Wyoming

State Quick Facts

Population
578,759

Total State GDP
 $39,646,200,000

State Land Area (Acres)
62,139,520

Land in Forest
17%

Land in Farms
47%

Number of Farms
12,000

Average Farm Size (acres)
2,417

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$740

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
 $1,545,779,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
 $394,450,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
 $1,151,329,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Cattle and Calves
 $942,966,000

Hay
 $219,039,000

All Other Animals and Products
 $81,795,000

Hogs
 $57,122,000

Miscellaneous Crops
 $50,030,000

Top Ag. Exports

Beef and Veal
 $117,472,422

Other Plant Products
 $50,400,847

Feeds and Other Feed Grains
 $44,521,363

Other Livestock Products
 $41,542,212

Grain Products, Processed
 $18,067,326

Wyoming Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Wyoming generated around $1.5 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being cattle and calves, hay, and all other animals and products. That same year, the value of Wyoming’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 2.1 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 Wyoming’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below.

Websites:

Information related to Wyoming’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 Wyoming’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 Impacts
2016 – Report – Economic Analysis of Animal Agriculture 2005-2015

*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.