The Oklahoma Field Office is one of
46 Field Offices of the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics
Service. The Field Office is located in the Oklahoma Department
of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) building, and operates
under a cooperative agreement with the ODAFF.
From the arid High Plains of the panhandle to the forests
of southeastern Oklahoma, there aren't many North American
crops not grown in our state. Fields of wheat and corn are
next-door neighbors to vineyards and organically grown specialty
crops. While many people continue to view Oklahoma as one
of the Plains states, we rank ninth in the nation in timber
production which contributes over $1.5 billion to the state's
Oklahoma has 83,500 farms. Those farms with less than 50
acres of land make up nearly 25 percent of these farms. Oklahoma
ranks 1st in the number of operators that are Native American
and the State also ranks 5th in the number of women as the
principal operator according to the 2002 Census of Agriculture.
Oklahoma is ranked 1st in the U.S. in rye production with
slightly over 2 million bushels produced in 2004 and ranks
2nd in winter wheat production with just over 179 billion
bushels produced in 2004. It also ranks 4th in the number
of cattle and calves with 5.1 million head. The state ranks
5th nationally in grain sorghum production and 13th in cotton
production. Oklahoma ranks 8th in the number of cattle on
feed for the slaughter market and number of hogs raised.
Oklahoma also plays a major role in the broiler chicken industry
and is ranked 12th among all states. Oklahoma is among the
largest in total acres in land in farms being ranked 9th
nationally and it ranks 11th nationally in acres of cropland
according to the 2002 Census of Agriculture.