2016 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 North Dakota
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Feb/22/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Pct of Ag Land100
Farm Operations - Operations, Measured in Pct of Farm Operations100
Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation1,312
Farm Operations - Number of Operations29,800
Farm Operations - Acres Operated39,100,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )954,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )16,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )1,820,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )50,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )66,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2016 )146,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head21,500
Milk - Production, Measured in $55,890,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb344,000,000
County outlines for NORTH DAKOTA

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
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS6,050,0005,990,00041.5 BU / ACRE248,585,000 BU8.97 $ / BU2,253,450,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN3,270,000158 BU / ACRE516,660,000 BU3.01 $ / BU1,627,479,000
CORN, SILAGE150,00017.5 TONS / ACRE2,625,000 TONS
CORN3,450,000
WHEAT
WHEAT7,590,0007,405,00045 BU / ACRE332,978,000 BU4.68 $ / BU1,544,508,000
WHEAT, SPRING, (EXCL DURUM)6,000,0005,850,00046 BU / ACRE269,100,000 BU4.57 $ / BU1,184,040,000
WHEAT, SPRING, DURUM1,460,0001,435,00040.5 BU / ACRE58,118,000 BU5.66 $ / BU341,172,000
WHEAT, WINTER130,000120,00048 BU / ACRE5,760,000 BU3.41 $ / BU19,296,000
CANOLA
CANOLA1,460,0001,450,0001,840 LB / ACRE2,668,000,000 LB16.8 $ / CWT436,043,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE312,410,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA120,000
HAY
HAY2,500,0001.72 TONS / ACRE4,305,000 TONS77.5 $ / TON312,410,000
HAY, ALFALFA1,400,0001.7 TONS / ACRE2,380,000 TONS81 $ / TON189,210,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,100,0001.75 TONS / ACRE1,925,000 TONS63 $ / TON123,200,000
BEANS
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE625,000565,0001,580 LB / ACRE8,908,000 CWT27.9 $ / CWT245,861,000
POTATOES
POTATOES80,00072,000300 CWT / ACRE21,600,000 CWT10.3 $ / CWT222,480,000
POTATOES, FRESH MARKET15.1 $ / CWT
POTATOES, PROCESSING8.85 $ / CWT
SUNFLOWER
SUNFLOWER688,000663,0001,716 LB / ACRE1,137,450,000 LB17.7 $ / CWT205,958,000
BARLEY
BARLEY740,000640,00067 BU / ACRE42,880,000 BU4.47 $ / BU192,960,000
PEAS
PEAS, DRY EDIBLE560,000545,0002,250 LB / ACRE12,263,000 CWT11.2 $ / CWT131,214,000
LENTILS
LENTILS305,000294,0001,320 LB / ACRE3,881,000 CWT29.4 $ / CWT104,862,000
FLAXSEED
FLAXSEED335,000329,00024 BU / ACRE7,896,000 BU8 $ / BU64,152,000
OATS
OATS290,000110,00066 BU / ACRE7,260,000 BU2.25 $ / BU16,335,000
SAFFLOWER
SAFFLOWER8,3007,7001,250 LB / ACRE9,625,000 LB15.5 $ / CWT1,541,000
SUGARBEETS
SUGARBEETS213,000203,00030.8 TONS / ACRE6,252,000 TONS
(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: North_Dakota
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold10,950,6801150
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 9,664,285650
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products1,286,3953450
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas8,813,348550
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes251,0331550
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries2474950
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod7,2715050
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops194549
Other crops and hay592,3671050
Poultry and eggs(D)4050
Cattle and calves1,063,2871550
Milk from cows67,0793550
Hogs and pigs50,3662550
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk(D)(D)50
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys12,4623550
Aquaculture7384950
Other animals and other animal products61,862550
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Wheat for grain, all7,767,484249
Spring wheat for grain5,708,405129
Soybeans for beans4,729,137745
Corn for grain3,465,997949
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop2,172,738950
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Cattle and calves1,809,6131650
Turkeys419,3191950
Colonies of bees370,480250
Hogs and pigs133,6532750
Layers92,7544550
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,0009,669
   $1,000 to $2,499778
   $2,500 to $4,999976
   $5,000 to $9,9991,275
   $10,000 to $19,9991,306
   $20,000 to $24,999510
   $25,000 to $39,9991,170
   $40,000 to $49,999647
   $50,000 to $99,9992,074
   $100,000 to $249,9993,304
   $250,000 to $499,9993,156
   $500,000 or more6,096
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)7,296,140
   Average per farm ($)235,656
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)4,555,217
   Average per farm ($)147,128
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming17,509
   Other13,452
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male27,728
   Female3,233
  
Average age of principal operator57.0
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native563
   Asian29
   Black or African American9
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander9
   White43,670
   More than one race97
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2184
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.