TABLE OF CONTENTS

Commissioner's Letter
Table of Contents
Contacts; 1

DIVISIONS & AGENCIES
Missions & Accomplishments


The Executive Division; 2
The Executive Division continued; 3
The Administrative Services Division; 4
The Administrative Services Division continued; 5
The Animal Health Division; 6
The Animal Health Division continued; 7
The Communications Division; 8
The Communications Division continued; 9
The Marketing and Development Division; 10
The Marketing and Development Division continued; 11
The Marketing and Development Division continued; 12
The Marketing and Development Division continued; 13
The Meat and Poultry Inspection Division; 14
The Meat and Poultry Inspection Division continued; 15
The Plant Industries Division; 16
The Plant Industries Division continued; 17
The Plant Industries Division continued; 18
The Plant Industries Division continued; 19
The Plant Industries Division continued; 20
The Plant Industries Division continued; 21
The Regulatory & Environmental Affairs Division; 22
The Regulatory & Environmental Affairs Division continued; 23
The Regulatory & Environmental Affairs Division continued; 24
The Regulatory & Environmental Affairs Division continued; 25
The WV Rural Development Council; 26
The WV Rural Development Council continued; 27
The WV Soil Conservation Agency; 28
The WV Soil Conservation Agency continued; 29
The WV Agricultural Statistics Service; 30
The WV Agricultural Statistics Service continued; 31
West Virginia 4-H; 32
West Virignia 4-H continued; 33
West Virgiia FFA; 34
West Virginia FFA continued; 35
USDA Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman Visits Charleston; 36
West Virginia Agricultural Statistics Service Bulletin No. 33; 38
Letter from Dale King, State Statistician; 39
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service; State Statistical Offices; 40

GENERAL

Rank in the Nation's Agriculture; 41
Number of Farms, Land in Farms and Average Size; 41
Livestock, Number of Operations; 41
Principal Crops: Area Planted and Harvested; 42
Principal Crops: Value of Production; 42
Record Highs and Lows; 43
County Rankings; 44
West Virginia Agricultural Districts Map; 45

Weather:
Weather Summary; 46
Freeze Dates; 46
Monthly and Annual Temperatures; 47
Monthly and Annual Precipitation; 48

FIELD CROPS


Field Crops Summary; 49

All Hay:
Acreage, Yield, Production, Value and Stocks; 50
By Counties; 51

Alfalfa Hay:
Acreage, Yield, Production and Value; 52
By Counties; 53

Other Hay:
Acreage, Yield, Production and Value; 54
By Counties; 55

Corn for Grain:
Acreage, Yield, Production and Value; 56
By Counties; 57

Corn for Silage:
Acreage, Yield and Production; 58
By Counties; 59

Soybeans:
Acreage, Yield, Production and Value; 60
By Counties; 61

Wheat:
Acreage, Yield, Production and Value; 62
By Counties; 63

Tobacco:
Acreage, Yield, Production and Value; 64
By Counties; 65

FRUIT


Fruit Summary; 66

Commercial Apples:
Production and Value; 66
Processed Utilization and Value; 66

Peaches:
Production and Value; 66

LIVESTOCK AND DAIRY


Livestock & Dairy Summary; 67

All Cattle:
Number on Farms and Value; 68
By Counties; 69
Production, Value and Income; 70
Inventory Number, Supply and Disposition; 70

Milk:
Milk Cows; Number on Farm By Counties; 69
Production of Milk and Milkfat; 70
Disposition and Marketings; 71
Marketings, Income and Value; 71

Number of Cows and Production, Quarterly; 71

Sheep and Lambs:
Inventory, By Class and Value; 72
By Counties; 73
Inventory, Supply and Disposition; 74
Production, Value and Income; 74

Wool:
Sheep Shorn, Production and Value; 74

Hogs and Pigs:
Sows Farrowed, Pigs Per Litter and Pig Crop; 75
Inventory Number, Supply and Disposition; 75
Production, Value and Income; 75
Number on Farms, By Class and Value; 76
 By Counties; 77

Slaughter:
Total Red Meat Production; 78
Number of Head and Live Weight; 78
Number of Federally Inspected Plants and Head Slaughtered; 78

POULTRY

Poultry Summary; 79

Chickens and Eggs:
Egg Production, Disposition and Income; 79
Number on Farms and Value; 80
By Counties; 81
Chickens Lost, Sold and Value; 82

Commercial Broilers:
Production and Income; 82  

Turkeys:
Production and Income; 82

HONEY

Honey:
Summary, Colonies, Production, Value and Stocks; 83

TROUT

Trout:
Summary & Number, Weight and Value of Sales; 83

INCOME, EXPENDITURES, LAND VALUES & PRICES

West Virginia Value Added to the U.S. Economy by the Agricultural Sector; 84
Farm Production Expenditures; 85
Farm Business Balance Sheet; 85

Prices Received:
Marketing Year Average, Selected Crops; 86
Annual Average, Cattle; 86
Annual Average, Dairy; 86
Annual Average, Hogs, Sheep and Wool; 87
Annual Average, Poultry and Eggs; 87
Forage Production; 87

Cash Receipts from Farm Marketings; 88

Farm Real Estate:
Average Value Per Acre - Selected States; 89
Average Value Per Acre - Cropland and Pasture; 89
Cropland Rented For Cash - Average Cash Rent Per Acre; 89
Pasture Rented For Cash - Average Cash Rent Per Acre; 89

FARM LABOR

Farm Labor:
Number of Workers, Hours Worked and Wage Rates; 90
Annual Average Number and Hours Worked; 90

FERTILIZER

Fertilizer:

Consumption of Fertilizer; 90

Index

For more information call:

West Virginia Agricultural Statistics

(304) 345-5958

E-mail nass-wv@nass.usda.gov