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 2014 in terms of value of production at $937 million.  All livestock production was valued at $1 billion.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2015

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Hay is by far the leading crop in Wyoming in terms of value of production totaling $317 million in 2014.  All crop production totaled $473 million in 2014.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2015

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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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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 has 11,700 farms and ranches.  Wyoming ranks 11th nationally in total land in farms/ranches and 1st for average size of farms/ranches
Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2015

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Wyoming has nearly 30.4 million acres of land used for farming and ranching.
Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2015

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Wyoming ranks 17th nationwide in alfalfa hay.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2015

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Wyoming ranks 15th nationwide in beef cow numbers.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2015

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Wyoming ranks 4th nationwide in barley.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2015

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Wyoming ranks 4th nationwide in pinto beans and 9th nationwide in all dry beans.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2015

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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 2015

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Wyoming ranks 3rd nationwide in wool production.

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2015

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

Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2015

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Over $1 billion: The value of the Agriculture industry in Wyoming.   The output of the agriculture industry in Wyoming has been above the $1 billion threshold since 2010.
Wyoming Agriculture Statistics 2015