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Berks

Total population (2010 census): 411,442
Total population (1990 census): 336,523
County seat: Reading

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Cereals, Pseudocereals, Oilseeds
Industrial, Fiber
Forages
Vegetables
Small Fruits
Tree Fruits and Nuts
Herb, Aromatic, Medicinal, and Bioactive

Crop Statistics (2007 US Census of Agriculture)
Cereals Farms Acres Yield
Maize=Corn 767 50320 6510218 bu
Sorghum for Grain or Seed 1 D D
Wheat 368 10151 583555 bu
Barley 159 3719 275334 bu
Emmer and Spelt 8 48 2184 bu
Oats 152 1688 95611 bu
Rye 55 444 17438 bu
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield
Soybeans for Beans 461 25704 1134237 bu
Forages Farms Acres Yield
Field Seed and Grass Seed Crops - - X
Total Hay* 968 36248 97807 tons, dry
Alfalfa Hay 531 16081 50314 tons, dry
Small Grain Hay 99 2093 5386 tons, dry
Tame Hay 545 16838 39608 tons, dry
Wild Hay 78 1236 2499 tons, dry
Corn for Silage or Green Chop 417 16808 314302 tons, green
Sorghum for Silage or Green Chop 19 267 2993 tons, green
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield
Asparagus 9 6  
Green Lima Beans 3 1  
Snap Beans 25 8  
Beets 7 2  
Broccoli 8 2  
Head Cabbage 14 10  
Cantaloups 11 42  
Cauliflower 1 D  
Cucumbers and Pickles 7 13  
Eggplant 6 2  
Lettuce and Romaine - -  
Dry Onions 4 1  
Green Peas 2 D  
Hot Peppers 14 9  
Sweet Peppers 31 22  
Potatoes 39 30  
Pumpkins 58 394  
Squash 11 8  
Sweet Corn 88 452  
Tomatoes 53 61  
Turnips 3 3  
Watermelons 15 23  
Other Vegetables 19 37  
Fruits and Nuts Farms Acres Yield
Apricots 10 6  
Apples 67 604  
Sweet Cherries 15 27  
Tart Cherries 10 5  
Grapes 31 124  
Nectarines 16 33  
Peaches 46 306  
Pears 31 42  
Plums and Prunes 10 8  
Nuts 9 26  
Blackberries 9 D  
Tame Blueberries 12 15  
Raspberries 27 11  
Strawberries 28 27  
Other Crops Farms Taps Yield
Maple Syrup 2 D D
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops, Cut Christmas Trees Harvested, Mushrooms, and Sod Grown for Sale Farms Sq. ft. under glass or other protection Acres in the open Sales ($1,000)
Floriculture Crops 73 722805 93 D
Bedding and Garden Plants 57 564663 65 3996961
Cut Flowers and Cut Florist Greens 8 9700 13 122482
Foliage Plants 4 D - D
Potted Flowering Plants 25 123442 15 D
Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, and Tubers 3 D D D
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 68 X 726 NA
Mushrooms 7 D X D
Nursery Stock 53 56805 1768 D
Greenhouse Vegetables 11 33084 X 250422
Other Nursery and Greenhouse Crops 3 4584 X 36672

*Alfalfa, grass silage, green chops etc.
(-) = Represents zero.
(D) = Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual farms.
(NA) = Not Available.
(X) = Not Applicable.
(Z) = Less than half of the unit shown.

Crop Statistics (1997 US Census of Agriculture)
Cereals Farms Acres Yield
Maize=Corn 877 57978 6435375 bu
Sorghum for Grain or Seed 9 127 9750 bu
Wheat 426 11527 591240 bu
Barley 202 4002 281026 bu
Emmer and Spelt 8 91 7240 bu
Oats 318 4346 278708 bu
Rye 56 598 17755 bu
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield
Soybeans for Beans 520 23867 1010631 bu
Forages Farms Acres Yield
Field Seed and Grass Seed Crops 5 D X
Red Clover Seed 3 59 9300 lbs
Total Hay* 1005 56385 140380 tons, dry
Alfalfa Hay 720 25040 70209 tons, dry
Small Grain Hay 84 1405 2408 tons, dry
Tame Hay 535 16232 35701 tons, dry
Wild Hay 45 593 809 tons dry
Grass Silage 263 13115 93756 tons, grn
Corn Cut for Dry Fodder, Hogged or Grazed 4 49 X
Corn for Silage or Green Chop 438 16303 249858 tons, green
Sorghum for Silage or Green Chop 13 188 1799 tons, green
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield
Asparagus 12 7  
Green Lima Beans 3 1  
Snap Beans 18 24  
Beets 6 2  
Broccoli 8 6  
Head Cabbage 10 12  
Cantaloups 25 31  
Cauliflower 12 8  
Cucumbers and Pickles 15 12  
Eggplant 6 2  
Lettuce and Romaine 4 2  
Dry Onions 4 1  
Green Peas 5 4  
Hot Peppers 5 2  
Sweet Peppers 20 24  
Potatoes 23 26 2825 cwt
Pumpkins 38 143  
Squash 6 8  
Sweet Corn 94 515  
Tomatoes 36 34  
Turnips 5 3  
Watermelons 20 27  
Other Vegetables 5 8  
Fruits and Nuts Farms Acres Yield
Apples 69 1099 130662 trees
Cherries, Total 15 21 1923 trees
Sweet Cherries 10 8 863 trees
Tart Cherries 13 13 1060 trees
Grapes 17 16 12423 vines
Nectarines 8 66 8232 trees
Peaches 39 362 44124 trees
Pears 16 14 1973 trees
Other Fruits and Nuts 3 D D
Blackberries 3 Z D
Tame Blueberries 9 10 37733 lbs
Raspberries 15 3 6796 lbs
Strawberries 36 43 201556 lbs
Other Crops Farms Acres Yield
Other 3 D X
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops, Cut Christmas Trees Harvested, Mushrooms, and Sod Grown for Sale Farms Sq. ft. under glass or other protection Acres in the open Sales ($1,000)
Nursery and Greenhouse Crops 204 6208357 2952 85544
Nursery, Floriculture, Vegetable and Flower Seed Crops 30 X 233 X
Floriculture Crops 65 650379 46 4091
Bedding and Garden Plants 55 450292 27 3182
Cut Flowers and Cut Florist Greens 6 2800 D 8
Foliage Plants 5 1695 D 60
Potted Flowering Plants 29 195592 16 842
Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, and Tubers 4 23800 D D
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 86 X 450 1728
Mushrooms 23 5408825 X 72450
Nursery Crops 55 90109 1612 6859
Greenhouse Vegetables 10 D X 42
Other Nursery and Greenhouse Crops 45 19442 844 241

*Alfalfa, grass silage, green chops etc.
(-) = Represents zero.
(D) = Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual farms.
(NA) = Not Available.
(X) = Not Applicable.
(Z) = Less than half of the unit shown.


Last Updated: March 13, 2012

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