Indiana Agriculture

By: Holden Robinson

Livestock and crop rankings

Indiana is number one for the production of ducks. Indiana is famous for corn, but is only ranked fifth in the nation. We are also ranked second for the production of tomatoes. We are ranked second in the produce of popcorn. We are ranked fourth in the production of soybeans. We are ranked fourth in the production of peppermint. We are ranked second in the production of layer chickens. We are also ranked second for the production of both fat-free and regular ice cream.

Climate and soil

Indiana's average rainfall is between 36 inches in the north and 46 inches in the south. Altitude varies between 1,257 feet above sea level to 320 feet. Indiana's regular temperature ranges from 70 to 80 degrees in the summer to 25 to 35 degrees in the winter.

Indiana Nationally Ranked

We are ranked nationally for agriculture because of our productive Miami soils and other good farmland in our state.