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

14:00PM Apr 11, 2019
Ag Census Planter

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.

SouthDakota

  1. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $4,987,515,000
  2. Cattle and calves $3,191,493,000
  3. Hogs and pigs $577,034,000
  4. Milk from cows $495,112,000
  5. Poultry and eggs $166,997,000

Tennessee

  1. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $1,289,438,000
  2. Cattle and calves $719,701,000
  3. Poultry and eggs $639,750,000
  4. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $299,623,000
  5. Cotton and cottonseed $235,410,000

Texas

  1. Cattle and calves $12,291,224,000
  2. Poultry and eggs $2,991,846,000
  3. Cotton and cottonseed $2,648,181,000
  4. Milk from cows $2,159,171,000
  5. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $2,152,014,000

Utah

  1. Cattle and calves $377,979,000
  2. Milk from cows $355,846,000
  3. Other crops and hay $275,493,000
  4. Hogs and pigs $230,969,000
  5. Poultry and eggs $207,065,000

Vermont

  1. Milk from cows $505,426,000
  2. Other crops and hay $99,069,000
  3. Cattle and calves $60,755,000
  4. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $24,794,000
  5. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $23,853,000

Virginia

  1. Poultry and eggs $1,350,654,000
  2. Cattle and calves $679,486,00
  3. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $509,977,000
  4. Milk from cows $334,521,000
  5. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $328,121,000

Washington 0

  1. Fruits, tree nuts and berries $3,614,885,000
  2. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $1,094,944,000
  3. Milk from cows $1,082,594,000
  4. Cattle and calves $1,068,925,000
  5. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $984,163,000

WestVirginia

  1. Poultry and eggs $387,844,000
  2. Cattle and calves $171,784,000
  3. Other crops and hay $49,804,000
  4. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $36,775,000
  5. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $32,516,000

Wisconsin

  1. Milk from cows $5,150,658,000
  2. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $2,772,764,000
  3. Cattle and calves $1,496,148,000
  4. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $542,954,000
  5. Poultry and eggs $487,405,000

Wyoming

  1. Cattle and calves $956,561,000
  2. Other crops and hay $185,037,000
  3. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $120,687,000
  4. Hogs and pigs $79,650,000
  5. Sheep, goats, wool, mohair and milk $58,343,000