Agriculture is the foundation of Minnesota's economy. Minnesota ranks #4 in the nation in agricultural production, with $17 billion in agricultural sales per year. Agricultural production and processing industries generate over $112 billion annually in total economic impact and support more than 431,127 jobs.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) provides market information and economic data to Minnesota's agricultural producers, processors, and exporters, as well as policy-makers and the general public. Key areas include: domestic and international market research, economic and statistical analysis, and economic impact studies at the state, regional, and county levels.
Research Reports and Publications
Minnesota Commodity Profiles
- Minnesota Agricultural Profile (PDF)
- Minnesota Crops Profile (PDF)
- Minnesota Livestock Profile (PDF)
- Minnesota Dairy Industry Profile (PDF)
- Minnesota Beef Industry Profile (PDF)
- Minnesota Poultry Industry Profile (PDF)
County Economic Profiles
The MDA offers summary reports about agricultural production statistics, rankings, agricultural employment, farm income, and production expenses for a number of Minnesota counties. Contact Su Ye to request them.
International Market Profiles
- Canada Market Profile (PDF)
- China Market Profile (PDF)
- Colombia Market Profile (PDF)
- Cuba Market Profile (PDF)
- Mexico Market Profile (PDF)
- Russia Market Profile (PDF)
- Taiwan Market Profile (PDF)
For other country and regional reports (including Brazil, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and South America), contact Su Ye.
Export Markets: Profiles & Analyses
- Minnesota Agricultural Export Profile (PDF)
- Corn Export Markets (PDF)
- Soybean Export Markets (PDF)
- Beef Export Markets (PDF)
- Dairy Export Markets (PDF)
For other market analyses, including pork, turkeys, and wheat, contact Su Ye.
Economics of Biofuels
- Ethanol Market News (PDF)
- Economic Impact of Biodiesel in Minnesota – Executive Summary (PDF)
- For a copy of the full 16 page report, please contact Su Ye.
- Minnesota Biodiesel Industry Economic Impact – Fact Sheet (PDF)