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1997 Top 50 U.S. Cash Crops

1997 Top 50 U.S. Cash Crops
(Rankings Exclude Fresh Vegetables)

Rank

Crop

Unit

Planted Area [1]
(000) Acres

Harvested Area [1]
(000) Acres

Yield [1]
Per Acre

Production [1]
(000) Units

1997 Street Price Per Unit [2,3]
Dollars

Value of Production
($1000)

1Corn for GrainBu80,227.0073,720.001279,365,5742.6$24,350,492
2Soybeans for BeansBu70,850.0069,884.00392,727,2546.5$17,727,151
3Hay, AllTonN/A60,815.002.5152,120102.5$15,592,300
4Marijuana [4]LbN/AN/AN/A5,4762765.19$15,142,203
5Wheat, AllBu70,989.0063,577.0039.72,526,5523.45$8,716,604
6Cotton, UplandLb13,566.00130,325.0067988512000.669$5,921,453
7Tobacco, AllLbN/A797272,106.001,678,8211.803$3,026,914
8Grapes, AllTonN/A777428.796,836420$2,871,120
9Sorghum for GrainBu10,108.009,391.0069.5653,1064$2,612,424
10Potatoes, AllCwt1,362.0013,255.00347459,9125.68$2,612,300
11Apples, All CommercialLbN/A4542222,500.0010,226,6000.22$2,249,852
12Oranges, AllBoxN/A8418352296,6206.41$1,901,334
13Rice, AllCwt3,056.003,034.005,896.00178,8969.75$1,744,236
14Sugarbeets [5]Ton14,592.0014,278.0020.929,87445.4$1,356,280
15AlmondsLbN/A4201,790.00750,0001.55$1,162,500
16Peanuts for NutsLb1,429.0014,058.002,522.663,546,3600.261$925,600
17BarleyBu6,910.006,425.0058.3374,4782.4$898,747
18Sugarcane, for Sugar [5]TonN/A862534.229,49228.3$834,624
19Peaches, AllLbN/A167915,790.002,651,1000.247$654,822
20Beans, All Dry EdibleCwt18,518.0017,202.001,695.0029,15617.7$516,061
21Sunflowers, AllLb2,949.002,852.001,319.583,763,4280.113$425,267
22CranberriesBblN/A349157.35,48965.9$361,725
23WalnutsTonN/A1701.582691,310.00$352,390
24LemonsBoxN/A60437422,60013.01$294,026
25Pears, AllTonN/A701114.91,044276$288,144
26OatsBu5,169.002,911.0060.5176,1041.6$281,766
27Cherries, SweetTonN/A48774.572231,250.00$278,750
28Grapefruit, AllBoxN/A182938470,2003.83$268,866
29Cotton, Amer-PimaLb2522511,027.00257,760.001.007$259,564
30PecansLbN/AN/AN/A272,1000.771$209,789
31Sweet PotatoesCwt86983515613,02515.8$205,795
32Pistachio NutsLbN/A6542,750.00180,0001.13$203,400
33Berries, Cult. BlueLbN/A39124,340.00172,9700.833$144,084
34PeppermintLbN/A13637510,25613.2$135,379
35HopsLbN/A4331,729.0074,8721.58$118,298
36TangerinesBoxN/A4252229,45012.37$116,897
37NectarinesTonN/A3717.12264375$99,000
38PineapplesTonN/A199.324283$91,692
39Plums (CA only)TonN/A425.79243312$75,816
40OlivesTonN/A3373.09104642$66,768
41Berries, Red RaspberryLbN/A1216,360.0083,8000.551$46,174
42ApricotsTonN/A21896.3138332$45,816
43Cherries, TartLbN/A39787,260.00288,9000.156$45,068
44Macadamia NutsLbN/A1923,020.0058,0000.75$43,500
45Peas, Dry EdibleCwt293627662,103.005,8167.4$43,038
46HazelnutsTonN/A28481.5544898$39,512
47RyeBu1,433.0034126.18,9123.6$32,083
48Maple SyrupGalN/AN/AN/A1,29323.6$30,515
49CoffeeLbN/A561,610.009,0003.25$29,250
50SpearmintLbN/A245982,40312$28,836

1. USDA, Crop Production. December 11, 1997.

2. National and State level prices obtained from USDA, Agricultural Prices - 1997 Summary, July 1998.

3. National Price used when State Price was unavailable.

4. Report Estimate, not based on USDA data.

5. 1996 Price Data.