Missouri agriculture continues be a great strength to the state’s economy. With nearly 100,000 farms located on more than 28 million acres, agriculture employs a quarter million Missourians.

According to the USDA Economic Research Service, Missouri’s top commodities include soybeans, cattle and calves, corn, hogs and broilers. Top agriculture exports include soybeans, corn, soybean meal, feeds and other feed grains, and pork.

Top Commodities & Exports

Top 5 Agriculture Commodities, 2015 Farm receipts 1,000 dollars Farm receipts percent of state Farm receipts percent of U.S.
Cattle and calves 2,073,096 21.2 2.7
Soybeans 1,885,440 19.3 5.7
Corn 1,874,773 19.2 3.9
Hogs 938,560 9.6 4.5
Broilers 760,786 7.8 2.6
All commodities 9,759,057   2.6
Top 5 Agriculture Exports, Estimates, 2015 Exports rank among states Exports million dollars
Soybeans 7 1,074.5
Feeds and Other Feed Grains 10 386.4
Corn 9 330.8
Soybean Meal 7 272.9
Pork 6 248.4
Total exports 13 3,604.7
Note: Feeds and other feed grains include processed feeds, fodder, barley, oats, rye, and sorghum.

For more information regarding statistics about Missouri agriculture, visit USDA-ERS’ website.