Economic Contribution of Nevada Food and Agriculture

2017 Economic Impact Summary

  • $916 million: Agriculture production output.
  • 4,000 farms covering 6 million acres.
  • Nevada Food and agriculture sector accounts for 16,344 jobs.
  • $3.6 billion: total food manufacturing output. 

Nevada Food and Agriculture Sector Contribution

The food and agriculture sector is an important component of Nevada’s economy. Agriculture production was valued at $1.3 billion in 2017, while the total food manufacturing output was valued at $3.6 billion. The sector provided approximately 16,344 jobs in 2017.

The economic output multiplier was 1.7; meaning that for every $1 invested in the agriculture sector, an additional $0.70 in economic activity was stimulated in other Nevada industries.

Livestock and related products (such as milk) account for about 70 percent of production value, while the remainder consists of crop and other miscellaneous crop products. The top three agriculture production industries are beef cattle ranching, hay farming, and dairying. Major food manufacturing industries are bread and bakery products, bottled and canned soft drinks, water, and fluid milk production.

    Nevada Sector in the Global Market

    $3.8 billion: Total Exports
    Top export commodities: Top export markets:
    • beef cattle
    • ice cream and frozen desserts
    • all other crops
    • Canada
    • China
    • Mexico


    Click here to read the 2015 Economic Analysis of the Food and Agriculture Sector in Nevada


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