Mapping the Most Valuable Agricultural Commodity in Each U.S. State

Agriculture is a major industry in the U.S., which is a net exporter of food. In the United States about 2.2 million farms, covering an area of 922 million acres (3,730,000 km2), an average of 418 acres (169 hectares) per farm.

Agriculture in the United States

Although agricultural activity occurs in every U.S state in the union, it is particularly concentrated on the west coast, in the Great Plains, a vast expanse of flat, arable land in the center of the nation in the region around the Great Lake.

Mapping the Most Valuable Agricultural Commodity in Each U.S. State
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The most valuable agricultural commodity

U.S. StateAgricultural CommodityValue
CaliforniaFruit, tree nuts, and berries$17,638,972,000
IowaGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$17,146,679,000
IllinoisGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$13,589,230,000
TexasCattle and calves$13,013,127,000
MinnesotaGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$12,304,415,000
NebraskaGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$10,698,861,000
KansasCattle and calves$10,153,087,000
North DakotaGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$8,813,348,000
IndianaGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$7,217,854,000
OhioGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$5,834,600,000
South DakotaGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$5,809,792,000
WisconsinMilk from cows$4,952,039,000
North CarolinaPoultry and eggs$4,837,026,000
GeorgiaPoultry and eggs$4,773,837,000
ColoradoCattle and calves$4,321,308,000
ArkansasGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$4,214,355,000
MissouriGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$3,922,873,000
AlabamaPoultry and eggs$3,624,852,000
MichiganGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$3,613,250,000
OklahomaCattle and calves$3,402,919,000
WashingtonFruit, tree nuts, and berries$2,931,370,000
MississippiPoultry and eggs$2,744,048,000
New YorkMilk from cows$2,417,398,000
IdahoMilk from cows$2,333,364,000
PennsylvaniaMilk from cows$1,966,892,000
FloridaFruit, tree nuts, and berries$1,847,805,000
LouisianaGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$1,832,208,000
MontanaGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$1,787,162,000
KentuckyGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$1,656,983,000
South CarolinaPoultry and eggs$1,476,817,000
WashingtonFruit, tree nuts, and berries$2,931,370,000
MississippiPoultry and eggs$2,744,048,000
New YorkMilk from cows$2,417,398,000
IdahoMilk from cows$2,333,364,000
PennsylvaniaMilk from cows$1,966,892,000
FloridaFruit, tree nuts, and berries$1,847,805,000
LouisianaGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$1,832,208,000
MontanaGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$1,787,162,000
KentuckyGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$1,656,983,000
South CarolinaPoultry and eggs$1,476,817,000
West VirginiaPoultry and eggs$401,439,000
UtahCattle and calves$364,214,000
NevadaOther crops and hay$280,554,000
ConnecticutNursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod$252,923,000
MaineVegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes$207,254,000
HawaiiGrains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas$152,930,000
MassachusettsNursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod$144,188,000
New HampshireMilk from cows$54,798,000
Rhode IslandNursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod$32,831,000
AlaskaAquaculture$29,774,000

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The most lucrative food crop in each U.S State
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