Ohio

State Quick Facts

Population
11,689,100

Total State GDP
 $698,458,200,000

State Land Area (Acres)
26,151,040

Land in Forest
30%

Land in Farms
52%

Number of Farms
77,800

Average Farm Size (acres)
175

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$6,290

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $9,017,766,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $5,499,385,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $3,518,381,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Soybeans
 $2,420,854,000

Corn
 $2,070,926,000

Dairy Products, Milk
 $902,492,000

Chicken Eggs
 $762,538,000

Hogs
 $667,969,000

Top Ag. Exports

Soybeans
 $1,063,309,023

Corn
 $507,306,728

Other Plant Products
 $351,168,540

Feeds and Other Feed Grains
 $331,349,241

Soybean Meal
 $318,127,614

Ohio Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Ohio generated around $9.0 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being soybeans, corn, and dairy products, specifically milk. That same year, the value of Ohio’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 3.1 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 Ohio’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below.  

Websites:

Information related to Ohio’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 Ohio’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
2017 – Report – The Economic Contribution of Agricultural and Food Production to the Ohio Economy
2017 – Report – Ohio’s Wood Industry Cluster Economic Impact on State and Appalachian Ohio Geographies
2016 – Report – Economic Analysis of Animal Agriculture 2005-2015
2015 – Report – The Economic Contribution of Ohio’s Forest Products Industry: Changes Over Time and the Value of Timber as a Resource
2014 – Report – Agriculture’s Economic Impact in Lake County Ohio
2012 – Fact Sheet – Ohio’s Forest Economy
2012 – Report – OHFOOD: An Ohio Food Industries Input-Output Model
2010 – Report – OHFOOD: An Ohio Food Industries Input-Output Model
2010 – Report – Economic Impact of the Ohio Deer Farming Industry
2008 – Report – OHFOOD: An Ohio Food Industries Input- Output Model
2006 – Report – Ohio The Many Sides of the Forest Economy
1997 – Report – OHFOOD: An Ohio Food Industries Input-Output Model
1995 – Report – OHFOOD: An Ohio Food Industries Input-Output Model
1995 – Report – OHFOOD: An Ohio Food Industries Input-Output Model
1993 – Report – OHFOOD: An Ohio Food Industries Input-Output Model
1992 – Report – OHFOOD: An Ohio Food Industries Input-Output Model
1990 – Report – OHFOOD: An Ohio Food Industries Input-Output Model

 

*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.