2016 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Pennsylvania
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Feb/20/2018

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 / Operation131
Farm Operations - Number of Operations58,200
Farm Operations - Acres Operated7,630,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )185,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )525,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )1,620,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )95,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )37,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )15,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )93,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2016 )1,210,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head185,700,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head7,300,000

Milk Production

Milk, Dry, Nonfat, Human - Production, Measured in Plants3
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head20,454
Milk, Dry, Nonfat, Human - Production, Measured in Lb184,407,000
Milk - Production, Measured in $1,861,040,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb10,820,000,000
County outlines for PENNSYLVANIA

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
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE1,720,0002.68 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS4,613,000 TONS, DRY BASIS837,061,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,180,0002.21 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS2,611,000 TONS, DRY BASIS
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA80,000540,0003.71 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS2,002,000 TONS, DRY BASIS
MUSHROOMS
MUSHROOMS, AGARICUS6.89 LB / SQ FT587,459,000 LB0.969 $ / LB569,103,000
MUSHROOMS, AGARICUS, FRESH MARKET525,008,000 LB1.01 $ / LB530,258,000
MUSHROOMS, AGARICUS, PROCESSING62,451,000 LB0.622 $ / LB38,845,000
HAY
HAY1,350,0002.33 TONS / ACRE3,150,000 TONS178 $ / TON569,100,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,000,0002.1 TONS / ACRE2,100,000 TONS176 $ / TON373,800,000
HAY, ALFALFA350,0003 TONS / ACRE1,050,000 TONS183 $ / TON195,300,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN950,000129 BU / ACRE122,550,000 BU4.04 $ / BU496,328,000
CORN, SILAGE440,00017.5 TONS / ACRE7,700,000 TONS
CORN1,400,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS580,000575,00044 BU / ACRE25,300,000 BU9.54 $ / BU241,615,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED439,000,000 LB86,866,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET178,000,000 LB0.348 $ / LB61,944,000
APPLES, PROCESSING261,000,000 LB191 $ / TON24,922,000
APPLES20,00022,100 LB / ACRE442,000,000 LB0.198 $ / LB
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER190,000150,00068 BU / ACRE10,200,000 BU4.64 $ / BU43,860,000
WHEAT190,000150,00068 BU / ACRE10,200,000 BU4.64 $ / BU43,860,000
TOBACCO
TOBACCO8,2002,495 LB / ACRE20,460,000 LB2.048 $ / LB42,294,000
GRAPES
GRAPES, UTILIZED83,800 TONS28,095,000
GRAPES, PROCESSING82,800 TONS325 $ / TON26,895,000
GRAPES, FRESH MARKET1,000 TONS1,200 $ / TON1,200,000
GRAPES13,0006.6 TONS / ACRE85,800 TONS335 $ / TON
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN9,0008,30065 CWT / ACRE539,500 CWT35.9 $ / CWT19,351,000
SWEET CORN, UTILIZED539,500 CWT
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
SWEET CORN, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED15,800 TONS19,118,000
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET14,950 TONS1,240 $ / TON18,538,000
PEACHES, PROCESSING850 TONS682 $ / TON580,000
PEACHES4,0004 TONS / ACRE16,000 TONS1,210 $ / TON
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS4,6004,300170 CWT / ACRE731,000 CWT20.3 $ / CWT14,840,000
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET20.7 $ / CWT14,784,000
PUMPKINS, PROCESSING66.9 $ / TON56,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED731,000 CWT
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP10,0009,40057 CWT / ACRE535,800 CWT16.9 $ / CWT9,075,000
BEANS, SNAP, PROCESSING283 $ / TON5,580,000
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET24.7 $ / CWT3,495,000
BEANS, SNAP, UTILIZED535,800 CWT
OATS
OATS85,00050,00067 BU / ACRE3,350,000 BU2.76 $ / BU8,878,000
BARLEY
BARLEY55,00038,00075 BU / ACRE2,850,000 BU2.85 $ / BU8,123,000
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL1,000900165 CWT / ACRE148,500 CWT47.6 $ / CWT7,063,000
PEPPERS, BELL, UTILIZED148,500 CWT
PEPPERS, BELL, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PEPPERS, BELL, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
MAPLE SYRUP
MAPLE SYRUP0.217 GALLONS / TAP143,000 GALLONS31.4 $ / GALLON4,490,000
MELONS
MELONS, CANTALOUP1,0001,000135 CWT / ACRE135,000 CWT27 $ / CWT3,645,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, FRESH MARKET27 $ / CWT3,645,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, UTILIZED135,000 CWT
HAYLAGE
HAYLAGE, ALFALFA275,0007 TONS / ACRE1,925,000 TONS
HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)195,0005.3 TONS / ACRE1,034,000 TONS
HAYLAGE470,0006.3 TONS / ACRE2,959,000 TONS
STRAWBERRIES
STRAWBERRIES(NA)(NA) CWT / ACRE(NA) CWT
(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: Pennsylvania

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold7,400,7812250
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 2,782,9112450
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products4,617,8701350
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas1,210,8692650
Tobacco40,379619
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes140,8751850
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries160,5011050
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod944,883450
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops21,148449
Other crops and hay264,2562250
Poultry and eggs1,362,0391050
Cattle and calves717,0852250
Milk from cows1,966,892550
Hogs and pigs457,9161250
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk15,8401750
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys38,693850
Aquaculture26,1231550
Other animals and other animal products33,2831250
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop1,651,9171450
Corn for grain998,3761649
Soybeans for beans519,7182045
Corn for silage412,695649
Wheat for grain, all144,7253149
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens29,248,1151650
Layers25,147,630450
Pullets for laying flock replacement7,291,936550
Turkeys2,955,9931150
Cattle and calves1,626,3741950

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00015,058
   $1,000 to $2,4994,563
   $2,500 to $4,9995,144
   $5,000 to $9,9996,002
   $10,000 to $19,9995,968
   $20,000 to $24,9991,833
   $25,000 to $39,9993,372
   $40,000 to $49,9991,511
   $50,000 to $99,9994,044
   $100,000 to $249,9995,585
   $250,000 to $499,9993,328
   $500,000 or more2,901
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)6,041,767
   Average per farm ($)101,869
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)1,755,111
   Average per farm ($)29,593
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming30,638
   Other28,671
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male50,849
   Female8,460
  
Average age of principal operator56.1
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native114
   Asian103
   Black or African American103
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander19
   White90,012
   More than one race244
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2652

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.