Agriculture Statistics

Goshen County’s principle industry is Agriculture.  Sugar beets, potatoes, beans, corn, wheat, other grains, and alfalfa, and more are all grown in the area.

More than 20,000 cattle are raised in Goshen County, which makes it Wyoming’s  leading beef producer.  The largest cattle auction in Wyoming is located in Torrington, a regional trade center.

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USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service

Number of Farms 790 

Land in Farms 1,370,277 acres

Average Size of Farm 1,735 acres

Market Value of Products Sold $246,561,000

Crop Sales $66,075,000 (27 percent)

Livestock Sales $180,486,000 (73 percent)

Average Per Farm $312,103 

 

*Ranked items among the 23 state counties and 3,079 U.S. counties, 2012

 

Top Inventory 

State Ranked #1 in Cattle Inventory --112,635 cattle and calves on farms or ranches (2012) (Ranked 98th is the United States)

State Ranked #1 in Corn Grain Production -- 29.289 harvested acres (2012)

State Ranked #2 Wheat for grain--19,379 harvested acres (2012)

State Ranked #2 Winter wheat for grain--17,826 harvested acres (2012) 

 

MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)

State Ranked #1 Total value of agricultural products sold--246,561 (2012)

State Ranked #1 Value of crops including nursery and greenhouse--66,075 (2012)

State Ranked #1 Value of livestock, poultry, and their products--180,486 (2012)

 

VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)

State Ranked #1 Cattle and calves-- 176,529 (2012) (Ranked 66th is the United States)

State Ranked #1 Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas--37,756 (2012)

State Ranked #2 Fruits, tree nuts, and berries-- 46 (2012) 

State Ranked #2 Vegetables, melons, potatoes, and sweet potatoes (2012)

 

Source:  USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service