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Agricultural Products & Food Production

In Alabama, every season is growing season. Year over year, the skilled hands behind Alabama’s food production businesses prove there is a green thumb behind what gives the state agriculture industry a national reputation.

Every year, Alabama’s soil is tilled for all types of success. Around 48,500 farms on 9 million acres of in the state yield a bounty of agriculture products. Alabama ranks second among the states in freshwater fish production, third in poultry production, third in peanut production, and in the Top 10 for cotton production. The real workhorse here is Alabama’s 32,000-strong agriculture workforce, whose hard work produced $333 million worth of food and beverage exports in 2015.

Quick Facts

  • Food and beverage exports from Alabama increased from $123 million in 2000 to $333 million in 2015
  • Food and beverage product industries employed over 32,000 workers in 2015
  • Accounts for over 12 percent of manufacturing jobs (2014)
  • Over 400 production and beverage product establishments in Alabama (2014)
  • 9 million acres of farm land
  • No. 2 in U.S. freshwater fish sales
  • No. 3 in U.S. poultry production
  • No. 3 in U.S. peanut production

Agriculture Products & Food Production Companies

  • Wayne Farms
  • R.L. Zeigler
  • Sunshine Mills
  • Priester’s Pecan Co.
  • Keystone
  • Mrs. Stratton’s Salads
  • Tyson Foods
  • Lancaster Colony
  • Red Diamond Tea & Coffee
  • Bud’s Best Cookies
  • Alaga
  • Koch Foods
  • Royal Cup Coffee
  • Barber Dairies
  • Buffalo Rock
  • Golden Flake Snack Foods
  • Pilgrim’s Pride
  • Golden State Foods
  • Mar-Jac Poultry
  • To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co.
  • Coca-Cola United
  • ConAgra

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