2017 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Tennessee
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Nov/20/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation164
Farm Operations - Number of Operations65,900
Farm Operations - Acres Operated10,800,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )910,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )40,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )1,830,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )104,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )7,500
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )46,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2017 )235,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head171,500,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head17,325
Milk - Production, Measured in $130,977,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb693,000,000
County outlines for TENNESSEE

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
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS1,690,0001,660,00050 BU / ACRE83,000,000 BU9.7 $ / BU805,100,000
HAY
HAY1,715,0002.31 TONS / ACRE3,966,000 TONS116 $ / TON457,612,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,700,0002.3 TONS / ACRE3,910,000 TONS115 $ / TON445,740,000
HAY, ALFALFA15,0003.7 TONS / ACRE56,000 TONS213 $ / TON11,872,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE457,612,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA3,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN710,000171 BU / ACRE121,410,000 BU3.55 $ / BU431,006,000
CORN750,000
CORN, SILAGE30,00022 TONS / ACRE660,000 TONS
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND345,000340,0001,033 LB / ACRE732,000 480 LB BALES0.68 $ / LB234,418,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED230,000 TONS137 $ / TON32,743,000
COTTON, PIMA(NA) $ / LB
COTTON345,000340,0001,033 LB / ACRE732,000 480 LB BALES
TOBACCO
TOBACCO21,1002,038 LB / ACRE43,000,000 LB2.333 $ / LB103,190,000
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER370,000275,00070 BU / ACRE19,250,000 BU4.6 $ / BU87,588,000
WHEAT370,000275,00070 BU / ACRE19,250,000 BU4.6 $ / BU87,588,000
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN3,8003,600355 CWT / ACRE1,278,000 CWT61,719,000
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, UTILIZED1,265,200 CWT
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT
TOMATOES48.8 $ / CWT
TOMATOES, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, FRESH MARKET(D)
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, PROCESSING(D)
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP9,4009,10061 CWT / ACRE555,100 CWT32.9 $ / CWT18,170,000
BEANS, SNAP, UTILIZED552,300 CWT
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
BEANS, SNAP, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET19.1 $ / CWT2,437,000
PUMPKINS1,7001,60089 CWT / ACRE142,400 CWT19.1 $ / CWT2,437,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED127,600 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: Tennessee
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold3,611,0373350
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 2,086,4722950
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products1,524,5653350
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas1,301,3032450
Tobacco108,224319
Cotton and cottonseed253,428817
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes72,8852850
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries(D)3850
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod294,7401450
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops(D)(D)49
Other crops and hay46,2154150
Poultry and eggs552,0152150
Cattle and calves735,5112150
Milk from cows145,4453150
Hogs and pigs48,2452650
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk8,9062750
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys21,3262150
Aquaculture(D)2850
Other animals and other animal products(D)(D)50
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop1,742,4861250
Soybeans for beans1,229,3851745
Corn for grain960,7211749
Cotton, all376,997617
Upland cotton376,997617
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens30,400,7431550
Cattle and calves1,856,3161550
Layers1,675,3993450
Pullets for laying flock replacement1,025,2972450
Roosters191,923950
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00021,851
   $1,000 to $2,4998,781
   $2,500 to $4,9998,016
   $5,000 to $9,9998,852
   $10,000 to $19,9997,606
   $20,000 to $24,9992,093
   $25,000 to $39,9993,407
   $40,000 to $49,9991,217
   $50,000 to $99,9992,067
   $100,000 to $249,9991,550
   $250,000 to $499,9991,001
   $500,000 or more1,609
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)3,174,788
   Average per farm ($)46,654
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)696,379
   Average per farm ($)10,233
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming28,454
   Other39,596
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male60,280
   Female7,770
  
Average age of principal operator59.2
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native418
   Asian177
   Black or African American1,324
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander10
   White98,189
   More than one race437
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2743
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.