2017 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Vermont
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: May/26/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation171
Farm Operations - Number of Operations7,300
Farm Operations - Acres Operated1,250,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )15,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )128,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )260,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2017 )3,700

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head21,147
Milk - Production, Measured in $510,136,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb2,728,000,000
County outlines for VERMONT

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 & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE290,0003.89 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS1,127,000 TONS, DRY BASIS152,013,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)240,0003.98 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS954,000 TONS, DRY BASIS
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA4,00050,0003.46 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS173,000 TONS, DRY BASIS
HAY
HAY180,0002.63 TONS / ACRE474,000 TONS131 $ / TON62,268,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)150,0002.8 TONS / ACRE420,000 TONS121 $ / TON50,820,000
HAY, ALFALFA30,0001.8 TONS / ACRE54,000 TONS212 $ / TON11,448,000
HAYLAGE
HAYLAGE150,0008.8 TONS / ACRE1,320,000 TONS
HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)120,0009 TONS / ACRE1,080,000 TONS
HAYLAGE, ALFALFA30,0008 TONS / ACRE240,000 TONS
CORN
CORN82,000
CORN, SILAGE76,00016.5 TONS / ACRE1,254,000 TONS
MAPLE SYRUP
MAPLE SYRUP0.366 GALLONS / TAP1,980,000 GALLONS
APPLES
APPLES30,000,000 LB
(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: Vermont
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold776,1054250
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 177,7264650
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products598,3794150
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas26,3204350
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes21,2744150
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries13,4943550
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod25,5624450
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops2,8121749
Other crops and hay88,2653550
Poultry and eggs13,1364250
Cattle and calves61,9054150
Milk from cows504,8841850
Hogs and pigs1,3454250
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk6,2553250
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys6,5314450
Aquaculture1,8904750
Other animals and other animal products2,4334550
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop337,6943850
Corn for silage80,2312349
Corn for grain11,0594249
Soybeans for beans4,4783445
Vegetables harvested, all3,8974550
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Cattle and calves274,2514050
Layers212,3974350
Broilers and other meat-type chickens48,5453450
Quail(D)1749
Sheep and lambs18,8033850
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,0001,760
   $1,000 to $2,499837
   $2,500 to $4,999792
   $5,000 to $9,999969
   $10,000 to $19,999695
   $20,000 to $24,999209
   $25,000 to $39,999416
   $40,000 to $49,999138
   $50,000 to $99,999413
   $100,000 to $249,999482
   $250,000 to $499,999307
   $500,000 or more320
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)679,732
   Average per farm ($)92,632
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)152,427
   Average per farm ($)20,772
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming3,779
   Other3,559
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male5,696
   Female1,642
  
Average age of principal operator57.3
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native38
   Asian34
   Black or African American28
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander5
   White11,837
   More than one race70
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2114
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.