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Agriculture is the number 1 commercial industry in Maryland producing over 350,000 jobs for the state. Over 31% of Maryland’s total land area is considered farmland and there are a total of 12,429 farms with an average size of 160 acres. Farmers produce a diverse mix of commodities, but Poultry and Livestock make up more than 61% of Maryland’s total agricultural sales. The primary crops produced in Maine are Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat. However, several additional crops are rather commonly produced including Watermelon, Snap Beans, Apples, and Grapes among many others.
According to the latest USDA Census of Ag, farmers in Maryland grew and sold $2.4 billion dollars worth of agricultural products, of which, over 43% came from the sale of poultry products. In 2018, Maryland was the number 10 exporter of broilers (chicken) in the United States.
The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales in Maryland were Wicomico County, Caroline County, Somerset County, Worcester County, and Dorchester County. These counties combined account for 52% of all agricultural revenue in Maryland.