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Agriculture is the number one economic enterprise in Pennsylvania and the state ranks 19th in the United States in terms of agricultural sales. The top commodities produced and sold in Pennsylvania include: Milk, Chicken Eggs, Chicken Broilers, and Cattle. With the majority of their land covered in forests and as the home for several major food processing companies, forest products and food products generate the most revenue from exports in the state. As of 2017, there were a total of 53,157 farms in Pennsylvania across more than 7.2 million acres of farmland with an average size of 137 acres.

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pennsylvania Farmland Prices

Over the last 20 years, the price of farmland per acre in the pennsylvania has risen by an average of 4.7% per year to $7,030 per acre as of 2019. This represents an increase of $4,030 per acre of farmland over this time period.

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$7,030

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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