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Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics

The latest edition of the Georgia Farm Gate Value Report (GFGVR) – for 2022 – has been released, offering a comprehensive analysis of the county-level value of production for Georgia commodities. According to the figures from the GFGVR,  food and fiber production alone contribute more than $18 billion statewide, showcasing the diversity and vitality of Georgia’s agricultural economy.

The publication series also features the 2024 Ag Snapshots, providing valuable insights into how production values stimulate additional economic activity throughout the agricultural supply chain and the broader economy. Collectively, these effects underscore the significant economic contribution to the state, totaling $83.6 billion in output and supporting 323,300 jobs. Here are some additional highlights:

  • The economic contribution of food and fiber production plus related industries, amounts to over $7,663 per person in Georgia.
  • Blueberries, pecans, and peaches rank among the top five among Georgia Fruits and Nuts and hold top-ranking positions nationally.
  • Broilers, peanuts, and pecans claim the number one spot in national commodity rankings for 2022 in terms of total production.

For those interested in a more localized perspective, the 2024 Ag Snapshots for Georgia Counties—an interactive online graphic—explores the economic contribution of all 159 Georgia counties. Summarizing the total output and jobs for each, starting with agricultural production, the data uncovers a wide spectrum of economic activity across the state. Output values range from $7 million to over $5.5 billion, with job numbers spanning from 18 to 18,000. These figures encompass the combined impact of industries along the agricultural supply chain, incorporating not only production but also related processing and manufacturing sectors. This tool serves as a vital resource for understanding the importance of the agricultural economy for each Georgia county.

For more detailed information about our extension and research efforts, please visit the UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics extension page:

Sharon Kane
Senior Public Service Associate
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
University of Georgia

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