2017 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW

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

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation209
Farm Operations - Number of Operations68,500
Farm Operations - Acres Operated14,300,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )285,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )1,275,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )3,500,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )280,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )47,000
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2018 )75,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2017 )305,000
Chickens, Broilers - Production, Measured in Head53,800,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head23,725
Milk - Production, Measured in $5,487,920,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb30,320,000,000
County outlines for WISCONSIN

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
CORN
CORN, GRAIN2,930,000174 BU / ACRE509,820,000 BU3.25 $ / BU1,656,915,000
CORN, SILAGE880,00019 TONS / ACRE16,720,000 TONS
CORN3,900,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS2,150,0002,140,00047 BU / ACRE100,580,000 BU9.35 $ / BU940,423,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE2,190,0003.47 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS7,598,000 TONS, DRY BASIS816,165,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA300,0001,700,0003.75 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS6,369,000 TONS, DRY BASIS
HAY & HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)490,0002.51 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS1,229,000 TONS, DRY BASIS
HAY
HAY1,250,0002.78 TONS / ACRE3,477,000 TONS105 $ / TON361,955,000
HAY, ALFALFA860,0003 TONS / ACRE2,580,000 TONS113 $ / TON291,540,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)390,0002.3 TONS / ACRE897,000 TONS78.5 $ / TON70,415,000
POTATOES
POTATOES68,00067,000435 CWT / ACRE29,145,000 CWT12.1 $ / CWT352,655,000
CABBAGE
CABBAGE6,1006,000550 CWT / ACRE3,300,000 CWT15.3 $ / CWT50,490,000
CABBAGE, UTILIZED3,300,000 CWT
CABBAGE, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER210,000170,00068 BU / ACRE11,560,000 BU4.05 $ / BU46,818,000
WHEAT210,000170,00068 BU / ACRE11,560,000 BU4.05 $ / BU46,818,000
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN56,70054,500176 CWT / ACRE9,592,000 CWT4.65 $ / CWT44,537,000
SWEET CORN, PROCESSING70 $ / TON32,128,000
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET30.8 $ / CWT12,409,000
SWEET CORN, UTILIZED9,582,400 CWT
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP66,60062,500105 CWT / ACRE6,562,500 CWT6.11 $ / CWT40,115,000
BEANS, SNAP, PROCESSING110 $ / TON35,516,000
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET43.8 $ / CWT4,599,000
BEANS, SNAP, UTILIZED6,562,500 CWT
PEAS
PEAS, GREEN23,80022,50043 CWT / ACRE967,500 CWT14.8 $ / CWT14,363,000
PEAS, GREEN, PROCESSING214 $ / TON10,218,000
PEAS, GREEN, FRESH MARKET329 $ / CWT4,145,000
PEAS, GREEN, UTILIZED967,500 CWT
OATS
OATS180,00085,00059 BU / ACRE5,015,000 BU2.6 $ / BU13,039,000
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS5,7005,500125 CWT / ACRE687,500 CWT15.7 $ / CWT10,749,000
CUCUMBERS, UTILIZED686,100 CWT
CUCUMBERS, PROCESSING(D) $ / TON(D)
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET(D) $ / CWT(D)
CARROTS
CARROTS4,5004,500560 CWT / ACRE2,520,000 CWT3.51 $ / CWT8,820,000
CARROTS, PROCESSING68 $ / TON8,542,000
CARROTS, FRESH MARKET111 $ / CWT278,000
CARROTS, UTILIZED2,515,000 CWT
MINT
MINT, PEPPERMINT, OIL2,70073 LB / ACRE197,000 LB18.5 $ / LB3,645,000
PUMPKINS
PUMPKINS, FRESH MARKET27.8 $ / CWT3,542,000
PUMPKINS1,300900150 CWT / ACRE135,000 CWT27.8 $ / CWT3,542,000
PUMPKINS, UTILIZED127,400 CWT
MAPLE SYRUP
MAPLE SYRUP0.272 GALLONS / TAP200,000 GALLONS
HAYLAGE
HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,050,0007.3 TONS / ACRE7,665,000 TONS
HAYLAGE1,190,0007.01 TONS / ACRE8,337,000 TONS
HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)140,0004.8 TONS / ACRE672,000 TONS
CRANBERRIES
CRANBERRIES5,600,000 BARRELS
CHERRIES
CHERRIES, TART10,400,000 LB
APPLES
APPLES50,000,000 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: Wisconsin
Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold11,744,476950
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 4,601,4881650
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products7,142,988850
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas3,382,5131350
Tobacco3,3151219
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes555,432650
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries219,271950
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod201,1402350
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops12,598649
Other crops and hay227,2192550
Poultry and eggs465,7172350
Cattle and calves1,416,8811350
Milk from cows4,952,039250
Hogs and pigs90,5892050
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk29,6731150
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys11,5123850
Aquaculture13,8472250
Other animals and other animal products162,731150
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Corn for grain3,306,6211049
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop2,396,640750
Soybeans for beans1,699,7281445
Corn for silage953,876149
Vegetables harvested, all288,528450
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens7,818,6822150
Layers5,413,5631850
Cattle and calves3,494,084950
Turkeys3,468,5221050
Pullets for laying flock replacement908,8832550
Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00017,786
   $1,000 to $2,4994,745
   $2,500 to $4,9994,859
   $5,000 to $9,9995,888
   $10,000 to $19,9995,459
   $20,000 to $24,9991,787
   $25,000 to $39,9993,793
   $40,000 to $49,9991,912
   $50,000 to $99,9996,379
   $100,000 to $249,9997,487
   $250,000 to $499,9994,829
   $500,000 or more4,830
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)9,419,263
   Average per farm ($)135,035
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)3,073,224
   Average per farm ($)44,058
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming34,760
   Other34,994
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male62,408
   Female7,346
  
Average age of principal operator56.5
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native144
   Asian342
   Black or African American70
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander26
   White108,161
   More than one race157
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2503
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.