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States with the most farmland

With more than 329 million American mouths to feed and about $139.6 billion worth of agricultural exports, American farms need plenty of land to grow and produce crops. Thanks to widespread mechanization, American farms are some of the most productive on Earth, fetching high yields of the top-five crops: corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and cotton. Those five crops account for over a third of the country’s exports. Livestock plays a vital role, too, with American farmers raising over 2 trillion cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens.

America’s shift to high-yield, mechanized farming—kicked into hyper-drive during World War II when the country needed vast quantities of fats, oils, and meals for herself and allies—forever changed the makeup of American agriculture. Family farms folded in the face of massive factory farms: In 1870, over 50% of the population was employed in agriculture, a number that has since dwindled to under 2%. Historically intensive land use depleted topsoil, spread non-native weeds, and deforestation, which led to federal legislation protecting wildlands and subsidizing efficient agricultural practices. 

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. For further context, each slide also provides total cropland acreage, cropland used for crops, idle cropland, and cropland used for pasture. The total value of agriculture products sold are from the 2017 Agriculture Census and top crops are from USDA state agriculture overviews as of Sept. 24, 2019.

The 2012 MLU data is the latest available from the series which has been published since 1945—Alaska and Hawaii were added in 1959 when they became states. The USDA reports the Major Land Uses series is the “longest-running, most comprehensive accounting of all major uses of public and private land in the United States.”

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#50. Rhode Island

- Total cropland: 25,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 3.8% (#10 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 19,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 4,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 2,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $58.0 million (#50 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay & haylage ($1.7 million), corn

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#49. Alaska

- Total cropland: 79,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 0.0% (#1 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 31,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 45,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 4,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $70.5 million (#49 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay & haylage ($10.3 million), potatoes ($4.8 million), barley ($0.9 million)

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#48. New Hampshire

- Total cropland: 93,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 1.6% (#4 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 73,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 18,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 2,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $187.8 million (#48 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: maple syrup ($9.1 million), hay & haylage ($8.1 million), corn

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#47. Connecticut

- Total cropland: 123,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 4.0% (#11 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 104,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 9,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 9,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $580.1 million (#45 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay ($19.0 million), maple syrup ($1.4 million), bedding plants annual

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#46. Massachusetts

- Total cropland: 148,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 3.0% (#8 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 130,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 14,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 5,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $475.2 million (#47 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: cranberries ($50.0 million), hay ($21.7 million), maple syrup ($3.8 million)

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#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)

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#44. Maine

- Total cropland: 390,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 2.0% (#5 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 328,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 55,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 8,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $667.0 million (#43 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: potatoes ($166.9 million), hay ($28.1 million), blueberries ($23.2 million)

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#43. Vermont

- Total cropland: 412,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 7.0% (#13 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 379,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 19,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 15,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $781.0 million (#41 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay & haylage ($156.0 million), maple syrup ($54.3 million), corn

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#42. Delaware

- Total cropland: 438,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 35.1% (#11 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 420,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 11,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 7,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $1.5 billion (#39 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: corn ($91.5 million), soybeans ($59.6 million), sweet corn ($16.6 million)

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#41. New Jersey

- Total cropland: 449,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 9.5% (#18 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 403,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 29,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 16,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $1.1 billion (#40 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: blueberries ($62.4 million), tomatoes ($42.4 million), peaches ($41.0 million)

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#40. Nevada

- Total cropland: 577,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 0.8% (#2 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 478,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 42,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 57,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $665.8 million (#44 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay ($202.1 million), wheat ($5.0 million), corn

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#39. West Virginia

- Total cropland: 781,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 5.1% (#12 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 685,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 42,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 54,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $754.3 million (#42 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay ($116.4 million), corn ($19.6 million), soybeans ($12.4 million)

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#38. Arizona

- Total cropland: 1,134,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 1.6% (#3 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 908,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 142,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 84,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $3.9 billion (#30 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay ($488.6 million), lettuce ($453.5 million), melons ($87.0 million)

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#37. Maryland

- Total cropland: 1,377,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 22.2% (#16 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 1,254,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 108,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 15,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $2.5 billion (#36 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: corn ($216.4 million), soybeans ($206.7 million), hay & haylage ($91.1 million)

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#36. Utah

- Total cropland: 1,476,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 2.8% (#7 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 1,090,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 246,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 140,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $1.8 billion (#37 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay & haylage ($359.7 million), wheat ($31.2 million), corn ($18.0 million)

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#35. South Carolina

- Total cropland: 1,904,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 9.9% (#20 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 1,540,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 308,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 55,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $3.0 billion (#34 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: corn ($173.2 million), cotton ($157.3 million), soybeans ($99.0 million)

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#34. New Mexico

- Total cropland: 1,948,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 2.5% (#6 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 1,183,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 534,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 231,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $2.6 billion (#35 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay & haylage ($211.1 million), pecans ($173.1 million), peppers ($53.8 million)

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#33. Wyoming

- Total cropland: 1,986,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 3.2% (#9 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 1,523,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 207,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 256,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $1.5 billion (#38 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay & haylage ($387.6 million), corn ($41.3 million), barley ($23.8 million)

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#32. Alabama

- Total cropland: 2,806,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 8.7% (#16 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 2,231,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 415,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 161,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $6.0 billion (#25 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: cotton ($307.1 million), hay ($226.1 million), corn ($159.9 million)

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#31. Florida

- Total cropland: 2,834,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 8.3% (#15 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 2,122,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 452,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 260,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $7.4 billion (#23 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: oranges ($701.9 million), tomatoes ($336.5 million), strawberries ($281.8 million)

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#30. Virginia

- Total cropland: 2,989,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 11.8% (#22 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 2,636,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 205,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 148,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $4.0 billion (#29 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay & haylage ($347.5 million), soybeans ($218.2 million), corn ($185.1 million)

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#29. New York

- Total cropland: 4,247,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 14.1% (#24 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 3,816,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 318,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 113,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $5.4 billion (#27 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay & haylage ($827.5 million), corn ($420.5 million), apples ($262.3 million)

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#28. Georgia

- Total cropland: 4,385,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 11.9% (#23 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 3,799,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 457,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 129,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $9.6 billion (#15 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: cotton ($735.7 million), peanuts ($578.5 million), corn ($210.7 million)

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#27. North Carolina

- Total cropland: 4,473,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 14.4% (#25 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 4,085,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 294,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 95,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $12.9 billion (#8 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: tobacco ($478.5 million), soybeans ($464.4 million), corn ($408.0 million)

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#26. Pennsylvania

- Total cropland: 4,517,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 15.8% (#25 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 3,952,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 446,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 119,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $7.8 billion (#19 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay & haylage ($738.3 million), corn ($538.7 million), soybeans ($235.3 million)

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#25. Louisiana

- Total cropland: 4,585,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 16.6% (#23 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 3,497,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 869,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 218,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $3.2 billion (#33 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: soybeans ($564.7 million), rice ($351.4 million), corn ($299.7 million)

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#24. Oregon

- Total cropland: 4,664,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 7.6% (#14 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 3,522,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 834,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 308,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $5.0 billion (#28 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay ($595.2 million), wheat ($298.2 million), potatoes ($201.7 million)

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#23. Mississippi

- Total cropland: 5,174,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 17.2% (#22 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 4,372,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 638,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 163,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $6.2 billion (#24 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: soybeans ($1.1 billion), cotton ($507.3 million), corn ($322.6 million)

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#22. Tennessee

- Total cropland: 5,261,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 19.9% (#18 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 4,479,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 374,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 408,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $3.8 billion (#31 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: soybeans ($676.0 million), hay ($510.4 million), corn ($434.7 million)

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#21. Idaho

- Total cropland: 5,801,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 11.0% (#21 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 4,790,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 789,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 221,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $7.6 billion (#20 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: potatoes ($1.0 billion), hay & haylage ($846.7 million), wheat ($535.9 million)

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#20. Kentucky

- Total cropland: 6,369,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 25.2% (#14 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 5,400,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 641,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 328,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $5.7 billion (#26 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: soybeans ($910.6 million), corn ($818.0 million), hay ($764.6 million)

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#19. Washington

- Total cropland: 7,539,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 17.7% (#20 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 5,558,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 1,856,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 125,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $9.6 billion (#14 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: apples ($2.2 billion), wheat ($835.7 million), potatoes ($788.3 million)

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#18. Michigan

- Total cropland: 7,766,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 21.5% (#17 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 7,192,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 483,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 91,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $8.2 billion (#18 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: corn ($1.1 billion), soybeans ($941.2 million), hay & haylage ($397.0 million)

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#17. Arkansas

- Total cropland: 8,235,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 24.7% (#15 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 7,466,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 585,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 184,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $9.7 billion (#13 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: soybeans ($1.5 billion), rice ($1.2 billion), corn ($432.0 million)

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#16. California

- Total cropland: 9,577,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 9.6% (#19 lowest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 8,316,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 780,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 481,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $45.2 billion (#1 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: grapes ($6.3 billion), almonds ($5.5 billion), pistachios ($2.6 billion)

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#15. Wisconsin

- Total cropland: 10,071,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 29.1% (#12 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 9,301,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 607,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 164,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $11.4 billion (#9 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: corn ($1.9 billion), hay & haylage ($946.6 million), soybeans ($910.2 million)

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#14. Colorado

- Total cropland: 10,668,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 16.1% (#24 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 8,013,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 2,218,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 437,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $7.5 billion (#21 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay & haylage ($788.0 million), corn ($585.0 million), wheat ($327.9 million)

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#13. Ohio

- Total cropland: 10,829,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 41.4% (#8 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 10,190,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 530,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 109,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $9.3 billion (#16 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: soybeans ($2.5 billion), corn ($2.3 billion), hay & haylage ($420.5 million)

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#12. Oklahoma

- Total cropland: 11,290,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 25.7% (#13 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 9,155,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 1,123,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 1,011,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $7.5 billion (#22 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: hay ($527.0 million), wheat ($360.5 million), cotton ($260.3 million)

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#11. Indiana

- Total cropland: 12,710,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 55.4% (#4 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 12,216,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 414,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 80,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $11.1 billion (#10 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: corn ($3.5 billion), soybeans ($3.0 billion), hay & haylage ($211.0 million)

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#10. Missouri

- Total cropland: 15,627,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 35.5% (#10 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 13,455,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 1,591,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 580,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $10.5 billion (#11 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: soybeans ($2.2 billion), corn ($1.7 billion), hay & haylage ($659.2 million)

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#9. Montana

- Total cropland: 16,605,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 17.8% (#19 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 12,522,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 3,181,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 902,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $3.5 billion (#32 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: wheat ($1.1 billion), hay ($799.2 million), barley ($157.9 million)

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#8. South Dakota

- Total cropland: 19,356,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 39.9% (#9 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 17,624,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 1,203,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 528,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $9.7 billion (#12 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: corn ($2.6 billion), soybeans ($2.1 billion), hay & haylage ($603.6 million)

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#7. Nebraska

- Total cropland: 21,857,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 44.5% (#6 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 20,442,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 1,090,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 326,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $22.0 billion (#4 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: corn ($6.3 billion), soybeans ($2.8 billion), hay & haylage ($706.3 million)

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#6. Minnesota

- Total cropland: 22,452,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 44.1% (#7 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 20,394,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 1,887,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 171,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $18.4 billion (#6 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: corn ($4.6 billion), soybeans ($3.3 billion), wheat ($497.0 million)

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#5. Illinois

- Total cropland: 23,934,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 67.4% (#2 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 22,672,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 1,175,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 88,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $17.0 billion (#7 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: corn ($8.2 billion), soybeans ($6.3 billion), hay & haylage ($206.9 million)

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#4. Iowa

- Total cropland: 26,714,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 74.7% (#1 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 24,750,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 1,738,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 225,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $29.0 billion (#2 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: corn ($8.8 billion), soybeans ($4.9 billion), hay & haylage ($399.3 million)

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#3. North Dakota

- Total cropland: 27,120,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 61.4% (#3 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 24,080,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 2,718,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 322,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $8.2 billion (#17 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: soybeans ($2.0 billion), wheat ($1.9 billion), corn ($1.5 billion)

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#2. Kansas

- Total cropland: 28,592,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 54.6% (#5 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 25,545,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 2,598,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 449,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $18.8 billion (#5 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: corn ($2.3 billion), soybeans ($1.6 billion), wheat ($1.4 billion)

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#1. Texas

- Total cropland: 29,215,000 acres
- Cropland as a percent of all state land: 17.5% (#21 highest among all states )
- Cropland used for crops: 21,598,000 acres
- Idle cropland: 4,773,000 acres
- Cropland pasture: 2,844,000 acres

- Market value of agricultural products sold: $24.9 billion (#3 among all states)
- Most valuable crops produced: cotton ($2.4 billion), hay & haylage ($1.1 billion), corn ($774.9 million)

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