Georgia

State Quick Facts

Population
10,617,423

Total State GDP
 $616,333,300,000

State Land Area (Acres)
36,808,320

Land in Forest
66%

Land in Farms
28%

Number of Farms
41,500

Average Farm Size (acres)
246

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$3,470

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $9,097,551,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $3,059,998,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $6,037,553,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Broilers
$4,566,136,000 ​

Cotton Lint, Upland
$732,025,000

Peanuts
$731,651,000

Chicken Eggs
$656,656,000

Miscellaneous Crops
 $466,850,000

Top Ag. Exports

Cotton
 $706,810,296

Other Oilseed and Products
 $611,175,081

Broiler Meat
$453,388,706

Other Plant Products
$268,831,273

Tree Nuts
$101,364,678

Georgia Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Georgia generated around $9.1 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being broilers, cotton lint, specifically upland, and peanuts. That same year, the value of Georgia’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 5.1 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 Georgia’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below.

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Information related to Georgia’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 Georgia’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
2017 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2016 – Report – Economic Analysis of Animal Agriculture 2005-2015
  2016 – Report – Economic Benefits of the Forest Industry in Georgia: Final Report
  2016 – Fact Sheet – Economic Benefits of the Forest Industry in Georgia 2016
  2015 – Report – Annual Report
  2015 – Report – 2015 Economic Benefits of the Forestry Industry in Georgia
2015 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2015 – Fact Sheet – Economic Benefits of the Forest Industry in Georgia 2015
2014 – Report – Georgia Sustainable Forests: A Resource for All Generations
2014 – Fact Sheet – Economic Benefits of the Forest Industry in Georgia
2013 – Report – Economic Benefit of the Forestry Industry in Georgia, 2013 Final Report
2013 – Fact Sheet – Economic Benefit of the Forest Industry in Georgia Fact Sheet
2012 – Report – Economic Contribution of Turfgrass Production, Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Services, and Related Industry in the Georgia Economy, 2010
2009 – Report – Economic Importance of Food and Fiber in the Georgia Economy
2009 – Brochure – The Food Processing Industry in Georgia
2007 – Brochure – Economic Importance of Poultry and Eggs in Georgia
2007 – Brochure – Economic Importance of Row and Forage Crops in Georgia
2007 – Brochure – Economic Importance of Forestry in Georgia
2007 – Brochure – Economic Importance of Fruit & Nuts in Georgia
2007 – Brochure – Economic Importance of Ornamental Horticulture in Georgia
2007 – Brochure – Economic Importance of Vegetables in Georgia
2007 – Brochure – Economic Importance of Food and Fiber Processing in Georgia
2007 – Brochure – Economic Importance of Livestock and Aquaculture in Georgia

 

*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.