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Alabama Agriculture

Alabama Agriculture

Alabama’s agriculture industry and those who are a part of it are multifaceted. With more than 43,000 farms spread across 8.9 million acres throughout Alabama, averaging about 206 acres in size, the Yellowhammer State flaunts its strength in agriculture. In fact, agriculture and forestry are two of the top industries in the state. One out of every 4.6 jobs is related to agriculture, and the industry contributes approximately $70.4 billion to Alabama’s annual economy. Alabama’s top commodities include poultry, cattle and calves, greenhouse and nursery, cotton, and soybeans. The state makes its mark nationally, ranking second in the country in broilers, catfish and quail; third for forestland, peanuts and sod; and sixth for pecans. Forestry is also an important part of the state’s agriculture sector. Alabama boasts the third most timber acreage in the U.S., behind Georgia and Oregon.

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Alabama cattle farmers are moving safety and sustainability to the top of the list.

Good Eggs: Alabama Couple Wins Poultry Award

Couple Gary and Barbara Wright receives honor from Alabama Poultry & Egg Federation.

Alabama Agriculture by the Numbers

Farms

3,200

Farmers Markets

144

Economic Impact

5.5B

yr.
Source: NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service), USDA

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