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The tables below offer information about Oklahoma agriculture from the general agricultural groups to the more specific commodities or products. The ranking assigned to a given commodity is based on the commodity's cash receipts; how much money it made.

Commodity groups cash receipts - 2004

As you can see from the table below, Oklahoma ranks 18th among the states for total agricultural production.

Commodity groups cash receipts - 2004
Product Group Value ($1,000) % State total State rank
All commodities 5,054,570 100.0% 18
Livestock & livestock products 3,881,704 76.8% 12
Crops 1,172,866 23.2% 30
Source: USDA:Economic Research Service

Oklahoma's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004

This table lists Oklahoma's top commodities in each of Oklahoma's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.

Oklahoma's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
Livestock products % State total Crop products % State total
Cattle and calves 46.7% Wheat 10.5%
Hogs 12.2% Greenhouse/nursery 3.4%
Broilers (9-12 week old chickens) 10.8% Hay 2.9%
Dairy products 4.3% Cotton 1.5%
Chicken eggs 1.5% Soybeans 1.0%
Source: USDA:Economic Research Service

Livestock and livestock products provide over 3/4 of the total agricultural production of Oklahoma with cattle and calves making up almost 1/2 of the total. Production of hogs is also important in Oklahoma. Broilers, dairy products and eggs round out the top five livestock products produced in the state.

By far, the most important crop grown in Oklahoma is wheat. Greenhouse and nursery products, followed by hay, cotton and soybeans, are also important.

Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004

This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of Oklahoma.

Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
Product Value ($1,000) % State Value
1. Cattle and calves 2,362,342 46.7%
2. Hogs 615,411 12.2%
3. Broilers (9-12 week old chickens) 547,096 10.8%
4. Wheat 528,314 10.5%
5. Dairy products 218,575 4.3%
6. Greenhouse/nursery 172,469 3.4%
7. Hay 147,931 2.9%
8. Chicken eggs 74,648 1.5%
9. Cotton 73,921 1.5%
10. Soybeans 50,228 1.0%
11. Corn for grain 42,228 0.8%
12. Pecans 39,300 0.8%
13. Sorghum grain 25,237 0.5%
14. Peanuts 19,232 0.4%
15. Watermelons 5,880 0.1%
16. Rye 5,779 0.1%
17. Sheep and lambs 3,974 0.1%
18. Peaches 2,060 Less than 0.1%
19. Farm chickens 2,052 Less than 0.1%
20. Oats 410 Less than 0.1%
21. Wool 155 Less than 0.1%
Mushrooms *    
Turkeys *    
Sunflower *    
Honey *    
* Commodities at the bottom of the above ranked list of commodities and having no accompanying data would have appeared within the ranked list of leading commodities, but were excluded to avoid disclosure of confidential information about individual producers.
Source: USDA:Economic Research Service

The 2004 table above contains information about Oklahoma agricultural production provided by the Economic Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture.

The first column of the table lists the product (commodity).

The second column of the table lists a number representing the dollar value of the product. This number is not the dollar value of the product. This number represents the dollar value of the product in thousands of dollars. For example, the number listed for the value of cattle and calves produced in Oklahoma is 2,362,342. This number represents a dollar value of $2,362,342,000 (2,362,342 x 1,000): two billion, three hundred and sixty-two million, three hundred and forty-two thousand dollars.

The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in Oklahoma. For example, cattle and calves amount to 46.7% of Oklahoma's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated by the production of cattle and calves add up to almost 1/2 of Oklahoma's total agricultural production.

Oklahoma farms and farmland - 2004

Because of different rounding methods (e.g., farm acres given by the National Argriculture Statistics Service), percentage of farmland per state should be considered a rough estimate.

Oklahoma farms and farmland - 2004
Number of farms Total farm acres Percent of state Average farm size (acres)
83,500 33,734,000 77% 404
Source: USDA:National Agriculture Statistics Service

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