Special Report

Most Important Agricultural Product From Each State

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1. 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

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2. 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

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3. 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

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4. 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

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5. 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