There are more than 2 million farms in the United States, approximately 98% of which are operated by families, individuals, family partnerships or family corporations,
according to the American Farm Bureau Federation
. About 87% of all agricultural products in America are produced on ranches or family farms. A single farm feeds an average of 166 people a year, both in the United States and abroad. Even so, agriculture is only a fraction of the US economy, accounting for only 1% of US GDP – farming and ranching families make up less than 2% of the US population. Latino farmers. One in four farmers is a novice farmer, a term that represents those with less than 10 years of farming experience – their average age is 46. About 11% of American farmers have served or are serving in the military. The United States imports $129 billion worth of agricultural products. produced per year, but the country maintains a positive trade balance by exporting 137 billion dollars.
compiled a list of the most valuable crops grown in Montana using data from the
United States Department of Agriculture
outline of state agriculture. Crops are ranked by total annual value of production as of February 2, 2022. Keep reading to see which crops grown in Montana are the most valuable.You might also like:
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