Portage County Agriculture Statistics

Crop Field in Portage County

Portage County Agriculture: Value & Economic Impact Brochure (PDF, 295 KB)

Economics of Water-Dependent Industries in Portage County (PDF, 782 KB)

Total Farm Numbers

Data from 2012 USDA – NASS Census of Agriculture

Total Farms:  989
Average Size of Farm: 288 Acres

Land in Farms: 278,673 Acres
Total Cropland: 201,386 Acres

Value of Ag Products sold:  $295,088,000


Agronomic Crops

From 2016 Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Publication (data for 2015 production year)

Corn for Grain
Grain Harvested: 29,900 Acres
Yield per Acre: 149.4 Bushels
Production: 4,468,000 Bushels

Oats
Oats Planted: 5,200 Acres
Oats Harvested for Grain: 960 Acres
Yield per Acre: 67 Bushels
Production: 64,300 Bushels


 

Dairy

From 2014 Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Publication (data for 2013 production year)

Number of Cows: 12,800
Milk per Cow: 20,500 lbs
Production: 261,120,000 lbs


From 2015 Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Publication (data for 2014 production year)

 

Alfalfa Hay

Harvested: 25,000 Acres
Yield Per Acre: 2.85 Tons
Production: 70,700 Tons


 

From 2008 Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Publication (data for 2007 production year)

Vegetables

Snap Beans for Processing
Portage County is #1 Producer in State
Wisconsin is #1 Producer in Nation

Snap Beans Planted: 19,500 Acres
Snap Beans Harvested: 18,700 Acres
Yield per Acre: 5.0 Tons
Production: 93,700 Tons

Potatoes
Portage County is #1 Producer in State
Wisconsin is #3 Producer in Nation

Potatoes Planted: 17,700 Acres
Potatoes Harvested: 17,600 Acres
Yield per Acre: 480 Hundredweight
Production: 8,482,000 Hundredweight

Sweet Corn for Processing
Portage County is #1 Producer in State
Wisconsin is #3 Producer in Nation

Sweet Corn Planted: 28,000 Acres
Sweet Corn Harvested: 27,000 Acres
Yield per Acre: 7.7 Tons
Production: 209,200 Tons

Green Peas for Processing
Portage County is #2 Producer in State
Wisconsin is #3 Producer in Nation

Green Peas Planted: 5,500 Acres
Green Peas Harvested: 5,400 Acres
Yield per Acre: 2.4 Tons
Production: 13,100 Tons