Northampton County Ag Census Data for 2022 released

February 16, 2024
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The 2022 Ag Census Data has been released by USDA. Here are some key data for Northampton County (comparison is based on 2017 Data):

  • The number of farms in Northampton has increased from 142 to 151.
  • The acreage in farms has decreased from 48,279 to 43,586 with the average size decreasing from 340 acres to 289 acres.
  • The market value of agricultural products sold in Northampton County  has increased from $99,991,000 in 2017 to $109,281,000 in 2022.
  • The number of farms producing soybeans has remained steady with only a reduction by one farm between 2017 and 2022 going from 49 to 48.
  • The number of farms producing corn for grain has decreased from 27 farms in 2017 to 18 farms in 2022.
  • The number of farms producing winter wheat has decreased from 31 farms in 2017 to 26 farms in 2022.
  • The Vegetable total data (vegetables, potato, melons as categorized) shows a decrease in farms from 24 to 20 with an acreage decrease from 5671 to 3695
  • Potato acreage is reported as 1886 acres and snap bean acreage as 600 acres in 2022.
  • Aquaculture has increased from 47 farms in 2017 to 49 farms in 2022 with an increase of $7,747,000 in value.

You can find all the information and specific reports for each categories at the following here and here.

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