2018 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 New Jersey
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Apr/20/2019

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation76
Farm Operations - Number of Operations9,900
Farm Operations - Acres Operated750,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )9,500
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )5,500
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )30,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2018 )8,500

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head18,333
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb110,000,000
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
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN4,2004,100230 CWT / ACRE943,000 CWT42,411,000
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, FRESH MARKET41,275,000
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, PROCESSING1,136,000
TOMATOES, PROCESSING110 $ / TON
TOMATOES59.2 $ / CWT
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, UTILIZED716,700 CWT
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET80.9 $ / CWT
HAY
HAY114,0001.93 TONS / ACRE220,000 TONS186 $ / TON41,032,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)105,0001.8 TONS / ACRE189,000 TONS182 $ / TON34,398,000
HAY, ALFALFA9,0003.45 TONS / ACRE31,000 TONS214 $ / TON6,634,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE41,032,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,000
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL3,5003,400275 CWT / ACRE935,000 CWT42.7 $ / CWT39,726,000
PEPPERS, BELL, FRESH MARKET44.8 $ / CWT38,788,000
PEPPERS, BELL, PROCESSING295 $ / TON938,000
PEPPERS, BELL, UTILIZED929,400 CWT
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS105,000103,00040 BU / ACRE4,120,000 BU8 $ / BU32,960,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN61,000141 BU / ACRE8,601,000 BU3.5 $ / BU30,104,000
CORN, SILAGE6,00019 TONS / ACRE114,000 TONS
CORN72,000
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN6,5006,40087 CWT / ACRE556,800 CWT25.5 $ / CWT13,868,000
SWEET CORN, UTILIZED542,900 CWT
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SWEET CORN, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
ASPARAGUS
ASPARAGUS2,2002,10033 CWT / ACRE69,300 CWT167 $ / CWT11,562,000
ASPARAGUS, UTILIZED69,300 CWT
ASPARAGUS, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
ASPARAGUS, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SQUASH
SQUASH4,1003,50093 CWT / ACRE325,500 CWT27.3 $ / CWT8,387,000
SQUASH, UTILIZED307,300 CWT
SQUASH, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SQUASH, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS2,6002,60094 CWT / ACRE244,400 CWT29.2 $ / CWT7,028,000
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET29.2 $ / CWT7,028,000
CUCUMBERS, UTILIZED240,700 CWT
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP2,9002,70044 CWT / ACRE118,800 CWT50.9 $ / CWT5,986,000
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET50.9 $ / CWT5,986,000
BEANS, SNAP, UTILIZED117,600 CWT
SPINACH
SPINACH2,2002,000115 CWT / ACRE230,000 CWT22.7 $ / CWT5,230,000
SPINACH, UTILIZED230,000 CWT
SPINACH, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
SPINACH, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
POTATOES
POTATOES2,0002,000265 CWT / ACRE530,000 CWT8.91 $ / CWT4,722,000
WHEAT
WHEAT18,00015,00062 BU / ACRE930,000 BU4.9 $ / BU4,557,000
WHEAT, WINTER18,00015,00062 BU / ACRE930,000 BU4.9 $ / BU4,557,000
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET38.4 $ / CWT4,178,000
PUMPKINS2,1001,70065 CWT / ACRE110,500 CWT38.4 $ / CWT4,178,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED108,800 CWT
PEACHES
PEACHES32,000 TONS
CRANBERRIES
CRANBERRIES556,000 BARRELS
APPLES
APPLES49,200,000 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: 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.