10 States That Produce the Most Pork in America

In 2016, the U.S. hog and pig industry had sales of $22.5 billion, accounting for 6 percent of total U.S. agriculture sales. Although some hog production takes place in all states across the country, it is heavily concentrated in a few states and counties. The 2012 Census of Agriculture provides a comprehensive picture of the industry, including overall size, value, and location; production costs; and farm and producer characteristics. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 10 states that produce the most pork in America.

Hog and pig sales were $4.4 billion, or 24.6 percent, higher in 2016 than 2015, when the agriculture census was last conducted. Iowa had the largest increase in sales (up $1.9 billion), followed by Minnesota (up $0.6 billion) and Illinois (up $0.4 billion). North Carolina experienced a decline of $231 million in sales, but remained the second largest producer. You can also check our list of 10 Largest Cattle Producing States in the US.

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