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Washington is a powerhouse in our nation's agricultural economy, ranking 7th overall in crop sales. Thanks to an abundance of rich soils and diverse climates, farmers in Washington are able to produce over 300 unique commodities. Overall, the top 5 commodities produced in Washington are: Apples, Milk, Wheat, Cattle, and Potatoes. Notably, Washington is the number 1 producer of Apples in the United States, producing over 70% of our entire supply. The state also number one in the nation for the production of Hops, Spearmint Oil, Concord Grapes, Pears, Blueberries, and Aquaculture products. Just over 34% of Washington's land area is used as farmland, amounting to a total of 14.7 million acres.
According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, Washington farmers produced and sold $9.6 billion worth of agricultural products, of which, 72% was from the sale of crops and 28% from Livestock, Poultry and their products.
The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales were Yakima County, Grant County, Benton County, Franklin County, and Walla Walla County. These counties combined make up 63% of Washington's total agricultural sales.
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