PA Ag Statistics

Pennsylvania Agriculture

Pennsylvania agriculture generates substantial income and provides many jobs. Almost 70 percent of Pennsylvania’s farm income comes from livestock product sales. Milk is the most important commodity, with farmers providing 5.5 percent of the nation’s supply. Pennsylvania is the fifth largest milk-producing state.

The Keystone State also ranks first nationally in mushroom production – farmers annually produce more than 570 million pounds of mushrooms. Other important commodities include beef cattle, hogs, chicken eggs and broilers, and also winter wheat, potatoes, oats, rye, barley and a variety of vegetable crops. Farmers also grow apples, cherries, peaches and grapes.

Check out the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) listing for Pennsylvania to learn more.