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 39,000 farms on 8.3 million acres of in the state yield a bounty of agriculture products. Alabama ranks high among the states in the production of freshwater fish, poultry products, peanuts and pecans, and in the Top 10 for cotton production. Agricultural cash receipts totaled an estimated $6 billion in 2021, with the top commodities being broilers and chicken eggs.
The real workhorse here is Alabama’s 34,000-strong agriculture workforce, whose hard work supported over $1 billion worth of exports in 2022, including $489 million in food products, $481 million in agricultural products and $141 million in livestock and related products.
- Agriculture and food products exports from Alabama topped $1 billion in 2022
- Over 38,000 farms in operation
- Over 400 production and beverage product establishments in Alabama
- 8.3 million acres of farm land
- No. 2 in U.S. broiler production
- No. 3 in U.S. peanut production
Agriculture Products & Food Production Companies
- Wayne Farms
- R.L. Zeigler
- Sunshine Mills
- Priester’s Pecan Co.
- Mrs. Stratton’s Salads
- Tyson Foods
- Red Diamond Tea & Coffee
- Bud’s Best Cookies
- 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
- John Soules Food