You’d Be Amazed To Discover Washington’s #1 Crop Yield Per Acre Isn’t Apples
Washington State Is Known For Our Apples Across The World
Washington State Has Crops That Yield More Than Just Apples
Make no mistake, apples are a huge part of the Washington State economy and apples do reign supreme as the #1 export of Washington State with a projected yearly value of $2.2 Billion. Apples rule the roost producing as much as 37,000 pounds per acre at a cost of roughly $12,500 per acre according to the website wagrown.com.
What Is The #1 Crop Yield In Washington State?
The surprise lies in all of the other exportable crops that Washington State offers up. Wheat is our #2 most valuable export at roughly 1.8 Billion per year and Milk a close #3 at $1.5 billion, can anyone say HELLO SUNNYSIDE?
You may smell but you are loaded with money.
Cherries, blueberries, and hops make up enormous amounts of crops that are highly profitable for the farmers of Washington State.
The one shocker in Washington State is the crop that yields the most out of the state would irritate our sister state Idaho.
Idaho's famous for its potatoes but when it comes to crop yield, Washington State actually beats our neighboring friends to the East.
Here are a few facts from the website wagrown.com
- Washington's potato growers have the highest yields per acre in the United States! We produce almost twice as many pounds per acre as our more famous neighboring state to the east
- Washington's Whitman County produces more wheat than any other county in the United States and ranks number two nationally in barley production.
- Washington apples are sold in all 50 states and in more than 50 countries.
- Washington is second only to California in the number of agricultural commodities produced over 230.
Potatoes surprisingly lead the pack in crop yield with a total of roughly 61,000 per acre. That's a lot of potatoes and it's surprising that Idaho is a close second to the Evergreen State.
Apples, from a profit standpoint, are still king but it's also nice to see the potato get its due as well as the #1 per acre crop yielder.
You can read more fascinating agriculture facts here.