Louisiana Farm Characteristics

from www.ers.usda.gov/StateFacts/LA.HTM

1992, 1997 and 2002 Census of Agriculture
  1992 1997 2002
       
Total land area (million acres) 27.88 27.88 27.88
  Total farmland (million acres) 7.84 8.37 7.83
    Percent of total land area 28.1 30.0 28.1
       
    Cropland (million acres) 5.55 5.57 5.07
      Percent of total farmland 70.9 66.5 64.8
      Percent in pasture 15.8 16.3 16.6
       
      Harvested cropland (million acres) 3.81 4.02 3.33
        Percent irrigated 16.0 17.1 18.3
       
    Woodland (million acres) 0.99 1.07 1.02
      Percent of total farmland 12.6 12.8 13.0
      Percent in pasture 39.5 32.0 29.5
       
    Pastureland (million acres) 0.99 1.10 1.19
      Percent of total farmland 12.7 13.1 15.3
       
    Land in house lots, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. (million acres) 0.30 0.64 0.55
      Percent of total farmland 3.9 7.6 7.0
       
Conservation and organic practices      
    Farmland in conservation or wetlands reserve programs (million acres) 0.08 0.18 0.27
    Percent of total farmland 1.0 2.2 3.5
       
    Certified organic farms, all commodities (number) N/A N/A 18
      Value of all organic commodities sold ($1,000’s) N/A N/A 51
      Certified organic farms, crops (number) N/A N/A 13
      Land used to raise certified organic crops (acres) N/A N/A 66
       
Average farm size (acres) 306 275  

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