These reports look at trends in Pennsylvania agriculture. Data in each report comes from the USDA’s Census of Agriculture.

Understanding Pennsylvania Agriculture: 2017 Update

PDF document, 9.9 MB

Using maps and figures, this report provides a graphic update on the number of farms, land in farms, agricultural product sales, farm incomes, and information on farm operators by county in Pennsylvania in 2017.

Short report: Agricultural Land Use in PA in 2017

PDF document, 3.3 MB

This report examines agricultural land use in PA, including how much farmland is in the state and in each county and how that land is used.

Short report: Age of PA Farm Producers in 2017

PDF document, 1.3 MB

This report explores the age of producers in PA, including how age varies across farm size, market value of ag sales, and types of agricultural production.

Short report: Male and Female PA Farm Producers in 2017

PDF document, 1.4 MB

This report looks at differences between male and female producers in PA in terms of how much they sell, where they produce, and what they produce.

Pennsylvania Agriculture - Where the Action Is (2012 Census of Ag data)

PDF document, 2.7 MB

Pennsylvania agriculture in 2017 is in a rough spot. Prices of major commodities have plummeted since 2012. This raises the question: “Which farms can readily adjust and continue farming successfully?" The long-run trend in Pennsylvania has been more “large” farms and fewer “small” farms – suggesting bigger is better. For a close-up check on “bigger is better,” this report takes a detailed graphic look at farm size and farm incomes on Pennsylvania farms in 2012 – the latest year of detailed Agriculture Census data.