Arizona

State Quick Facts

Population
7,278,717

Total State GDP
$366,189,900,000

State Land Area (Acres)
72,700,160

Land in Forest
25%

Land in Farms
36%

Number of Farms
19,000

Average Farm Size (acres)
1,379

Average Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$3,800

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
$4,160,341,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
$2,425,583,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
$1,734,758,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Lettuce
$891,533,000

Cattle and Calves
 $848,149,000

Dairy Products, Milk
$769,265,000

Miscellaneous Crops
$438,515,000

Hay
 $275,737,000

Top Ag. Exports

Vegetables, Processed
 $284,447,603

Other Plant Products
 $249,658,604

Cotton
$188,449,374

Vegetables, Fresh
$169,352,770

Dairy Products
$120,004,053

Arizona Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Arizona generated around $4.2 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being lettuce, dairy products, specifically milk, and cattle and calves. That same year, the value of Arizona’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 1.7 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 Arizona’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below. 

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

*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.