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 2007 Census Publications

  Ranking of Market Value of Ag Products Sold


Table Definitions

Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas sales. Data are for the total market value of cash grains sold, including corn for grain or seed, wheat for grain, soybeans for beans, sorghum for grain or seed, oats for grain, and other grains and the value of corn silage and sorghum silage. Also included is the total market value of cash oilseeds sold, including sunflower seed (oil and non-oil), flaxseed, canola, rapeseed, safflower seed, mustard seed, dry beans, and dry peas. .

Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod value of sales. Data include sales of bedding plants, bulbs, cut flowers, flower seeds, foliage plants, mushrooms, nursery potted plants, shrubbery, nursery stock, live Christmas trees, tobacco transplants, sod, etc.

Other animals and other animal products sold. This category includes all animals and animal products not having specific codes on the 2007 report form. Some specific examples are bees, honey, rabbits, fur-bearing animals, semen, manure, and other animal specialties.

Other crops and hay sales. Data are for the total market value of all crops not categorized into one of the prelisted crop sales categories on the report form. This category includes crops such as grass seed, hay and grass silage, haylage, greenchop, hops, maple syrup, mint for oil, ginseng root, peanuts, sugarcane, and sugarbeets.

Total sales. This category represents the gross market value before taxes and production expenses of all agricultural products sold or removed from the place in 2007 regardless of who received the payment. It includes sales by the operators as well as the value of any shares received by partners, landlords, contractors, or others associated with the operation. The value of commodities placed in the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) loan program is included in this figure. Market value of agricultural products sold does not include payments received for participation in other federal farm programs. Also, it does not include income from farm-related sources such as customwork and other agricultural services, or income from non-farm sources.

The value of crops sold in 2007 does not necessarily represent the sales from crops harvested in 2007. Data may include sales from crops produced in earlier years and may exclude some crops produced in 2007 but held in storage and not sold. For commodities such as sugar beets and wool sold through a co-op that made payments in several installments, respondents were requested to report the total value received in 2007.

The value of agricultural products sold was requested of all operators. If the operators failed to report this information, estimates were made based on the amount of crops harvested, livestock or poultry inventory, or number sold.


The following abbreviations and symbols are used throughout the tables:

- Represents zero.

(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual farms.

(X) Not applicable.

(Z) Less than half of the unit shown.


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