What Are the Crops Grown in Colorado?

Among the main crops grown in the state of Colorado are hay, corn, wheat and potatoes. Colorado is also known for growing hemp for legal use and it is among the top five cash crops of the state.

Also grown in Colorado are sorghum, sugar beets, barley, beans and sunflowers. Apples are the leading fruit crop in the state, while carnations are the top cash producers when it comes to nursery and greenhouse products.

Colorado has a land area of 104,094 square miles, making it the eighth largest state in the United States. Farmlands are mostly located in Eastern Colorado where small farming towns and villages are situated. Most of Colorado’s livestock producers are also located in the eastern part of the state.