2016 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Massachusetts
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Feb/25/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation67
Farm Operations - Number of Operations7,800
Farm Operations - Acres Operated520,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )6,500
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )11,500
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )38,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2016 )8,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head18,417
Milk - Production, Measured in $37,195,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb221,000,000
County outlines for MASSACHUSETTS

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
CRANBERRIES
CRANBERRIES, UTILIZED174.3 BARRELS / ACRE2,248,000 BARRELS68,911,000
CRANBERRIES, PROCESSING2,066,000 BARRELS29.4 $ / BARREL60,812,000
CRANBERRIES, FRESH MARKET182,000 BARRELS44.5 $ / BARREL8,099,000
CRANBERRIES12,9002,268,000 BARRELS30.7 $ / BARREL
HAY
HAY92,0001.57 TONS / ACRE144,000 TONS185 $ / TON25,920,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)85,0001.5 TONS / ACRE128,000 TONS178 $ / TON22,784,000
HAY, ALFALFA7,0002.3 TONS / ACRE16,000 TONS196 $ / TON3,136,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE25,920,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED28,400,000 LB12,631,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET21,100,000 LB0.555 $ / LB11,711,000
APPLES, PROCESSING7,300,000 LB252 $ / TON920,000
APPLES2,90010,000 LB / ACRE29,000,000 LB0.445 $ / LB
MAPLE SYRUP
MAPLE SYRUP0.244 GALLONS / TAP77,000 GALLONS55.8 $ / GALLON4,297,000
CORN
CORN, SILAGE14,00016 TONS / ACRE224,000 TONS
CORN16,000
(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: Massachusetts
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold492,2114750
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 382,9154450
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products109,2964750
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas7,4664750
Tobacco5,1741119
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes81,2092750
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries125,5851350
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod144,1882550
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops1,4092649
Other crops and hay17,8844550
Poultry and eggs11,7484350
Cattle and calves9,5034550
Milk from cows44,2503950
Hogs and pigs2,8983650
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk2,1224450
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys11,6003750
Aquaculture23,2511750
Other animals and other animal products3,9244050
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop76,5194450
Vegetables harvested, all17,7703150
Land in Berries15,727849
Cranberries14,070213
Corn for silage11,8723849
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Layers153,9254450
Cattle and calves35,7034550
Horses and ponies20,3374250
Broilers and other meat-type chickens18,1374050
Sheep and lambs12,5044350
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,0002,755
   $1,000 to $2,499908
   $2,500 to $4,999727
   $5,000 to $9,999828
   $10,000 to $19,999669
   $20,000 to $24,999192
   $25,000 to $39,999354
   $40,000 to $49,999132
   $50,000 to $99,999432
   $100,000 to $249,999355
   $250,000 to $499,999203
   $500,000 or more200
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)539,319
   Average per farm ($)69,545
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)39,499
   Average per farm ($)5,093
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming3,878
   Other3,877
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male5,248
   Female2,507
  
Average age of principal operator57.8
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native24
   Asian134
   Black or African American110
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander1
   White11,967
   More than one race39
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2203
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.