Alaska is a state located in the northwestern region of the United States of America (USA). It is the largest state in the USA by area, covering over 660,000 square miles. Alaska is bordered by Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. Its capital is Juneau, and its largest city is Anchorage. Alaska is known for its rugged natural beauty, including glaciers, mountains, forests, and abundant wildlife.
Here are the top 10 agricultural products in Alaska in 2020, along with their approximate acreage and revenue:
1. Seafood: Alaska is a top producer of seafood, with a wide variety of fish and shellfish species harvested from its waters. In 2020, the seafood industry generated approximately $5.6 billion in revenue.
2. Vegetables: Alaska has a growing season that is limited by its cold climate, but many farms are able to produce vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. In 2020, the vegetable industry generated approximately $2.3 million in revenue.
3. Hay: A small number of farmers in Alaska produce hay to feed livestock. In 2020, the hay industry generated approximately $1.1 million in revenue.
4. Dairy: Alaska has a small dairy industry, with a few farms producing milk and cheese. In 2020, the dairy industry generated approximately $1 million in revenue.
5. Greenhouse and Nursery Products: Greenhouses are used to extend the growing season in Alaska, and many farms produce flowers and plants for sale. In 2020, the greenhouse and nursery industry generated approximately $850,000 in revenue.
6. Livestock: Cattle and sheep are raised in Alaska, with the meat sold locally or shipped to other states. In 2020, the livestock industry generated approximately $800,000 in revenue.
7. Barley: A small number of farmers in Alaska produce barley, which is used for animal feed or for making beer. In 2020, the barley industry generated approximately $550,000 in revenue.
8. Honey: Beekeeping is a small but growing industry in Alaska, with honey and beeswax produced for local consumption. In 2020, the honey industry generated approximately $300,000 in revenue.
9. Potatoes: Alaska is known for its flavorful potatoes, which are grown in limited quantities. In 2020, the potato industry generated approximately $250,000 in revenue.
10. Floriculture: Alaska's long summer days make it possible to grow flowers, which are sold to local florists and at farmers' markets. In 2020, the floriculture industry generated approximately $150,000 in revenue.