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Agricultural products fall into one of four groups: foods, fuels, fibers, and raw materials. Here are examples of each:
- Food. Grains and cereal crops are grown on more than half the world's farmed acreage, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). But food agriculture crops obviously encompass more than just cereals like wheat and corn. Meats and dairy products like milk are also agricultural food products, as are honey and farmed fish.
- Fuels. Ethanol, produced from corn, sugarcane, or sorghum, is the agricultural fuel product in the widest use. However, agricultural byproducts like straw sugarcane are also burned to produce power.
- Fibers. Fiber crops include cotton (which is one of the top 10 crops produced in the U.S. every year), wool, and silk. Agricultural producers also use hemp to make rope and flax for linen. It's even possible to use bamboo fiber to make cloth.
- Raw materials. These are agricultural products used to make other agricultural products. For example, livestock feed, considered an agricultural product, is used to provide nourishment to the animals that produce dairy products.