Delaware agriculture is thriving thanks to farming, the state’s No. 1 industry with a worth of $8 billion. About 2,500 farms spread across 510,250 acres of farmland benefit from some natural advantages, like the state soil, Greenwich. The soil is classified as a “Prime Farmland Soil,” meaning it is one of the most productive soils in the state’s agriculture and forestry.
Corn is the First State’s top crop, which grown over two-fifths of Delaware’s cultivated land. Broilers are the most valuable agricultural product, while apples are the leading fruit crop. Other important commodities include soybeans, wheat and dairy.