Michigan Fast Facts for Today
- Asparagus - Michigan ranks #2 in the nation for Asparagus production, harvesting up to 25 million pounds annually (11,000 acres).
- Michigan has the world's largest limestone quarry, in Rogers City.
- Maple Syrup - Maple sugaring is Michigan?s oldest agricultural activity. In 2011, Michigan produced 123,000 gallons of maple syrup, ranking it 7th nationally. The economic contributions of the pure maple syrup industry to Michigan are nearly $2.5 million annually.
- Corn - In 2011, Michigan produced 89.3 million pounds of sweet corn for the fresh market worth $20.5 million.