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Oklahoma office of USDA-NASS

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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 economy annually.

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.





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