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Agriculture is the largest industry in Virginia and the state ranks in the top 10 nationally for the production of several crops including Tobacco, Apples, Peanuts, and Turkeys. Overall the state ranks 29th in total agricultural sales in the US. There are more than 43,000 farms in Virginia with an average size of 180 acres covering 30% of the state's total land area.
According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, Virginia farmers produced and sold $3.9 billion worth of agricultural products, of which, just over 34% was from the sale of crops and 66% from the sale of Livestock, Poultry, and their products.
The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales were Rockingham County, Augusta County, Accomack County, Page County, and Shenandoah County. When combined, these five counties accounted for 39% of Virginia's agricultural sales.