Pennsylvania agriculture is a highly important sector in the state, generating income and providing many jobs. Almost 70 percent of Pennsylvania’s farm income comes from livestock product sales. Milk is the most important commodity, with farmers providing 5.5 percent of the nation’s supply. Pennsylvania is the fifth largest milk-producing state.
The Keystone State ranks first nationally in mushroom production – farmers annually produce more than 570 million pounds of mushrooms. Other important commodities include beef cattle, hogs, chicken eggs and broilers, and also winter wheat, potatoes, oats, rye, barley and a variety of vegetable crops. Farmers also grow apples, cherries, peaches and grapes.