West Virginia Agriculture in 1997: Situation, Trends and Comparisons

Cover Page

Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Land Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Farm Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Land in Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Average Size of Farm . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 5
Value of Land, Buildings, and Equipment . . . . . . 6
Farm Operator Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Type of Farm Organization and Tenure . . . . . . . .8
Principal Occupation and Work Off Farm . . . . . . .9
Farm Income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Farm Production Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Distribution of Value of Sales . . . . . . . . . . .12
Distribution by Farm Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Farm Enterprise Developments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Crop Production Enterprises. . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Orchards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Nurseries and Related Products . . . . . . . . . . 14
Livestock Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Beef Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Dairy Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Poultry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Hogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sheep and Lambs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
County Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Table 1 - Farm Numbers, Land in Farms and Value of Farms
Table 2 - Farms by Size in Acres
Table 3 - Cropland, Harvested Cropland, Irrigated Land
Table 4 - Values of Products Sold
Table 5 - Numbers of Farms by Values of Sales
Table 6 - Production Expenses and Net Cash Returns
Table 7 - Principle Occupation and Work Off Farm by Farm
Operator

Table 8 - Cattle and Calves Including Milk Cows
Table 9 - Hog & Pigs and Sheep & Lambs
Table 10- Poultry Numbers and Sales
Table 11- Corn and Corn Silage/Green Chop
Table 12- Hay Production and Land in Orchards
Table 13- Wheat, Oats and Tobacco Farms, Areas and
Production