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By Marko Manoukian
P.C. Extension Agent 

Agriculture Remains Montana's Number One Industry in 2017

 

December 12, 2018



A comparison of selected Montana industries shows Agriculture continues to outpace all other industry sectors, although most all sectors saw an increase in activity, agriculture decreased in 2017. The 2017 value of crop production decreased to $1.48 billion, a decrease of $501.6 million or 25 percent below 2016. The value of livestock decreased in 2017 to $1.5 billion, down $34.4 million from 2016.

When comparing major industrial sectors in Montana, receipts were down compared to a year ago. Agriculture showed a 6.8 percent decrease, down $293.2 million from 2016. Mining showed a 19.7 perce...



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