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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 Quick Facts

According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, West Virginia produced and sold $754 million worth of agricultural products, of which, just over 50% was from the sale of cattle, calves, and broilers.

The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales were Hardy County, Pendleton County, Greenbrier County, Grant County, and Hampshire County. When you combine the commodity sales of these counties, they make up 60% of West Virginia's agricultural revenues.

Top Crops and Commodities
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$0.8B
Economic Impact
23.6K
Number of Farms
155Acres
Average Farm Size

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