Ag Facts

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Beef has Zip!  Zinc, Iron and Protein.  Protein from beef provides nine essential amino acids that your body can’t make on its own.

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Wyoming is a “Headwaters” State.  This means that many rivers begin in Wyoming.  Wyoming is the headwater of four major water drainage basins.

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Production agriculture only requires 69 cents of services for each dollar of local tax revenue paid.  Compare this to rural residential lands demanding $2.40 in services for each dollar of local tax revenue paid. 
(Source:  University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture, Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics)

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Farmers and ranchers provide critical winter habitat for 75% of Wyoming’s wildlife.

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Wyoming’s Land:  4% of Wyoming’s land is Indian trust land.

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Wyoming’s Land:  6% of Wyoming’s land is state owned.

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Wyoming’s Land:  42% of Wyoming’s land is privately owned.

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Wyoming’s Land:  48% of Wyoming’s total land area is federally owned.

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Wyoming is predominantly rural, with 37 percent of its residents living in communities of 2,500 people or less.
Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2010

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Wyoming has 11,069 farms and ranches which average 2,745 acres in size.
Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2012

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Wyoming has nearly 30.169 million acres of land used for production agriculture.
Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2012

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Wyoming ranks 17th nationwide in alfalfa hay.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2012

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Wyoming ranks 15th nationwide in beef cow numbers.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2012

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Wyoming ranks 8th nationwide in barley.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2012

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Wyoming ranks 3rd nationwide in pinto beans and 8th nationwide in all dry beans.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2012

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Wyoming ranks 4th nationwide in all sheep and lamb production and 4th nationwide in market sheep and lambs.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2012

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Wyoming ranks 4th nationwide in wool production.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2012

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Wyoming ranks 1st nationwide in average size of farms and ranches.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2012

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$1 billion: The value of the Agriculture industry in Wyoming.   The output of the agriculture industry in Wyoming annually approaches or exceeds $1 billion.
Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2012