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The tables below offer information about Arizona agriculture from the general agricultural groups to the more specific commodities or products. The ranking assigned to a given commodity is based on the commodity's cash receipts; how much money it made.
Commodity groups cash receipts - 2004
As you can see from the table below, Arizona ranks 29th among the states for total agricultural production.
Arizona's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists Arizona's top commodities in each of Arizona's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
The single most important agricultural commodities produced in the State of Arizona are cattle and calves. In the livestock category, dairy products are an important second. Hogs and sheep and lambs follow.
Lettuce is the most important crop produced in Arizona. Other important crops are cotton, hay, and greenhouse and nursery crops. Cantaloups round out the top five crops produced in the state.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of Arizona.
Chicken eggs and carrots are among the top 25 commodities produced in Arizona but, because specific data are not available, it is not known how they rank among the others.
The 2004 table above contains information about Arizona agricultural production provided by the Economic Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture.
The first column of the table lists the product (commodity).
The second column of the table lists a number representing the dollar value of the product. This number is not the dollar value of the product. This number represents the dollar value of the product in thousands of dollars. For example, the number listed for the value of cattle and calves produced in Arizona is 770,066. This number represents a dollar value of $770,066,000 (770,066 x 1,000): seven hundred and seventy million, sixty-six thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in Arizona. For example, cattle and calves account for 25.1% of Arizona's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated by the production of cattle and calves make up a little over 1/4 of Arizona's total agricultural production.
National ranking highlights - 2004
Arizona farms and farmland - 2004
Because of different rounding methods (e.g., farm acres given by the National Argriculture Statistics Service), percentage of farmland per state should be considered a rough estimate.
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