2018 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Mississippi
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Mar/24/2019

Farms Operations


Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )477,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )8,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )900,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )21,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2018 )575,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head14,333
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb129,000,000
County outlines for MISSISSIPPI

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
SORGHUM
SORGHUM4,000
SORGHUM, GRAIN3,00090 BU / ACRE270,000 BU
SORGHUM, SILAGE1,00010 TONS / ACRE10,000 TONS
CORN
CORN480,000
CORN, GRAIN465,000185 BU / ACRE86,025,000 BU
CORN, SILAGE7,00015 TONS / ACRE105,000 TONS
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER55,00030,00049 BU / ACRE1,470,000 BU
WHEAT55,00030,00049 BU / ACRE1,470,000 BU
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES27,00026,000175 CWT / ACRE4,550,000 CWT23.5 $ / CWT
HAY
HAY590,0002.1 TONS / ACRE1,239,000 TONS
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)590,0002.1 TONS / ACRE1,239,000 TONS
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND620,000615,0001,116 LB / ACRE1,430,000 480 LB BALES
COTTON, COTTONSEED458,000 TONS
COTTON620,000615,0001,116 LB / ACRE1,430,000 480 LB BALES
PEANUTS
PEANUTS25,00024,0004,000 LB / ACRE96,000,000 LB
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS2,230,0002,190,00054.5 BU / ACRE119,355,000 BU
RICE
RICE140,000139,0007,350 LB / ACRE10,217,000 CWT
(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: Mississippi
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold6,441,0252450
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 2,973,5752250
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products3,467,4501950
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas2,302,0711550
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed367,847617
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes82,3382650
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries23,7712850
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod61,1253550
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops1,5702549
Other crops and hay134,8533350
Poultry and eggs2,744,048550
Cattle and calves332,4913550
Milk from cows42,6904050
Hogs and pigs141,1391750
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk2,3064350
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys10,0133950
Aquaculture185,241250
Other animals and other animal products9,5232950
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Soybeans for beans1,956,4771345
Corn for grain793,7621949
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop634,5052950
Cotton, all470,522517
Upland cotton470,522517
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens134,479,892550
Layers5,593,8021750
Pullets for laying flock replacement3,519,5251150
Cattle and calves921,5083150
Roosters521,310650
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00014,653
   $1,000 to $2,4992,967
   $2,500 to $4,9993,668
   $5,000 to $9,9994,222
   $10,000 to $19,9993,378
   $20,000 to $24,999954
   $25,000 to $39,9991,689
   $40,000 to $49,999599
   $50,000 to $99,9991,226
   $100,000 to $249,999848
   $250,000 to $499,999663
   $500,000 or more3,209
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)5,158,725
   Average per farm ($)135,485
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)1,632,266
   Average per farm ($)42,869
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming16,355
   Other21,721
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male32,794
   Female5,282
  
Average age of principal operator60.4
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native216
   Asian129
   Black or African American6,576
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander16
   White47,654
   More than one race187
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2564
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.