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The tables below offer information about Missouri agriculture from the general agricultural groups to the more specific commodities or products. The ranking assigned to a given commodity is based on the commodity's cash receipts; how much money it made.
Commodity groups cash receipts - 2004
As you can see from the table below, Missouri ranks 15th among the states for total agricultural production.
Missouri's top five commodities by cash receipts - 2004
This table lists Missouri's top commodities in each of Missouri's two agriculutural groups, livestock and crops.
The most valuable agricultural commodities produced by Missouri are cattles and calves. Other valuable livestock products are hogs, dairy products, and turkeys.
Soybeans are Missouri's most valuable crop followed by grain corn. Other valuable crops are cotton, wheat, and hay.
Leading commodities for cash receipts - 2004
This table offers a more complete view of the most important agricultural products of Missouri.
The 2004 table above contains information about Missouri agricultural production provided by the Economic Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture.
The first column of the table lists the product (commodity).
The second column of the table lists a number representing the dollar value of the product. This number is not the dollar value of the product. This number represents the dollar value of the product in thousands of dollars. For example, the number listed for the value of soybeans grown in Missouri is 1,183,646. This number represents a dollar value of $1,183,646,000 (1,183,646 x 1,000): one billion, one hundred and eighty-three million, six hundred and forty-six thousand dollars.
The third column of the table lists the percent (part) of the total agricultural value produced in Missouri. For example, soybeans account for 20.3% of Missouri's total agricultural production value. The dollars generated by the production of soybeans add up to a little more than 1/5 of Missouri's total agricultural production.
Missouri farms and farmland - 2004
Because of different rounding methods (e.g., farm acres given by the National Argriculture Statistics Service), percentage of farmland per state should be considered a rough estimate.
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