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					Figure 1.

Profile of the State’s Agriculture: 1997
1 to 49 acres 50 to 179 acres 180 to 499 acres 500 to 999 acres
1.8 8.3 30.1 59.6

Farms by size

1,000 to 1,999 acres 0.1 2,000 acres or more 0.1 Less than $2,500 $2,500 to $9,999 $10,000 to $49,999 $50,000 to $99,999 $100,000 to $249,999 $250,000 or more Less than $40,000 $40,000 to $99,999 $100,000 to $499,999 $500,000 to $999,999 $1,000,000 or more Other Corporation Partnership Individual or family Full owner Part owner Tenant None 1 to 99 days 100 to 199 days 200 days or more Not reported Farming Other 0 10 20 30 40
3.5 50.3 49.7 6.8 9.7 35.4 8.4 44.6 22.7 68.8 7.3 78.0 1.4 13.3 10.6 17.1 8.7 7.5 5.7 6.5 8.6 57.1 24.8 24.8 28.6

Farms by market value of agricultural products sold

Farms by value of land and buildings

Farms by type of organization

Operators by tenure

Operators by days worked off farm

Operators by principal occupation
60 70 80 90 100

50 Percent of farms

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Figure 2.

Percent of Farms and of Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold: 1997

Value of sales Less than $10,000
2.3 24.8 8.8 53.3

$10,000 to $49,999

Farms $50,000 to $99,999
8.7 9.8 7.5

Market value of agricultural products sold

$100,000 to $249,999
17.3 3.1 16.2 2.6 45.6

$250,000 to $499,999

$500,000 or more

0

10

20

30 Percent

40

50

60

Figure 3.
1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

Farms by Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold: 1969 to 1997

(Hundreds of farms) $100,000 or more $40,000 to $99,999 $10,000 to $39,999 Less than $10,000

1969

1974

1978

1982 Census year

1987

1992

1997

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Figure 4.

Land Use: 1997
Total acres = 55,256
Other cropland–cover, crops failed, and summer fallow 3.6% Cropland idle 3.7% Cropland pastured 18.5%

Cropland

Other land 14.8%

Pastureland and rangeland 4.8% Cropland 46.4%

Woodland 34.0%

Cropland harvested 74.2%

Figure 5.
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Selected Crops Harvested: 1997

(Thousands of acres)
8.2

5.0

1.9

0.8 0.4

Hay—all types

Nursery and greenhouse

Vegetables

Potatoes, excluding sweetpotatoes

Land in orchards

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Figure 6.

Value of Livestock, Poultry, and Their Products Sold: 1997
State total = $8,777,000
All other 10.3% Hogs and pigs 5.6% Dairy products 53.6%

Cattle and calves 7.7%

Poultry and poultry products 22.8%

Figure 7.

Production Expenses: 1997

Livestock and poultry purchased Feed purchased

0.8

2.9

Fertilizer/ Chemicals/Seeds

4.4

Energy cost

2.4

Labor—Hired/Contract

11.5

Interest expense

1.7

Other

11.6

0

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

Millions of dollars

1997 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE

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