North Dakota

State Quick Facts

Population
762,062

Total State GDP
$57,036,800,000

State Land Area (Acres)
44,160,640

Land in Forest
2%

Land in Farms
89%

Number of Farms
26,100

Average Farm Size (acres)
1,506

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$1,740

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
$7,747,565,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
$6,485,564,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
$1,262,002,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Soybeans
 $1,839,661,000

Wheat
 $1,631,105,000

Corn
 $1,352,751,000

Cattle and Calves
 $1,028,871,000

Canola
 $397,991,000

Top Ag. Exports

Wheat
 $950,202,868

Soybeans
 $887,896,380

Other Oilseeds and Products
 $550,171,980

Corn
 $337,701,587

Soybean Meal
 $265,646,534

North Dakota Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, North Dakota generated around $7.7 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being soybeans, wheat, and corn. That same year, the value of North Dakota’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 7.6 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 North Dakota’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below. 

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Information related to North Dakota’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.