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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

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



  • 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