Agriculture is extremely important for Nevada, and cattle and calves dominate as the top industry. Other important ag products include alfalfa hay, alfalfa seed, potatoes, barley, wheat, rye, oats, vegetables, mint, garlic and onions, and some fruits.
Check out the helpful infographic below showing the top 10 Nevada ag products, based on 2015 cash receipts, plus a fun fact about each. Feel free to share on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter, or contact us to reprint.
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What’s Growing in Nevada?
- Cattle and Calves – $375 million: A steer typically weighs about 1,000 pounds and yields about 450 pounds of edible meat.
- Dairy Products – $117 million: A dairy cow produces about 6.3 gallons of milk each day and 350,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.
- Hay – $113 million: Sheep and goats refuse to eat trampled hay, but cows and horses will gobble it up.
- Chicken Eggs – $17 million: U.S. poultry farms provide about 10 percent of the world’s egg supply, or 75 billion eggs each year.
- Onions – $8.98 million: Cutting an onion releases chemical compounds containing sulfur, which is what causes you to cry.
- Turkeys – $8.33 million: About 675 million pounds of turkey are consumed during Thanksgiving every year in the United States.
- Potatoes – $4.27 million: Packed with potassium, a medium potato with skin provides 18 percent of the recommended daily value per serving.
- Wheat – $4.06 million: A bushel of wheat yields 42 one-and-a-half pound loaves of white bread or 90 one-pound loaves of whole-wheat bread.
- Garlic – $1.39 million: Get the most health benefits out of garlic by eating raw, fresh cloves. When shopping, select firm, tight, heavy, dry bulbs.
- Trout: $1.14 million: The most commonly grown trout on U.S. farms is the rainbow trout, raised by farmers for both food and fishing.