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

April 18, 2019 02:00 PM
 
The recent Census of Agriculture revealed many interesting trends in terms of farmer demographics. Once you dive deeper into the data it’s possible to unveil other interesting statistics.

The recent Census of Agriculture revealed many interesting trends in terms of farmer demographics. Once you dive deeper into the data it’s possible to unveil other interesting statistics. 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.

Alabama

  1. Poultry and eggs $4,151,135,000
  2. Cattle and calves $434,598,000
  3. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $336,182,000
  4. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $294,389,000
  5. Cotton and cottonseed $260,246,000

Alaska

  1. Aquaculture $35,157,000
  2. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $16,874,000
  3. Vegetables, melons potatoes and sweet potatoes $5,925,000
  4. Other crops and hay (data not released to protect individual farm data)
  5. Cattle and calves $2,234,000

Arizona

  1. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $1,009,125,000
  2. Milk from cows $856,376,000
  3. Cattle and calves $641,182,000
  4. Other crops and hay $401,709,000
  5. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $195,925,000

Arkansas

  1. Poultry and eggs $5,112,242,000
  2. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $3,060,617,000
  3. Cattle and calves $737,961,000
  4. Other crops and hay $110,864,000
  5. Aquaculture $71,121,000

California

  1. Fruits, tree nuts and berries $19,708,739,000
  2. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $8,167,752,000
  3. Milk from cows $6,483,130,000
  4. Cattle and calves $3,111,410,000
  5. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $2,932,798,000

Colorado

  1. Cattle and calves $3,989,383,000
  2. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $1,218,373,000
  3. Milk from cows $703,562,000
  4. Other crops and hay $394,654,000
  5. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $321,333,000

Connecticut

  1. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $298,432,000
  2. Milk from cows $81,038,000
  3. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $40,612,000
  4. Poultry and eggs (sales data not released to protect individual farm data)
  5. Tobacco $26,817,000

Delaware

  1. Poultry and eggs $1,112,087
  2. Grains, oilseeds, dry beans and dry peas $233,974,000
  3. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $60,593,000
  4. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $23,882,000
  5. Milk from cows $16,754,000

Florida

  1. Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod $2,274,654,000
  2. Fruits, tree nuts and berries $1,298,656,000
  3. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $1,284,110,000
  4. Other crops and hay $740,036,000
  5. Cattle and calves $521,847,000

Georgia

  1. Poultry and eggs $5,482,036,000
  2. Other crops and hay $847,392,000
  3. Cotton and cottonseed $776,651,000
  4. Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes $566,387,000
  5. Fruits, tree nuts and berries $421,838,000

 

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John Koepke
Oconomowoc, WI
4/19/2019 07:53 AM
 

  Always fun to look at statistics like this... but there is a glaring issue with the title vs the content of this article. Gross revenues from a state's production have no bearing whatsoever on whether those products are 'profitable.'

 
 
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