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The tables below offer information about Indiana 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, Indiana ranks 13th among the states for total agricultural production and is one of the top ten crop states.
Indiana's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists Indiana's top commodities in each of Indiana's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
Grain corn and soybeans are the big crops in Indiana, accounting for over 50% of the state's total agricultural production. Greenhouse/nursery, wheat, and hay are also important.
Hogs make up over 10% of Indiana's total agricultural production. Other valuable livestock commodities are dairy products, chicken eggs, cattle and calves, and turkeys.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of Indiana.
The 2004 table above contains information about Indiana 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 grain corn is 1,786,401. This number represents a dollar value of $1,786,401,000 (1,786,401 x 1,000): one billion, seven hundred and eighty-six million, four hundred and one thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in Indiana. For example, grain corn accounts for 29.6% of Indiana's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated by the production of amount to well over 1/4 of Indiana's total agricultural production.
Indiana 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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