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1. Broilers – Approximately 966 farms in Virginia raise broilers, or chickens, for meat. These producers raised 38.4 million birds in 2012 and generated $649.35 million in cash receipts.

2. Cattle and calves – Cattle production in Virginia has increased from 1.57 million head in 2007 to 1.63 million head in 2012. Farmers and ranchers earned $434.29 million in cash receipts in 2012.

3. Milk – Virginia dairy farmers produced $357.55 million worth of milk in 2012. This milk may be pasteurized and sold, or used to make other dairy products, such as butter and cheese.

4. Turkeys – The number of turkey producers in Virginia has increased since 2007. In 2012, producers raised turkeys on 663 farms, compared with 572 farms in 2007.

5. Soybeans – Virginia farmers produced 23.1 million bushels of soybeans in 2013. At 1.41 billion pounds, the harvest is equal in weight to approximately 3,145 Statues of Liberty.

6. Greenhouse and nursery – Greenhouse and nursery products include plants and flowers grown in greenhouses and in fields. This diverse commodity brought $271.85 million in cash receipts in 2012.

7. Corn – Corn production in the United States in 2014 exceeded 14.4 billion bushels. Virginia produced 55.4 million of those bushels of corn, used primarily for feed.

8. Hay – U.S. producers harvested 58.3 million acres of hay in 2013. Virginia contributed 1.24 million acres and produced 3.08 million tons of this impressive nationwide yield.

9. Wheat – Virginia wheat production in 2012 generated $109.39 million in cash receipts for the state’s economy. Half of the wheat grown in the United States is used domestically.

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10. Tobacco – A historically prolific tobacco-producing state, Virginia growers earned $108.8 million in cash receipts from tobacco in 2012.

Virginia Top 10 Ag Products [INFOGRAPHIC]


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