2014 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Georgia
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Mar/04/2015

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Number of Operations41,100

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )489,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )81,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )1,040,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )68,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )4,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2014 )153,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head20,790
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb1,684,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND1,380,0001,370,000876.00 LB / ACRE2,500,000 480 LB BALES0.64 $ / LB770,400,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED751,000 TONS173.00 $ / TON129,923,000
COTTON1,380,0001,370,000876.00 LB / ACRE2,500,000 480 LB BALES
PEANUTS
PEANUTS600,000591,0004,100.00 LB / ACRE2,423,100,000 LB0.20 $ / LB487,043,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN310,000170.00 BU / ACRE52,700,000 BU4.50 $ / BU237,150,000
CORN350,000
CORN, SILAGE35,00019.50 TONS / ACRE683,000 TONS
PECANS
PECANS, UTILIZED, IN SHELL73,000,000 LB166,160,000
PECANS, IMPROVED, UTILIZED, IN SHELL71,000,000 LB163,300,000
PECANS, NATIVE & SEEDLING, UTILIZED, IN SHELL2,000,000 LB2,860,000
PECANS2.28 $ / LB
PECANS, NATIVE & SEEDLING1.43 $ / LB
PECANS, IMPROVED2.30 $ / LB
HAY
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)580,0002.60 TONS / ACRE1,508,000 TONS90.00 $ / TON135,720,000
HAY580,0002.60 TONS / ACRE1,508,000 TONS90.00 $ / TON135,720,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS300,000290,00040.00 BU / ACRE11,600,000 BU10.80 $ / BU125,280,000
BLUEBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, UTILIZED5,540.00 LB / ACRE92,000,000 LB109,800,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, FRESH MARKET48,000,000 LB1.60 $ / LB76,800,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, PROCESSING44,000,000 LB0.75 $ / LB33,000,000
BLUEBERRIES, TAME16,60098,000,000 LB1.19 $ / LB
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, NOT HARVESTED4,500,000 LB
BLUEBERRIES, TAME, NOT SOLD1,500,000 LB
ONIONS
ONIONS, DRY, SPRING12,00011,000235.00 CWT / ACRE2,585,000 CWT41.90 $ / CWT108,312,000
MELONS
MELONS, WATERMELON, FRESH MARKET20,00019,000270.00 CWT / ACRE5,130,000 CWT15.60 $ / CWT80,028,000
MELONS, CANTALOUP, FRESH MARKET3,4003,300120.00 CWT / ACRE396,000 CWT15.00 $ / CWT5,940,000
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET23,70022,400130.00 CWT / ACRE2,912,000 CWT25.50 $ / CWT74,256,000
TOBACCO
TOBACCO, FLUE-CURED (CLASS 1)15,0002,300.00 LB / ACRE34,500,000 LB2.07 $ / LB71,415,000
TOBACCO15,0002,300.00 LB / ACRE34,500,000 LB2.07 $ / LB71,415,000
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER300,000230,00049.00 BU / ACRE11,270,000 BU5.80 $ / BU65,366,000
WHEAT300,000230,00049.00 BU / ACRE11,270,000 BU5.80 $ / BU65,366,000
PEPPERS
PEPPERS, BELL3,9003,800210.00 CWT / ACRE798,000 CWT51.70 $ / CWT41,257,000
PEACHES
PEACHES, UTILIZED33,000 TONS36,097,000
PEACHES, NOT SOLD1,500 TONS
PEACHES, NOT HARVESTED1,000 TONS
PEACHES10,9003.26 TONS / ACRE35,500 TONS1,090.00 $ / TON
CUCUMBERS
CUCUMBERS, FRESH MARKET7,3006,500155.00 CWT / ACRE1,008,000 CWT23.20 $ / CWT23,386,000
CABBAGE
CABBAGE, FRESH MARKET5,5004,700340.00 CWT / ACRE1,598,000 CWT12.00 $ / CWT19,176,000
SQUASH
SQUASH3,4003,200150.00 CWT / ACRE480,000 CWT31.80 $ / CWT15,264,000
BEANS
BEANS, SNAP, FRESH MARKET10,0008,90040.00 CWT / ACRE356,000 CWT39.10 $ / CWT13,920,000
GRAPES
GRAPES, UTILIZED3,900 TONS5,899,000
GRAPES1,6002.50 TONS / ACRE4,000 TONS1,510.00 $ / TON
GRAPES, NOT HARVESTED100 TONS
SORGHUM
SORGHUM, GRAIN23,00041.00 BU / ACRE943,000 BU8.75 $ / CWT4,621,000
SORGHUM40,000
SORGHUM, SILAGE14,00011.00 TONS / ACRE154,000 TONS
OATS
OATS60,00020,00054.00 BU / ACRE1,080,000 BU4.00 $ / BU4,320,000
RYE
RYE170,00020,00027.00 BU / ACRE540,000 BU7.75 $ / BU4,185,000
TOMATOES
TOMATOES, FRESH MARKET30.40 $ / CWT

Census State Profile: Georgia

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold9,255,1251550
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 3,670,4551950
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products5,584,670950
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas578,0533050
Tobacco39,656719
Cotton and cottonseed1,041,440217
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes412,3391150
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries308,428550
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod257,7141650
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops2,8661649
Other crops and hay1,029,959250
Poultry and eggs4,773,837250
Cattle and calves403,1723250
Milk from cows299,5482450
Hogs and pigs56,3862250
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk5,3243450
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys8,3104050
Aquaculture26,8581450
Other animals and other animal products11,2362750
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Cotton, all1,279,400217
Upland cotton1,279,400217
Peanuts for nuts731,946117
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop602,9943150
Corn for grain311,1252549
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens243,463,943150
Layers17,445,067750
Pullets for laying flock replacement7,718,153350
Quail1,292,151149
Roosters1,168,010250

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00014,830
   $1,000 to $2,4993,542
   $2,500 to $4,9993,951
   $5,000 to $9,9994,139
   $10,000 to $19,9993,757
   $20,000 to $24,999947
   $25,000 to $39,9991,593
   $40,000 to $49,999639
   $50,000 to $99,9991,552
   $100,000 to $249,9991,188
   $250,000 to $499,999956
   $500,000 or more5,163
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)7,488,510
   Average per farm ($)177,213
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)2,128,848
   Average per farm ($)50,379
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming19,858
   Other22,399
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male35,853
   Female6,404
  
Average age of principal operator59.9
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native185
   Asian407
   Black or African American2,569
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander16
   White57,633
   More than one race243
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2665

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.