2016 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Georgia
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Feb/21/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Pct of Ag Land100
Farm Operations - Operations, Measured in Pct of Farm Operations100
Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation229
Farm Operations - Number of Operations41,500
Farm Operations - Acres Operated9,500,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )497,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )83,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )1,110,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )67,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )3,500
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2016 )65,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head1,367,100,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head21,786
Milk - Production, Measured in $320,250,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb1,830,000,000
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 AcresYieldProduction or SalesPrice per UnitValue of Production or Sales in Dollars
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND1,180,0001,165,000898 LB / ACRE2,180,000 480 LB BALES0.72 $ / LB749,760,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED616,000 TONS167 $ / TON104,709,000
COTTON1,180,0001,165,000898 LB / ACRE2,180,000 480 LB BALES
PEANUTS
PEANUTS720,000706,0003,900 LB / ACRE2,753,400,000 LB0.186 $ / LB502,823,000
PECANS
PECANS, UTILIZED, IN SHELL908 LB / ACRE109,000,000 LB272,500,000
PECANS120,0002.5 $ / LB
CORN
CORN, GRAIN340,000165 BU / ACRE56,100,000 BU3.88 $ / BU210,375,000
CORN410,000
CORN, SILAGE40,00019 TONS / ACRE760,000 TONS
HAY
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)600,0002.3 TONS / ACRE1,380,000 TONS100 $ / TON138,000,000
HAY600,0002.3 TONS / ACRE1,380,000 TONS100 $ / TON138,000,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE138,000,000
BLUEBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, UTILIZED4,140 LB / ACRE70,000,000 LB88,305,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, FRESH MARKET48,100,000 LB1.59 $ / LB76,479,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, PROCESSING21,900,000 LB0.54 $ / LB11,826,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME16,90070,800,000 LB1.26 $ / LB
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN27,00026,000150 CWT / ACRE3,900,000 CWT22.5 $ / CWT87,750,000
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET22.5 $ / CWT87,750,000
SWEET CORN, UTILIZED3,900,000 CWT
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS260,000240,00030 BU / ACRE7,200,000 BU10.1 $ / BU72,720,000
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET11.7 $ / CWT71,089,000
MELONS, WATERMELON20,00019,600310 CWT / ACRE6,076,000 CWT11.7 $ / CWT71,089,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, FRESH MARKET19.1 $ / CWT11,040,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP3,5003,400170 CWT / ACRE578,000 CWT19.1 $ / CWT11,040,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, UTILIZED578,000 CWT
MELONS, WATERMELON, UTILIZED6,076,000 CWT
TOBACCO
TOBACCO13,5002,100 LB / ACRE28,350,000 LB1.93 $ / LB54,716,000
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED39,500 TONS42,094,000
PEACHES10,0004.33 TONS / ACRE43,300 TONS1,070 $ / TON
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET(D) TONS(D) $ / TON(D)
PEACHES, PROCESSING(D) TONS(D) $ / TON(D)
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS8,9008,200235 CWT / ACRE1,927,000 CWT21.8 $ / CWT41,924,000
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET21.8 $ / CWT39,194,000
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING423 $ / TON2,730,000
CUCUMBERS, UTILIZED1,927,000 CWT
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL3,3003,200300 CWT / ACRE960,000 CWT34.1 $ / CWT32,736,000
PEPPERS, BELL, FRESH MARKET34.1 $ / CWT32,736,000
PEPPERS, BELL, UTILIZED960,000 CWT
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP14,10013,40055 CWT / ACRE737,000 CWT38.6 $ / CWT28,435,000
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET44.7 $ / CWT26,158,000
BEANS, SNAP, PROCESSING300 $ / TON2,277,000
BEANS, SNAP, UTILIZED737,000 CWT
CABBAGE
CABBAGE5,0004,500380 CWT / ACRE1,710,000 CWT14.1 $ / CWT24,111,000
CABBAGE, UTILIZED1,710,000 CWT
CABBAGE, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SQUASH
SQUASH, FRESH MARKET38 $ / CWT21,888,000
SQUASH3,7003,600160 CWT / ACRE576,000 CWT38 $ / CWT21,888,000
SQUASH, UTILIZED576,000 CWT
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER180,000110,00046 BU / ACRE5,060,000 BU4.05 $ / BU21,505,000
WHEAT180,000110,00046 BU / ACRE5,060,000 BU4.05 $ / BU21,505,000
RYE
RYE200,00030,00021 BU / ACRE630,000 BU5.85 $ / BU3,843,000
OATS
OATS45,00015,00058 BU / ACRE870,000 BU3.6 $ / BU3,263,000
SORGHUM
SORGHUM, GRAIN10,00054 BU / ACRE540,000 BU6.37 $ / CWT1,905,000
SORGHUM, SILAGE8,00010 TONS / ACRE80,000 TONS
SORGHUM20,000
(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.