1. Corn – Favorable conditions in 2013 led to record-high ear counts in top corn-producing states of Indiana, Illinois Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Indiana produced more than 1 billion bushels of corn in 2013.
2. Soybeans – U.S. soybean production in 2013 was the third-largest yield on record. Indiana’s soybean yield also increased, from 226.16 million bushels in 2012 to 264.69 million bushels in 2013.
3. Hogs – Indiana ranks No. 5 in the nation for number of hogs with 3.74 million head in 2013. The swine industry brought in $1.74 million in cash receipts in 2013.
4. Dairy products and milk – In 2013, Indiana was home to 178,000 milk cows. In that same year, the average milk production for those cows was 21,761 pounds of milk per cow.
5. Chicken eggs – Indiana boasted 25.58 million laying hens in 2013. The state ranks third in the U.S. for total chicken population and fourth in overall egg production.
6. Turkeys – Indiana ranks No. 7 in the United States for turkey production, with 17.5 million birds. This commodity generated $441 million in cash receipts in 2013.
7. Cattle and calves – Cattle production and prices are on the rise. This commodity generated $522.69 million in cash receipts in 2013, a dramatic increase from $361 million in 2012.
8. Wheat – Indiana producers planted 470,000 acres of wheat in 2013. The majority of wheat planted in Indiana is winter wheat, used for all-purpose, pastry and cake flour.
9. Greenhouse and nursery – Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod in Indiana earned $110.83 million in 2013. This commodity includes a range of products, including potted flowers, trees, bulbs and ground cover plants.
10. Hay – The value of Indiana hay production was $315.22 million in 2013, up from $67 million in cash receipts in 2012. Overall U.S. hay production also increased in 2013.