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Agricultural Industry Profile for Somerset County, Maryland. Poultry Dominates the Agricultural Industry. 1997. Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1997. . Agricultural Product Sales Reach $97 Million. Million.

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Agricultural Industry Profile

for

Somerset County, Maryland

Somerset County, Md.


Poultry Dominates the Agricultural Industry

1997

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural Product Sales Reach $97 Million

Million

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Number of Farms Decreased 30%

While Average Size of Farms Increased 28%

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Number of Farms 1,000 Acres Increased

All Other Farms by Size Category Decreased

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Land in Farms Decreased 11%

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Number of Farm Operators Decreased

-38%

-17%

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Net Cash Returns Negative While

Production Expenses Rose

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


All Farms by Volume of Sales Categories Decreased

-17%

-38%

-38%

Source: United States Census of Agriculture, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Farmland Protected by Conservation Easements Nearly 2,900 Acres

Source: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, Annual Report, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural Service Firms Level Off; Food Processing Firms Decreased

.

-22%

+250%

Source: United States Bureau of the Census, County Business Patterns, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Farm Employment and DecreasedFood Processing Employment Decreased

-54%

-27%

Sources:Regional Economic Information System, County Business Patterns 1982, 1997, 1992, 1997.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural Industry Direct Output Decreased

Amounted to $94 Million in 1999

Source: 1999 IMPLAN Multiplier Reports. Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc. Stillwater, Minn.

Somerset County, Md.


Total Economic Impacts Included Decreased$110 Million in Output Impacts and

$19 Million in Value-Added Impacts

Million

1999

Source: 1999 IMPLAN Multiplier Reports. Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc. Stillwater, Minn.

Somerset County, Md.


Agricultural Employment Income Decreased

Reached $6.8 Million in 1999, with 369 People Employed

Source: 1999 IMPLAN Multiplier Reports. Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc. Stillwater, Minn.

Somerset County, Md.


Agriculture and Resource-Based Industries Accounted for 25% of Local Economy

Source: 1999 IMPLAN Multiplier Reports. Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc. Stillwater, Minn.

Somerset County, Md.


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