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The Pork Checkoff’s Quick Facts online resource provides a snapshot of the pork industry through statistics and infographics, which can be downloaded and used by media, educators, states, students, consumers and others. You can check it out at pork.org/quickfacts.

Quick Facts provides extensive information that includes:

  • The history of pork
  • Pork production today
  • The environment
  • Pork safety
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Statistics on hog operations, market share, exports, and even Canadian statistics
  • Other informative information as well

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Additional Quick Facts and Figures about Virginia

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  • Swine rank 13th in Virginia’s top 20 agricultural commodities, with $53,000,000 in Farm Cash Receipts
  • Agriculture is Virginia’s largest industry contributing $52 billion annually to the Commonwealth
  • Because the agriculture industry is so large in Virginia it provides nearly 357,000 jobs in the Commonwealth
  • Today, one farmer supplies food for 155 people in the U.S. and abroad
  • Less than 16 cents of every consumer dollar spent on food actually goes to the farmer
  • Approximately 17 percent of Virginia’s primary farm operators are female
  • The average farm size in Virginia is 179 acres
  • The typical Virginia farmer is 59.5 years old. Thirty-six percent of farmers are 65 years of age or older
  • Farms cover 8.2 million acres, which equals 33 percent of Virginia’s total land area of 25.3 million acres