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Minnesota is a leading agricultural state in the U.S. and produces a wide variety of commodities from cash crops to Livestock and Poultry. In fact, as of 2018 Minnesota ranks number 4 for total agricultural exports in the United States. Just over 50% of Minnesota’s total land area is made up of farmland, amounting to a total of 25,516,982 acres. Corn and Soybeans make up more than 45% of the state's agricultural sales, but Hogs, Dairy products, and Cattle also make up a large portion of sales. Minnesota farmers also commonly produce Sugar Beets (35% of U.S. output), Wheat, Turkeys, along with many others.
According to the latest USDA Ag Census, Minnesota farmers grew and produced a total of $18.4 billion dollars worth of agricultural products. Crop sales made up 55% of total agricultural sales followed by Livestock, Poultry and their products, which accounted for 45%. In 2018, Minnesota was the number 2 exporter of pork, number 3 exporter of soybeans, and the number 4 exporter of both corn and feed products in the United States.
The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales in Minnesota were Stearns County, Martin County, Renville County, Nobles County, and Blue Earth County. When combined, these counties make up 16% of Minnesota's revenue from agricultural products.