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  • Arizona has a $6.3 billion agricultural industry.
  • Arizona has 7,500 farms and ranches across the state.
  • Beef is Arizona's leading agricultural product.
  • Arizona produces enough beef annually to feed over 4.6 million Americans.
  • Arizona grows enough cotton each year to make more than one pair of jeans for every man, woman and child in the U.S.
  • Yuma, Arizona is the winter lettuce capitol of the world.
  • Arizona ranks second in the U.S. in head lettuce, leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, cauliflower and broccoli production.
  • Nationally, Arizona ranks second in the production of lemons, third in tangerine production, and 4th in the production of oranges and grapefruit.
  • Arizona apple growers produce 94.5 million pounds of apples each year.
  • There are 140,000 dairy cows in Arizona with a yearly milk production average of 21,705 pounds per cow.
If you are interested in discovering more facts, please read MARICOPA AG CENTER BLENDS FUN WITH SCIENCE, a magazine article about the University of Arizona Maricopa Ag Center.
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