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Berkshire

Total population: (2010 census): 131,219
Total population: (1990 census): 139352
County seat: Pittsfield

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CropSELECT

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 8 532 56410 bu
Oats 2 D D
Rye 3 D D
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield
Dry Edible Beans      
Forages Farms Acres Yield
Total Hay* 206 11216 20229 tons, dry
Alfalfa Hay 34 1245 2733 tons, dry
Tame Hay 122 6961 12466 tons, dry
Wild Hay 73 2925 4843 tons dry
Corn for Silage 21 2232 46905 tons, grn
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield
Snap Beans 21 9  
Beets 8 1  
Broccoli 10 4  
Head Cabbage 6 2  
Cantaloupes 4 D  
Carrots 7 1  
Garlic 7 2  
Cucumbers and Pickles 14 2  
Lettuce and Romaine 12 5  
Dry Onions 7 1  
Green Peas 8 2  
Sweet Peppers 22 3  
Potatoes 17 5  
Pumpkins 39 189  
Squash 16 10  
Sweet Corn 29 310  
Turnips 4 1  
Tomatoes 37 15  
Other Vegetables 20 36  
Fruits and Nuts Farms Acres Yield
Grapes 3 11  
Apples 21 198  
Tame Blueberries 19 28  
Raspberries 19 9  
Strawberries 13 13  
Other Crops Farms Taps Yield
Maple Trees Tapped 31 24298 4020
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 35 209804 10 1811000
Bedding and Garden Plants 31 160485 D 1233750
Cut Flowers and Cut Florist Greens 9 D D D
Foliage Plants 1 D - D
Potted Flowering Plants 9 29984 D 342800
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 22 X 212 NA
Nursery Crops 19 D 69 D
Greenhouse Vegetables 8 32700 X 144900

*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 13 1455 180992 bu
Oats 4 43 2150 bu
Rye 3 D D
Grain Legumes Farms Acres Yield
Dry Edible Beans 3 3 31 cwt
Forages Farms Acres Yield
Total Hay* 217 16843 31866 tons, dry
Alfalfa Hay 64 2415 7414 tons, dry
Tame Hay 148 10145 16800 tons, dry
Wild Hay 64 2167 2701 tons dry
Grass Silage 28 2116 14848 tons, grn
Corn for Silage 39 3492 67630 tons, grn
Vegetables Farms Acres Yield
Snap Beans 7 8  
Beets 4 1  
Broccoli 6 D  
Head Cabbage 5 8  
Cantaloupes 4 3  
Carrots 3 1  
Cucumbers and Pickles 8 4  
Lettuce and Romaine 6 2  
Dry Onions 4 1  
Green Peas 3 Z  
Sweet Peppers 8 1  
Potatoes 7 3 324 cwt
Pumpkins 17 115  
Squash 20 184  
Sweet Corn 32 314  
Tomatoes 19 5  
Mixed Vegetables 4 9  
Other Vegetables 6 10  
Fruits and Nuts Farms Acres Yield
Apples 16 D D
Tame Blueberries 10 7 11120 lbs
Raspberries 8 2 1035 lbs
Strawberries 10 23 43709 lbs
Other Crops Farms Acres Yield
Maple Trees Tapped 34 194 16565
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 81 471916 527 4812
Nursery, Floriculture Vegetable and Flower Seed Crops 8 X 49 X
Floriculture Crops 28 407416 13 2455
Bedding and Garden Plants 25 154916 10 1279
Cut Flowers and Cut Florist Greens 5 D D D
Foliage Plants 4 D D D
Potted Flowering Plants 12 34400 D 203
Cut Christmas Trees Harvested 33 X 8 127
Nursery Crops 8 D D 398
Greenhouse Vegetables 3 12840 X 37
Other Nursery and Greenhouse Crops 47 D 361 58

*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 01, 2012

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