2013 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Louisiana
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Oct/22/2014

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation288
Farm Operations - Number of Operations27,300
Farm Operations - Acres Operated7,850,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )450,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )15,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )790,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )20,000
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )1,200
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2013 )8,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head12,875
Milk - Production, Measured in $45,114,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb206,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS1,130,0001,120,00048.50 BU / ACRE54,320,000 BU13.40 $ / BU708,624,000
CORN
CORN, GRAIN670,000173.00 BU / ACRE115,910,000 BU5.10 $ / BU591,141,000
CORN680,000
CORN, SILAGE3,00018.00 TONS / ACRE54,000 TONS
RICE
RICE418,000413,0007,300.00 LB / ACRE30,135,000 CWT15.90 $ / CWT479,147,000
RICE, LONG GRAIN396,000392,0007,330.00 LB / ACRE28,734,000 CWT
RICE, MEDIUM GRAIN22,00021,0006,670.00 LB / ACRE1,401,000 CWT
COTTON
COTTON, UPLAND130,000128,0001,223.00 LB / ACRE326,000 480 LB BALES0.74 $ / LB115,596,000
COTTON, COTTONSEED118,000 TONS245.00 $ / TON25,725,000
COTTON130,000128,0001,223.00 LB / ACRE326,000 480 LB BALES
WHEAT
WHEAT, WINTER265,000255,00058.00 BU / ACRE14,790,000 BU7.10 $ / BU102,950,000
WHEAT265,000255,00058.00 BU / ACRE14,790,000 BU7.10 $ / BU102,950,000
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE81,840,000
HAY
HAY400,0002.20 TONS / ACRE880,000 TONS93.00 $ / TON81,840,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)400,0002.20 TONS / ACRE880,000 TONS93.00 $ / TON81,840,000
SORGHUM
SORGHUM, GRAIN113,000107.00 BU / ACRE12,091,000 BU8.70 $ / CWT59,584,000
SORGHUM115,000
SORGHUM, SILAGE1,00014.00 TONS / ACRE14,000 TONS
SWEET POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES8,0007,500220.00 CWT / ACRE1,650,000 CWT17.90 $ / CWT29,865,000
PECANS
PECANS, UTILIZED, IN SHELL11,000,000 LB10,270,000
PECANS, NATIVE & SEEDLING, UTILIZED, IN SHELL9,500,000 LB8,170,000
PECANS, IMPROVED, UTILIZED, IN SHELL1,500,000 LB2,100,000
PECANS0.93 $ / LB
PECANS, NATIVE & SEEDLING0.86 $ / LB
PECANS, IMPROVED1.40 $ / LB
SUGARCANE
SUGARCANE, SUGAR & SEED442,00030.50 TONS / ACRE13,481,000 TONS
SUGARCANE, SUGAR410,00030.50 TONS / ACRE12,505,000 TONS
SUGARCANE, SEED32,00030.50 TONS / ACRE976,000 TONS

Census State Profile: Louisiana

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold3,809,4013050
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 2,783,6102350
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products1,025,7913850
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas1,832,2081650
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed159,5921217
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes41,8683550
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries(D)3050
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod90,4292950
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops(D)1249
Other crops and hay635,274950
Poultry and eggs574,2392050
Cattle and calves249,9633650
Milk from cows42,6284150
Hogs and pigs(D)4650
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk(D)(D)50
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys17,2032550
Aquaculture122,989350
Other animals and other animal products(D)2450
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Soybeans for beans1,113,6501845
Corn for grain524,0082249
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop467,6763550
Sugarcane for sugar398,80024
Rice395,063310
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Broilers and other meat-type chickens25,061,4531750
Layers1,910,6833350
Cattle and calves788,9673550
Pullets for laying flock replacement652,3773150
Roosters99,1101750

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,00010,195
   $1,000 to $2,4992,555
   $2,500 to $4,9992,934
   $5,000 to $9,9993,140
   $10,000 to $19,9992,534
   $20,000 to $24,999728
   $25,000 to $39,9991,156
   $40,000 to $49,999476
   $50,000 to $99,9991,087
   $100,000 to $249,999828
   $250,000 to $499,999581
   $500,000 or more1,879
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)2,820,092
   Average per farm ($)100,384
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)1,260,779
   Average per farm ($)44,879
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming12,136
   Other15,957
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male24,636
   Female3,457
  
Average age of principal operator58.5
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native357
   Asian115
   Black or African American3,038
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander26
   White37,219
   More than one race220
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2849

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.