States with the most farmland

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

Ken Levy Aug 23, 2020

Stacker explores states with the most and least farmland. The U.S. has roughly 2 million farm households, but which American regions have the most acreage devoted to farming? Stacker analyzed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Major Land Uses Survey, then ranked each state and the District of Columbia based on the number of acres each has dedicated to farmland.

#45. Hawaii

  • Total cropland: 372,000 acres
  • Cropland as a percent of all state land: 9.1% (#17 lowest among all states )
  • Cropland used for crops: 161,000 acres
  • Idle cropland: 189,000 acres
  • Cropland pasture: 22,000 acres
  • Market value of agricultural products sold: $563.8 million (#46 among all states)
  • Most valuable crops produced: coffee ($50.2 million), macadamias ($42.0 million), papayas ($5.7 million), taro ($2.0 million), avocados ($1.6 million)

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