By Arizona Farm Bureau Communication and Organization Director Julie Murphree: We might have told you for some time now that Arizona agriculture is a $17.1 billion industry. And, that Yuma, Arizona valiantly becomes America’s productive lettuce bowl during the winter. Or, that Arizona produced enough beef to annually feed more than 4.6 million Americans.
We are even bold enough to call our state the Nutrition State. Do you need a visual on these facts and more? We’ve got it for you now.
A moving visual of Arizona agriculture in 30 seconds ...
- Arizona has a $17.1 billion agricultural industry, according to the most recent University of Arizona economic report.
- Arizona has more than 20,000 farms and ranches across the state.
- Beef and Dairy are Arizona’s leading agricultural products.
- Arizona dairies average approximately 1,500 to 2,000 cows per dairy
- Arizona grows enough cotton each year to make more than one pair of jeans for every man,
womanand child in the United States.
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- Arizona can grow 1,366 pounds of Upland cotton on one acre of land.
- Arizona ranks third in Pima cotton production.
- Arizona is the fourth largest producer of durum wheat in the nation.
- Arizona ranks second in the nation for production of lemons, third in tangerine production
- Yuma, Arizona is the winter lettuce capitol of the world.
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- Arizona ranks second in the U.S. in head lettuce, leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce and cauliflower and broccoli production.
- Arizona was the nation’s fourth leading state in pecan production at 22 million pounds.
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