Washington State Is Known For Our Apples Across The World

Apples are synonymous with Washington State but you'd be surprised to discover that Washington's #1 yielding crop would upset most Idahoans.

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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.

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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.

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Cherries, blueberries, and hops make up enormous amounts of crops that are highly profitable for the farmers of Washington State.

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The one shocker in Washington State is the crop that yields the most out of the state would irritate our sister state Idaho.

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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.

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