NE SD MT/KS WI IA 13 3
Lamb Crop TX WY SD MT CA UT ID IA CO OR 13 2
Pig Crop NC IA MN IL OK NE MO IN KS OH 24 *
Turkeys Raised MN NC AR MO VA CA IN PA/SC IA 16 *
Wool Production TX WY CA SD CO MT UT ID IA OR 14 2
Honey Production ND SD FL CA MT MN TX ID WI NE 1 17
Milk Production CA WI NY PA ID MN NM MI TX WA 33 *
            Farm Income - 2004
Cash Receipts, Crops CA IL IA TX FL MN NE WA IN OH 11 3
Livestock TX CA NE IA KS NC WI MN AR CO 37 1
Total CA TX IA NE MN IL KS NC WI FL 25 2
Government Payments IA IL TX NE MN AR KS IN MS CA 11 4
Value Added to Agricultural Sector 2/
Net Value Added CA TX IA IL NE NC MN AR FL WA 28 1
Net Farm Income CA TX IA IL NE AR NC GA MN MO 28 1
* 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.


Rank of Counties in North Dakota1/

Rank of North Dakota Counties 1/
County Crop Production - 2004 Livestock Inventory
Spring
Wheat
Durum
Wheat
Barley Oats Oil
Sun-
flower
Canola Soy-
beans
Corn
Grain
Dry
Edible
Beans
All
Cattle
Jan 1,
2005
Beef
Cows
Jan 1,
2005
Milk
Cows
Jan 1,
2005
All
Sheep
Jan 1,
2005
All
Hogs
Dec 1,
2004
Adams 38 17 50 43 32 45 21 30 1
Barnes 8 22 26 13 28 3 8 21 33 30 29 10
Benson 18 27 5 32 21 10 20 27 8 28 28 39 27
Billings 52 32 51 41 19 15 40
Bottineau 23 12 1 44 10 5 33 39 37 29
Bowman 48 11 43 39 45 40 36 14 17 3 4
Burke 49 8 27 27 34 13 45 35
Burleigh 24 23 32 8 7 21 31 17 6 6 11
Cass 2 25 38 28 1 2 13 33 40 16 6
Cavalier 1 14 9 51 42 1 32 51 23 49 46 27 18
Dickey 42 45 44 16 32 8 3 12 13 21 20 14 10
Divide 53 2 37 21 50 19 39 40
Dunn 34 21 34 15 40 41 34 2 2 20 17 13
Eddy 46 42 26 28 26 27 21 28 18 29 35 21
Emmons 15 39 16 2 3 39 27 11 8 9 2 27
Foster 35 46 13 37 17 22 13 19 26 43 44 11 10
Golden Valley 50 20 49 24 30 36 38 9 23
Grand Forks 5 47 33 49 12 35 11 13 1 39 43 2
Grant 39 36 47 13 32 5 3 11 4 20
Griggs 32 41 23 19 26 14 15 20 42 40 43
Hettinger 12 6 42 45 24 17 25 36 34 16 19 21
Kidder 43 30 36 4 14 30 28 18 4 7 16 7
LaMoure 27 38 24 22 31 4 5 10 25 26 8 27 5
Logan 36 33 20 5 8 22 16 10 15 11 29
McHenry 17 24 10 7 2 12 26 22 29 3 4 6 5 27
McIntosh 31 31 28 6 5 38 19 12 11 13 5 17
McKenzie 44 7 21 19 23 39 7 5 6
McLean 7 4 6 1 6 2 30 21 6 16 18 11 22
Mercer 45 16 31 11 18 24 18 18 40
Morton 19 26 30 3 23 24 1 1 1 8 13
Mountrail 33 3 11 10 25 7 16 12 9 22
Nelson 22 37 19 32 20 15 15 40 15 46 46 9 33 24
Oliver 41 33 34 12 22 32 37 24 14 25 7 25 21
Pembina 4 40 38 48 36 31 18 31 4 47 48 8
Pierce 20 25 14 18 11 8 24 23 25 29 28 11
Ramsey 25 19 3 34 37 11 17 37 11 47 52 37
Ransom 29 31 30 9 6 7 23 23 25 1
Renville 30 13 4 30 15 6 35 52 48
Richland 10 46 29 2 1 18 26 24 20 2 9
Rolette 37 18 18 23 35 9 37 29 26
Sargent 26 49 6 4 16 38 38 33 7
Sheridan 28 28 15 14 16 14 23 20 29 32 20 27
Sioux 51 44 52 47 21 11
Slope 40 10 45 42 39 34 23 20 15 19
Stark 16 9 38 25 37 29 32 12 10 3 13
Steele 21 40 41 10 10 5 49 51 29
Stutsman 11 35 7 17 9 25 5 9 14 9 8 4 10 25
Towner 13 15 12 53 45 3 29 29 17 51 48 33 3
Traill 14 41 40 47 7 7 9 52 52 19
Walsh 3 29 29 35 27 18 16 26 2 43 45 22
Ward 6 5 2 9 1 4 25 33 26 19 13 43 16
Wells 9 22 8 20 4 16 12 14 3 33 33
Williams 47 1 17 29 51 20 34 41 29 26 21 37 26
1/ County rank may not be published to avoid disclosure of individual data.

Top Ten Counties in North Dakota1/

Top Ten Counties: North Dakota, 20041/
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 7,545,000 1 Richland 30,429,000 1 McLean 983,000 1 Williams 10,650,000
2 Ward 5,990,000 2 Cass 14,578,000 2 Emmons 877,000 2 Divide 5,850,000
3 Ramsey 4,730,000 3 Dickey 14,446,000 3 Morton 777,000 3 Mountrail 5,620,000
4 Renville 4,560,000 4 Sargent 11,526,000 4 Kidder 748,000 4 McLean 4,970,000
5 Benson 4,195,000 5 LaMoure 10,118,000 5 Logan 735,000 5 Ward 3,780,000
6 McLean 3,990,000 6 Ransom 8,838,000 6 McIntosh 685,000 6 Hettinger 3,180,000
7 Stutsman 3,810,000 7 Traill 7,936,000 7 McHenry 671,000 7 McKenzie 2,830,000
8 Wells 3,555,000 8 Barnes 5,225,000 8 Burleigh 582,000 8 Burke 1,420,000
9 Cavalier 3,500,000 9 Stutsman 3,836,000 9 Ward 500,000 9 Stark 1,320,000
10 McHenry 3,255,000 10 Steele 1,775,000 10 Mountrail 421,000 10 Slope 1,305,000
Spring Wheat Canola Flaxseed Soybeans
(Bu) (Lbs) (Bu) (Bu)
1 Cavalier 13,820,000 1 Cavalier 227,580,000 1 Ward 1,611,000 1 Cass 12,492,000
2 Cass 12,380,000 2 McLean 106,970,000 2 McLean 1,161,000 2 Richland 9,005,000
3 Walsh 12,080,000 3 Towner 103,070,000 3 Mountrail 750,000 3 Barnes 7,550,000
4 Pembina 12,060,000 4 Ward 101,860,000 3 Sheridan 750,000 4 LaMoure 7,425,000
5 Grand Forks 10,785,000 5 Bottineau 81,450,000 5 Bottineau 514,000 5 Stutsman 7,133,000
6 Ward 10,180,000 6 Renville 71,880,000 6 McHenry 497,000 6 Sargent 4,676,000
7 McLean 9,030,000 7 Mountrail 59,630,000 7 Cavalier 476,000 7 Traill 4,530,000
8 Barnes 8,965,000 8 Pierce 51,900,000 8 Renville 425,000 8 Dickey 4,158,000
9 Wells 8,145,000 9 Rolette 49,330,000 9 Towner 374,000 9 Ransom 3,455,000
10 Richland 7,450,000 10 Benson 48,760,000 10 Burke 315,000 10 Steele 3,158,000
Oil Sunflower Sugarbeets Dry Edible Beans All Potatoes
(Lbs) (Tons) (Cwt) (Cwt)
1 Ward 60,260,000 1 Pembina 1,315,000 1 Grand Forks 715,000 1 Walsh 6,710,000
2 McHenry 50,820,000 2 Walsh 871,000 2 Walsh 695,000 2 Pembina 5,409,000
3 Emmons 50,260,000 3 Richland 689,000 3 Wells 489,000 3 Grand Forks 3,744,000
4 Wells 40,020,000 4 Grand Forks 604,000 4 Pembina 455,000 4 Kidder 3,668,000
5 McIntosh 39,810,000 5 Traill 568,000 5 Steele 368,000 5 McHenry 997,000
6 McLean 37,350,000 6 Cass 484,000 6 McLean 264,000 6 Sargent 648,000
7 Burleigh 37,200,000 7 McKenzie 219,000 7 Ransom 223,000 7 Ransom 600,000
8 Logan 31,010,000 8 Williams 87,000 8 Benson 198,000 8 Emmons 552,000
9 Stutsman 25,390,000 9 Sargent 5,000 9 Traill 190,000 9 Traill 443,000
10 Bottineau 24,290,000 10 Steele 4,000 10 LaMoure 165,000 10 Stutsman 422,000
All Hay All Cattle, January 1, 2005 Sheep, January 1, 2005 Hogs, December 1, 2004
(Tons) (Number of Head) (Number of Head) (Number of Head)
1 Kidder 278,000 1 Morton 107,000 1 Adams 13,500 1 Ransom 29,000
2 McHenry 211,000 2 Dunn 87,000 2 Richland 7,400 2 Grand Forks 23,500
3 Morton 148,000 3 McHenry 70,000 3 Bowman 7,200 3 Towner 21,000
4 Emmons 146,000 4 Kidder 66,000 4 Grant 5,800 4 Bowman 16,600
5 Stutsman 145,000 5 Grant 64,000 5 McHenry 4,800 5 LaMoure 13,000
6 Burleigh 137,000 6 Burleigh 62,000 6 McKenzie 4,500 6 Cass 10,500
7 Logan 136,000 7 McKenzie 61,000 7 Kidder 4,200 7 Sargent 9,500
8 McIntosh 125,000 8 Emmons 57,000 8 Morton 4,000 8 Pembina 4,000
9 Williams 107,000 9 Stutsman 55,000 9 Golden Valley 3,500 9 Richland 3,400
10 Dunn 106,000 10 Logan 51,000 10 Stutsman 3,200 10 Foster/Barnes/Dickey 3,000
1/ County rank may not be published to avoid disclosure of individual data.



~ Compiled and Published by ~

USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, North Dakota Field Office * P.O. Box 3166, Fargo, ND 58108-3166 * 701-239-5306