(Missourinet) A new study confirms that Missouri is still one of the top farming states.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture reports that agriculture, forestry, and related industries contribute nearly 94-billion dollars to the state’s economy. More than one in every ten jobs is supported by agriculture. Missouri ranks second in the nation with 95-thousand farms; second in hay production; third for beef cows; fourth in rice production; and fifth in the U-S for number of goats. Governor Mike Parson said the results show “how impactful agriculture is for families and communities in every corner of the state.”

The state’s economic contribution from agriculture has increased five-point-three-billion dollars from the previous study in 2016.


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