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Natural gas, both from a field at the Big Sandy River and from the Gulf Coast, also fuels several plants.Manufacturing is the largest single contributor to Kentucky’s economy, accounting for nearly one-fifth of the state’s gross product.
The two coalfields and the Pennyrile also have oil and natural gas deposits, although they are not large.
The Western Coalfield and the Purchase specialize in corn, soybeans, and tobacco, although some livestock, especially hogs, and smaller acreages of other crops are found.
Forestry is important in eastern Kentucky, where most of the land is unsuitable for farming, and in the eastern part of the Pennyrile; the trees cut are mostly hardwoods, primarily oaks.
Early struggles between the UMWA and coal operators in eastern Kentucky gave rise to tragic violence.
The city and county of Harlan were the site of intense labour wars during the 1920s and ’30s; the name “Bloody Harlan” commemorates that conflict, evoking the working and living conditions that at the time were popularly identified with those of the state as a whole.