Food & Agriculture
Delaware’s farms are among the most productive and efficient in the nation
Ranked No. 2 in the nation for agricultural value sold per acre, Delaware is a production powerhouse on the cutting-edge of some of the most modern advances in food and agriculture. Factor in our low cost of doing business, proximity to major markets and highly-educated workforce, it is clear why world-leading agribusiness companies do business in Delaware.
Agriculture is Delaware's single largest land use
Nearly 40 percent of land across 2,500 farms is devoted to agricultural production, including commodity crops like corn, soy and wheat.
Delaware's poultry industry generates $1 billion in sales, ranking 8th nationally
Delaware’s major poultry producers are leaders in developing innovative industry trends such as organic and antibiotic-free.
The University of Delaware offers a 350-acre farm lab to solve real-world challenges
Multinational companies also support Delaware agriculture by advancing R&D in areas like crop breeding, digital ag and more.
Delaware agriculture is closely linked to the life sciences sector
Fast-growing Delaware companies utilize biologists, animal scientists and chemists to produce pharmaceutical products for agribusiness.