Delaware

State Quick Facts

Population
973,764

Total State GDP
 $75,415,500,000

State Land Area (Acres)
1,247,360

Land in Forest
28%

Land in Farms
42%

Number of Farms
2,300

Average Farm Size (acres)
230

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$8,950

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $1,408,514,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $276,243,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $1,132,271,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Broilers
$1,075,684,000

Corn
$109,329,000

Soybeans
$60,447,000

Miscellaneous Crops
$49,425,000

Chicken Eggs
 $25,716,000

Top Ag. Exports

Broiler Meat
$106,808,684

Other Plant Products
$30,103,186

Soybeans
$27,842,916

Corn
$27,271,843

Feeds and Other Feed Grains
$17,410,223

Delaware Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Delaware generated around $1.4 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being broilers, corn, and soybeans. That same year, the value of Delaware’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 2.5 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 Delaware’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below.

University of Delaware: The Impact of Agriculture on Delaware’s Economy

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Information related to Delaware’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 Alabama’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 Food Manufacturing Industry is Crucial to American Agriculture, Economy, 2016
2017 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2016 – Report – Economic Analysis of Animal Agriculture 2005-2015
2010 – Report – The Impact of Agriculture on Delaware’s Economy, 2008

*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.