US vegetable production down 2% from 2021

In 2022, the Nation’s production for the 26 estimated vegetable and melon crops totaled 658 million cwt, down 2 percent
from 2021. The utilized production totaled 655 million cwt, down 2 percent from 2021. The area harvested in 2022 was
2.14 million acres, down 5 percent from 2021. The top three vegetables, in terms of area harvested, were sweet corn,
tomatoes, and snap beans. In terms of total production, the three largest crops were tomatoes, onions, and sweet corn,
which combined accounted for 53 percent of all vegetables total.

The value of utilized production for 2022 vegetable crops was $16.5 billion, up 27 percent from the previous year. Tomatoes, onions, and romaine lettuce claimed the highest values, accounting for 30 percent of the utilized value of production when combined.

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