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The tables below offer information about Louisiana agriculture from the general agricultural groups to the more specific commodities or products. The ranking assigned to a given commodity is based on the commodity's cash receipts; how much money it made.
Commodity groups cash receipts - 2004
As you can see from the table below, Louisiana ranks 34th among the states for total agricultural production.
Louisiana's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists Louisiana's top commodities in each of Louisiana's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
Louisiana produces about 1/3 (33.4%) of all the sugar cane grown in the United States.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of Louisiana.
The 2004 table above contains information about Louisiana agricultural production provided by the Economic Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture.
The first column of the table lists the product (commodity).
The second column of the table lists a number representing the dollar value of the product. This number is not the dollar value of the product. This number represents the dollar value of the product in thousands of dollars. For example, the number listed for the value of sugar cane produced in Louisiana is 331,220. This number represents a dollar value of $331,220,000 (331,220 x 1,000): three hundred and thirty-one million, two hundred and twenty thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in Louisiana. For example, sugar cane accounts for 14.9% of Louisiana's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated by the production of sugar can add up to a little less than 1/6 of Louisiana's total agricultural production.
Louisiana farms and farmland - 2004
Because of different rounding methods (e.g., farm acres given by the National Argriculture Statistics Service), percentage of farmland per state should be considered a rough estimate.
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