Special Report

States Producing the Most Meat

Arkansas, Buffalo River sunrise
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5. Arkansas
> Annual meat production: 7.7 billion lbs.
> Share of U.S. production: 5.5%
> Annual meat sales: $4.1 billion (8th highest)
> Most produced meat: Chicken

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4. Georgia
> Annual meat production: 8.5 billion lbs.
> Share of U.S. production: 6.1%
> Annual meat sales: $4.2 billion (7th highest)
> Most produced meat: Chicken

Austin, Texas
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3. Texas
> Annual meat production: 10.3 billion lbs.
> Share of U.S. production: 7.4%
> Annual meat sales: $9.3 billion (the highest)
> Most produced meat: Beef

2. North Carolina
> Annual meat production: 12.1 billion lbs.
> Share of U.S. production: 8.6%
> Annual meat sales: $6.4 billion (4th highest)
> Most produced meat: Chicken

Wind Farm, Iowa
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1. Iowa
> Annual meat production: 14.9 billion lbs.
> Share of U.S. production: 10.7%
> Annual meat sales: $8.4 billion (2nd highest)
> Most produced meat: Pork