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States by acres of farmland - 2004

This table presents information about farms and farmland in each state.

States by acres of farmland offers this information in order by the the total number of acres of farmland in a state: Total acres. The table indicates that Texas holds, by far, the greatest number of farmland acres among the states. Second-place Montana has less than 1/2 as much farmland as Texas.

States by acres of farmland - 2004
Rank State Number Total acres Farmland Avg. acres
1. Texas 229,000 130,072,000 78% 568
2. Montana 28,000 60,088,000 65% 2,146
3. Kansas 64,500 47,214,000 90% 732
4. Nebraska 48,300 45,885,000 93% 950
5. New Mexico 17,500 44,695,000 58% 2,554
6. South Dakota 31,600 43,797,600 90% 1,386
7. North Dakota 30,300 39,390,000 89% 1,300
8. Wyoming 9,200 34,435,600 55% 3,743
9. Oklahoma 83,500 33,734,000 77% 404
10. Iowa 89,700 31,664,100 89% 353
11. Colorado 30,900 30,900,000 46% 1,000
12. Missouri 106,000 30,104,000 68% 284
13. Minnesota 79,800 27,610,800 54% 346
14. Illinois 73,000 27,521,000 77% 377
15. California 77,000 26,719,000 27% 347
16. Arizona 10,200 26,397,600 36% 2,588
17. Oregon 40,000 17,200,000 28% 430
18. Wisconsin 76,500 15,529,500 45% 203
19. Washington 35,000 15,190,000 36% 434
20. Indiana 59,300 15,002,900 65% 253
21. Ohio 77,300 14,609,700 56% 189
22. Arkansas 47,500 14,392,500 43% 303
23. Kentucky 85,000 13,770,000 54% 162
24. Idaho 25,000 11,800,000 22% 472
25. Utah 15,300 11,597,400 22% 758
26. Tennessee 85,000 11,560,000 44% 136
27. Mississippi 42,200 11,056,400 37% 262
28. Georgia 49,000 10,682,000 29% 218
29. Michigan 53,200 10,108,000 28% 190
30. Florida 43,000 10,105,000 30% 235
31. North Carolina 52,000 8,996,000 29% 173
32. Alabama 44,000 8,712,000 27% 198
33. Virginia 47,500 8,597,500 34% 181
34. Louisiana 27,200 7,860,800 28% 289
35. Pennsylvania 58,200 7,682,400 27% 132
36. New York 36,000 7,596,000 25% 211
37. Nevada 3,000 6,300,000 9% 2,100
38. South Carolina 24,400 4,855,600 25% 199
39. West Virginia 20,800 3,598,400 23% 173
40. Maryland 12,100 2,044,900 33% 169
41. Maine 7,200 1,368,000 7% 190
42. Hawai`i 5,500 1,298,000 32% 236
43. Vermont 6,400 1,248,000 21% 195
44. Alaska 620 900,240 0% 1,452
45. New Jersey 9,900 821,700 17% 83
46. Delaware 2,300 529,000 42% 230
47. Massachusetts 6,100 518,500 10% 85
48. New Hampshire 3,400 448,800 8% 132
49. Connecticut 4,200 361,200 12% 86
50. Rhode Island 850 60,350 9% 71
51. Washington, D.C. 0 0 0% 0
Source: USDA:Economic Research Service


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