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The tables below offer information about Washington 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, Washington ranks 14th among the states for total agricultural production. Though not a major producer of livestock, Washington ranks among the top ten in production generated in the crops category.
Washington's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists Washington's top commodities in each of Washington's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
Apples are the number one agricultural commodity produced in the State of Washington. Wheat and potatoes are important crops, followed by greenhouse and nursery products. Hay rounds out the tope five crops of the state.
Dairy products and cattle and calves are the big livestock products in Washington. Aquaculture (Atlantic and steelhead salmon, trout, oysters, mussels, clams) and chicken eggs are somewhat important. Broilers are ranked within the top 25 agricultural commodities of the state but, because no statistics are available, it is not known exactly where they rank among the other agricultural products of the state.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of Washington.
The 2004 table above contains information about Washington 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 Washington State apples is 1,142,105. This number represents a dollar value of $1,142,105,000 (1,142,105 x 1,000): one billion, one hundred and forty-two million, one hundred and five thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in Washington. For example, apples account for 19.5% of Washington's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated by the production of apples add up to almost 1/5 of Washington's total agricultural production.
National ranking highlights - 2004
Washington 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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