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1. Corn- The top commodity and No. 2 export in Ohio, corn generated $2.79 billion in 2011. The corn is used for feed, food and fuel.

2. Soybeans- Producing 7.1 percent of the country’s soybeans, Ohio brought in $2.66 billion in 2011. Ohio ranks No. 6 nationally for soybeans.

3. Dairy Products- As the No. 3 commodity in Ohio, dairy products earned $1.1 billion in 2011. Ohio ranked No. 1 for Swiss cheese and No. 5 for creamed cottage cheese and cottage cheese curd production.

4. Hogs- Ohio is home to more than 4,100 hog farms and 4 million hogs. This commodity generated $714.3 million in 2011.

5. Eggs- Chickens in Ohio usually produce 7.1 billion eggs annually, or 6.7 percent of the nation’s eggs. In 2011, eggs generated $490.5 million.

6. Cattle and calves- The 15,000 beef farms with 292,000 head of cattle in Ohio earned $412.7 million in 2011.

7. Greenhouse/Nursery- Ranked No. 6 in the nation for floriculture, Ohio’s greenhouse/nursery products generated $336.7 million in 2011.

8. Wheat- Wheat brought in $313.4 million in 2011. This commodity is often used in Ohio’s successful food and snack production industry.

9. Broilers- The No. 9 commodity, broilers (chickens raised for meat) generated $174.9 million in 2011. Ohio ranks in the top 20 nationally for broiler production.

10. Turkeys- Ranking in the top 10 nationally, Ohio’s turkey production earned $143.2 million in 2011.

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