Agriculture in the United States of America

Most Important Agricultural Product From Each State


Alabama: Chickens

Value of most important product: $3.3 billion
Total crop production: $5.6 billion (25th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 3.0% (25th largest)
Other major crops: Cattle, corn, and peanuts

Alaska: Cattle

Value of most important product: $4.2 million
Total crop production: $58.9 million (2nd smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 0.9% (the smallest)
Other major crops: Potatoes, barley, and oats

Arizona: Cattle

Value of most important product: $584.6 million
Total crop production: $3.7 billion (13th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.1% (19th smallest)
Other major crops: Lettuce, spinach, and melons


Arkansas: Chickens

Value of most important product: $3.8 billion
Total crop production: $9.8 billion (19th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 4.8% (14th largest)
Other major crops: Soybeans, rice, and cattle

California: Grapes

Value of most important product: $5.8 billion
Total crop production: $42.6 billion (15th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 5.5% (the largest)
Other major crops: Almonds, grapes, and strawberries

Colorado: Cattle

Value of most important product: $2.0 billion
Total crop production: $7.8 billion (25th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.8% (20th largest)
Other major crops: Corn, potatoes, and sorghum


Connecticut: Apples

Value of most important product: $19.9 million
Total crop production: $550.6 million (8th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 1.6% (5th smallest)
Other major crops: Cattle, maple syrup, and apples

Delaware: Chickens

Value of most important product: $1.0 billion
Total crop production: $1.3 billion (9th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 1.7% (12th smallest)
Other major crops: Corn, soybeans, and melons

Florida: Oranges

Value of most important product: $1.0 billion
Total crop production: $7.7 billion (17th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.3% (21st largest)
Other major crops: Cattle, strawberries, and tomatoes


Georgia: Chickens

Value of most important product: $4.4 billion
Total crop production: $9.3 billion (16th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.2% (15th largest)
Other major crops: Peanuts, cattle, and pecans.

Hawaii: Macadamias

Value of most important product: $53.9 million
Total crop production: $661.3 million (22nd largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 3.7% (6th smallest)
Other major crops: Cattle, coffee, and papayas

Idaho: Cattle

Value of most important product: $1.4 billion
Total crop production: $7.8 billion (2nd largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 13.5% (19th largest)
Other major crops: Potatoes, barley, and corn


Illinois: Corn

Value of most important product: $7.4 billion
Total crop production: $17.2 billion (11th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 1.9% (7th largest)
Other major crops: Soybeans, cattle, and potatoes

Indiana: Corn

Value of most important product: $3.2 billion
Total crop production: $11.2 billion (23rd smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.7% (10th largest)
Other major crops: Soybeans, cattle, and tomatoes


Iowa: Corn

Value of most important product: $8.5 billion
Total crop production: $30.8 billion (8th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 8.6% (2nd largest)
Other major crops: Soybeans, cattle, and oats

Kansas: Cattle

Value of most important product: $4.5 billion
Total crop production: $18.5 billion (10th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 6.4% (6th largest)
Other major crops: Corn, soybeans, and sorghum

Kentucky: Chickens

Value of most important product: $1.0 billion
Total crop production: $5.1 billion (9th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 6.4% (24th smallest)
Other major crops: Soybeans, corn, and cattle

Louisiana: Soybeans

Value of most important product: $654.8 million
Total crop production: $3.8 billion (19th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.4% (21st smallest)
Other major crops: Corn, rice, and cattle


Maine: Potatoes

Value of most important product: $155.0 million
Total crop production: $763.1 million (18th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 5.0% (7th smallest)
Other major crops: Maple Syrup, cattle, and apples

Maryland: Chickens

Value of most important product: $1.0 billion
Total crop production: $2.3 billion (6th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 1.2% (15th smallest)
Other major crops: Corn, soybeans, and cattle

Massachusetts: Cranberries

Value of most important product: $59.7 million
Total crop production: $492.2 million (3rd smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 0.9% (4th smallest)
Other major crops: Apples and maple syrup


Michigan: Corn

Value of most important product: $1.0 billion
Total crop production: $8.7 billion (23rd largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 3.6% (18th largest)
Other major crops: Soybeans, cattle, and apples

Minnesota: Corn

Value of most important product: $4.5 billion
Total crop production: $21.3 billion (17th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 5.0% (5th largest)
Other major crops: Soybeans, cattle, and chickens

Mississippi: Chickens

Value of most important product: $2.6 billion
Total crop production: $6.4 billion (16th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 5.2% (24th largest)
Other major crops: Soybeans, corn, and cattle


Missouri: Soybeans

Value of most important product: $2.7 billion
Total crop production: $9.2 billion (21st largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 3.8% (16th largest)
Other major crops: Cattle, corn, and chickens

Montana: Cattle

Value of most important product: $1.3 billion
Total crop production: $4.2 billion (6th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 9.6% (22nd smallest)
Other major crops: Barley, lentils, and beans

Nebraska: Cattle

Value of most important product: $6.2 billion
Total crop production: $23.1 billion (7th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 9.1% (4th largest)
Other major crops: Corn, soybeans, and potatoes


Nevada: Cattle

Value of most important product: $243.2 million
Total crop production: $764.1 million (4th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 0.9% (8th smallest)
Other major crops: Corn

New Hampshire: Cattle

Value of most important product: $9.0 million
Total crop production: $190.9 million (10th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 1.7% (3rd smallest)
Other major crops: Maple Syrup

New Jersey: Blueberries

Value of most important product: $83.8 million
Total crop production: $1.0 billion (5th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 1.2% (11th smallest)
Other major crops: Peaches, corn, and soybeans


New Mexico: Cattle

Value of most important product: $694.5 million
Total crop production: $2.6 billion (13th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 5.7% (16th smallest)
Other major crops: Pecans, peppers, and peppers

New York: Apples

Value of most important product: $343.1 million
Total crop production: $5.4 billion (7th smallest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 1.4% (25th smallest)
Other major crops: Cattle, corn, and apples

North Carolina: Chickens

Value of most important product: $3.6 billion
Total crop production: $12.6 billion (24th largest)
Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 3.5% (8th largest)
Other major crops: Soybeans, corn, and sweet potatoes


North Dakota: Soybeans
> Value of most important product: $2.1 billion
> Total crop production: $11.0 billion (5th largest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 10.9% (11th largest)
> Other major crops: Corn, cattle, and canola

Ohio: Soybeans
> Value of most important product: $2.4 billion
> Total crop production: $10.1 billion (14th smallest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.2% (13th largest)
> Other major crops: Corn, cattle, and chickens

Oklahoma: Cattle
> Value of most important product: $2.9 billion
> Total crop production: $7.1 billion (14th largest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 5.6% (23rd largest)
> Other major crops: Chickens, soybeans, and corn


Oregon: Cattle
> Value of most important product: $695.3 million
> Total crop production: $4.9 billion (3rd largest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 12.1% (23rd smallest)
> Other major crops: Pears, grapes, and potatoes

Pennsylvania: Cattle
> Value of most important product: $567.1 million
> Total crop production: $7.4 billion (12th smallest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.1% (22nd largest)
> Other major crops: Chickens, corn, and soybeans

Rhode Island: Cattle
> Value of most important product: $1.3 million
> Total crop production: $59.7 million (the smallest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 0.8% (2nd smallest)
> Other major crops: Corn


South Carolina: Chickens
> Value of most important product: $978.6 million
> Total crop production: $3.0 billion (15th smallest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.2% (17th smallest)
> Other major crops: Corn, soybeans, and cattle

South Dakota: Corn
> Value of most important product: $2.2 billion
> Total crop production: $10.2 billion (4th largest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 11.2% (12th largest)
> Other major crops: Cattle, soybeans, and sunflower

Tennessee: Soybeans
> Value of most important product: $805.1 million
> Total crop production: $3.6 billion (22nd smallest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.7% (18th smallest)
> Other major crops: Cattle, chickens, and corn


Texas: Cattle
> Value of most important product: $7.4 billion
> Total crop production: $25.4 billion (20th smallest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.5% (3rd largest)
> Other major crops: Chickens, corn, and sorghum

Utah: Cattle
> Value of most important product: $415.1 million
> Total crop production: $1.8 billion (21st smallest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.6% (14th smallest)
> Other major crops: Corn, cherries, and peaches

Vermont: Cattle
> Value of most important product: $62.7 million
> Total crop production: $776.1 million (12th largest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 5.8% (9th smallest)
> Other major crops: Maple Syrup and apples


Virginia: Chickens
> Value of most important product: $875.2 million
> Total crop production: $3.8 billion (18th smallest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.4% (20th smallest)
> Other major crops: Cattle, soybeans, and corn

Washington: Apples
> Value of most important product: $2.4 billion
> Total crop production: $9.1 billion (the largest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 14.5% (17th largest)
> Other major crops: Potatoes, cattle, and hops

West Virginia: Chickens
> Value of most important product: $182.7 million
> Total crop production: $806.8 million (24th smallest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 2.7% (10th smallest)
> Other major crops: Cattle, corn, and apples


Wisconsin: Cattle
> Value of most important product: $1.7 billion
> Total crop production: $11.7 billion (20th largest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 4.7% (9th largest)
> Other major crops: Corn, soybeans, and potatoes

Wyoming: Cattle
> Value of most important product: $689.1 million
> Total crop production: $1.7 billion (11th largest)
> Pct. of workforce in agriculture: 6.3% (13th smallest)
> Other major crops: Corn, barley, and beans


Data collected from the following source:

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/12/19/most-important-agricultural-product-from-each-state/2/

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