Farm Income Stats: How Does Your State Compare?

November 24, 2015 08:00 PM
 
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With nearly $465 billion in gross farm receipts in 2014, agriculture represents a major economic powerhouse for the U.S., even in a down year. Here’s how states stack up when it comes to both contributing to—and benefiting from—the ag economy. (Numbers have been rounded.)

Top 5 States for Gross Farm Receipts

  1. California: $55 billion
  2. Iowa: $35 billion
  3. Texas: $30 billion
  4. Nebraska: $27 billion
  5. Minnesota: $21 billion

Top 5 States for Crop Cash Receipts

  1. California: $38 billion
  2. Illinois: $16 billion
  3. Iowa: $14 billion
  4. Nebraska: $10 billion
  5. Minnesota: $10 billion

Top 5 States for Animals and Products Cash Receipts

  1. Texas: $17 billion
  2. Iowa: $17 billion
  3. California: $15 billion
  4. Nebraska: $15 billion
  5. Kansas: $10 billion

Top 5 States for Farm-Related Income

  1. Texas: $5 billion
  2. Iowa: $4 billion
  3. California: $4 billion
  4. Minnesota: $3 billion
  5. Oklahoma: $2 billion

Top 5 States for Direct Government Payments

  1. Texas: $1 billion
  2. Oklahoma: $1 billion
  3. Nebraska: $698 million
  4. Kansas: $665 million
  5. Missouri: $510 million

Top 5 States for Net Farm Income

  1. California: $15 billion
  2. Nebraska: $6 billion
  3. Iowa: $5 billion
  4. Texas: $4 billion
  5. North Carolina: $4 billion

Want more stats about your state? Click here for USDA's interactive Farm Income and Wealth Statistics charts.

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