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1. Cattle and calves – This top commodity generated 20 percent of the state’s agricultural cash receipts in 2012. Cattle and calves earned approximately $783.36 million for Tennessee’s economy.

2. Soybeans – Tennessee producers harvested 38 bushels per acre in 2012. Used for food and fuel, soybeans generated $591.9 million in cash receipts.

3. Corn – Corn earned $519.3 million in cash receipts in 2012. Producers planted 1.04 million acres for feed, processing and ethanol production.

4. Broilers – Broilers, or chicken for meat, ranked as Tennessee’s No. 5 export in 2012. This commodity generated $435.7 million in agricultural cash receipts.

5. Cotton and cottonseed – Cotton generated $347.3 million in cash receipts in 2012. Tennessee is ranked No. 7 in the nation for cotton production.

6. Greenhouse and nursery – This broad commodity includes flowers, shrubs and other plant products. Greenhouse and nursery products earned 10 percent of agricultural cash receipts in 2012.

7. Milk and dairy products – Milk and other dairy products generated $156.8 million in cash receipts in 2012, representing 8 percent of total agriculture production.

8. Wheat – Tennessee farmers produced 21.4 million bushels on 340,000 acres in 2012. The crop yielded a production value of $145.7 million.

9. Tobacco – Tobacco generated $113.3 million in cash receipts in 2012. Tennessee is No. 2 in the nation for Class 2 fire-cured tobacco with 21.39 million pounds.

10. Hay – Livestock producers in Tennessee have access to 3.5 million tons of local hay. This commodity earned $82.8 million in cash receipts in 2012.

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