Key Industries / Food & Agriculture

Our region has a strong heritage in farming and ranching, as well as great depth in natural and organic foods and craft beverages. Businesses in the food and agriculture industry include crop production and services, livestock, food processing, agricultural machinery and equipment, agricultural chemical manufacturing, and food and beverage wholesalers, as well as food and agricultural-related transportation, warehousing and storage. The food and agriculture industry includes all types of food processing businesses encompassing everything from meat packing plants, and tortilla manufacturing to companies that produce cheese, pet food, and baked goods. The industry also includes manufacturers of malt beverages, wines, distilled liquors, bottled drinks, ice and tobacco products.

Jobs & Wages

source: Q1 2016, QCEW
Sub Sector # Jobs Average Annual Wage
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting 273 $39,910
Food Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
764 $45,531

Food & Agriculture Assets


Major Employers

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