Connecticut

State Quick Facts

Population
3,565,287

Total State GDP
 $285,640,400,000

State Land Area (Acres)
3,098,880

Land in Forest
58%

Land in Farms
12%

Number of Farms
5,500

Average Farm Size (acres)
69

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$12,200

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $596,796,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $416,664,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $180,131,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Miscellaneous Crops
$279,517,000

Floriculture
 $129,569,000

Dairy Products, Milk
 $72,504,000

All Other Animals and Products
 $44,646,000

Chicken Eggs
 $32,933,000

Top Ag. Exports

Other Plant Products
 $233,769,245

Other Livestock Products
 $20,778,158

Dairy Products
$11,310,503

Other Poultry Products
$6,530,235

Beef and Veal
$2,149,586

Connecticut Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Connecticut generated more than $0.6 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being miscellaneous crops, dairy products, and floriculture. That same year, the value of Connecticut’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 1.0 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 Connecticut’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below.  

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Information related to Connecticut’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.