West Virginia Agriculture Overview

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Due to West Virginia's hilly / mountainous terrain, much of the state's agricultural ecosystem revolves around Livestock, Poultry, and products which amount to 80% of agricultural sales in the state. The top crop produced is Hay, much of which is used as feed for Livestock, followed by Corn and Soybeans. Just under 24% of West Virginia's total land are is used as farmland for a total of 3.6 million acres of cropland, pastureland, and timber.

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west virginia Farmland Prices

Over the last 20 years, the price of farmland per acre in west virginia has risen by an average of 3.9% per year to $3,270 per acre as of 2019. This represents an increase of $1,570 per acre of farmland over this time period.

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$3,270

Current Price Per Acre

Value per Acre

Source: USDA

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3.9%

Average Land Appreciation

Year Over Year Change (%)

Source: USDA

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Cost Per Acre of Farmland: Top 5 States

1. new jersey
$12,930
2. california
$9,340
3. arizona
$8,026
4. delaware
$7,580
5. maryland
$6,584
6. florida
$6,111

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