Oklahoma is a large "plains" state with over 40 million acres of
land. The state grows crops such as hay, corn, winter wheat,
peanuts and pecans. Oklahoma ranks in the top 10 in the United
States for production of rye, winter wheat, peanuts, peaches,
sorghum and is 15th in the production of watermelons.
For more information on Oklahoma, keep reading!
South Carolina is a south eastern state, with nearly 70% of the
land covered in forests. In agriculture, South Carolina makes the
bulk of its income with meat chickens. South Carolina also produces
grains, oil seeds, cucumbers, snap beans, tomatoes and potatoes.
The only tea farm in North America is in South Carolina. For more
on South Carolina, keep reading.
Utah is a state whose crop production is a great part of its
success. From wheat, barley and beans to potatoes, onions and corn,
Utah produces a variety of crops. The state is also known for its
sweet corn and tomatoes. They are top-ranking for cherries (tart
and sweet), apricots and peaches; mink, sheep and trout. For more
information, keep reading.
West Virginia is our last Great State. And we picked a great one
to end on. West Virginia has over 23,000 farms and 95% are
family-owned. Those farms produce apples, trout, turkey and peaches
in quantities that rank in the top 15 for each category. Wheat and
soybeans are also produced along with a lot of livestock including
chicken, cattle, eggs, lambs and sheep. For more on West
Virginia, keep reading.
Nevada has a significant amount of desert and mountainous land.
And while Nevada is the most urban state, agriculture is still a
part of the state's income. Nevada is known for its production of
potatoes, barley, alfalfa, rye, oats, wheat vegetables, mint,
garlic and onions, and fruits. For more information on Nevada, keep
Mississippi is a great agriculture state for many reasons,
including long summers and very fertile soil deposited by
floodwaters of the Mississippi River. The crops produced in
Mississippi are predominantly cotton, soybeans and rice. But
animals make up a large part of the state's farm income. For more
information on Mississippi, keep reading!
Delaware was the first state and is the smallest state, but it
still represents agriculture in a big way. Corn is gorn on almost
half of the cultivated land in Delaware. The state is also home to
apples, chickens, livestock, wheat and soybeans. While the state is
small, it's agriculture industry brings in over $1 billion a year.
For more on Delaware, keep reading.
Idaho is a state full of diversity in the agriculture industry.
It is a state known for producing sweet corn, alfalfa, and carrot,
onion, turnip and lettuce seeds. They also produce grapes, and
house over 1,500 wineries. Keep reading for more on Idaho.
Kansas is an important agriculture state with nearly 90% of the
land used as agricultural production. Some of the products that
come out of Kansas are sorghum grain, wheat, cattle, sunflowers,
hay, corn, hogs and milk. Kansas has the largest population of
prairie chicken in North America. For more information on Kansas,
Arkansas is a fairly large state known for agriculture, which
brings in close to $16 billion for the economy, with the poultry
industry making up over 30%. It is home to over 20 million acres of
land, much of which is used for agriculture. Arkansas is a top ten
producer of all of the following commodities for the United States:
rice, corn, soybeans, broilers, cotton, eggs, pecans, catfish,
turkeys, grain sorghum.
While most people think of New York City when they think of New
York, the state is actually a huge agriculture community. New York
state produces a wide variety of fruit, like apples and grapes, and
vegetables such as cabbage, onion and sweet corn. Because New York
has a large dairy industry, it produces a large number of crops to
support those farms, like corn and wheat. Dairy milk is the leading
commodity produced in the state. Additionally, cattle, hogs, lambs,
ducks and other meat products are a part of this state's diverse
agriculture, an industry that uses over a fourth of the state's
Minnesota produces corn and soybeans, ranking in the top four
states for both. The state is also a leader in the production of
sugarbeets, green peas, turkeys and oats. Wild rice, spring wheat,
canola, hogs, dry beans and milk cows are also top commodities. In
addition to agricultural use, over 1 million acres of farmland in
the state are used for conservation and wetland reserves. For more
on the state, keep reading.