2013 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Maine
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Jul/23/2014

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Area Operated, Measured in Acres / Operation183
Farm Operations - Number of Operations8,200
Farm Operations - Acres Operated1,500,000

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )11,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )30,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2014 )85,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2013 )4,500

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head19,548
Milk - Production, Measured in $135,138,000
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb606,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
POTATOES
POTATOES55,00054,000290.00 CWT / ACRE15,660,000 CWT10.70 $ / CWT167,562,000
POTATOES, FALL55,00054,000290.00 CWT / ACRE15,660,000 CWT10.70 $ / CWT167,562,000
BLUEBERRIES
BLUEBERRIES, WILD, UTILIZED87,130,000 LB85,036,000
BLUEBERRIES, WILD, PROCESSING86,600,000 LB0.97 $ / LB84,002,000
BLUEBERRIES, WILD, FRESH MARKET530,000 LB1.95 $ / LB1,034,000
BLUEBERRIES, WILD, NOT HARVESTED750,000 LB
BLUEBERRIES, WILD, NOT SOLD10,000 LB
BLUEBERRIES, WILD87,890,000 LB0.98 $ / LB
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE41,813,000
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA2,000
HAY
HAY135,0001.46 TONS / ACRE197,000 TONS210.00 $ / TON41,813,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)125,0001.40 TONS / ACRE175,000 TONS207.00 $ / TON36,225,000
HAY, ALFALFA10,0002.20 TONS / ACRE22,000 TONS254.00 $ / TON5,588,000
MAPLE SYRUP
MAPLE SYRUP0.30 GALLONS / TAP560,000 GALLONS32.00 $ / GALLON17,920,000
APPLES
APPLES, UTILIZED25,500,000 LB13,155,000
APPLES, FRESH MARKET22,500,000 LB0.58 $ / LB12,960,000
APPLES, PROCESSING3,000,000 LB130.00 $ / TON195,000
APPLES2,9009,310.00 LB / ACRE27,000,000 LB0.52 $ / LB
APPLES, NOT HARVESTED500,000 LB
APPLES, NOT SOLD1,000,000 LB
OATS
OATS28,00027,00067.00 BU / ACRE1,809,000 BU2.45 $ / BU4,432,000
SWEET CORN
SWEET CORN, FRESH MARKET1,6001,50055.00 CWT / ACRE83,000 CWT51.00 $ / CWT4,233,000
BARLEY
BARLEY20,00017,00053.00 BU / ACRE901,000 BU4.15 $ / BU3,739,000
CORN
CORN, SILAGE27,00017.50 TONS / ACRE472,500 TONS
CORN31,000

Census State Profile: Maine

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold763,0624450
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 473,8524050
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products289,2104350
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas(D)4450
Tobacco(D)1919
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes207,2541650
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries114,6571550
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod76,0073350
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops(D)1149
Other crops and hay47,9804050
Poultry and eggs38,9383950
Cattle and calves31,0764350
Milk from cows126,6323250
Hogs and pigs1,7263950
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk3,6373950
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys7,1594350
Aquaculture75,107850
Other animals and other animal products4,9353850
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop193,1064150
Vegetables harvested, all72,6571650
Potatoes61,336550
Land in Berries39,734249
Blueberries, wild38,626135
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Layers3,531,1862550
Cattle and calves86,2564350
Pullets for laying flock replacement(D)4050
Broilers and other meat-type chickens47,2523550
Colonies of bees14,4563050

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,0002,282
   $1,000 to $2,499997
   $2,500 to $4,9991,022
   $5,000 to $9,9991,045
   $10,000 to $19,999841
   $20,000 to $24,999240
   $25,000 to $39,999457
   $40,000 to $49,999132
   $50,000 to $99,999379
   $100,000 to $249,999338
   $250,000 to $499,999198
   $500,000 or more242
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)645,631
   Average per farm ($)78,996
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)164,610
   Average per farm ($)20,141
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming3,964
   Other4,209
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male5,792
   Female2,381
  
Average age of principal operator57.0
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native55
   Asian17
   Black or African American78
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander4
   White12,921
   More than one race93
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2134

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.