Corn

Corn – The top commodity in Michigan generated $1.86 billion in cash receipts in 2012. In 2011, corn exports were valued at $251.4 million.

Dairy Products – Ranked No. 8 in the nation, dairy products in Michigan earned $1.68 billion in cash receipts in 2012.

Soybeans – In 2012, Michigan soybean farmers produced 85.6 million bushels, generating $1.1 billion in cash receipts.

Greenhouse/nursery – Earning $594 million for greenhouse/nursery products in 2012, Michigan is ranked No. 1 in the nation for potted Easter lilies, geranium pots and more.

Cattle and calves – Cattle and calves account for more than a third of livestock production in Michigan and generated $480 million in cash receipts in 2012.

Sugar beets – Michigan ranked No. 3 in the nation for sugar beet production in 2012 with $389 million in cash receipts.

Pork – The Michigan swine industry earned $357 million in cash receipts in 2012, ranking the state No. 12 in the nation for hog production.

Wheat – Wheat was planted on 570,000 acres in Michigan and generated $318 million in cash receipts in 2012.

Chicken eggs – Michigan earned $230 million in cash receipts in 2012, ranking No. 11 in the nation for chicken egg production.

Potatoes – Michigan ranked No. 8 in the nation for potato production with $162 million in 2012.

SEE MORE: Michigan’s Top 10 Agricultural Commodities [Infographic]

See Also:  Michigan Agriculture 2014

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  1. As Market Master I see a lot of folks on Saturday morning, buying and eating a lot healthier. So happy to see local farmers doing so well in Michigan. Enjoy seeing so many folks love to can tomatoes, peaches and pears and apples. We see a lot more using fresh herbs. Sold a lot of fresh honey and maple syrup this yr. God bless our farmers.

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