2016 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Virginia
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Feb/23/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation181
Farm Operations - Number of Operations44,800
Farm Operations - Acres Operated8,100,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )643,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )87,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )1,520,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )20,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )45,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )6,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2017 )80,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2016 )255,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head269,100,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head17,200,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head19,144
Milk - Production, Measured in $310,140,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb1,723,000,000
County outlines for VIRGINIA

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
HAY1,215,0002.34 TONS / ACRE2,847,000 TONS140 $ / TON398,485,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,150,0002.3 TONS / ACRE2,645,000 TONS135 $ / TON357,075,000
HAY, ALFALFA65,0003.1 TONS / ACRE202,000 TONS205 $ / TON41,410,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE398,485,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA9,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS610,000600,00036 BU / ACRE21,600,000 BU9.4 $ / BU198,720,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN340,000148 BU / ACRE50,320,000 BU4 $ / BU188,700,000
CORN, SILAGE130,00020 TONS / ACRE2,600,000 TONS
CORN490,000
TOBACCO
TOBACCO23,4602,193 LB / ACRE51,440,000 LB2.113 $ / LB109,705,000
WHEAT
WHEAT210,000175,00053 BU / ACRE9,275,000 BU4.75 $ / BU44,056,000
WHEAT, WINTER210,000175,00053 BU / ACRE9,275,000 BU4.75 $ / BU44,056,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED178,000,000 LB35,854,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET73,000,000 LB0.279 $ / LB20,367,000
APPLES, PROCESSING105,000,000 LB295 $ / TON15,487,000
APPLES10,30017,500 LB / ACRE180,000,000 LB0.201 $ / LB
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND73,00072,000667 LB / ACRE100,000 480 LB BALES0.617 $ / LB29,616,000
COTTON73,00072,000667 LB / ACRE100,000 480 LB BALES
COTTON, COTTONSEED28,000 TONS(D) $ / TON(D)
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, FRESH MARKET23,184,000
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN2,6002,400210 CWT / ACRE504,000 CWT23,184,000
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, UTILIZED504,000 CWT
TOMATOES46 $ / CWT
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET46 $ / CWT
POTATOES
POTATOES4,4004,100290 CWT / ACRE1,189,000 CWT15.3 $ / CWT18,192,000
GRAPES
GRAPES, UTILIZED8,500 TONS16,830,000
GRAPES, PROCESSING8,500 TONS1,980 $ / TON16,830,000
GRAPES3,4002.5 TONS / ACRE8,500 TONS1,980 $ / TON
PEANUTS
PEANUTS21,00021,0003,650 LB / ACRE76,650,000 LB0.204 $ / LB15,152,000
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS2,3002,200170 CWT / ACRE374,000 CWT30.1 $ / CWT11,257,000
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET30.1 $ / CWT11,257,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED374,000 CWT
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED3,900 TONS5,226,000
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET3,900 TONS1,340 $ / TON5,226,000
PEACHES1,2003.25 TONS / ACRE3,900 TONS1,340 $ / TON
BARLEY
BARLEY33,00012,00067 BU / ACRE804,000 BU2.8 $ / BU2,332,000
(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: Virginia
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold3,753,2873150
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 1,360,1463250
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products2,393,1412650
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas633,6522950
Tobacco100,901419
Cotton and cottonseed67,8751417
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes92,3232550
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries65,8201850
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod251,8711850
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops7,873749
Other crops and hay139,8303250
Poultry and eggs1,161,5641450
Cattle and calves707,9762350
Milk from cows347,2042250
Hogs and pigs67,7022150
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk11,6342150
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys32,006950
Aquaculture54,6651150
Other animals and other animal products10,3892850
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop1,313,1971750
Soybeans for beans578,8521945
Corn for grain338,1322449
Wheat for grain, all241,9792649
Winter wheat for grain240,2082548
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens38,386,3101450
Turkeys5,160,805650
Layers2,897,2382850
Cattle and calves1,631,8821850
Pullets for laying flock replacement1,301,9172250
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00012,339
   $1,000 to $2,4994,764
   $2,500 to $4,9995,063
   $5,000 to $9,9996,436
   $10,000 to $19,9995,365
   $20,000 to $24,9991,575
   $25,000 to $39,9992,693
   $40,000 to $49,9991,144
   $50,000 to $99,9992,220
   $100,000 to $249,9991,619
   $250,000 to $499,9991,046
   $500,000 or more1,766
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)3,494,672
   Average per farm ($)75,922
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)520,123
   Average per farm ($)11,300
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming20,740
   Other25,290
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male38,377
   Female7,653
  
Average age of principal operator59.5
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native265
   Asian245
   Black or African American1,865
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander12
   White66,370
   More than one race211
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2755
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.