Dodge County Agriculture


Agriculture has a major economic impact on life in Eastman-Dodge County, with an economic contribution of nearly 1,000 jobs and close to $100 million a year. Top commodities in Dodge County are cotton, poultry and beef cows, but interestingly, Dodge County has two olive orchards, and Watkins Farms in Eastman is a large cucumber farm that is a major supplier to Mount Olive brand pickles.

2014 Dodge County Farm Gate Value


Ornamental Horticulture
Commodity Volume Units Yield Units Multiplier Price Units Value ($)
TOTAL $248,000.00
Container Nursery 3.00 Acres 1.00 Acres/Acre 1.00 40,000.00 $/Acre 120,000.00
Greenhouse 8,000.00 Square Feet 1.00 Square Feet /Square Foot 1.00 16.00 $/Square Foot 128,000.00
Fruit and Nuts
Commodity Volume Units Yield Units Price Units Value ($)
TOTAL $1,542,000.00
Blueberries 2.00 Acres 3,000.00 Pounds/Acre 2.00 $/Pound 12,000.00
Strawberries 1.00 Acres 12,000.00 Pounds/Acre 2.00 $/Pound 24,000.00
Blackberries 1.00 Acres 3,000.00 Pounds/Acre 2.00 $/Pound 6,000.00
Peaches 40.00 Acres 5,000.00 Pounds/Acre 1.50 $/Pound 300,000.00
Pecans 600.00 Acres 1,000.00 Pounds/Acre 2.00 $/Pound 1,200,000.00
Forestry Related
Commodity Volume Units Yield Units Multiplier Price Units Value ($)
TOTAL $12,049,250.00
Christmas Trees 5.00 Acres 1.00 Acres/Acre 0.25 25,000.00 $/Acre 31,250.00
Pine Straw 50,000.00 Acres 1.00 Acres/Acre 1.00 140.00 $/Acre 7,000,000.00
Timber 1.00 Total Sold 1.00 Total Sold/ Total Sold 1.00 5,000,000.00 $Total Sold 5,000,000.00
Other Wildlife Food Plots 90.00 Acres 1.00 Acres/Acre 1.00 200.00 $/Acre 18,000.00
Agritourism
Commodity Volume Units Yield Units Price Units Value ($)
TOTAL $255,000.00
Fishing 1.00 Acres 1,000.00 Persons/Acre 5.00 $/Person 5,000.00
Guide Services 1.00 Acres 1,000.00 Persons/Acre 250.00 $/Person 250,000.00
Poultry and Eggs
Commodity # Houses Volume Units Yield Units Multiplier # Batches Price Units Value ($)
TOTAL 5,842,368.00
Broiler-Integrator 18 23,000.00 Birds 5.00 Pounds/Bird 0.96 6.00 0.43 $/Pound 5,126,976.00
Broiler-Grower 18 23,000.00 Birds 5.00 Pounds/Bird 0.96 6.00 0.06 $/Pound 715,392.00
Livestock and Aquaculture
Commodity # Houses Volume Units Yield Units Multiplier Price Units Value ($)
TOTAL 16,738,972.50
Beef Cattle Finished Outside Co 1 800.00 Head 500.00 Pounds/Head 1.00 3.70 $/Pound 1,480,000.00
Beef Stockers 1 6,000.00 Head 300.00 Pounds/Head 1.00 2.83 $/Pound 5,094,000.00
Beef Cows 1 9,500.00 Head 450.00 Pounds/Head 0.83 2.33 $/Pound 8,267,422.50
Pork-Farrow to finish 1 200.00 Head 245.00 Pounds/Head 15.00 0.81 $/Pound 595,350.00
Pork - Feeder pigs (not including farrow to finish pigs) 1 500.00 Head 50.00 Pounds/Head 15.00 2.00 $/Pound 750,000.00
Horses - Raised 1 75.00 Horses 1.00 Horses/Horse 1.00 2,371.00 $/Horse 177,825.00
Horses - Boarding, training & breeding 1 40.00 Horses 1.00 Horses/Horse 1.00 3,500.00 $/Horse 140,000.00
Goats 1 1,500.00 Nanny Goats 1.00 Head/Nanny Goat 1.25 125.00 $/Head 234,375.00
Row and Forage Crops
Commodity Volume Units Yield Units Price Units Value ($)
TOTAL $29,191,596.65
Corn 3,856.00 Acres 190.00 Bushels/Acre 4.00 $/Bushel 2,930,560.00
Oats 1,220.00 Acres 50.00 Bushels/Acre 4.50 $/Bushel 274,500.00
Rye 3,369.00 Acres 25.00 Bushels/Acre 8.35 $/Bushel 703,278.75
Sorghum 195.00 Acres 60.00 Bushels/Acre 4.40 $/Bushel 51,480.00
Soybeans 4,631.00 Acres 45.00 Bushels/Acre 10.30 $/Bushel 2,146,468.50
Wheat 9,103.00 Acres 60.00 Bushels/Acre 5.18 $/Bushel 2,829,212.40
Other Sunflowers 200.00 Acres 30.00 Bushels/Acre 6.00 $/Bushel 36,000.00
Other Millet 150.00 Acres 20.00 Bushels/Acre 5.00 $/Bushel 15,000.00
Peanuts 4,858.00 Acres 4500.00 Pounds/Acre 0.21 $/Bushel 4,590,810.00
Cotton 17,328.00 Acres 900.00 Pounds/Acre 0.81 $/Bushel 12,632,112.00
Hay 5,000.00 Acres 2.70 Tons/Acre 75.00 $/Ton 1,012,500.00
Other GRASS HAY 5,500.00 Acres 4.00 Tons/Acre 75.00 $/Ton 1,650,000.00
Other Peanut Hay 800.00 Acres 2.00 Tons/Acre 100.00 $/Ton 160,000.00
Straw 800.00 Acres 75.00 Bales/Acre 2.50 $/Ton 150,000.00
Other Alfalfa 43.00 Acres 1.50 Tons/Acre 150.00 $/Ton 9,675.00
Vegetables
Commodity Volume Units Yield Units Price Units Value ($)
TOTAL $12,044,500.00
Cantaloupe Spring Harvest, Plastic, Other 50.00 Acres 4000.00 Each/Acre 1.12 $/Each 224,000.00
Collards Fall Harvest, Bareground, Irrigated 20.00 Acres 250.00 25#Cartons/Acre 8.00 $/25# Carton 40,000.00
Cucumbers Fall Harvest, Plastic, Other 150.00 Acres 500.00 1 1/9 Bushel Cartons/Acre 14.13 $/1 1/9 Bushel Carton 1,059,750.00
Cucumbers Spring Harvest, Plastic, Other 150.00 Acres 500.00 1 1/9 Bushel Cartons/Acre 15.00 $/1 1/9 Bushel Carton 1,125,000.00
Irish Potatoes Spring Harvest, Bareground, Irrigated 790.00 Acres 2000.00 50# Bags/Acre 2.50 $/50# Bag 3,950,000.00
Southern Peas Spring Harvest, Bareground, Irrigated 75.00 Acres 150.00 Bushels/Acre 15.00 $/Bushel 168,750.00
Sweet Corn Spring Harvest, Bareground, Irrigated 50.00 Acres 250.00 Cartons/Acre 10.00 $/Carton 125,000.00
Tomato Spring Harvest, Plastic, Other 25.00 Acres 300.00 25#Cartons/Acre 12.00 $/25# Carton 90,000.00
Turnip Greens Fall Harvest, Bareground, Irrigated 20.00 Acres 125.00 25#Cartons/Acre 12.00 $/25# Carton 30,000.00
Watermelon Spring Harvest, Plastic Other 1,090.00 Acres 400.00 Cwt/Acre 12.00 $/Cwt 5,232,000.00
Other Income
Commodity Volume Units Yield Units Price Units Value ($)
TOTAL $4,767,349.28
Hunting Leases - Deer 75,000.00 Acres 1.00 Acres/Acre 12.00 $/Acre 900,000.00
Hunting Leases - Turkey 25,000.00 Acres 1.00 Acres/Acre 3.00 $/Acre 75,000.00
Crop Insurance 1.00 Total Sold 1.00 Total Sold/Total Sold 506,078.00 $/Total Sold 506,078.00
Government Payments 1.00 Total Sold 1.00 Total Sold/Total Sold 3,286,271.28 $/Total Sold 3,286,271.28

Total Farm Gate Value For 2014 Dodge County: $82,679,036.43