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The Value of Agriculture to the Counties in Area 3. By Tony A. Valdez Rio Arriba County Extension Agent. 2002 Census of Agriculture County Profiles for Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, and Taos. The Value of Agriculture to the Counties in Area 3. Number of farms 988 farms Land in farms

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The value of agriculture to the counties in area 3

The Value of Agriculture to the Counties in Area 3

By

Tony A. Valdez

Rio Arriba County Extension Agent


The value of agriculture to the counties in area 31

2002 Census of Agriculture

County Profiles for

Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, and Taos

The Value of Agriculture to the Counties in Area 3


Rio arriba county in 2002

Number of farms

988 farms

Land in farms

1,431,119 acres

Average size of farm

1,449 acres

Market Value of Production

$10,551,000

Crop sales accounted for $1,751,000 of the total value.

Livestock sales accounted for $8,800,000 of the total value.

Market Value of Production, average per farm

$10,679

Rio Arriba County In 2002


Rio arriba county

Rio Arriba County


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Rio Arriba County


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Rio Arriba County

Other Highlights

First in NM in Apples (683 acres)

Second in NM for the Number of farms (988)

Second in NM in Sweet Corn (76 acres)

Second in NM for Horses (2,874)

Second in NM in Turkeys

Third in NM in Nursery Stock (80 ac)

Fourth in NM in laying hens (5,836)

Sixth in NM for poultry and egg sales ($73,000)

Eighth in NM for Fruit tree and berry sales ($554,000)

Ninth in NM for Forage Acres (12,230 acres)

Ninth in NM for Sheep and Lambs (4,599)

Cattle and Calves 22,499


Santa fe county 2002

Santa Fe County 2002

Number of farms

460 farms

Land in farms

683,508 acres

Average size of farm

1,486 acres

Market Value of Production

$11,783,000

Crop sales accounted for $8,727,000 of the total value

Livestock sales accounted for $3,056,000 of the total value

Market Value of Production, average per farm

$25,615


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Santa Fe County 2002


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Santa Fe County 2002


Santa fe county

Santa Fe County

Other Highlights

Fifth in NM For Sales of Grains & Oilseeds ($ 5.6 Million Nearly Half of Farm Sales)

Fifth in NM in Apples (150 acres)

Fifth in NM for Corn Silage (8,205 acres)

Sixth in NM for Nursery, Greenhouse, Floral & Sod Sales

(1.5 Million)

Sixth in NM in laying hens (2,170)

Eighth in NM for poultry and egg sales ($23,000)

Cattle and Calves 10,961


Taos county 2002

Taos County 2002

Number of farms

453 farms

Land in farms

466,254 acres

Average size of farm

1,029 acres

Market Value of Production

$3,424,000

Crop sales accounted for $607,000 of the total value

Livestock sales accounted for $2,817,000 of the total value

Market Value of Production, average per farm

$7,558


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Taos County 2002


Taos county 20022

Taos County 2002


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Taos County 2002

Other Highlights

First in NM for Number of Pigeons Raised on Farms (760)

53% of Farm Sales ($1.8 Million of $3.4 million) are Cattle and Calf sales

82% of Crop Sales ($498,000 of $607,000) are Hay Sales


The value of agriculture to the counties in area 32

The Value of Agriculture to the Counties in Area 3

Rio Arriba County $10,551,00

Santa Fe $11,753,000

Taos $ 3,424,000

Total $25,758,000


The value of agriculture to the counties in area 33

The Value of Agriculture to the Counties in Area 3

Key Data Sources

Bureau of Economic Analysis data on farm production balance http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/regional/reis

U.S. Census of Agriculture

http://www.nass.usda.gov/census

Ken Meter at Crossroads Resource Center

[email protected]


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