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The tables below offer information about Vermont 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, Vermont ranks 41st among the states for total agricultural production.
Vermont's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists Vermont's top commodities in each of Vermont's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
Almost 3/4 of Vermont's agricultural production is dairy. In the livestock category, the second ranking commodity is cattle and calves. Chicken eggs are a distant third.
Greenhouse and nursery products are Vermont's number one "crop" commodity, followed by hay and maple products.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of Vermont.
The 2004 table above contains information about Vermont 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 Vermont dairy products is 433,823. This number represents a dollar value of $433,823,000 (433,823 x 1,000): four hundred and thirty-three million, eight hundred and twenty-three thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in Vermont. For example, dairy products account for 74.6% of Vermont's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated in the state by by dairy products make up almost 3/4 of Vermont's total agricultural production.
National ranking highlights - 2004
Vermont 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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