Kentucky farm receipts declined 10 percent in 2015 from the record $6.5 billion level achieved in 2014, due mostly to shifts in national and international markets. However, the $5.83 billion that commonwealth farming operations collected in 2015 was still more than 21 percent above 2012’s total of $4.8 billion and is up 44 percent from 2010.
Broiler chickens remain Kentucky’s top agriculture product, generating $960 million for farmers, followed closely by the $927 million that cattle and calves produced. All categories declined from 2014 to 2015 after high returns spurred increased production and a strengthening U.S. dollar decreased export demand.
The Lane List (PDF) – Values by $1,000s in current dollars