Special Report

Most Important Agricultural Product From Each State

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16. 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

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17. 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

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18. 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

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19. 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

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20. 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

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