How much do you know about Virginia’s largest private industry?

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesAgriculture is the largest private industry in Virginia – to the tune of a $70 billion economic impact per year. But how much do you really know about food production in the state?

Do you know. . .

  • What farmland rents for in your area
  • Where Virginia ranks among all states in production of specific ag products
  • How many chickens Virginia produces and what their value is
  • Which county has the most beef cattle

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has a ready resource to answer these and many other questions. The USDA’s National Agriculture Statistic Service has just released its annual bulletin and you will find it online at nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Virginia/Publications/Annual_Statistical_Bulletin/Annual%20Bulletin_18.pdf.

Bookmark this site and the next time you need to know facts about Virginia agriculture, you’ll have the answer on your phone or laptop.

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