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