The value added by the Michigan agricultural sector to the economy in 2013 was about $2,151.6 millions. Large areas have been devoted to the growing of crops, fruits and vegetables; notably winter wheat, corn, dry beans, floriculture crops and apples. Most of the crops production takes place along the coast of the Great Lake, particularly in the South-West coastal area of Michigan. Cattle and livestock farming is also common inn Michigan: Michigan produces a significant proportion of the nation's milk cows and goats and it is ranked second in production of dairy products among all the states.
A graphical representation of major agricultural products of Michigan can be viewed here.
A similar regional graphical illustration of crops produced for each of the 9 different regions in Michigan can be generated using the CropScape Data Layer available on USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Website. These can be viewed here.
Michigan is the largest producer in the country for Dry Beans, Cucumbers, Tart Cherries, Niagra Grapes, Petunias, Blueberries and Easter Lilies. Other notable contributions from Michigan include Corn, Sugarbeets, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Marigolds, Peaches, Asparagus, Carrots, Apples, Maple Syrup, Hay and Greenchop. Michigan is also the 7th largest milk producer in the country. (Source: Michigan Agricultural Statistics, 2013-14)
A brief classification of the agricultural products produced in Michigan is provided below along with the harvested area and revenue generated (Source: National Agricultural Statistics Services). The links to the resources used for the data (Michigan Agricultural Statistics) are available at the bottom of this page. Some graphical illustrations of the data are available at USDA 2012 Agricultural Census and USDA Natural Agricultural Statistics Services.
|Crop Name||Harvested Acres- 2016 (1000s)||Sales- 2016 (in Millions)|
|Soy Beans||2,060||$ 983.084|
|Sugar Beets||149||$ 213.181|
|Hay & Haylage||870||$ 469.966|
|Winter Wheat||570||$ 210.530|
|Vegetable Name||Harvested Acres- 2016 (1000s)||Sales- 2016 (in Millions)|
Fruits, Trees and Nuts
|Fruit Name||Harvested Acres- 2016 (1000s)||Sales- 2016 (in Millions)|
|Tart Cherries||28.7||$ 53.790
|Maple Syrup||400,000 (Taps)||$ 4.032|
Livestock and Livestock Products
|Name||Numbers on Farm- 2016 (1000s)|
|Milk (Pounds)||10, 876|
|Hogs & Pigs||1,120|
|Chicken (Layers on hand)||14,193|
|Name||Value of Production- 2016 (in Millions)|
|Cattle and Calves||$ 505.309|
|Hogs & Pigs||$ 482.177|
|Horses & Ponies||$ 297.053|