Climatic, agronomic, societal and rural conditions across Germany’s regions (Laender) vary. Consequently, its agricultural sector encompasses different farm structures, ranging from highly specialised farms to family farms in mountain areas. Over 57% of the area is agricultural land and 30% is covered with forests. Milk, cereals as well as vegetables and horticultural products are the most important sectors in terms of production value. German agriculture is market-oriented, with certain sectors being very export-oriented. Predominantly rural regions cover 39% and intermediate regions 50% of the country’s territory.