Tennessee

State Quick Facts

Population
6,829,174

Total State GDP
 $380,137,900,000

State Land Area (Acres)
26,390,400

Land in Forest
53%

Land in Farms
41%

Number of Farms
69,700

Average Farm Size (acres)
155

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$3,990

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $3,508,548,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $2,097,291,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $1,411,257,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Soybeans
 $655,279,000

Cattle and Calves
 $548,804,000

Broilers
 $525,292,000

Corn
 $374,209,000

Miscellaneous Crops
 $316,465,000

Top Ag. Exports

Soybeans
 $299,397,470

Other Plant Products
 $224,361,679

Cotton
 $217,256,172

Corn
 $101,668,979

Soybean Meal
 $89,575,656

Tennessee Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Tennessee generated around $3.5 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being soybeans, cattle and calves, and broilers. That same year, the value of Tennessee’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 4.3 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 Tennessee’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below. 

Websites:

Information related to Tennessee’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 Tennessee’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 – How a Potential Tennessee Milk Plant Might Grow the State Economy
2015 – Booklet – Tennessee Ag Stats
2015 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2012 – Fact Sheet – AFPA State Industry Economic Impact
2011 – Report – Economic Impacts of Agriculture and Forestry in Tennessee
2011 – Fact Sheet – AFPA Forest and Paper Industry at a Glance
2011 – Report – Economic Impacts of Agriculture and Forestry in Tennessee, 2009
2009 – Brochure – Summary of the Economic Impacts of Agriculture and Forestry in Tennessee
2009 – Report – Economic Impacts of Agriculture and Forestry in Tennessee, 2006
2006 – Report – Appendix B: Total Industry Output, Employment, Labor, Income, and Total Value-Added by Agriculture and Forestry Sectors for Tennessee, 2006
2006 – Report – Appendix C: Total Impacts from the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors, 2006
2006 – Report – Economic Impacts of Agriculture and Forestry in Tennessee, 2003
2003 – Report – Appendix C: Total Impacts from the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors, Tennessee, 2003
2003 – Fact Sheet – Tennessee Agriculture Facts
2003 – Fact Sheet – Tennessee Agriculture and Forestry Facts
2003 – Report – Economic Impacts of Agriculture and Forestry in Tennessee, 2000
2001 – Brochure – Projected Economic Impacts of the Hog Industry in Iowa, North Carolina, and Tennessee
2000 – Report – Appendix B: Total Industry, Output, Employment, Wage, and Total Value-Added by Agriculture and Forestry Sectors for Tennessee, 2000
2000 – Report – Appendix C: Total Impacts from the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors, Tennessee, 2000
2000 – Fact Sheet – Tennessee Agriculture Facts
2000 – Fact Sheet – Tennessee Agriculture and Forestry Facts
2001 – Report – Economic Impacts of Agriculture and Forestry in Tennessee, 1997
1999 – Fact Sheet – Economic Impacts of Agriculture Facts
1999 – Fact Sheet – Economic Impacts of Agriculture and Forestry Facts, 1999
1997 – Report – Appendix Section 2: Detailed Presentation of Direct Economic Impacts from Agriculture and Forestry
1997 – Report – Appendix Section 3: Detailed Presentation of Total Economic Impacts (Indirect and Induced) of Agriculture and Forestry

 

*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.