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Iowa Agriculture Quick Facts
2012

In Iowa
U.S./Imperial

Total number of farms (2012) 92,200
Total amount of farmland (2012) 30.7 million acres
Average farm size (2012) 333 acres
Average dollar value per acre (2012) $8,296

Average temperature (2012) 51.9 degrees F
2012 Range of monthly average temperatures 26.0F in January to 79.6F in July
Average annual precipitation (2012) 26.5 inches

Harvested acres of corn for grain (2012) 13.7 million acres
Corn production (2012) 1.88 billion bushels
Corn yield (2012) 137.0 bu/acre
Corn value of production (2012 crop year) $13.5 billion

Harvested acres of soybeans (2012) 9.31 million acres
Soybean production (2012) 414 million bushels
Soybean yield (2012) 44.5 bu/acre
Soybeans value of production (2012 crop year) $5.92 billion

Number of cattle and calves on hand (Jan.1, 2013) 3.85 million head
Total annual cattle and calves marketed (2012) 2.45 million head
Cattle and calves, cash receipts (2012) $3.84 billion

Number of hogs on hand (Dec 1, 2012) 20.6 million head
Total annual hogs marketed (2012) 41.1 million head
Hogs, cash receipts (2012) $6.98 billion

Number of sheep and lambs on hand (Jan. 1, 2012) 175,000 head
Total annual sheep and lambs marketed (2012) Not Available
Sheep and lambs, cash receipts (2012) Not Available

Total annual red meat production (2012) 6.64 billion pounds

Milk production (2012) 4.43 billion pounds
Dairy, cash receipts (2012) $849.09 million

Average number of egg layers on hand (2012) 51.9 million
Total annual egg production (2012) 14.5 billion eggs
Value of egg production (2012) $990.5 million


Source: Iowa Agricultural Statistics


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