Vermont

State Quick Facts

Population
623,989

Total State GDP
 $34,785,100,000

State Land Area (Acres)
5,898,880

Land in Forest
77%

Land in Farms
20%

Number of Farms
6,800

Average Farm Size (acres)
176

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$3,630

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $733,169,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $183,215,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $549,954,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Dairy Products, Milk
 $455,544,000

Miscellaneous Crops
 $111,975,000

Cattle and Calves
 $65,525,000

Maple Products
 $54,320,000

Hay
 $16,920,000

Top Ag. Exports

Other Plant Products
 $94,676,300

Dairy Products
 $71,064,102

Beef and Veal
 $8,162,946

Other Livestock Products
 $4,508,751

Other Poultry Products
 $3,673,516

Vermont Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Vermont generated around $0.7 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being dairy products, specifically milk, miscellaneous crops, and cattle and calves. That same year, the value of Vermont’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 Vermont’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below.

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Information related to Vermont’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.