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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.
Over the last 20 years, west virginia farmland has offered average returns of 5%. At this rate, $10,000 invested in farmland in 1999 would now be worth over $60,500. 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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