Covington County is Advantageous for Industry
AgriBusiness and Food Production
In Alabama, over 38,000 farms on 8.3 million acres yield a bounty of agriculture products. Alabama ranks second among the states in freshwater fish production, third in poultry production, third in peanut production, and in the top 10 for cotton production. Agricultural cash receipts totaled an estimated $4.7 billion in 2020, with the top commodities being broilers and chicken eggs.
Alabama’s 40,000-strong agriculture workforce supported $800 million worth of exports in 2021, including $341 million in food products, $326 million in agricultural products, and $133 million in livestock and related products. Explore a full listing of agriculture products and food production companies in Alabama here.
- Agriculture and food products exports from Alabama totaled $800 million in 2021
- 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. freshwater fish sales
- No. 3 in U.S. poultry production
- No. 3 in U.S. peanut production
Covington County has over 1,000 farms adding up to over 200,000 acres of farmland. Poultry and egg production is the largest agricultural commodity, followed by cattle and peanuts. Covington County ranks third in tree nut farming, and fifth in dairy cattle and milk production.
Additionally, Covington County has the resources for food product processing and manufacturing. Available shovel-ready industrial sites have proximity to five major highways, multiple airports, railways, and port facilities. The Covington County Economic Development Commission is also dedicated to developing customized incentive packages, facilitating speed-to-market, and assisting the training of a skilled workforce.
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