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The tables below offer information about Wyoming 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, Wyoming ranks 38th among the states for total agricultural production.
Wyoming's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists Wyoming's top commodities in each of Wyoming's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
Wyoming is cattle country with production of cattle and calves providing for over 3/4 of the state's total agricultural production. Hogs and sheep and lambs are somewhat important, followed by dairy products and honey.
Hay is the most important crop to Wyoming's economy followed by sugar beets. Barley, dry beans, and wheat round out the top five in the crops category.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of Wyoming.
The 2004 table above contains information about Wyoming 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 the most important commodity produced in Wyoming, cattle and calves, is 855,676. This number represents a dollar value of $855,676,000 (855,676 x 1,000): eight hundred and fifty-five million, six hundred and seventy-six thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in Wyoming. For example, cattle and calves account for 77.5% of Wyoming's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated cattle and calves add up to over 3/2 of Wyoming's total agricultural production.
Wyoming 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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