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Agriculture 

Number of Farms 145,076 (1954)

Number of farms  45,142 (1997)
Individual/family 39,009 (1997)
Corporation 5,916 (1997)
Other 217 (1997)

Acreage in cultivation, field crops 8,331,000 (1999)

Leading field crops by acres harvested, 1999
Soybeans 3,350,000
Rice 1,625,000
Hay 1,240,000
Cotton 960,000
Wheat 920,000

Average value/farm (1997) $360,114 

Market value of products sold (1997) $5.479 billions
Crops $2.188 billions
Livestock, poultry $3.291 billions
Per farm $ 121,388

Farm net income per farm, all sources $37,621



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