Michigan Ag Facts

Be proud of Michigan agriculture.

Did you know Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state in the nation, or that agriculture is one of our state’s leading industries?

Check out these Michigan agriculture facts below to learn of the economic impact and variety of Michigan food and agriculture.

MICHIGAN AGRICULTURE FACTS

There are more than 50,000 farms in Michigan averaging 195 acres

Michigan food and agriculture contributes more than $101 billion to the state’s economy.

There are more than 50,000 farms in Michigan averaging 195 acres

Michigan farmers produce more than 300 agricultural products, making our state one of the most agriculturally diverse states in the nation

Michigan leads the nation in the production of specialty crops, making it the second most agriculturally diverse state in the nation. 

BELOW IS A LIST OF WHERE MICHIGAN RANKS IN THE NATION

FIRST IN THE NATION FOR:

  • Asparagus
  • Tart Cherries
  • Cucumbers for pickling
  • Dry black beans, cranberry beans and small red beans
  • Chestnuts
  • Production of milk per cow
  • Winter Squash
  • Turnips

SECOND IN THE NATION FOR:

  • Celery
  • Fresh Market Cucumbers
  • All dry beans
  • Spearmint oil
  • Squash

THIRD IN THE NATION FOR:

  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Fresh Market Pumpkins
  • Floriculture
  • Rye
  • Christmas trees
  • Summer Squash

FOURTH IN THE NATION FOR:

  • Carrots
  • Hops
  • Sweet cherries
  • Sugarbeets
  • Fresh Sweet Corn

FIFTH IN THE NATION FOR:

  • All fruit and nuts
  • Mint
  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes for processing

SIXTH IN THE NATION FOR:

  • Milk Production

  • Maple Products

  • Fall Potatoes

  • Snap beans

  • All Vegetables

  • All other crops

SEVENTH IN THE NATION FOR:

  • Eggs
  • Peaches
  • All potatoes
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Melon

EIGTH IN THE NATION FOR:

  • Honey
  • Grapes
  • All tomatoes

NINTH IN THE NATION FOR:

  • Cabbage

TENTH IN THE NATION FOR:

  • Turkeys

All numbers were according to the USDA Agricultural Statistics Service, 2019.

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Lansing, MI 48909-8460

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