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What’s Your State’s 5 Most Profitable Commodities? (3)

14:00PM Apr 11, 2019

Farm Journal examines what the 2017 Census of Agriculture data can tell us about farms, farming and farmers.( Lindsey Benne )

Check out each of the 50 states to see which five commodities provide the highest number of sales, as well as how your state stacks up in your favorite commodity.

  Massachusetts

  1. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $139,740,000
  2. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $102,061,000
  3. Fruits, tree nuts and berries $88,433,000
  4. Milk from cows $45,336,000
  5. Aquaculture $29,402,000

  Michigan

  1. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $2,611,695,000
  2. Milk from cows $1,786,057,000
  3. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $739,749,000
  4. Cattle and calves $628,397,000
  5. Hogs and pigs $608,555,000

  Minnesota

  1. Grains, oilseed, dry beans and dry peas $8,843,440,000
  2. Hogs and pigs $3,165,075,000
  3. Cattle and calves $1,886,939,000
  4. Milk from cows $1,737,886,000
  5. Poultry and eggs $1,285,951,000

Mississippi 

  1. Poultry and eggs $3,106,344,000
  2. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $1,558,366,000
  3. Cotton and cottonseed $453,471,000
  4. Cattle and calves $392,643,000
  5. Aquaculture $230,716,000

Missouri 

  1. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $4,824,806,000
  2. Cattle and calves $1,869,893,000
  3. Poultry and eggs $1,626,134,000
  4. Hogs and pigs $1,272,599,000
  5. Cotton and cottonseed $226,588,000

Montana 

  1. Cattle and calves $1,715,741,000
  2. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $1,169,777,000
  3. Other crops and hay $333,234,000
  4. Hogs and pigs $59,728,000
  5. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $47,469,000

Nebraska 

  1. Cattle and calves $10,641,897,000
  2. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $8,910,588,000
  3. Hogs and pigs $1,489,081,000
  4. Milk from cows $287,974,000
  5. Other crops and hay $251,250,000

  Nevada

  1. Cattle and calves $247,173,000
  2. Other crops and hay $224,188,000
  3. Milk from cows $118,545,000
  4. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $18,150,000
  5. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $17,538,000

NewHampshire 

  1. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $53,314,000
  2. Milk from cows $52,451,000
  3. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $17,990,000
  4. Other crops and hay $16,113,000
  5. Fruits, tree nuts and berries $12,947,000

NewJersey

  1. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $498,125,000
  2. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $222,465,000
  3. Fruits, tree nuts and berries $141,323,000
  4. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $92,222,000
  5. Poultry and eggs $31,216,000

 

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