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Wyoming Agriculture

Agriculture is a way of life in Wyoming and has deep roots in the state’s culture. It’s also one of the top three main industries there, along with minerals and tourism. More than 11,000 farms produce commodities across the Cowboy State, which has over 30 million acres of farmland. The state’s vegetation in the grasslands and mountains make it favorable for livestock.

The production of beef cattle is the biggest part of Wyoming’s agriculture industry. In 2008, cattle producers brought in over $500 million in production value for the commodity. Other important commodities include hay, barley, wheat, corn and sheep. Farmers also grow sugar beets, and raise hogs, horses and honeybees.

Wyoming Agriculture by the Numbers

Farms

11,736

Farmers Markets

42

Economic Impact

$1.6B

yr.
Source: NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service), USDA

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