Kentucky cash receipts from farm marketings, 2015-2017 (in million dollars)

Kentucky’s 75,800 farms produced nearly $5.7 billion in crops and livestock products in 2017 from their 12.8 million acres. There are 7,700 fewer farms in Kentucky working 1 million fewer acres than a decade ago. Kentucky farmers are continuing to work with lower crop, cattle and dairy market prices since 2014, when their product receipts hit a record of $6.49 billion. Broiler chicken continues to be the state’s top farm product, generating more than $1 billion. The “other animals and products” category that includes Thoroughbred horses and stud fees generated $982 million. Kentucky farmers sold $908 million in soybeans, $740 million in cattle and calves, and $720 million in corn.