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Alabama grows a diverse mix of crops and is one of the largest producers of Poultry and Livestock in the nation. Once known as "The Cotton State", Alabama still ranks number 8 in the nation for the export of cotton, however, today Poultry, Cattle, Grains, and Nursery crops are ahead of cotton in sales rankings. Agriculture is one of the top industries in Alabama, as more than 1 in 5 jobs in the state are Ag related. As of 2017, there were 40,592 farms spread across 8.5 million acres of farmland in Alabama with an average farm size of 211 acres.

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Over the last 20 years, the price of farmland per acre in the alabama has risen by an average of 4.7% per year to $3,430 per acre as of 2019. This represents an increase of $1,980 per acre of farmland over this time period.

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$3,430

Current Price Per Acre

Value per Acre

Source: USDA

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4.7%

Average Land Appreciation

Year Over Year Change (%)

Source: USDA

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