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Table 17. Potential CAFOs by State

Potential CAFOs by State, Derived From the 1997 Census of Agriculture *

    1,000 EPA animal units 750 EPA animal units 500 EPA animal units 300 EPA animal units
Farms with confined livestock types Potential CAFOs Percent of farms with confined livestock types Potential CAFOs Percent of farms with confined livestock types Potential CAFOs Percent of farms with confined livestock types Potential CAFOs Percent of farms with confined livestock types
Alabama 4,038 412 10.2% 757 18.7% 1,394 34.5% 2,199 54.5%
Arkansas 6,491 512 7.9% 916 14.1% 1,729 26.6% 2,973 45.8%
California 3,478 947 27.2% 1,231 35.4% 1,654 47.6% 2,157 62.0%
Colorado 1,457 191 13.1% 229 15.7% 304 20.9% 430 29.5%
Delaware 981 70 7.1% 144 14.7% 311 31.7% 576 58.7%
Florida 1,241 135 10.9% 223 18.0% 329 26.5% 450 36.3%
Georgia 4,984 664 13.3% 1,060 21.3% 1,645 33.0% 2,352 47.2%
Idaho 1,644 135 8.2% 170 10.3% 248 15.1% 389 23.7%
Illinois 11,197 356 3.2% 555 5.0% 910 8.1% 1,688 15.1%
Indiana 10,006 363 3.6% 519 5.2% 832 8.3% 1,456 14.6%
Iowa 26,081 1,085 4.2% 1,681 6.4% 2,921 11.2% 5,345 20.5%
Kansas 4,939 352 7.1% 432 8.7% 589 11.9% 879 17.8%
Kentucky 4,816 110 2.3% 160 3.3% 269 5.6% 442 9.2%
Louisiana 1,254 68 5.4% 149 11.9% 247 19.7% 353 28.1%
Maryland 2,440 91 3.7% 203 8.3% 430 17.6% 735 30.1%
Michigan 6,565 169 2.6% 228 3.5% 336 5.1% 672 10.2%
Minnesota 19,171 590 3.1% 857 4.5% 1,379 7.2% 2,386 12.4%
Mississippi 2,578 337 13.1% 627 24.3% 984 38.2% 1,290 50.0%
Missouri 9,627 287 3.0% 427 4.4% 658 6.8% 1,268 13.2%
N. Carolina 6,435 1,308 20.3% 1,755 27.3% 2,452 38.1% 3,469 53.9%
Nebraska 9,893 707 7.1% 869 8.8% 1,235 12.5% 1,976 20.0%
New York 9,076 68 0.7% 124 1.4% 247 2.7% 644 7.1%
Ohio 10,996 173 1.6% 276 2.5% 450 4.1% 930 8.5%
Oklahoma 3,440 132 3.8% 221 6.4% 424 12.3% 705 20.5%
Pennsylvania 14,215 239 1.7% 374 2.6% 674 4.7% 1,235 8.7%
S. Carolina 1,415 175 12.4% 275 19.4% 400 28.3% 569 40.2%
South Dakota 5,789 186 3.2% 248 4.3% 365 6.3% 639 11.0%
Tennessee 3,566 63 1.8% 110 3.1% 229 6.4% 487 13.7%
Texas 6,516 603 9.3% 790 12.1% 1,171 18.0% 1,698 26.1%
Virginia 3,359 158 4.7% 307 9.1% 561 16.7% 938 27.9%
Washington 1,497 137 9.2% 185 12.4% 290 19.4% 501 33.5%
West Virginia 959 59 6.2% 94 9.8% 151 15.7% 202 21.1%
Wisconsin 26,628 102 0.4% 161 0.6% 384 1.4% 961 3.6%
UT,MT,WY,ND,NV** 4,741 139 2.9% 187 3.9% 296 6.2% 547 11.5%
OR,AK,HI** 1,277 53 4.2% 79 6.2% 142 11.1% 248 19.4%
AZ, NM** 687 191 27.8% 217 31.6% 253 36.8% 275 40.0%
New England and NJ** 4,344 31 0.7% 57 1.3% 119 2.7% 302 7.0%
All states 237,821 11,398 4.8% 16,897 7.1% 27,012 11.4% 44,366 18.7%
* Information in the Census of Agriculture is not adequate to precisely identify a farm as a CAFO. Potential CAFOs were estimated based on the livestock type and the estimated number of animals on the farm.
** These state were combined to meet disclosure criteria.

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