With over a hundred thousand acres of agricultural land generating a market value of more than $300 million, Whatcom County ranks first out of seventeen counties in Western Washington.
Whatcom County Agriculture Statistics
This brief presentation talks about how Whatcom County compares to other counties in the state, in terms of agriculture production. The majority of this information was derived from the 2012 Census of Agriculture performed by the USDA. WSU Whatcom County Extension, 2014
2007 USDA NASS Ag Census (pdf)
USDA 2007 Census of Agriculture for Washington
The Census of Agriculture is the leading source of facts and figures about American agriculture. Conducted every five years, the Census provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county in the United States. This information is used by everyone who provides services to farmers and rural communities – including federal, state and local governments, agribusinesses, and many others.