2013 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Connecticut
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Jul/25/2014

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation73
Farm Operations - Number of Operations6,000
Farm Operations - Acres Operated440,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )4,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )19,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )47,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2013 )3,500

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head20,611
Milk - Production, Measured in $80,136,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb371,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE25,032,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA1,000
HAY
HAY47,0002.26 TONS / ACRE106,000 TONS236.00 $ / TON25,032,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)40,0002.30 TONS / ACRE92,000 TONS231.00 $ / TON21,252,000
HAY, ALFALFA7,0002.00 TONS / ACRE14,000 TONS270.00 $ / TON3,780,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED26,500,000 LB19,630,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET25,500,000 LB0.76 $ / LB19,380,000
APPLES, PROCESSING1,000,000 LB500.00 $ / TON250,000
APPLES, NOT HARVESTED500,000 LB
APPLES2,00013,500.00 LB / ACRE27,000,000 LB0.74 $ / LB
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET4,3003,80065.00 CWT / ACRE247,000 CWT39.00 $ / CWT9,633,000
PEACHES
PEACHES, FRESH MARKET1,330 TONS2,770.00 $ / TON3,684,000
PEACHES, UTILIZED1,330 TONS3,684,000
PEACHES, NOT SOLD10 TONS
PEACHES4003.38 TONS / ACRE1,350 TONS2,770.00 $ / TON
PEACHES, NOT HARVESTED10 TONS
MAPLE SYRUP
MAPLE SYRUP0.26 GALLONS / TAP20,000 GALLONS71.00 $ / GALLON1,420,000
CORN
CORN, SILAGE23,00019.00 TONS / ACRE437,000 TONS
CORN27,000

Census State Profile: Connecticut

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold550,6204650
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 389,1374350
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products161,4824450
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas15,2164650
Tobacco35,722819
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes36,3863750
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries27,3492250
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod252,9231750
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops6,049949
Other crops and hay15,4924650
Poultry and eggs48,8593750
Cattle and calves9,7514450
Milk from cows69,8433450
Hogs and pigs1,2594350
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk1,4354750
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys8,0894150
Aquaculture19,6651950
Other animals and other animal products2,5834450
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop69,0134550
Corn for silage21,4363649
Vegetables harvested, all9,2933850
Corn for grain6,5484349
Cut Christmas trees5,3891349
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Layers(D)(D)50
Pullets for laying flock replacement(D)3250
Broilers and other meat-type chickens79,6053250
Cattle and calves48,2784450
Horses and ponies17,4244350

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,0001,903
   $1,000 to $2,499749
   $2,500 to $4,999820
   $5,000 to $9,999709
   $10,000 to $19,999581
   $20,000 to $24,999162
   $25,000 to $39,999264
   $40,000 to $49,99988
   $50,000 to $99,999243
   $100,000 to $249,999194
   $250,000 to $499,999103
   $500,000 or more161
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)586,466
   Average per farm ($)98,120
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)25,568
   Average per farm ($)4,278
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming2,766
   Other3,211
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male4,472
   Female1,505
  
Average age of principal operator58.7
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native23
   Asian24
   Black or African American11
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
   White9,474
   More than one race57
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2129

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.