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There are a total of 69,983 farms in Tennessee across 10.8 million acres of agricultural land covering 41% of the state’s total land area. Farmers produce a wide variety of commodities, but field crops such as Soybeans, Cotton, and Corn account for the majority of revenue, a total of $2.2 billion. However, the sale of Livestock, Poultry and their products should by no means be overlooked as these commodities combined make up a total of $1.6 billion in sales.
Over the last 20 years, tennessee farmland has offered average returns of 5.9%. At this rate, $10,000 invested in farmland in 1999 would now be worth over $69,300. Farmland returns are made up of two values, land appreciation, and capitalization rates of the property. Total farmland returns have been positive every year since 1990.
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