Alaska

State Quick Facts

Population
731,545

Total State GDP
$55,406,100,000

State Land Area (Acres)
365,210,240

Land in Forest
3%

Land in Farms
0.2%

Number of Farms
1,050

Average Farm Size (acres)
810

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
N/A

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
$38,653,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
$30,618,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
$8,035,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Miscellaneous Crops
 $14,022,000

Floriculture
$7,016,000

Hay
$5,464,000

All Other Animals and Products
$3,629,000

Cattle and Calves
$3,576,000

Top Ag. Exports

Other Plant Products
 $11,977,510

Other Livestock Products
 $1,599,439

Feeds and Other Feed Grains
$1,051,778

Vegetables, Processed
$577,210

Beef and Veal
$445,489

Alaska Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Alaska generated around $38.7 million in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being miscellaneous crops, floriculture, and hay. That same year, the value of Alaska’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 2.4 percent of total state GDP. Some of the dollars generated by these industries end up being re-spent within the local economy, bringing additional value to the state through “multiplier effects.” Economic impact and contribution studies measure these effects, which can be broken down into direct, indirect, and induced economic effects.

Websites, reports, fact sheets, and articles related to the economic impacts and contributions of Alaska’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below.  

Websites:

Information related to Alaska’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found by visiting the following website(s):

Contribution and Impact Research Documents:

The following are current and historical studies, fact sheets, and articles related to Alaska’s food, fiber, and forest industries.  These can be viewed and/or downloaded by clicking the images or links below:

2020- Fact Sheet- Feeding the Economy, 2019
2018 – Fact Sheet – The Animal Feed and Pet Manufacturing Industry is Crucial to American Agriculture, Economy
2017 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2016 – Report – Economic Analysis of Animal Agriculture 2005-2015
2010 – Report – Economic Contributions and Impacts of Salmonid Resources in Southeast Alaska

 

*As of 2018, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports.  Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.