2016 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 New Jersey
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Feb/18/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation79
Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Pct of Ag Land100
Farm Operations - Operations, Measured in Pct of Farm Operations100
Farm Operations - Number of Operations9,100
Farm Operations - Acres Operated720,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )7,500
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )6,500
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )28,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2016 )11,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head17,429
Milk - Production, Measured in $20,008,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb122,000,000
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 AcresYieldProduction or SalesPrice per UnitValue of Production or Sales in Dollars
BLUEBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, UTILIZED4,730 LB / ACRE43,990,000 LB59,390,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, FRESH MARKET37,400,000 LB1.41 $ / LB52,734,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, PROCESSING6,590,000 LB1.01 $ / LB6,656,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME9,30044,120,000 LB1.35 $ / LB
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN3,9003,800260 CWT / ACRE988,000 CWT51,626,000
TOMATOES, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON
TOMATOES52.3 $ / CWT
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, UTILIZED988,000 CWT
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, PROCESSING(D)
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, FRESH MARKET(D)
CORN
CORN, GRAIN71,000145 BU / ACRE10,295,000 BU3.9 $ / BU36,547,000
CORN80,000
CORN, SILAGE5,00016 TONS / ACRE80,000 TONS
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED34,000,000 LB36,350,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET27,000,000 LB1.31 $ / LB35,370,000
APPLES, PROCESSING7,000,000 LB280 $ / TON980,000
APPLES2,40014,500 LB / ACRE34,700,000 LB1.07 $ / LB
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS100,00098,00036 BU / ACRE3,528,000 BU9.59 $ / BU33,516,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE31,235,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA2,000
HAY
HAY114,0001.88 TONS / ACRE214,000 TONS191 $ / TON31,235,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)103,0001.7 TONS / ACRE175,000 TONS160 $ / TON21,875,000
HAY, ALFALFA11,0003.5 TONS / ACRE39,000 TONS231 $ / TON9,360,000
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED19,910 TONS28,403,000
PEACHES4,7004.25 TONS / ACRE19,980 TONS1,430 $ / TON
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET(D) TONS(D) $ / TON(D)
PEACHES, PROCESSING(D) TONS(D) $ / TON(D)
CRANBERRIES
CRANBERRIES, UTILIZED208.4 BARRELS / ACRE646,000 BARRELS27,835,000
CRANBERRIES3,100653,000 BARRELS43.1 $ / BARREL
CRANBERRIES, FRESH MARKET(D) BARRELS(D) $ / BARREL(D)
CRANBERRIES, PROCESSING(D) BARRELS(D) $ / BARREL(D)
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL2,4002,300275 CWT / ACRE632,500 CWT31.6 $ / CWT19,967,000
PEPPERS, BELL, FRESH MARKET36.9 $ / CWT17,387,000
PEPPERS, BELL, PROCESSING320 $ / TON2,580,000
PEPPERS, BELL, UTILIZED632,500 CWT
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN6,7006,40086 CWT / ACRE550,400 CWT29 $ / CWT15,983,000
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET32.5 $ / CWT15,561,000
SWEET CORN, PROCESSING118 $ / TON422,000
SWEET CORN, UTILIZED550,400 CWT
SPINACH
SPINACH2,5002,400165 CWT / ACRE396,000 CWT35.6 $ / CWT14,111,000
SPINACH, FRESH MARKET47.9 $ / CWT12,176,000
SPINACH, PROCESSING273 $ / TON1,935,000
SPINACH, UTILIZED396,000 CWT
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS3,2003,100175 CWT / ACRE542,500 CWT25.2 $ / CWT13,645,000
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET26.2 $ / CWT11,811,000
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING400 $ / TON1,834,000
CUCUMBERS, UTILIZED542,500 CWT
ASPARAGUS
ASPARAGUS2,0001,90040 CWT / ACRE76,000 CWT171 $ / CWT12,962,000
ASPARAGUS, FRESH MARKET56,000 CWT171 $ / CWT12,962,000
ASPARAGUS, UTILIZED75,800 CWT
SQUASH
SQUASH3,5003,400115 CWT / ACRE391,000 CWT32.7 $ / CWT12,803,000
SQUASH, UTILIZED391,000 CWT
SQUASH, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
SQUASH, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
WHEAT
WHEAT25,00021,00064 BU / ACRE1,344,000 BU4.15 $ / BU5,443,000
WHEAT, WINTER25,00021,00064 BU / ACRE1,344,000 BU4.15 $ / BU5,443,000
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS2,1002,000100 CWT / ACRE200,000 CWT26.7 $ / CWT5,340,000
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET26.7 $ / CWT5,340,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED200,000 CWT
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP2,8002,60034 CWT / ACRE88,400 CWT37.1 $ / CWT3,262,000
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET43.5 $ / CWT2,958,000
BEANS, SNAP, PROCESSING304 $ / TON304,000
BEANS, SNAP, UTILIZED88,000 CWT
POTATOES
POTATOES(D)(D)(D) CWT / ACRE(D) 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.