2018 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 New Mexico
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: May/25/2019

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation1,640
Farm Operations - Number of Operations24,700
Farm Operations - Acres Operated40,500,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )480,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )325,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )1,480,000
Goats, Angora - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )9,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2019 )100,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2018 )1,300

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head25,106
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb8,285,000,000
County outlines for NEW MEXICO

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
HAY
HAY250,0003.73 TONS / ACRE932,000 TONS229 $ / TON211,080,000
HAY, ALFALFA160,0004.7 TONS / ACRE752,000 TONS240 $ / TON180,480,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)90,0002 TONS / ACRE180,000 TONS170 $ / TON30,600,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE211,080,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA30,000
PECANS
PECANS, UTILIZED, IN SHELL197,297,000
PECANS45,5001,980 LB / ACRE2.19 $ / LB
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, CHILE8,4007,900180 CWT / ACRE1,422,000 CWT37.8 $ / CWT53,766,000
PEPPERS, CHILE, PROCESSING760 $ / TON43,769,000
PEPPERS, CHILE, FRESH MARKET37 $ / CWT9,997,000
PEPPERS, CHILE, UTILIZED1,422,000 CWT
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND77,00056,000977 LB / ACRE114,000 480 LB BALES0.717 $ / LB37,858,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED42,000 TONS200 $ / TON8,000,000
COTTON83,80062,800959 LB / ACRE125,500 480 LB BALES
COTTON, PIMA6,8006,800812 LB / ACRE11,500 480 LB BALES(D) $ / LB(D)
CORN
CORN, GRAIN35,000187 BU / ACRE6,545,000 BU4.45 $ / BU29,125,000
CORN135,000
CORN, SILAGE95,00022 TONS / ACRE2,090,000 TONS
WHEAT
WHEAT315,000105,00015 BU / ACRE1,575,000 BU4.75 $ / BU7,481,000
WHEAT, WINTER315,000105,00015 BU / ACRE1,575,000 BU4.75 $ / BU7,481,000
SORGHUM
SORGHUM, GRAIN47,00038 BU / ACRE1,786,000 BU6.65 $ / CWT6,651,000
SORGHUM, SILAGE18,00011 TONS / ACRE198,000 TONS
SORGHUM80,000
PEANUTS
PEANUTS5,5005,5003,000 LB / ACRE16,500,000 LB0.297 $ / LB4,901,000
(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: New_Mexico
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold2,550,1473550
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 616,9383750
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products1,933,2092850
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas125,1483950
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed(D)1617
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes96,3292450
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries110,8751650
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod44,8883950
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops(D)4849
Other crops and hay206,1312850
Poultry and eggs3,3464650
Cattle and calves630,8372650
Milk from cows1,251,065950
Hogs and pigs3924950
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk7,7252950
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys24,2191450
Aquaculture6,9092950
Other animals and other animal products8,7153150
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop343,0323750
Wheat for grain, all87,5043549
Winter wheat for grain86,4343348
Corn for silage81,8662249
Pecans, all41,331439
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Cattle and calves1,354,2402250
Sheep and lambs89,7451750
Layers66,6534750
Horses and ponies50,7233650
Goats, all30,9812650
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00010,524
   $1,000 to $2,4993,085
   $2,500 to $4,9992,575
   $5,000 to $9,9992,502
   $10,000 to $19,9991,714
   $20,000 to $24,999458
   $25,000 to $39,999750
   $40,000 to $49,999314
   $50,000 to $99,9991,058
   $100,000 to $249,999771
   $250,000 to $499,999412
   $500,000 or more558
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)2,459,316
   Average per farm ($)99,483
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)234,870
   Average per farm ($)9,501
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming12,392
   Other12,329
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male19,944
   Female4,777
  
Average age of principal operator60.5
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native7,439
   Asian71
   Black or African American51
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander21
   White29,363
   More than one race221
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 213,195
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.