In 2016, wheat generated $8.9 billion in farm cash receipts. Wheat is the third-largest field crop produced in the U.S., the majority of which is used to produce bread flour.
Oranges are valued at around $1.9 billion annually and an excellent source of Vitamin C. Researchers are currently working to address Citrus Greening Disease, which represents a serious threat to U.S. production.
Dairy products are an excellent source of nutrients, vitamin D, and protein and are associated with better bone health, especially in children. Valued at $35 billion, there are over 40,000 dairy farms in the U.S.
The U.S. is the world's largest exporter of pork. Nationwide, more than 60,000 pork producers annually market more than 115 million hogs. The industry generates nearly $19 billion in cash receipts.
Eggs are a good source of protein and essential vitamins. In just one month, the U.S. egg industry can produce over 7.5 billion eggs. This industry generated $6.5 billion in cash farm receipts in 2016.