Athens, Georgia (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has said that the total cost of field crops produced in Georgia has grown by more than 20% in 2021.
Last year, state farmers harvested $ 2.61 billion. This does not include things like birds, cattle or trees. Revenue growth was driven by record yields per hectare of cotton, corn and soybeans.
In 2020, Georgian farmers grew $ 2.17 billion. Cotton has expanded its advantage as the most valuable arable crop in the state. Farmers grew fiber for $ 937 million, up 23% from the previous year.
Peanuts were the second most valuable crop in the state, bringing farmers $ 744 million. Georgia has produced just under half of the nation’s peanuts grown at $ 1.5 billion.