1. Broilers – In 2013, 2,689 farms raised broiler chickens for meat with a production value of $3.81 billion. Georgia grows approximately 16 percent of all the broilers produced in the nation.
  2. Cotton lint – Georgia cotton farmers produced 2.32 billion bales of cotton or enough to make approximately 500 million pairs of jeans. Georgia ranks second nationally in cotton production and acres planted.
  3. Chicken eggs – A whopping 17.7 million laying hens produced eggs in 2013 and generated $532.38 million in production value.
  4. Peanuts – Peanuts brought in nearly $470 million in production value in 2013 and were grown on 430,000 acres. Georgia is the No. 1 producer of peanuts in the United States.
  5. Cattle and calves – Approximately 17,188 Georgia farms raise cattle, generating $445 million in production value in 2013. Georgia cattlemen own approximately 1.48 million head of cattle.
  6. Corn – Georgia corn is used for food, fuel and livestock feed, and generated $435.36 million in 2013. Seminole and Calhoun are the state’s top corn-producing counties.
  7. Greenhouse and nursery – Greenhouse and nursery products, such as potted flowering plants, bedding/garden plants and bulbs, earned a production value of $374.22 million in 2013.
  8. Dairy products – Dairy products produced by 348 Georgia farms brought in $336.96 million in production value in 2013.
  9. Pecans – The most common pecan varieties grown in Georgia are Cape Fear, Desirable, Elliot, Schley, Stuart and Summer. This commodity generated $170 million in production value in 2013.
  10. Cottonseed – Cottonseed can be fed to livestock or processed into oil, meal, and other products. Georgia cottonseed earned $140.11 million in production value in 2013.
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