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States With The Most Farms (Ranking 1 to 50)

Author: Kristy

The United States has 2.1 million farms (see definition below).

Published on: Jul 10, 2015

States With The Most Farms (Ranking 1 to 50)

The United States has 2.1 million farms (see definition below).

Texas has the most farms in the United States followed by Missouri and Iowa.

Thirty nine (39) states have more than 11,000 farms.

Texas has more farms than Missouri and Iowa combined.

United States 2,084,000
Rank State Number % Of U.S.
1 Texas 245,500 11.78%
2 Missouri 97,700 4.69%
3 Iowa 88,000 4.22%
4 Oklahoma 79,600 3.82%
5 California 76,400 3.67%
6 Kentucky 76,400 3.67%
7 Illinois 74,500 3.57%
8 Ohio 74,500 3.57%
9 Minnesota 74,000 3.55%
10 Wisconsin 69,000 3.31%
11 Tennessee 67,300 3.23%
12 Kansas 61,000 2.93%
13 Pennsylvania 58,800 2.82%
14 Indiana 58,200 2.79%
15 Michigan 51,600 2.48%
16 North Carolina 49,500 2.38%
17 Nebraska 49,100 2.36%
18 Florida 47,600 2.28%
19 Virginia 45,900 2.20%
20 Arkansas 44,000 2.11%
21 Alabama 43,400 2.08%
22 Georgia 41,100 1.97%
23 Mississippi 37,100 1.78%
24 Washington 36,700 1.76%
25 New York 35,500 1.70%
26 Colorado 35,000 1.68%
27 Oregon 34,600 1.66%
28 South Dakota 31,700 1.52%
29 North Dakota 30,300 1.45%
30 Montana 27,800 1.33%
31 Louisiana 27,200 1.31%
32 New Mexico 24,700 1.19%
33 Idaho 24,400 1.17%
34 South Carolina 24,400 1.17%
35 West Virginia 21,300 1.02%
36 Arizona 19,600 0.94%
37 Utah 18,100 0.87%
38 Maryland 12,300 0.59%
39 Wyoming 11,700 0.56%
40 New Jersey 9,100 0.44%
41 Maine 8,200 0.39%
42 Massachusetts 7,800 0.37%
43 Vermont 7,300 0.35%
44 Hawaii 7,000 0.34%
45 Connecticut 6,000 0.29%
46 New Hampshire 4,400 0.21%
47 Nevada 4,200 0.20%
48 Delaware 2,500 0.12%
49 Rhode Island 1,240 0.06%
50 Alaska 760 0.04%

 

Farm Defined

A farm is “any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the year.” Government payments are included in sales. Ranches, institutional farms, experimental and research farms, and Indian Reservations are included as farms. Places with the entire acreage enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), and other government conservation programs are counted as farms.

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