Utah

State Quick Facts

Population
3,205,958

Total State GDP
 $188,501,400,000

State Land Area (Acres)
52,588,800

Land in Forest
34%

Land in Farms
20%

Number of Farms
17,800

Average Farm Size (acres)
601

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$2,420

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $1,685,299,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $485,591,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $1,199,708,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Cattle and Calves
 $449,991,000

Dairy Products, Milk
 $371,588,000

Hay
 $207,976,000

Miscellaneous Crops
 $200,395,000

Chicken Eggs
 $163,332,000

Top Ag. Exports

Other Plant products
 $121,405,652

Dairy Products
 $57,967,106

Beef and Veal
 $56,058,789

Other Livestock Products
 $40,109,813

Pork
 $37,565,503

Utah Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Utah generated around $1.7 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being cattle and calves, dairy products, specifically milk, and hay. That same year, the value of Utah’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 2.3 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 Utah’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below. 

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Information related to Utah’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.