Michigan has one of the most diverse agriculture industries in the country, producing more than 300 ag products on a commercial basis. Take a look at the infographic below to find out Michigan’s top ten agricultural commodities, based on cash receipts, then share on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, or contact us to reprint.

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Dairy Products – $1.68 billion: A dairy cow produces about 6.3 gallons of milk each day and 350,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.
• Corn – $1.2 billion: Field corn is different from the corn we eat. Hard and dry, it’s used to feed livestock and make ethanol.
• Soybeans – $817 million: Soybeans are an important ingredient in crayons. In fact, just 1 acre of soybeans can make 82,368 crayons.
• Cattle and Calves – $625 million: A steer typically weighs 1,000 pounds and yields about 450 pounds of edible meat.
Chicken Eggs – $495 million: U.S. poultry farms provide about 10 percent of the world’s egg supply, or 75 billion eggs each year.
Floriculture – $409 million: Floriculture is flower farming. More than 30 percent of U.S. consumers buy fresh flowers each year.
Hogs – $353 million: Pork is the most widely eaten meat. It represents 42 percent of all meat eaten in the world.
Apples – $222 million: Apple trees take up four to five years to produce their first fruit.
Sugar Beets – $213 million: Sugar beets were first recognized as a valuable sweetening plant source in the 1700s.
Wheat – $210 million: A bushel of wheat yields 42 one-and-a-half pound loaves of white bread or 90 one-pound loaves of whole-wheat bread.

Michigan Top 10 Infographic

 

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