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Though Utah's climate, water resources, and amount of quality cropland may not seem set to make it an agricultural state, agriculture still prevails and has a large impact on its economy. The majority of the farmland in the state is dedicated to pastureland and in total, Utah sold $1.3 billion of Livestock, Poultry and products as of the last USDA Census of Ag. The top crops in Utah are Hay, Wheat, Corn, Cherries, Barley, and Safflower. There are a total of 18,409 farms in Utah spread across 10.8 million acres with an average size of 587 acres.
In the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, we saw that Utah produced and sold $1.8 billion worth of agricultural products, of which, just under 70% can be attributed to sale of Livestock, Poultry and their products.
The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales were Beaver County, Utah County, Millard County, Sanpete County, and Cache County. These five counties account for 44% of agricultural revenues in Utah.