West Virginia Broilers 1. Broilers- Broilers are the No.1 commodity in Mississippi, earning $2.32 billion in 2012. Mississippi ranks No. 5 nationally for broiler production. 2. Soybeans- 2012 was a record-setting year for soybean production. This crop earned $1.16 billion from a yield of 42 bushels per acre. 3. Forestry- With a $74 million increase in production value since 2011, forestry generated more than $1 billion in 2012. 4. Corn- Corn production generated $891 million in 2012, a $304 million increase from 2011. Mississippi growers harvested 165 bushels per acre. 5. Cotton- Ranked No. 6 in the nation, cotton production in Mississippi contributed $397 million to the state economy in 2012. 6. Cattle and calves- Cattle and calf value of production in Mississippi increased from $237 million in 2011 to $329 million in 2012. 7. Catfish-Ranked No.1 in the U.S. with 51,200 acres of catfish ponds. According to Mississippi State University, catfish generated $165 million in 2012. 8. Hay- A total of 750,000 acres were harvested in 2012, earning $145 million. 9. Wheat- In 2012, 345,000 acres of wheat were harvested. The 19.7 million bushels produced generated $134 million. 10. Rice- As the No. 6 rice-producing state in the country, Mississippi earned $124 million in 2012. SEE MORE: Mississippi’s Top 10 Agricultural Commodities [Infographic]

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