Tennessee Farm Characteristics

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

1992, 1997 and 2002 Census of Agriculture
  1992 1997 2002
       
Total land area (million acres) 26.38 26.38 26.38
  Total farmland (million acres) 11.17 11.99 11.68
    Percent of total land area 42.3 45.4 44.3
       
    Cropland (million acres) 7.09 7.45 6.99
      Percent of total farmland 63.5 62.2 59.9
      Percent in pasture 36.7 34.6 29.5
       
      Harvested cropland (million acres) 3.82 4.23 4.37
        Percent irrigated 0.5 0.6 0.8
       
    Woodland (million acres) 2.77 2.90 2.34
      Percent of total farmland 24.8 24.2 20.0
      Percent in pasture 37.9 36.0 36.4
       
    Pastureland (million acres) 0.89 1.10 1.95
      Percent of total farmland 8.0 9.2 16.7
       
    Land in house lots, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. (million acres) 0.42 0.53 0.40
      Percent of total farmland 3.8 4.4 3.4
       
Conservation and organic practices      
    Farmland in conservation or wetlands reserve programs (million acres) 0.21 0.39 0.23
    Percent of total farmland 1.9 3.3 2.0
       
    Certified organic farms, all commodities (number) N/A N/A 81
      Value of all organic commodities sold ($1,000’s) N/A N/A 637
      Certified organic farms, crops (number) N/A N/A 38
      Land used to raise certified organic crops (acres) N/A N/A 637
       
Average farm size (acres) 149 131 133

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