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Farms and Farmland For Sale

Mason & Morse Ranch Company specializes in large farms for sale and various farmland property types. A farm is an area of land that is primarily owned and used for the production of food and other crops grown for the purpose of feeding livestock. The United States has roughly 1 billion acres of land in farms with an estimated value of around 2 trillion dollars. A study by Bloomberg found that while U.S. cropland takes up 391 million acres, about 20% of the 48 contiguous states, around 77 million of those acres are used to grow the food, while 800 million acres go toward feeding cows and other livestock. Texas farms occupy the most farmland acres in the United States followed by other states known for farming. Farms in Kansas, North Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Montana, Missouri, Indiana, Oklahoma, Ohio and Colorado rank in the top 15 of all U.S. states for total farmland acres.  Wyoming has the largest farms in the United States followed by Montana & New Mexico.  Wyoming and Montana are the only two states with average farm sizes over 2,000 acres.  The U.S. is global producer of corn, wheat, soybeans, hay and cotton and cattle. Mason & Morse Ranch Company specializing in finding top quality farmland across the country and marketing farms for sale.  Begin your search below and if you need a real estate broker professional who lives it to know it, give us a call or send us a request.

 

Quick Facts About U.S. Farms & Farmland

  • Roughly 2 million farms in the United States
  • Farmers and Ranchers make up only 2 percent of labor force
  • According to USDA Economic Research Service the top 10 produce crops in the U.S. are
  1. Corn. It is the most widely produced feed grain in the United States, the majority of which goes towards feeding livestock. Over 90 million acres of corn are grown for feed, industrial products, and food and beverage products like cereal, alcohol, and sweeteners
  2. Cotton. The U.S. is the world’s third largest producer of cotton, one of the most important textile fabrics. The U.S. is the world’s leading exporter of cotton, and the industry contributes $21 billion a year to the economy and generates over 125,000 jobs
  3. Fruit. Many different fruits are grown in the U.S., including apples, berries, citrus, and melons. Together with the tree nut industry, the fruit industry contributes over $25 billion in farm cash receipts
  4. Tree Nuts. Tree nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, and pistachios are grown many different places in the U.S. Along with the fruit industry, the tree nut industry makes up 13 percent of the total receipts for all agricultural commodities and 7 percent for all crops. However, both the fruit and tree nuts industries face competition from foreign imports
  5. Rice. Rice is grown exclusively in the southern U.S. and California with three different types of rice grown, short-, medium-, and long-grain. The U.S. exports approximately half of its rice sales volume to global markets
  6. Soybean and Oil Crops. The U.S. is the leading soybean producer and exporter in the world. Soybeans account for about 90% of U.S. oilseed production, but we also produce other oilseeds, such as peanuts, sunflower seed, canola, and flax
  7. Sugar and Sweeteners. The U.S. is both one of the world’s largest producers of sugar and other sweeteners and one of the greatest consumers. Sugars can come from sugarcane, sugar beets and high fructose corn syrup
  8. Vegetables. The vegetable industry is comprised of a variety of sectors. It can be split into vegetables grown for processing and those grown for fresh market sales. Upper Midwestern states like Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan and Pacific states like California, Washington, and Oregon grow the most acreage of vegetables for processing, while Florida, California, Arizona, Georgia and New York have the most acreage growing vegetables for the fresh market
  9. Pulses. Pulses include beans, peas, legumes, and peanuts. Along with the vegetable industry, pulses account for approximately 14 percent of U.S. cash crop receipts
  10. Wheat. Wheat is the third largest field crop in the U.S., both in acreage and gross farm receipts. About half of the U.S.’s wheat production is exported

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