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What’s Your State’s 5 Most Profitable Commodities? (4)

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.

NewMexico

  1. Milk from cows $1,267,940,000
  2. Cattle and calves $626,745,000
  3. Fruits, tree nuts and berries $210,153,000
  4. Other crops and hay $145,799,000
  5. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $109,313,000

NewYork

  1. Milk from cows $2,528,282,000
  2. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $571,706,000
  3. Cattle and calves $426,026,000
  4. Fruits, tree nuts and berries $399,803,000
  5. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $385,792,000

NorthCarolina

  1. Poultry and eggs $5,413,591,000
  2. Hogs and pigs $3,216,902,000
  3. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $1,244,092,000
  4. Tobacco $731,657,000
  5. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $553,449,000

NorthDakota

  1. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $6,075,358,000
  2. Cattle and calves $1,295,654,000
  3. Other crops and hay $356,019,000
  4. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $240,415,000
  5. Hogs and pigs $79,242,000

Ohio

  1. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $4,553,242,000
  2. Poultry and eggs $1,082,069,000
  3. Hogs and pigs $1,010,793,000
  4. Milk from cows $1,001,507,000
  5. Cattle and calves $681,356,000

Oklahoma

  1. Cattle and calves $3,729,662,000
  2. Hogs and pigs $1,030,645,000
  3. Poultry and eggs $934,854,000
  4. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $789,056,000
  5. Cotton and cottonseed $299,546,000

Oregon

  1. Cattle and calves $977,404,000
  2. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $886,686,000
  3. Other crops and hay $780,068,000
  4. Fruits, tree nuts and berries $612,147,000
  5. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $539,205,000

Pennsylvania

  1. Milk from cows $1,979,362,000
  2. Poultry and eggs $1,684,535,000
  3. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $1,015,948,000
  4. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $980,977,000
  5. Cattle and calves $625,530,000

RhodeIsland

  1. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $27,580,000
  2. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $7,915,000
  3. Milk from cows $4,563,000
  4. Other animals and other animal products (sales data not released to protect individual farm data)
  5. Aquaculture $4,261,000

SouthCarolina

  1. Poultry and eggs $1,652,564,000
  2. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $341,400,000
  3. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $208,341,000
  4. Cotton and cottonseed $153,369,000
  5. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $152,782,000

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