About Minnesota agriculture

  • Updated: October 28, 2011 - 9:28 PM
Number of farms: 81,000

Farm land: 27 million acres (53 percent of total land area)

Average farm size: 332 acres

RANKING (AMONG ALL U.S. STATES)

No. 4 in crop cash receipts

No. 1 in sugar beet, sweet corn for processing and green peas for processing

No. 2 in spring wheat, oats and wild rice

No. 3 in soybeans and dry edible beans

No. 4 in corn, flax seed and canola

No. 6 in sunflowers and potatoes

No. 6 in agricultural exporting ($5 billion, 2010)

Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
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