JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the promotion and protection of the state’s agriculture industry. To put into context how impressive our agriculture industry is, the Department creates an annual Missouri Agriculture at a Glance handout. The 2018 version is now available!
With nearly 100,000 farms on more than 28 million acres of farmland, the Missouri Department of Agriculture works to connect farmers with consumers. More than 90 percent of Missouri’s farms are family owned, and our family farms are committed to producing a safe and secure food supply for customers locally and globally. Additionally, more than one in every ten Missouri jobs are in agriculture and forestry.
When it comes to economic impact, agriculture is a heavy hitter. Between crops, livestock, forestry and fishery production; agriculture inputs and services agriculture inputs and services; food and related products manufacturing and forestry products manufacturing, agriculture’s economic contribution to Missouri totals $88.4 billion.
Missouri is incredibly diverse in what we grow. From corn and soybeans in the north and cotton and rice in the south, all of our commodity groups work together to form one agriculture.
The Show Me State is home to the Animal Health Corridor and is recognized by many as the ag tech capital of the world. A variety of large agribusinesses have chosen to locate their headquarters in Missouri, recognizing the critical mass of agriculture innovation and excellence.
— Missouri Department of Agriculture
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