Michigan

State Quick Facts

Population
9,986,857

Total State GDP
 $541,550,600,000

State Land Area (Acres)
36,184,960

Land in Forest
56%

Land in Farms
27%

Number of Farms
47,000

Average Farm Size (acres)
209

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$4,960

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $7,488,988,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $4,192,168,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $3,296,820,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Dairy Products, Milk
 $1,658,668,000

Corn
 $983,504,000

Soybeans
 $838,236,000

Cattle and Calves
 $553,716,000

Hogs
 $502,505,000

Top Ag. Exports

Other Plant Products
 $627,091,355

Soybeans
 $398,267,086

Dairy Products
 $258,749,432

Corn
 $257,504,272

Feeds and Other Feed Grains
 $173,674,572

Michigan Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Michigan generated around $7.5 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being dairy products-specifically milk, corn, and soybeans. That same year, the value of Michigan’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 2.7 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 Michigan’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below. 

Websites:

Information related to Michigan’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 Michigan’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
2012 – Report – The Economic Impact of Michigan’s Food and Agriculture System

 

*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.