2017 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Georgia
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: May/26/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation227
Farm Operations - Number of Operations40,900
Farm Operations - Acres Operated9,300,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )485,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )85,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )1,070,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )70,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )3,800
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2017 )80,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head1,363,400,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head21,905
Milk - Production, Measured in $349,600,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb1,840,000,000
County outlines for GEORGIA

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
Sorted by Value of Production in Dollars
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND1,280,0001,270,000841 LB / ACRE2,225,000 480 LB BALES0.736 $ / LB794,880,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED638,000 TONS114 $ / TON72,276,000
COTTON1,280,0001,270,000841 LB / ACRE2,225,000 480 LB BALES
PEANUTS
PEANUTS835,000825,0004,380 LB / ACRE3,613,500,000 LB0.216 $ / LB780,516,000
HAY
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)620,0002.9 TONS / ACRE1,798,000 TONS104 $ / TON186,992,000
HAY620,0002.9 TONS / ACRE1,798,000 TONS104 $ / TON186,992,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE186,992,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN245,000176 BU / ACRE43,120,000 BU4.15 $ / BU178,948,000
CORN290,000
CORN, SILAGE35,00016 TONS / ACRE560,000 TONS
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET25 $ / CWT98,393,000
SWEET CORN26,00025,100160 CWT / ACRE4,016,000 CWT25 $ / CWT98,393,000
SWEET CORN, UTILIZED3,935,700 CWT
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET10.9 $ / CWT74,240,000
MELONS, WATERMELON21,00020,000350 CWT / ACRE7,000,000 CWT10.9 $ / CWT74,240,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, FRESH MARKET24.6 $ / CWT8,930,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP3,4003,300110 CWT / ACRE363,000 CWT24.6 $ / CWT8,930,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, UTILIZED363,000 CWT
MELONS, WATERMELON, UTILIZED6,811,000 CWT
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS155,000150,00042 BU / ACRE6,300,000 BU9.75 $ / BU61,425,000
TOBACCO
TOBACCO12,5002,100 LB / ACRE26,250,000 LB2 $ / LB52,500,000
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS9,5009,500175 CWT / ACRE1,662,500 CWT26.4 $ / CWT43,853,000
CUCUMBERS, UTILIZED1,662,500 CWT
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL, FRESH MARKET44.2 $ / CWT37,172,000
PEPPERS, BELL3,0002,900290 CWT / ACRE841,000 CWT44.2 $ / CWT37,172,000
PEPPERS, BELL, UTILIZED841,000 CWT
CABBAGE
CABBAGE4,9004,600420 CWT / ACRE1,932,000 CWT12.9 $ / CWT24,916,000
CABBAGE, UTILIZED1,932,000 CWT
CABBAGE, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SQUASH
SQUASH3,5003,500155 CWT / ACRE542,500 CWT43.8 $ / CWT23,525,000
SQUASH, FRESH MARKET43.8 $ / CWT23,525,000
SQUASH, UTILIZED537,100 CWT
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP12,50010,60061 CWT / ACRE646,600 CWT31.1 $ / CWT20,124,000
BEANS, SNAP, UTILIZED646,600 CWT
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
BEANS, SNAP, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER160,00070,00047 BU / ACRE3,290,000 BU4.1 $ / BU13,489,000
WHEAT160,00070,00047 BU / ACRE3,290,000 BU4.1 $ / BU13,489,000
OATS
OATS50,00015,00049 BU / ACRE735,000 BU3.65 $ / BU2,683,000
SORGHUM
SORGHUM, GRAIN10,00054 BU / ACRE540,000 BU6.5 $ / CWT1,966,000
SORGHUM20,000
SORGHUM, SILAGE8,00013 TONS / ACRE104,000 TONS
RYE
RYE210,00015,00019 BU / ACRE285,000 BU5.9 $ / BU1,682,000
PEACHES
PEACHES10,500 TONS
PECANS
PECANS, UTILIZED, IN SHELL81,000,000 LB
(NA) Not Available
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations
(S) Insufficient number of reports to establish an estimate
(X) Not Applicable
(Z) Less than half the rounding unit
Census State Profile: Georgia
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold9,255,1251550
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 3,670,4551950
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products5,584,670950
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas578,0533050
Tobacco39,656719
Cotton and cottonseed1,041,440217
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes412,3391150
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries308,428550
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod257,7141650
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops2,8661649
Other crops and hay1,029,959250
Poultry and eggs4,773,837250
Cattle and calves403,1723250
Milk from cows299,5482450
Hogs and pigs56,3862250
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk5,3243450
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys8,3104050
Aquaculture26,8581450
Other animals and other animal products11,2362750
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Cotton, all1,279,400217
Upland cotton1,279,400217
Peanuts for nuts731,946117
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop602,9943150
Corn for grain311,1252549
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens243,463,943150
Layers17,445,067750
Pullets for laying flock replacement7,718,153350
Quail1,292,151149
Roosters1,168,010250
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00014,830
   $1,000 to $2,4993,542
   $2,500 to $4,9993,951
   $5,000 to $9,9994,139
   $10,000 to $19,9993,757
   $20,000 to $24,999947
   $25,000 to $39,9991,593
   $40,000 to $49,999639
   $50,000 to $99,9991,552
   $100,000 to $249,9991,188
   $250,000 to $499,999956
   $500,000 or more5,163
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)7,488,510
   Average per farm ($)177,213
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)2,128,848
   Average per farm ($)50,379
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming19,858
   Other22,399
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male35,853
   Female6,404
  
Average age of principal operator59.9
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native185
   Asian407
   Black or African American2,569
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander16
   White57,633
   More than one race243
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2665
Note: See "Census of Agriculture, Volume 1, Geographic Area Series" for complete footnotes, explanations, definitions, and methodology.
   1 Universe is number of states in U.S. with item.
   2 Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
  (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
   - Represents zero.