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

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

For other country and regional reports (including Brazil, India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and South America), contact Su Ye.

Export Markets: Profiles & Analyses

For other market analyses, including pork, turkeys, and wheat, contact Su Ye.

Economics of Biofuels