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Prepared under the direction of Rich Holcomb. Phoebe Hilliard and others were responsible for coordination and technical editorial work. Contains reliable information on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns. Its tables of annual data cover a wide variety of facts in forms suited to most common uses. 

Agricultural Statistics is published each year to meet the diverse need for a reliable reference book on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns. Its tables of annual data cover a wide variety of facts in forms suited to most common use.  The historical series in this volume have been generally limited to data beginning with 2001 or later.

Statistics presented in many of the tables represent actual counts of the items covered. Most of the statistics relating to foreign trade and to Government programs, such as numbers and amounts of loans made to farmers, and amounts of loans made by the Commodity Credit Corporation, etc., are data of this type. A large number of other tables, however, contain data that are estimates made by the Department of Agriculture.

The estimates for crops, livestock, and poultry made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture are prepared mainly to give timely current State and national totals and averages. They are based on data obtained by sample surveys of farmers and of people who do business with farmers. The survey data are supplemented by information from the Censuses of Agriculture taken every five years and check data from various sources. Being estimates, they are subject to revision as more data become available from commercial or Government sources. Unless otherwise indicated, the totals for the United States shown in the various tables on area, production, numbers, price, value, supplies, and disposition are based on official Department estimates. They exclude States for which no official estimates are compiled.

STATISTICS OF GRAIN AND FEED
This chapter contains tables for wheat, rye, rice, corn, oats, barley, sorghum grain, and feedstuffs.
Estimates are given of area, production, disposition, supply and disappearance, prices, value of production, stocks, foreign production and trade, price-support operations, animal units fed, and feed
consumed by livestock and poultry.

STATISTICS OF COTTON, TOBACCO, SUGAR CROPS, AND HONEY
In addition to tables on cotton, tobacco, sugar, and honey, this chapter includes tables on fibers
other than cotton and syrups. Cottonseed data, however, are in the following chapter on oilseeds,
fats, and oils.


STATISTICS OF VEGETABLES AND MELONS
This chapter contains statistics on potatoes, sweet potatoes, and commercial vegetables and melons.
For potatoes and sweet potatoes, the estimates of area, production, value, and farm disposition pertain
to the total crop and include quantities produced both for sale and for use on farms where grown.
Potato statistics are shown on a within-year seasonal grouping of winter, spring, summer, and fall
crops, by States. Some States have production in more than one seasonal group.

For processing vegetables, the estimates of area, production, and value for each of 8 crops relate
to production used by commercial canners, freezers, and other processors, except dehydrators. These
estimates include raw products grown by processors themselves and those grown under contract or
purchased on the open market. This production and the actual area harvested are not duplicated in
the fresh market estimates for the same commodities. The production of those vegetables used for
processing for which regular processing estimates are not made is included in the fresh market estimates.The processed segment of production for asparagus, broccoli, and cauliflower, combined with fresh market production during the year, is published at the end of the season, separately.

In 2000, estimates were added for collard greens, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, okra, chili peppers, pumpkins, radishes, and squash. In 2002, estimates for fresh market lima beans, beets for canning, Brussels sprouts, cabbage for kraut, eggplant, escarole/endive, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, okra, and radishes were discontinued. Additionally, States were removed from the program for certain commodities. For details on the 2002 program changes see the following website: http:/www.usda.gov/nass/events/programchg/vegprogchgs.htm.

STATISTICS OF FRUITS, TREE NUTS, AND HORTICULTURAL SPECIALTIES
For most fruits, production is estimated at two levels—total and utilized. Total production is the
quantity of fruit harvested plus quantities which would have been acceptable for fresh market or processing but were not harvested or utilized because of economic and other reasons. Utilized production is the amount sold plus the quantities used on farms where grown and quantities held in storage.  The difference between total and utilized production is the quantity of marketable fruit not harvested and fruit harvested but not sold or utilized because of economic and other reasons. Production relates to the crop produced on all farms, except for apples and strawberries. In accordance with Congressional enactment, the Department’s estimates of apple production since 1938 have related only to commercial production. The estimates for strawberries cover production on area grown primarily for sale. Statistics on utilization of fruit by commercial processors refer to first utilization, not necessarily final utilization. For example, frozen fruit includes fruit which may later be used for preserves.

The price shown for each crop is a marketing year average price for all methods of sales. Prices
for most fresh fruit are the average prices producers received at the point of first sale, commonly
referred to as the ‘‘average price as sold.’’ Since the point of first sale is not the same for all producers,
prices for the various methods of sale are weighted by the proportionate quantity sold. For
example, if in a given State part of the fruit crop is sold f.o.b. packed by growers, part sold as bulk
fruit at the packinghouse door, and some sold retail at roadside stands, the fresh fruit average price
as sold is a weighted average of the average price for each method of sale.

The annual estimates are checked and adjusted at the end of each marketing season on the basis
of shipment and processing records from transportation agencies, processors, cooperative marketing
associations, and other industry organizations. The estimates are reviewed (and revised if necessary)
at 5-year intervals, when the Census of Agriculture data become available. The Department’s available
statistics are limited to the major tree fruits and nuts and to grapes, cranberries, and strawberries,
and exclude some States where census data indicate production is of only minor importance.

STATISTICS OF HAY, SEEDS, AND MINOR FIELD CROPS
This chapter deals with hay, pasture, seeds, and various minor field crops.

STATISTICS OF CATTLE, HOGS, AND SHEEP
This chapter contains information about most kinds of farm livestock and livestock products, with
the exception of dairy and poultry. The information relates to inventories, production, disposition,
prices, and income for farm animals, and to livestock slaughter, meat production, and market statistics
for meat animals.

DAIRY AND POULTRY STATISTICS
Dairy statistics in this chapter include series relating to many phases of production, movement,
prices, stocks, and consumption of milk and its products. Two series of number of milk cows on
farms are included in this publication. One series is an inventory number of a specific classification
estimated as one of the major groups making up the total cattle population on January 1. The other
series identified as ‘‘milk cows’’ is an annual average number of milk cows during the year (excluding
any not yet fresh) and is used in estimating milk production.

In comparing the several series of milk prices, it is important to note that prices received by farmers
for all whole milk sold are for milk or milkfat content as actually sold, while certain prices paid
by dealers for milk for fluid purposes or for specified manufacturing purposes may be quoted on
a 3.5 percent butterfat basis, or for some types of manufacturing milk on the test of the milk used
for that particular purpose.

Poultry and poultry products statistics include inventory numbers of chickens by classes; the production, disposition, cash receipts, and gross income from chickens and eggs; poultry and egg receipts at principal markets; commercial broiler production; turkey production, disposition, and gross
income; poultry and eggs under Federal inspection; and the National Poultry Improvement Plan. Estimates relating to inventories, production, and income exclude poultry and eggs produced on places
not classified as farms.

FARM RESOURCES, INCOME, AND EXPENSES
The statistics in this chapter deal with farms, farm resources, farm income, and expenses. Many
of the series are estimates developed in connection with economic research activities of the Department.

INSURANCE, CREDIT, AND COOPERATIVES
The statistics in this chapter deal with insurance, agricultural credit and farm cooperatives. Some
of the series were developed in connection with research activities of the Department, while others,
such as data from agricultural credit agencies, are primarily records of operations.

STABILIZATION AND PRICE-SUPPORT PROGRAMS
The statistics in this chapter relate to activities of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), loan
and inventory acquisition and disposition programs, the CCC and Farm Service Agency payment programs, and marketing agreements and order programs for fruits and vegetables. Statistics for Federal Milk Marketing Order programs are contained in chapter VIII.


AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY STATISTICS
Statistics in this chapter concern conservation of various natural resources, particularly soil, water,
timber, wetlands, wildlife, and improvement of water quality. Forestry statistics include area of private
and public-owned forest land, timber production, imports and exports, pulpwood consumption
and paper and board production, area burned over by forest fires, livestock grazing, and recreational
use of national forest lands.

CONSUMPTION AND FAMILY LIVING
The statistics in this chapter deal with the consumption of food by both rural and urban people,
retail price levels, and other aspects of family living of farm people. Data presented here on quantities
of food available for consumption are based on material presented in the earlier commodity
chapters, but they are shown here at the retail level, a form that is more useful for an analysis of
the demand situation faced by the producer. Data on quantities of farm-produced food consumed directly by farm households are presented in the commodity chapters. Its value and the rental value
of the farm home are given in the section on farm income.

STATISTICS OF FERTILIZERS AND PESTICIDES
This chapter contains statistics on percentages of crop acres treated by various types of fertilizers
and pesticides. Nitrogen, phosphate, potash, and sulfur are the most common fertilizers; herbicides,
insecticides, fungicides, and other chemicals are the main categories of pesticides. Other chemicals
include soil fumigants, vine killers, and dessicants. The tables show data for field crops for 2003–
2011, fruits for 2009, and vegetables for 2010. NASS collects data for field crops on an annual basis
and data for fruits and vegetables on a bi-yearly alternating basis. The surveyed States are generally
the major producing States for each crop shown in the tables and represent 65–95 percent of the
U.S. planted acres, depending on the selected crop. Application data for specific pesticide active ingredients and additional fertilizer data are available in the series of NASS ‘‘Agricultural Chemical
Usage’’ reports and data sets.

MISCELLANEOUS AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS
This chapter contains miscellaneous data which do not fit into the preceding chapters. Included
here are summary tables on foreign trade in agricultural products; statistics on fishery products; tables
on refrigerated warehouses; and statistics on crops in Alaska.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction ................................................................................ iii
Weights, measures and conversion factors ....................... iv
I—Grain and feed:
Total grain supply ...................................................... I-1
Food grains:
Wheat ..................................................................... I-1
Rye ......................................................................... I-11
Rice ........................................................................ I-14
Feed grains:
Corn ....................................................................... I-21
Oats ........................................................................ I-28
Barley ..................................................................... I-32
Sorghum ................................................................. I-36
Grain consumption .................................................... I-41
Animal units fed ........................................................ I-43
Feedstuffs ................................................................... I-44
Millet .......................................................................... I-45
II—Cotton, tobacco, sugar crops and honey:
Cotton ......................................................................... II-1
Sugarbeets ..................................................................II-16
Sugarcane ...................................................................II-17
Sugar ..........................................................................II-18
Honey .........................................................................II-21
Tobacco ......................................................................II-23
III—Oilseeds, fats and oils:
Cottonseed ................................................................. III-1
Flaxseed ..................................................................... III-5
Peanuts ....................................................................... III-8
Soybeans ....................................................................III-13
Sunflower ...................................................................III-22
Peppermint and spearmint .........................................III-27
Olive oil .....................................................................III-28
Margarine ...................................................................III-28
Shortening ..................................................................III-29
Fats and oils ...............................................................III-30
IV—Vegetables and melons:
Vegetables and melons ..............................................IV-1
Vegetable shipments .................................................I.V-35
Vegetable utilization .................................................I.V-37
Frozen vegetables and potato products ....................I.V-40
V—Fruits, tree nuts and horticultural specialties:
Fruits .......................................................................... V-1
Tree nuts ....................................................................V-41
Cocoa beans, coffee, and tea ....................................V-47
Mushrooms ................................................................V-49
Flowers .......................................................................V-50
Cold storage holdings ................................................V-61
VI—Hay, seeds and minor field crops:
Hay ............................................................................. VI-1
Seeds .......................................................................... VI-9
Beans, dry edible ......................................................V. I-10
Peas, dry ....................................................................V. I-14
Hops ..........................................................................V. I-15
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VII—Cattle, hogs and sheep:
Cattle and calves ........................................................VII-1
Hogs .........................................................................V..II-14
Sheep and lambs ......................................................V..II-22
Wool .........................................................................V..II-30
Goats and mohair ....................................................V..II-35
Meats ........................................................................V..II-40
Hides ........................................................................V..II-50
Livestock numbers ...................................................V..II-56
VIII—Dairy and poultry statistics:
Cows, milk ...............................................................V.. III-1
Dairy products .......................................................V...I.II-17
Chickens .................................................................V...I.II-30
Turkeys ..................................................................V...I.II-38
Eggs .......................................................................V...I.II-40
Cold storage ...........................................................V...I.II-43
IX—Farm resources, income and expenses:
Economic trends ........................................................ IX-1
Farm property ............................................................ IX-2
Farm labor .................................................................I.X-16
Farm production and distribution .............................I.X-19
Prices and income .....................................................I.X-29
Costs and expenses ...................................................I.X-34
X—Insurance, credit and cooperatives:
Crop losses ................................................................. X-1
Insurance .................................................................... X-4
Credit and loan programs ..........................................X-13
Farmers’ cooperatives ................................................X-14
Rural utilities .............................................................X-17
XI—Stabilization and price-support programs:
Price support .............................................................. XI-1
Payments to producers .............................................X. I-12
Marketing agreements and orders ............................X. I-14
XII—Agricultural conservation and forestry statistics:
Conservation Reserve Programs ...............................XII-1
Soil conservation programs .....................................X..II-18
Forestry ....................................................................X..II-19
XIII—Consumption and family living:
Population ................................................................X.. III-1
Food consumption and nutrition .............................X.. III-1
Prices at retail levels ...............................................X.. III-6
XIV—Fertilizers and pesticides:
Field crops ...............................................................X.. IV-1
Fruits ......................................................................X...I.V-20
Vegetables ..............................................................X...I.V-21
XV—Miscellaneous agricultural statistics:
Agricultural imports and exports ..............................XV-1
Fishery statistics .....................................................X...V-14
Refrigeration statistics ............................................X...V-30
Alaska statistics ......................................................X...V-32
Crop rankings .........................................................X...V-33
Crop progress ..........................................................X...V-34
Appendix I:
Telephone contact list .......................................Appendix I-1
Index ...........................................................................Index-1

Audience

Farmers, ranchers, soil conservationists, surveyors, agricultural economist consultants, livestock manufacturers, livestock feedlot operators, food distributors, animal scientists, food chemists, food brokers, farm and land appraisers (and more) may have the greatest interest in this volume.

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