2017 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

 Virginia
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Dec/17/2018

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation183
Farm Operations - Number of Operations44,300
Farm Operations - Acres Operated8,100,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )633,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )87,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )1,480,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )18,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )41,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )5,500
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )75,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2017 )240,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head277,400,000
Turkeys - Production, Measured in Head16,800,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head19,954
Milk - Production, Measured in $336,784,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb1,736,000,000
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 AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE346,964,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA11,000
HAY
HAY1,205,0002.36 TONS / ACRE2,838,000 TONS127 $ / TON346,964,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,150,0002.3 TONS / ACRE2,645,000 TONS121 $ / TON306,820,000
HAY, ALFALFA55,0003.5 TONS / ACRE193,000 TONS210 $ / TON40,144,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS600,000590,00044 BU / ACRE25,960,000 BU9.4 $ / BU241,428,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN340,000140 BU / ACRE47,600,000 BU3.96 $ / BU180,880,000
CORN, SILAGE135,00018 TONS / ACRE2,430,000 TONS
CORN500,000
TOBACCO
TOBACCO23,3702,284 LB / ACRE53,381,000 LB2.047 $ / LB109,437,000
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND84,00083,0001,110 LB / ACRE192,000 480 LB BALES0.699 $ / LB62,712,000
COTTON84,00083,0001,110 LB / ACRE192,000 480 LB BALES
COTTON, PIMA(NA) $ / LB
COTTON, COTTONSEED52,000 TONS121 $ / TON(D)
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED224,000,000 LB48,557,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET91,000,000 LB0.327 $ / LB29,757,000
APPLES, PROCESSING133,000,000 LB283 $ / TON18,800,000
APPLES10,00022,500 LB / ACRE225,000,000 LB0.217 $ / LB
WHEAT
WHEAT210,000145,00066 BU / ACRE9,570,000 BU4.6 $ / BU44,979,000
WHEAT, WINTER210,000145,00066 BU / ACRE9,570,000 BU4.6 $ / BU44,979,000
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN2,4002,300290 CWT / ACRE667,000 CWT41,707,000
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, UTILIZED663,700 CWT
TOMATOES62.8 $ / CWT
TOMATOES, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, FRESH MARKET(D)
TOMATOES, IN THE OPEN, PROCESSING(D)
PEANUTS
PEANUTS27,00027,0004,440 LB / ACRE119,880,000 LB0.239 $ / LB29,975,000
POTATOES
POTATOES5,0004,500265 CWT / ACRE1,193,000 CWT16.3 $ / CWT19,446,000
GRAPES
GRAPES, PROCESSING8,800 TONS2,170 $ / TON19,096,000
GRAPES, UTILIZED8,800 TONS19,096,000
GRAPES, FRESH MARKET(X) $ / TON
GRAPES3,3002.67 TONS / ACRE8,810 TONS2,170 $ / TON
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED6,300 TONS9,244,000
PEACHES1,2005.83 TONS / ACRE7,000 TONS1,470 $ / TON
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET(D) TONS(D) $ / TON(D)
PEACHES, PROCESSING(D) TONS(D) $ / TON(D)
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS2,5002,400225 CWT / ACRE540,000 CWT14.4 $ / CWT7,760,000
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET14.4 $ / CWT7,760,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED538,900 CWT
BARLEY
BARLEY30,00011,00073 BU / ACRE803,000 BU2.6 $ / BU2,248,000
(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.