Ag Facts

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The cattle industry is the largest component of Wyoming agriculture accounting for over half of all cash receipts.  Cattle also led the way in 2013 in terms of value of production at $706 million.  All livestock production was valued at $833 million.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2014

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Hay is by far the leading crop in Wyoming in terms of value of production totaling $390 million in 2013.  All crop production totaled $520 million in 2013.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2014

 

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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 11,500 farms and ranches which average 2,626 acres in size.  Wyoming ranks 11th nationally in total land in farms/ranches and 1st for average size of farms/ranches
Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2014

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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 2014

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Wyoming ranks 15th nationwide in beef cow numbers.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2014

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Wyoming ranks 7th nationwide in barley.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2014

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Wyoming ranks 4th nationwide in pinto beans and 1st nationwide in all dry beans.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2014

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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 2014

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Wyoming ranks 2nd nationwide in wool production.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2014

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

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2014

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$1.35 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 2014