What states are most dependent on natural gas for agriculture?

Natural gas is an important utility for U.S. agriculture and it rings especially true for several Midwestern states.

The American Gas Association conducted a study and according to the map, the states highlighted in black and dark red are the largest consumers of natural gas, used by agriculture and industrial applications.

The group found just five ag sub-sectors, like beef and dairy cattle production, used a combined 2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in 2021, which is about the same usage as the entire state of California.