2017 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 New Jersey
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Nov/15/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation79
Farm Operations - Number of Operations9,100
Farm Operations - Acres Operated720,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )9,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )6,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )29,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2017 )12,500

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head19,833
Milk - Production, Measured in $21,777,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb119,000,000
County outlines for NEW JERSEY

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
BLUEBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, UTILIZED4,390 LB / ACRE43,860,000 LB83,788,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, FRESH MARKET39,000,000 LB2.04 $ / LB79,560,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, PROCESSING4,860,000 LB0.87 $ / LB4,228,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME10,00044,300,000 LB1.91 $ / LB
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED28,190 TONS44,001,000
PEACHES4,7006 TONS / ACRE28,200 TONS1,560 $ / TON
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET(D) TONS(D) $ / TON(D)
PEACHES, PROCESSING(D) TONS(D) $ / TON(D)
CORN
CORN, GRAIN70,000167 BU / ACRE11,690,000 BU3.75 $ / BU43,838,000
CORN, SILAGE6,00019.5 TONS / ACRE117,000 TONS
CORN77,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS100,00099,00045 BU / ACRE4,455,000 BU9.3 $ / BU41,877,000
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN4,1004,000280 CWT / ACRE1,120,000 CWT39,202,000
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, FRESH MARKET37,186,000
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, PROCESSING2,016,000
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, UTILIZED1,118,900 CWT
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET53.9 $ / CWT
TOMATOES, PROCESSING94 $ / TON
TOMATOES35 $ / CWT
HAY
HAY115,0002.19 TONS / ACRE252,000 TONS127 $ / TON37,628,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)104,0002.1 TONS / ACRE218,000 TONS125 $ / TON31,610,000
HAY, ALFALFA11,0003.1 TONS / ACRE34,000 TONS156 $ / TON6,018,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE37,628,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED40,000,000 LB37,450,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET30,000,000 LB1.185 $ / LB35,550,000
APPLES, PROCESSING10,000,000 LB380 $ / TON1,900,000
APPLES2,40017,500 LB / ACRE42,000,000 LB0.936 $ / LB
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL3,2003,100280 CWT / ACRE868,000 CWT41.4 $ / CWT35,903,000
PEPPERS, BELL, UTILIZED867,100 CWT
PEPPERS, BELL, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
PEPPERS, BELL, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN6,3006,20097 CWT / ACRE601,400 CWT30.2 $ / CWT18,042,000
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET35 $ / CWT17,556,000
SWEET CORN, PROCESSING101 $ / TON486,000
SWEET CORN, UTILIZED597,800 CWT
CRANBERRIES
CRANBERRIES, UTILIZED180 BARRELS / ACRE449,900 BARRELS16,451,000
CRANBERRIES, PROCESSING444,900 BARRELS36.2 $ / BARREL16,105,000
CRANBERRIES, FRESH MARKET5,000 BARRELS69.1 $ / BARREL346,000
CRANBERRIES2,500451,200 BARRELS36.6 $ / BARREL
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS3,0002,900160 CWT / ACRE464,000 CWT35.5 $ / CWT16,431,000
CUCUMBERS, UTILIZED463,100 CWT
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SQUASH
SQUASH3,1002,900110 CWT / ACRE319,000 CWT45 $ / CWT14,339,000
SQUASH, UTILIZED318,700 CWT
SQUASH, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
SQUASH, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
ASPARAGUS
ASPARAGUS2,1002,00034 CWT / ACRE68,000 CWT183 $ / CWT12,421,000
ASPARAGUS, UTILIZED68,000 CWT
ASPARAGUS, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
ASPARAGUS, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SPINACH
SPINACH2,3002,200150 CWT / ACRE330,000 CWT28.7 $ / CWT9,473,000
SPINACH, UTILIZED330,000 CWT
SPINACH, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SPINACH, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET30.8 $ / CWT6,101,000
PUMPKINS2,2002,10095 CWT / ACRE199,500 CWT30.8 $ / CWT6,101,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED198,100 CWT
WHEAT
WHEAT23,00017,00064 BU / ACRE1,088,000 BU4.6 $ / BU5,005,000
WHEAT, WINTER23,00017,00064 BU / ACRE1,088,000 BU4.6 $ / BU5,005,000
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP2,5002,30039 CWT / ACRE89,700 CWT44.8 $ / CWT4,015,000
BEANS, SNAP, UTILIZED89,700 CWT
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
BEANS, SNAP, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
POTATOES
POTATOES1,7001,700300 CWT / ACRE510,000 CWT(D) $ / CWT(D)
(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: New_Jersey
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold1,006,9364050
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 890,7673650
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products116,1694650
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas126,9673850
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes191,7041750
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries145,3511250
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod405,2471050
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops1,8272249
Other crops and hay19,6714450
Poultry and eggs40,0813850
Cattle and calves8,8294850
Milk from cows26,1194550
Hogs and pigs1,6824050
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk2,5984150
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys17,0142650
Aquaculture12,3962450
Other animals and other animal products7,4503450
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop102,6244350
Soybeans for beans93,8332945
Corn for grain85,0063349
Vegetables harvested, all50,3961850
Wheat for grain, all26,5453849
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Layers1,543,6993650
Ducks(D)550
Pheasants51,0981150
Cattle and calves31,4494750
Horses and ponies27,6583950
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,0002,307
   $1,000 to $2,4991,501
   $2,500 to $4,9991,030
   $5,000 to $9,999958
   $10,000 to $19,999758
   $20,000 to $24,999274
   $25,000 to $39,999443
   $40,000 to $49,999157
   $50,000 to $99,999524
   $100,000 to $249,999428
   $250,000 to $499,999264
   $500,000 or more427
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)913,289
   Average per farm ($)100,682
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)177,242
   Average per farm ($)19,539
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming4,493
   Other4,578
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male7,239
   Female1,832
  
Average age of principal operator59.5
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native23
   Asian196
   Black or African American84
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander13
   White13,787
   More than one race49
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2232
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.