Articles, facts & infographics about Indiana Agriculture | Farm Flavor
Home Indiana Agriculture

Indiana Agriculture

Indiana Agriculture

When thinking of Indiana agriculture, most people gravitate toward vast fields of corn and soybeans. And while those crops are extremely important to the state, Indiana has earned its spot in top national rankings for several other commodities. The Hoosier State is 10th nationally in total agricultural production and in the top five for crop production, thanks to the abundance of corn and soybeans. It’s also ranked fifth in the nation for swine production and third for poultry. In the fruits and vegetables category, Indiana takes the fifth spot for cantaloupe production, sixth for tomatoes and watermelon, and 12th for blueberries.

Indiana may be known for corn, but the state’s aquaculture industry (or fish farming) is gaining speed. Indiana produces roughly 1.5 million pounds of fish per year, ringing in at a total estimated value of $15 million for the state’s economy. About 40 farmers grow several types of fish including tilapia, yellow perch, prawns, baitfish, catfish, shrimp and more.

Indiana Hardwood Companies Are Crafting a Solid Industry

State's hardwood companies focus on international and niche markets.

Indiana is Primed for Produce

Indiana's diverse fruit and vegetable industry proves viable for the state.

Indiana Agriculture by the Numbers

Farms

58,695

Farmers Markets

179

Economic Impact

$11.2B

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

Recent Articles

A Fine Time For Indiana Wines

Indiana wineries do more than just bottle their wares.

Indiana is Dairy Strong

Industry focuses on innovation, efficiency and economic growth.

Other Articles

The Business of Growing Row Crops

Row crop production depends on the strong Indiana agribusiness industry.

Indiana Grown Provides Fresh Farm Goodness

Indiana Grown program evolves to boost local food markets.

Corn is King of the Crops

Indiana corn consistently ranks as the state's No. 1 row crop.

Soybeans Offer Fields of Promise

New uses for Indiana soybeans boost markets for state's farmers.

Indiana Turfgrass Mows Down the Competition

Turfgrass industry has deep roots in Indiana.

Top 10 Indiana Agriculture Products

See the top 10 Indiana agriculture products, based on cash receipts.

Popular Posts

Texas forest service

Texas Forestry Industry is Standing Solid

Best management practices improve Texas forestry sustainability, economic impact.
Classic Hummus

Classic Hummus

Send this to a friend