What is the biggest crop in the US?
The largest United States crop in terms of total production is corn, the majority of which is grown in a region known as the Corn Belt. The second largest crop grown in the United States is soybeans.
The corn crop in the U.S. was worth whopping $71 billion in 2021, according to the USDA.
Corn, wheat, soybeans, cotton, and hay account for 90% of harvested acreage in the United States. Corn, wheat, and soybeans are grown for both animal feed and human consumption. Cotton is used to make clothing and other products.
Corn is the most produced crop globally with 1.1 billion tons, followed by wheat with 760.9 million tons and rice with 756.7 million tons.
Grass is actually the biggest irrigated crop in the United States. It's everywhere — on our lawns, peaking out of sidewalk cracks, blanketing golf courses. A study, published in the journal Environmental Management, found that over 40 million acres of land in the continental US has some form of lawn on it.
Grains, such as corn, wheat, and rice, are the world's most popular food crops. In fact, these crops are often the basis for food staples.
The largest crop in the world is sugarcane from Brazil followed by sugarcane from India and corn from the United States. Brazil produces more than 750 million metric tons of sugarcane.
List of most valuable crops and livestock products.
|Crop or Livestock||Rice, paddy|
|Global gross production value in billion US$||$332|
|Global production in metric tons||751,885,117|
|Country with highest gross production value in billion USD||$117 (Mainland China)|
In fact, just 15 crops provide 90 percent of global energy intake and “the big four” – maize, rice, wheat and potatoes – are staples for about 5 billion people. Such reliable, widespread crops are the basis of food systems and human subsistence.
|Crop or Livestock||Global gross production value in billion US$||Country with highest gross production value in billion USD|
|Chicken, meat||$192||$27.4 (United States)|
|Maize (corn)||$191||$61.2 (Mainland China)|
|Wheat||$168||$50.7 (Mainland China)|
|Soybeans||$107||$40.7 (United States)|
What is the main cash crop in the USA?
Crop cash receipts totaled $240.0 billion in the calendar year 2021. Receipts from corn and soybeans accounted for $120.2 billion (50.1 percent) of the total.
The study estimates that marijuana production, at a value of $35.8 billion, exceeds the combined value of corn ($23.3 billion) and wheat ($7.5 billion).
In 2021, the biggest agricultural export in the United States overall was soybeans, resulting in $27.37 billion in export value. These are the U.S.'s biggest exports in the agricultural sector: Soybeans: $27.37 billion. Corn: $18.72 billion.