19 june 2021
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Countries that are leaders in agriculture

Countries that are leaders in agriculture

Crop and livestock farming as agricultural sectors are developed almost all over the world, with the exception of tundra and icy deserts. Over centuries of history, agriculture on the planet has undergone changes and now has its own leaders in the agricultural sector. Today we will focus on the key players in the international agricultural market.

U.S.

For decades, China has not yielded the upper hand in agribusiness to any other country. But in recent years, the U.S. has overtaken the Chinese in total agricultural production. The country is a major producer of cereals, including wheat and a leader in the cultivation of corn, soybeans and soybeans. The United States accounts for 40% of the world's corn harvest. The USA is also a leader in sugar beet and cotton growing. The USA has a record number of cattle, dairy and meat, poultry, and potatoes production. The country is second only to China in pork production.

China

Main producer of rice, rapeseed, potatoes, soybeans, cotton and wheat. Leaders in tobacco, tea, meat, seafood, fish catching, and sheep breeding. One of the main exporters of sugar cane. China accounts for almost half of the world's number of pigs. The country ranks second in the number of cattle. 50% of all agricultural production is exported.

Brazil

The country is the undisputed leader in sugar cane, coffee and citrus. Also the state has huge plantations of tobacco, corn and peanuts. Brazil is among the five leading countries by the number of cattle, along with China, the U.S., Argentina and India. The country shares the leading position in soybean production with China and the United States.

Argentina

The state is the largest exporter of wool in the world. It is one of the four leading corn producers. Argentina has a very large number of cattle, which secured it a place in the top five richest countries in cattle. It is due to the developed livestock industry that Argentina exports large quantities of meat products abroad every year. Sheep farming, wheat and soybean crops generate large profits for the country.

India

It is one of the countries which produces a record amount of tea, peanuts, tobacco and rice. The country grows wheat, pulses, and burlap in enormous quantities. India is the world's leading exporter of tea. It is the leader in cotton harvesting, potatoes and milk production. The country is top in sheep and cattle breeding; it is in the bottom three of the world leaders in sugarcane cultivation.

France

The state is a leader in the cultivation of sugar beets and the production of cheese. It is one of the top ten wheat producers in the world, and in Western Europe it ranks first. France is the leader in Europe in the production of milk, potatoes, and sugar cane. The country is in the top three beef producers along with the United States and the Netherlands. It is the leader in the production of poultry and butter.

Russia

This country is traditionally among the leaders in the production of wheat, sugar beet, cotton, potatoes and barley. Russia is not losing ground in terms of the number of cattle and pigs. Russia is the main producer of sunflower on the world stage. In addition, Russia is among the top three producers of meat and dairy products, butter. Honey and caviar produced in Russia are very popular on the market. The country has one of the highest indicators in sheep breeding and fishing.

Germany

The country ranks 1st among the EU countries in the production of milk. Excellent indicators for oil production. Forage crops are grown and exported in larger quantities than food crops. Wheat, barley, corn and sugar-beet are sown in the country. Livestock in the country is developing dynamically, making the country one of the top three beef producing countries. Germany is also breaking records among European countries in pig breeding. Winegrowing also brings good income to local farmers.

Indonesia

About 30% of Indonesia is used for agriculture. The country is a leader in the production of palm oil, cocoa beans, tea and tobacco. Indonesia is the world's second largest producer of pepper and one of the top three producers of natural rubber. Rice growing is also well-developed in the country. Livestock farming, on the other hand, is not so popular. The country covers its low indicators in cattle breeding by means of record volumes in fishery.